Netcraft purchased an online brand protection vendor to incorporate security analysts into the company's highly automated cybercrime takedown process. The deal will expedite the takedown of fraudulent websites by capitalizing on their joint knowledge of the global infrastructure provider landscape.
Venture-backed cloud security firm Wiz swallowing up publicly traded endpoint security firm SentinelOne would be one of the most unorthodox and surprising acquisitions the cybersecurity industry has ever seen. But despite the major financial hurdles, the potential technology synergies are obvious.
Application journeys are fluid in practice because applications can live anywhere. Complex deployments with too many tools to configure and manage and overwhelmed IT teams lead to mistakes, so organizations should take a cybersecurity mesh platform approach to securing their application journeys.
A startup founded by two Israel Defense Forces veterans and backed by the likes of Insight Partners and Cyberstarts could soon be acquired by CrowdStrike. The endpoint security firm is in advanced negotiations to purchase Silicon Valley-based application security posture management vendor Bionic.
Search engine optimization poisoning attacks, which involve intentionally manipulating search results to lead users onto malware-laced websites, are on the rise in the healthcare sector, U.S. federal regulators warn. Users should watch for typosquatting, keyword stuffing, meta tagging and cloaking.
Bots have become an important tool for modern cybercrime. A bot is used somewhere in the attack cycle in more than three-quarters of security incidents. HUMAN Security co-founder and CEO Tamer Hassan called account takeover "the gateway drug to all other forms of fraud and abuse."
The cybercrime economy appears to remain alive and well: Compared to last year, researchers report seeing an increase in the number of known ransomware victims as well as initial access listings, which facilitate such attacks. The impact the takedowns of BreachForums and Genesis remains to be seen.
Criminal hackers are targeting South Koreans with an Android Trojan that dupes victims into handing over payment card data by faking phone conversations with lenders. Developers are using "several unique evasions that we had not previously seen in the wild," Check Point researchers write.
Here's further proof many cybercriminals are rampant self-promoters: Credit card market BidenCash, which sells compromised payment card data, dumped 2 million payment cards for free. This shows that competition between carder markets - and increasingly, Telegram-based vendors - is fierce.
A lack of visibility makes it nearly impossible to protect an organization against attack. If you can't see what's lurking in the dark corners of your environment, all you can do is react instead of actively identifying and mitigating risks. But some technologies can help with threat visibility.
Banking Trojans, ransomware, fake finance apps programmed to steal data - the cybercriminal cartels have become more punitive in 2023, escalating destructive attacks on financial institutions. This is just one key finding of the annual Cyber Bank Heists report by Contrast Security's Tom Kellermann.
Meta's popular social media platforms are increasingly being targeted by cybercriminals, and account takeover complaints rose over 1,000% last year. This social threat is spilling over into banks and government agencies, and experts criticize Meta for moving too slowly to address security issues.
Bad news for ransomware groups: Experts find it's getting tougher to earn a crypto-locking payday at the expense of others. The bad guys can blame a move by law enforcement to better support victims, and more organizations having robust defenses in place, which makes them tougher to take down.