Israeli officials announced they will set up a commission of inquiry to investigate reports that the nation's police force used the flagship spyware of Israeli firm NSO Group, called Pegasus, to hack the phones of Israeli public officials, journalists and activists.
Swissport, a global company that provides aviation-related services, confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack on Thursday. The incident has now been contained, and a full system cleanup and recovery process is underway with no significant delays in sight, a company spokesperson says.
The U.S. Department of Justice's Transnational Elder Fraud Strike Force has indicted six India-based call centers for using IRS scams that targeted U.S. senior citizens. Indian law enforcement agencies have also been cracking down on fake call centers running IRS-related fraud.
As information security officer at MVB Financial Corp., Cara Coleman says the single biggest cybersecurity threat is just keeping up with the pace of attacks - and understanding the sophistication and trickery of the broad range of attackers. Here's how she tackles the challenge.
A large-scale cyberattack has disrupted operations at oil terminals in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands with ransomware affecting fuel distribution, oil storage and transport around the world, including Oiltanking in Germany, SEA-Invest in Belgium and Evos in the Netherlands.
ESET says it has patched a high-severity privilege escalation bug affecting its clients who use Windows-based systems. The company has released software updates for all affected versions of its product, as well as a workaround, and says no exploits have been reported.
Some of the biggest cybercrime-focused darknet markets selling stolen payment card data, passwords, malware and more have retired in the past year, with administrators oftentimes boasting it's because they've gotten rich. As they exit, other players remain ready to grab their market share, experts say.
Multinational media company News Corp was the target of a cyberattack that exposed emails and employee documents - including those belonging to journalists, the company confirmed on Friday. To investigate, News Corp has hired cybersecurity firm Mandiant, which says the attack has a "China nexus."
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including misconceptions around Zero Trust implementation, lessons learned from the crippling NotPetya malware attack of 2017 that nearly sank logistics giant Maersk and how a Russian cyberwar in Ukraine could move beyond its borders.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how Russia's escalation in Ukraine is raising cyber defense alarms. It also describes how a Dark Overlord collaborator received a three-year prison sentence and shares tips for Zero Trust implementation.
A popular British supplier of crisps revealed in a letter to grocery wholesaler Nisa on Wednesday that it had been the victim of a cyberattack. KP Snacks has stopped its orders, causing stores to worry that its products will be in short supply. Ransomware group Conti is allegedly behind the attack.
A variety of underground markets exist to help malware-wielding criminals monetize their attacks, including via log marketplaces such as Genesis, Russian Market and 2easy, which offer for sale batches of data that can be used to emulate a victim, whether it's a consumer, an enterprise IT administrator or anyone in...
U.S. DHS Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas confirmed on Thursday that the department is establishing a Cyber Safety Review Board, as directed by President Joe Biden's sweeping cybersecurity executive order signed in May 2021. The board aims to mirror the work of the National Transportation Safety Board.
The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
The Log4j vulnerability exists in unpatched versions of Ubiquiti's UniFi Network applications, and is being actively targeted by attackers via a customized exploit, researchers at security firm Morphisec warn. While updates are available, systems remain at risk until patched.