As ransomware and other disruptive security incidents continue to surge, cyberattacks rank as the top health technology hazard in hospital environments this year, say security experts Chad Waters and Juuso Leinonen of patient safety organization ECRI.
In just a month, the BlackCat cybercrime group has carried out high-impact ransomware attacks on international organizations and risen to seventh place in Unit 42's ranking of global ransomware groups. A key factor, researchers say: the use of the Rust language for coding its malware.
In a report published Monday, Symantec's Threat Hunter Team outlines a specific Russian cyberespionage campaign conducted on a Ukrainian network in 2021 - which comes as Russia has amassed 100,000 or more troops at Ukraine's eastern border while it reportedly mulls invasion
U.S. authorities have mixed news for the healthcare and public health sector. The good news: The threat level posed by ransomware-as-a-service gang BlackMatter is reduced. The bad news: Other cybercriminals will undoubtedly fill the gap - if they haven't already.
Attack scans and attempts related to the Log4j flaw may have declined, but some security experts believe the attack vectors will continue to pose a problem up to two years. Also, the Ukraine Computer Emergency Response Team reports Log4j could be a possible attack vector in recent cyberattacks.
Four ISMG editors discuss: how too many organizations fail to implement basic cybersecurity defenses - such as MFA; a proposed lawsuit against health insurer Excellus that calls for an improvement to its data security program; and strategies for securing open-source and other software components.
All organizations in Britain are being urged by the government to immediately bolster their business resilience capabilities due to an increased risk of fallout from cyberattacks targeting Ukraine. In the past, such attacks have amassed victims outside Ukraine, causing billions in commercial damages.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether a new ransomware operation is a spinoff of the notorious REvil or simply copying the group's moves; how Maersk responded to the NotPetya wiper malware attack; and essential incident response skills.
Healthcare organizations must carefully scrutinize any implementation of applications, software suites and other technology platforms that could contain open-source code because of the risks - including potential patient safety issues - posed by these components, says attorney Steven Teppler.
The risks posed by Apache Log4j continue, as a previously seen initial access broker group with the codename Prophet Spider IAB appears to be targeting vulnerabilities in Apache's logging utility to infiltrate the virtualization solution VMware Horizon, researchers at BlackBerry warn.
Taylor Regional Hospital, a 90-bed facility in Campbellville, Kentucky, is still struggling one week after a cyber incident brought down its phone systems, internet services, email and other systems. Patient care services have also been affected.
Despite Western governments' increased focus on disrupting ransomware, the quantity of new victims doesn't appear to have declined, at least so far. But multiple experts say that nation-state efforts to combat cybercrime syndicates are still picking up speed and may well yet have an impact.
As tensions continue to flare between Ukraine and Russia, which has amassed at least 100,000 troops along Ukraine's eastern border, the U.S. continues to mull intervention, a part of which includes bolstering Ukraine's cyber defenses. This comes as experts warn that cyberwarfare could play an increasingly significant...
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reportedly warning that the U.S. could witness a retaliatory cyberattack at the hands of Russia if it decides to respond to the latter's potential invasion of Ukraine, where 100,000 or more troops have been amassed for weeks.