Locky is back. After falling off the radar last year, the ransomware is once again being distributed via massive spam campaigns - run by the Necurs botnet - in the form of two new variants named Diablo and Lukitus.
Employees are still falling for phishing scams leading to major breaches, including those related to ransomware attacks, say federal regulators, who are urging healthcare entities to step up their workforce training and awareness of email schemes.
Most large organizations at least pay lip service to breach preparedness. But when it comes to proper policies, planning and practice, far too many still fall short, says Stuart Mort of the Australian telecommunications firm Optus. Here's what they are overlooking.
Security comes to Las Vegas this week in the form of Black Hat USA 2017. Hot sessions range from an analysis of power grid malware and "cyber fear as a service" to details of two major hacker takedowns and how the world's two largest ransomware families cash out their attacks.
The plaintiffs who are suing Donald Trump's presidential campaign for conspiring with Russia and WikiLeaks over disclosing their private information stolen from Democratic Party computers could declare a moral victory even if they lose their case. Could exposing the truth be their ultimate goal?
Kudos to the breached business - in this case, kiosk manufacturer Avanti Markets - that quickly alerts victims and gives them actionable information for protecting themselves. Unfortunately, not all breached businesses are so forthright, as some recent data leaks demonstrate.
Ransomware attacks are increasingly using multiple proven techniques to spread quickly and achieve the maximum impact before being thwarted. They are going to get bigger and target other platforms in the future, warns Justin Peters at Sophos APAC.
Publicis Groupe CISO Thom Langford discusses how best to measure your organization's true risk appetite and the business value of blending storytelling techniques into your security awareness programs.
A settlement between the state of New York and a company that provides support services to the healthcare sector serves as a reminder about timely breach notification, including in circumstances when law enforcement agencies are investigating an incident.
Sixty-five percent of security leaders consider their organizations' security postures to be above average or superior. But only 29 percent are very confident in their security controls. Neustar's Tom Pageler analyzes results of Strategic Cybersecurity Investments Study.
Former U.S. CISO Gregory Touhill says the federal government must rethink how it hardens its workforce to prevent cyberattackers from succeeding. Organizations, he says, should regularly conduct cybersecurity exercises to help build their cyber defense.
Bad security habits of consumers whose use of apps is skyrocketing is leading to increased risks for businesses as they ramp up their use of apps as well, says Neil Wu Becker, a global vice president at A10 networks, who emphasizes the need to enforce best practices.
To encourage individuals to improve their security practices, begin by not blaming them. That was one takeaway from security experts at the Infosecurity Europe conference, who offered practical tips for changing user behavior and creating a culture of security.
Infosecurity Europe 2017 in London drew an estimated 18,000 attendees. Here are 13 visual highlights from the annual information security conference, ranging from tchotchkes and keynotes to 19th century architecture and live hacks of internet-connected devices.