Ransomware attacks have become the game changer in driving up security requirements, policy premiums and rejection rates for healthcare sector entities seeking new cyber insurance policies or renewals, says Doug Howard, CEO of privacy and security consultancy Pondurance.
The U.S. government warns all businesses that they're at elevated risk of online attacks during Thanksgiving, given attackers' proclivity to strike on weekends and holidays. The alert is a reminder of the importance of having in place well-practiced incident response plans. Here's where to start.
North Korea-associated advanced persistent threat group TA406, aka Kimsuky or Thallium, has ramped up its cyberespionage operations in 2021, targeting diplomats and policy experts across Asia, the U.K. and the U.S., researchers say.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the status of the recommendations of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission today and what still needs to be enacted by the current Congress, addressing the increasing challenge of cyberattacks...
We know they are coming, and yet we are still ill-prepared. Cybereason surveyed 1,200 global cybersecurity professionals on ransomware. And while most are concerned about attacks, nearly one-quarter have no contingencies for weekends and holidays - the favored strike time. Sam Curry explains why.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how cybercriminals are turning to cryptomixing services to conceal the proceeds of ransomware activities from law enforcement officials. Also featured: Criminals exploit a misconfigured FBI server and the future of zero trust.
Law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the U.S, U.K. and Australia have issued a joint advisory on unidentified Iran government-backed advanced persistent threat actors exploiting Fortinet and Microsoft Exchange ProxyShell vulnerabilities to attack organizations in their respective countries.
A newly identified banking Trojan dubbed SharkBot is now targeting banking and cryptocurrency exchange customers across the U.K., Italy and the U.S. through a sideloading campaign and/or a social engineering campaign.
The specter of the May attack on Ireland's national health service loomed large at the IRISSCON 2021 cybercrime conference in Dublin, as cybersecurity experts gathered to detail the ongoing rise of ransomware and other types of online crime, as well as how to best combat such attacks.
The Emotet botnet, which was hampered by law enforcement actions earlier this year, is making a comeback. The resurgence appears to be due to help from old friends: cybercriminals running the Trickbot botnet. Unfortunatel,y the development may fuel more ransomware attacks.
The U.S. and Israel will expand their diplomatic relationship around cybersecurity, announcing a bilateral task force this week that will support cybersecurity and fintech innovation. The news follows recent action by the U.S. Department of Commerce to blacklist Israeli spyware firm NSO Group.
Dutch police have detained Moscow businessman Denis Dubnikov after the U.S. accused him of receiving bitcoins worth $400,000 paid to Ryuk as ransoms by its victims. The U.S. is seeking to extradite the suspect, as the Biden administration's crackdown on ransomware continues.
The top cybercrime threats facing organizations in Europe and beyond include ransomware affiliate programs, more sophisticated mobile malware and cryptocurrency-hawking investment fraud, among other types of crime, according to Europol's latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the progress made by law enforcement agencies in the effort to crack down on ransomware. Also featured: Evil Corp banking malware still active; XDR market trends.