Researchers at Malwarebytes have uncovered the latest tactics, techniques, and procedures used by the North Korean threat group Kimsuky, also known as Thallium, Black Banshee and Velvet Chollima, as it continues to launch espionage attacks. This time it is using an AppleSeed backdoor.
Weeks after VMware issued patches to address vulnerabilities in its vSphere Client (HTML5), threat intelligence firm Bad Packets says threat actors are mass scanning for vSphere hosts vulnerable to remote code execution.
Colonial Pipeline Co. CEO Joseph Blount defended his actions during the opening hours of the May 7 DarkSide ransomware attack against his company as several lawmakers on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee grilled the executive for over two hours on Tuesday.
CISA is preparing to expand its vulnerability research and disclosure program, which is now mandatory for nearly all executive branch agencies, by creating a vulnerability disclosure platform service. As part of this effort, the cybersecurity agency is partnering with Bugcrowd and EnDyna.
Amazon, Google, Spotify and Twitter were among the sites that were unreachable Tuesday morning due to a configuration error at widely used content delivery network Fastly, which said the problem was resolved after about an hour, after which the disruptions would begin to abate.
Thousands of suspected criminals have been relying on the "Anom" encrypted communications platform to coordinate their efforts. But the FBI and Australian police developed Anom as a honeypot for monitoring criminals, producing intelligence that globally led to 800 arrests and massive drug seizures.
Ransomware attacks have evolved over the years as attackers have come out with new strategies for digital extortion, says Chris Novak, global director of the Threat Research Advisory Center at Verizon Business Group. He shares insight from the Verizon 2021 Data Breach Investigations Report.
The U.S. Justice Department reported it recouped $2.3 million of the $4.4 million ransom Colonial Pipeline Co. paid following a May 7 ransomware attack. The DOJ's Ransomware and Digital Extortion Task Force coordinated the effort, in which the FBI tracked payment to a bitcoin wallet it controls.
The recent decision by a Massachusetts-based hospital to pay a ransom in exchange for promises by the attackers to destroy stolen data spotlights the difficult choices many healthcare entities face in the wake of cyberattacks.
Researchers believe that a malware variant that specifically targets poorly protected or misconfigured Windows containers has been uncovered for the first time, according to a report published by Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42. A successful attack establishes a backdoor and persistence.
U.S. Justice Department prosecutors have charged a 55-year-old Latvian woman with helping to develop code for the Trickbot gang as well as stealing banking credentials and deploying ransomware, according to a federal indictment. Alla Witte faces more than 30 years in prison if convicted.
Australian spies should be allowed to take offensive action against some of the world's most prominent ransomware gangs, says Tim Watts, a member of Australia's Parliament who says the move, proposed under the Labor Party's push for a national ransomware strategy, would deter attackers.
A district court in Kazakhstan sentenced two unidentified Cobalt, aka Carbanak, gang members to serve eight years in prison on robbery and attempted robbery charges. The gang members are believed to have been involved in cashing out operations, according to Group-IB.
If you're a Russian cybercrime gang feeling the heat after being sanctioned by the U.S. government, why not rebrand? So goes an apparent move by Evil Corp to disguise its WastedLocker ransomware as rival gang Babuk's PayloadBin, so any ransom payers won't think they're violating U.S. sanctions.
In response to a string of high-profile and damaging ransomware attacks that took place over the past several months, the Biden administration sent an open letter to U.S. business leaders asking them to take the proper steps to protect their organizations from ransomware.