As more cities see their police departments targeted with ransomware attacks, some analysts are voicing concerns that the attacks, which could lead to inaccessible systems and potentially compromised evidence, could impede criminal prosecutions.
Russian national Aleksandr Zhukov has been convicted by a U.S. federal jury of four charges - including wire fraud and money laundering - as part of the so-called Methbot scheme, which prosecutors say led to $7 million in digital advertising fraud.
A newly uncovered ransomware variant dubbed 'Epsilon Red' is targeting organizations in the U.S. hospitality sector, with the threat actor successfully extorting $210,000 from one of its victims, a new report by security firm Sophos notes.
A Russian group that was behind the massive SolarWinds supply chain attack has returned with a fresh phishing campaign, according to Microsoft. This new campaign compromised a marketing firm used by the U.S. Agency for International Development - USAID - to send malicious messages to thousands.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the city of Tulsa's decision to refuse to pay a ransom following an attack. Also featured: Johnson & Johnson's CISO on shifting priorities; mitigating quantum computing risks.
The U.S. government should more closely collaborate with Big Tech companies to better respond to the surge in ransomware attacks and other cybercrimes hitting healthcare and other sectors, says crisis management and investigations attorney Bill Moran.
The key to reducing "alert fatigue" is to make sure alerts are repeatedly validated before they're distributed, says Chris Kubic, CISO at Fidelis Cybersecurity, who formerly served as CISO at the U.S. National Security Agency.
There's growing momentum around the use of software bills of materials, which allow for automated supply chain risk analysis. Patrick Dwyer of OWASP says that SBOMs and automation mean organizations can make better risk-based decisions on emerging security threats.
A threat group likely operating from Iran has been attacking Israeli targets for more than a year with the wiper variants Apostle and Deadwood, masking the intrusions as ransomware attacks to confuse defenders, according to SentinelOne.
Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus, a smartphone company, said Tuesday that his Twitter account had been compromised via a third-party app called IFTTT and a tweet had been injected via his profile for an apparent cryptocurrency scam.
The U.K.-based insurance firm One Call says it has successfully restored its systems in a new environment that is separate from the one that was impacted by a ransomware attack May 13, adding that a ransomware note which purported to be from DarkSide could not be verified as authentic.
The increasing number of cyberthreats, especially ransomware attacks, is leading some cyber insurers to raise premiums and limit some coverage in hard-hit sectors, such as healthcare and education, according to a report from the Government Accountability Office.
Microsoft is warning about a spam campaign that uses an updated variant of Java-based StrRAT malware that steals confidential data while disguising itself as a ransomware infection even though it does not actually encrypt data.