Many ransomware-wielding attackers continue to rely on initial access brokers to easily gain deep access to victims' systems, allowing them to steal data and attempt to pressure victims into paying via data leak sites. Researchers say that the number of victims being listed on such sites has surged.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the FBI has seized bitcoins from an alleged REvil ransomware affiliate, how to mitigate risks from BIN attacks and the latest COVID-19 trends globally.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of best practices for negotiating a ransom payment. Also featured: Busting Zero Trust myths and the dangers of mythologizing defenders.
Several cybersecurity officials charged with safeguarding U.S. critical infrastructure on Thursday outlined both current progress and the complexity of today's network defense. Oversight officials also testifying before the House discussed top-line items that remain outstanding among major agencies.
Retailers need to develop ever-closer relationships with their customers in order to win their spend and improve loyalty. Many are increasing investment in personalized retail efforts and structured loyalty programs to help to achieve these goals. By better identifying their customers, as well as their individual...
Traditional hub-and-spoke networking architectures,
along with the castle-and-moat security perimeter
they utilize, simply cannot effectively provide
performance or security in today’s cloud-and-mobile
world. This is a problem all companies must begin
facing, lest they be left behind in a vulnerable...
A new variant of the Aberebot banking Trojan has been discovered by Cyble's researchers. Christened Aberebot-2.0, the latest malware version not only uses more advanced spying capabilities, it also has increased its target list to 213 banking apps and nine crypto wallets in 22 countries.
A recently discovered botnet is infecting thousands of AT&T internet subscribers in the U.S., using a critical-severity blind command injection flaw first reported in 2017, according to new findings from China-based cybersecurity researchers.
The FBI has seized 39.9 bitcoins worth $2.3 million from an alleged affiliate of the notorious REvil - aka Sodinokibi - ransomware group. A forfeiture notice filed by the government accuses Russian national Aleksandr Sikerin of having amassed the cryptocurrency via victims' ransom payments.
Join this on demand session to learn how attackers are leveraging credentials, Active Directory, and the vast over provisioning of entitlements to successfully conduct some of the most damaging attacks that we have ever seen.
Join John O’Neill the Chief Information Security Officer at Molded Fiber Glass (MFG) Companies and Carolyn Crandall the Chief Security Advocate at Attivo Networks for a lively discussion on Identity Security as the Next Big Thing.
The saying "Penny-wise, pound-foolish" is relevant when we talk to those friendly, knowledgeable finance people about ongoing employee screening due to the dreaded insider threat and the costs associated with it - which leads to us pulling out our hair in utter frustration. This rant is about that.
A Microsoft zero-day vulnerability has not been fixed by the technology giant despite having been reported months ago, according to a security researcher. To protect users, a micropatching service, 0patch, has issued unofficial, free patches.
In her latest book, "Rhetoric of InSecurity: The Language of Danger, Fear and Safety in National and International Contexts," academic Victoria Baines questions the imagery and rhetoric we use to communicate safety and security issues, and details their unwelcome impact on the workforce.
Japanese multinational conglomerate Panasonic has disclosed a security breach that it says involved unnamed threat actors accessing servers on its network. The company says it detected the breach on Nov. 11. It was determined that some data on a file server had been accessed during the intrusion.