Reports say that Ukraine's defense ministry and two banks have fallen victim to a cyberattack on Tuesday. This follows what appeared to be mild escalation in the Russia-Ukraine conflict over the weekend, in which top U.S. officials warned that Russia could invade the former Soviet state this week.
By almost every measure, ransomware continues to get worse, not least in the average amount criminals receive when a victim chooses to pay a ransom. So say new reports assessing the volume and severity of ransomware attacks, the flow of cryptocurrency, attackers' target selection and more.
"All too often we hear that our industrial control systems have no security. That's not true," says Kevin Jones, group CISO of Airbus. In fact, he states, "some of these systems have been designed with security encapsulating them and security around them." He discusses enhancing cyber resilience.
People think cloud is a silver bullet, but it’s not. It's not even copper. And people think cloud it easy and someone else’s problem. But it's not. The cloud is nothing more than a highly resilient, outsourced data center with a lot of bells and whistles.
A 60-second TV advertisement, paid for by cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase. aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday. It featured a QR code that took those who scanned it to the trading website. Some cybersecurity experts have voiced concerns about using vulnerable QR code on live TV.
The U.S. CISA has issued a "Shields Up" alert to U.S. organizations to protect against potential retaliatory cyberattacks at the hands of the Russians - especially if the Biden administration intervenes in the country's conflict with Ukraine, where Russia has massed some 100,000 troops.
Days after the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the U.S. Secret Service issued a cybersecurity advisory on the ransomware-as-a-service group BlackByte, it hit the corporate IT network of the U.S. National Football League's San Francisco 49ers team.
Security experts explain how the Rust programming language helps the BlackCat ransomware group execute targeted attacks on critical infrastructure. Compared to traditional languages like C or C++, Rust brings speed, security, stability and unparalleled detection evasion capabilities to the table.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the BlackMatter ransomware group has rebranded itself yet again, how the DOJ confiscated stolen Bitcoin worth more than $4 billion and takeaways from a U.S. Senate hearing on open-source...
Ransomware attacks in 2021 amassed a record number of victims in critical infrastructure sectors across Australia, the U.K. and U.S., those countries' lead cybersecurity agencies warn. They share intelligence on attackers' latest tactics to better equip domestic organizations to defend themselves.
Jeff Williams, co-founder and CTO of Contrast Security, says people have a right to know if the products they use are secure. It's difficult to tell if software is secure, he says, so companies need incentives to build good security programs, improve their software and disclose any flaws they find.
Michael Hamilton, CISO at security firm Critical Insight, discusses health data breach trends. The bad news: The number of major breaches reported to regulators in 2021 hit a record high. The good news: The rate of breaches reported last year compared to 2020 appears to be slowing down.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes what prosecutors say is the biggest cryptocurrency seizure in U.S. history as well as the biggest financial seizure. It also details how a school district CISO resigned over the district's handling of a severe data breach and busts Zero Trust myths.
Are ransomware-wielding criminals running scared? That's one likely explanation for the sudden release this week of free, master decryption keys for three different strains of formerly prevalent ransomware: Maze, Sekhmet and Egregor.
The European Central Bank, the central bank of the 19 EU countries using the euro, has reportedly warned against potential Russian cyberattacks, and EU banking institutions are reportedly conducting cyber war games to test resiliency against a potential cyber offensive, according to Reuters.