Windows systems in Russia are being stalked by a new Trojan that purports to be ransomware but is really designed to wipe PCs and leave them unrecoverable, security researchers say. Dubbed CryWiper, it's one of a number of wipers - mostly targeting Ukraine - seen in the wild this year.
A French hospital in the Parisian suburbs scrambled to respond to a weekend cyber incident by transferring patients, directing emergency cases elsewhere and bringing on additional staffers to observe patients. The incident does not appear to have spread beyond the Hospital Center of Versailles.
From the invasion of Ukraine to the conviction of a former Uber CISO and the Musk takeover of Twitter, it's been a watershed year for cybersecurity concerns. Veteran CISO David Pollino reflects on 2022 and looks ahead to the challenges - and opportunities - that await in 2023.
The U.S. federal government says the Cuba ransomware gang actively targets critical infrastructure and that its criminal efforts have netted it $60 million so far. The group has recently modified its techniques, says an alert from the FBI and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Based on known ransomware attacks against the healthcare sector, here's good news: The volume of attacks seems to have declined, says Allan Liska, a principal intelligence analyst at Recorded Future. Unfortunately, most such attacks not only trigger downtime but include the theft of patient data.
The Russia-based ransomware gang behind the hack of Australia's largest private health insurer says it posted a full set of stolen data. The Australian Information Commissioner said it will probe the insurer's personal information handling practices.
Ransomware-wielding attackers have myriad tactics for extorting victims, including demanding a stand-alone ransom for a promise to delete stolen data. But Coveware's Bill Siegel urges victims to never pay for such promises, in part because they rarely - if ever - get honored.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses why too few organizations admit to being victims of ransomware attacks, how delayed enterprise subscription start dates forced CrowdStrike to cut sales forecasts, and leveraging threat intelligence to protect critical infrastructure.
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As three Brooklyn safety net hospitals grapple with the aftershocks of a Nov. 19 cyber incident, sources say other area hospitals are complaining about a lack of transparency. One Brooklyn Health System has been tight-lipped about the cause of the outage, which is suspected to involve ransomware.
Is the ransomware problem getting better or worse? Unfortunately, gauging attack trends continues to be complicated by the fact that many incidents never come to light publicly and many victims are hesitant to say "ransomware" when describing what hit them, says Comparitech's Rebecca Moody.
Staffers reacted with incredulity after a cyber incident at a Greater Toronto school district kept systems offline and forced teachers to take attendance manually. Online learning and student Chromebooks were not working at Durham District School Board, which serves more than 74,000 students.
A multitude of state privacy laws taking effect in 2023 has forced organizations to revamp their compliance programs to incorporate the disparate requirements, says Lisa Sotto. Companies across every industry face a threat environment that's more active and malicious than ever before.
In the latest weekly update, Information Security Media Group Editors discuss current cybersecurity and privacy issues, including advice on strengthening off-hours defenses during the holiday season, emerging cybercrime trends in 2022, and Palo Alto's first big M&A since early 2021.
A cyberattack on a Canadian teachers’ union gave thieves access to sensitive data of more than 60,000 members The union is yet to disclose the exact number of affected individuals, but stated that both former and current members are impacted.