The Biden administration may soon unveil plans to curtail the ransomware attacks that have crippled corporate networks this year. According to a report from The Wall Street Journal, the Treasury Department will announce sanctions and similar guidance designed to disrupt the ransomware model.
Medical ethics can no longer be separated from cybersecurity in healthcare as we need to think of cyberattacks in the context of clinical outcomes, says Christopher Frenz, information security officer at Mount Sinai South Nassau, a medical care provider.
The Mirai botnet is actively exploiting the known vulnerability CVE-2021-38647, which is part of a quarter of vulnerabilities dubbed OMIGOD, in Microsoft's Azure Linux Open Management Infrastructure framework, according to Kevin Beaumont, head of the security operations center for Arcadia Group.
CISA, the FBI and the U.S. Coast Guard Cyber Command warn users of Zoho Corp.'s single sign-on and password management tool to patch for a vulnerability that nation-state groups may look to exploit. Attackers could use the bug to compromise credentials and exfiltrate data from Active Directory.
Score one for the good guys in the fight against ransomware: Anyone who fell victim to REvil, aka Sodinokibi, crypto-locking malware before July 13 can now decrypt their files for free, thanks to a decryptor released by security firm Bitdefender.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the state of the Biden administration's efforts to disrupt ransomware attackers, as well as how a newly patched Apple iMessage flaw was being targeted by Pegasus spyware to effect zero-click exploits.
Regarding the recent tactical innovation by the Grief ransomware gang that is threatening to wipe a victim's data and decryption key if the victim engages a ransom negotiator, analysts are calling this a desperate ploy to scare a target into paying the ransom demand.
The Republican Governors Association was one of several U.S. organizations targeted in March when a nation-state group took advantage of vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange email servers, according to a breach notification letter filed with Maine authorities. It appears some PII was exposed.
A pair of House committees this week said they want to spend additional millions on cybersecurity by injecting funds into CISA and the FTC, as part of the debate over the Biden administration's $3.5 trillion budget proposal for 2022. Part of the money would help fulfill Biden's executive order.
A proposed class action lawsuit filed this week against St. Joseph's/Candler Health System in the wake of a recent ransomware breach affecting 1.4 million individuals alleges that the Georgia-based healthcare entity was "reckless" and "negligent" in safeguarding patients' information.
Microsoft has officially gone fully passwordless, allowing Windows users to replace their alphanumeric passwords with one of several substitute sign-in technologies to gain entry into a Microsoft product - a move received positively by industry insiders.
Senior U.S. officials say that there have been no signs that Moscow has begun to crack down on ransomware-wielding criminals operating from inside Russia's borders. President Biden has called on Russia to act responsibly, and U.S. intelligence has been sharing information on top suspects.
Microsoft's September Patch Tuesday security update covers 61 vulnerabilities, with four rated critical. These include a fix for the critical MSHTML Vulnerability Microsoft revealed last week and patches to a Windows scripting engine flaw and a Windows DNS flaw.
An unsecured database belonging to an apparently recently defunct firm exposed 61 million records of wearable health and fitness device users on the internet, say the security researchers who discovered the non-password-protected database in cooperation with the WebsitePlanet research team.
An Arizona-based family medical practice says it is attempting to reconstruct thousands of patients' electronic health records following a May ransomware attack that badly corrupted the records as well as backup data.