Spear phishing is among the most dangerous cyberthreats - and the most difficult to detect. Not long ago, C-level executives were the sole target. Today, any person at any company is at risk of receiving targeted emails attempting to trick them into completing wire transfers, purchasing gift cards or fulfilling other...
FIN6, a cybercrime group that has focused on attacking point-of-sale devices to steal credit card numbers, now also is waging ransomware attacks that target businesses with either LockerGoga or Ryuk, according to a new analysis from security firm FireEye.
A 24-year-old man living in England has been sentenced to more than six years in prison for his role in a ransomware scheme that targeted millions of computers across 20 countries, the U.K.'s National Crime Agency announced Tuesday.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an in-depth look at the ever-changing ransomware threat. Other topics: filling the DevSecOps skills gap and the repercussions of Australia's encryption-busting law.
Albany, New York, is the latest unit of local government hit with ransomware in recent weeks, following similar attacks reported in Georgia and North Carolina that crippled government IT systems and disrupted service for local residents.
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Arrests made last week by European, U.S. and other law enforcement agencies appear to have led to the closure of the "Dream Market" dark web site, which, in turn, disrupted certain ransomware attacks, according to an analysis by incident response firm Coveware.
The ISMG Security Report features Chris Painter, commissioner of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, discussing cybersecurity policy for the 2020 U.S. elections. Plus, an update on the cost of the Norsk Hydro ransomware attack and the challenges of controlling real-time payments fraud.
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Beazley Breach Response Services, a unit of global insurance company Beazley, reports that nearly half of the more than 3,300 breaches it investigated last year traced to a hack attack or malware infection. And half of those hacking/malware attacks were tied to business email compromise schemes.