In the first half of 2021, Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs detected a 10-fold increase in weekly ransomware activity as compared to 2020. This is just one of the trends detailed in the Global Threat Report for the first half of 2021. Derek Manky of FortiGuard Labs analyzes the trends and takeaways.
The Biden administration is hosting a White House meeting Wednesday with technology, banking, insurance and education executives to focus on cybersecurity and national security issues, such as protecting critical infrastructure from attacks and how to hire more security professionals to meet demand.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the cybercrime-as-a-service model and how law enforcement could potentially disrupt it. Also featured: T-Mobile probes a massive data breach; tackling abuse in the workplace.
T-Mobile USA has confirmed that its systems were breached and that details for 7.8 million current T-Mobile postpaid customers and 850,000 prepaid customers as well as records for 40 million individuals who applied for credit were stolen.
Initial access brokers continue to sell easy access to networks. Given the uptake of such access by ransomware operations over the past year, one surprise is that relatively few individuals appear to be serving as brokers, which, of course, makes them an obvious target for law enforcement authorities.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of how tractors manufactured by John Deere are at risk of being hacked. Also featured: a description of the infrastructure bill passed by the Senate that would boost cybersecurity funding and an update on the reboot of the AlphaBay darknet market.
An unidentified hacking group with suspected Chinese ties is targeting critical infrastructure in Southeast Asia as part of a cyberespionage campaign to exfiltrate information about the victims' SCADA systems, says a report by security firm Symantec.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how ransomware attackers share about their inclinations, motivations and tactics. Also featured: The rise of integrity attacks; dispelling vaccine myths.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the disappearance of ransomware-as-a-service groups, such as REvil and Darkside, and how that impacts the wider cybercrime ecosystem. Also featured: ransomware recovery tips; regulating cyber surveillance tools.
A new ransomware group called BlackMatter has debuted, claiming to offer the best features of REvil and DarkSide - both apparently defunct - as well as LockBit. A new attack using REvil's code has also been spotted, but a security expert says it's likely the work of a former affiliate.
A recently discovered ransomware-as-a-service gang dubbed AvosLocker is recruiting affiliates and partners, including "pentesters" and "access brokers," on darknet forums, according to the security firm Malwarebytes.
With corporate America beginning to ask employees to come back to their offices in the fall, cybersecurity teams have the huge task of ensuring that the work environment is safe. This is particularly true of IoT devices, as many have been left unprotected for months.
As ransomware continues to pummel organizations, if they do get hit, then from an incident response standpoint, what are the essential steps they should take to smooth their recovery? Veteran ransomware-battler Fabian Wosar, CTO of Emsisoft, shares essential steps and guidance for recovery.
Dutch police made two arrests this week in an effort to break up the alleged fraud-as-a-service syndicate known as "Fraud Family," which they say developed, sold and rented phishing frameworks to fraudsters who stole financial information.