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.
On this week's "Sound Off," we ask John Kindervag, the founder of Zero Trust, for his reaction to the recently released Office of Management and Budget federal strategy to move the U.S. government toward a mature Zero Trust architecture.
Regulators should require all medical device makers to include a baseline of certain cybersecurity protections in their products and to build in a feature that allows safe vulnerability scanning of their devices, says researcher Daniel Bardenstein, a strategist at CISA.
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 case anyone doubts that Russia is the epicenter of ransomware operations, follow the money, as Chainalysis finds that "roughly 74% of ransomware revenue in 2021 - over $400 million worth of cryptocurrency - went to strains we can say are highly likely to be affiliated with Russia in some way."
A massive data breach has been uncovered by researchers who say the incident totals in excess of 172 GB of data and affects an estimated 19 million people. The victims are primarily customers of online appointment company FlexBooker, researchers say.