The ransomware-as-a-service operation AvosLocker has been amassing "victims across multiple critical infrastructure sectors in the United States," the FBI warns in a new alert that includes known indicators of compromise and tactics employed the group and essential defenses for all organizations.
Researchers have uncovered a full-time initial access broker group that serves both Conti and Diavol ransomware groups. Google's Threat Analysis Group - TAG - observed this financially motivated threat actor, dubbed Exotic Lily, exploiting a zero-day in Microsoft MSHTML tracked as CVE-2021-40444.
As the Ukrainian military resists Russian advances toward its major population centers, its IT security teams are contending with record cyber incidents - although the same is true of their eastern neighbors, with Russia reporting "unprecedented" cyberattacks on its networks.
Federal authorities are advising healthcare sector entities to take precautions, including enhancing their cybersecurity posture and being prepared to implement four- to six-week business continuity plans, as they continue to face potential cyber incidents related to the Russia-Ukraine war.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at ISMG discuss how Russia's invasion of Ukraine complicates cybercrime ransomware payments, a former U.S. Treasury senior adviser's take on Biden's cryptocurrency executive order, and important points regarding the upcoming identity theft executive order.
U.S. lawmakers on Thursday again discussed illicit finance with regard to cryptocurrencies - in light of recent warnings that the Russian government may increasingly rely on digital currencies to stabilize its sanctioned economy. And Sen. Elizabeth Warren introduced a sanctions-related bill.
The pandemic has raised the ante significantly for the attack surface and the level of insider threats facing healthcare sector entities, according to Dave Bailey, vice president of security services, and attorney Andrew Mahler, vice president of privacy and compliance, of consultancy CynergisTek.
A security researcher found two critical vulnerabilities and one high-severity vulnerability in two separate Veeam products that may allow attackers to perform remote code execution and allow local privilege execution on victims' systems, respectively. Veeam has issued patches for all three bugs.
The current and former owners of CafePress, a site for selling customizable merchandise, have agreed to a draft Federal Trade Commission settlement tied to multiple security shortcomings that failed to prevent or detect a 2019 data breach that exposed 22 million users' account details.
This report analyzes how sanctions levied against Russia and Belarus for the invasion of Ukraine are affecting security researchers in those countries who participate in bug bounty programs. It also examines lessons to be learned from data breaches and developments in passwordless authentication.
Russian state-sponsored threat actors are exploiting default MFA protocols, along with PrintNightmare, the Windows Print Spooler vulnerability, to illegally access the network of a nongovernmental organization, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the FBI say.
War in Ukraine continues into its third week, and Russia is closing in on major Ukrainian cities, upping its targeting of civilian infrastructure. In the U.S., cybersecurity officials continue to urge a "Shields Up" approach - while the digital conflict has devolved deeply into the underground.
A Tennessee pediatric hospital is dealing with a cyber incident disrupting patient services, and a Missouri medical center and Colorado cardiology group have reported breaches linked to their recent security events. Experts say these are reminders of the threats facing healthcare sector entities.
It is critical for medical device manufacturers to take a threat modeling approach early in a product's design stage, say MITRE medical device cybersecurity experts Margie Zuk and Penny Chase, co-authors of the recently released Playbook for Threat Modeling Medical Devices commissioned by the FDA.