Despite Western governments' increased focus on disrupting ransomware, the quantity of new victims doesn't appear to have declined, at least so far. But multiple experts say that nation-state efforts to combat cybercrime syndicates are still picking up speed, and may well yet have an impact.
A hacktivist group named Belarusian Cyber-Partisans says it has successfully attacked the country's railroad systems and encrypted some servers, databases and workstations to disrupt its operations. The group says its aim is "preventing the presence of Russian troops on the territory of Belarus."
The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
How do you identify a BIN - Bank Identity Number - attack, let alone stop it? Ernie Moran, senior vice president of risk at Brightwell Payments, shares his experience of how he managed a BIN attack on his firm.
Maersk was one of dozens of organizations crippled by the NotPetya malware in June 2017. Gavin Ashton and Bharat Halai worked in identity and access management at Maersk and share how the company's technology team tirelessly brought the company back from the brink of an IT systems meltdown.
Kyle Flaherty has worked with a range of companies, changing the worlds of big data, IoT, BYOD, SaaS, open-source software, network security, fraud detection, data analytics, marketing automation and network management. He weighs in on brands and how metrics feed different audiences.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is reportedly warning that the U.S. could witness a retaliatory cyberattack at the hands of Russia if it decides to respond to the latter's potential invasion of Ukraine, where 100,000 or more troops have been amassed for weeks.
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning to consumers about cybercriminals targeting people through maliciously crafted quick response - or QR - codes that direct them to links where their credentials and financial information are siphoned off.
Microsoft researchers tracking Apache Log4j exploits last week discovered a previously undisclosed vulnerability in SolarWinds' Serv-U software. SolarWinds subsequently responded, investigated and fixed the flaw. Some observers described the new vulnerability as "surprising" and "disturbing."
Has the notorious REvil, aka Sodinokibi, ransomware operation rebooted as "Ransom Cartel"? Security experts say the new group has technical and other crossovers with REvil. But whether the new group is a spinoff of REvil, bought the tools, or is simply copying how they work, remains unclear.
FS-ISAC is piloting a new program called the Critical Providers Program that is aimed to heighten the conversation between leaders of security firms and their third-party partners. The program leverages the Connect platform, and Akamai Technologies plays a key role.
Although flaws in Apache Log4j software that need remediating remain widespread in organizations, "some of them are aware of the issue, some of them aren't aware of the issue, and likely this issue is going to be persisting with us for many, many years," says Jeff Macko, an offensive security expert at Kroll.
When it comes to cyber intrusions launched by one nation-state against another, where's the red line? While blame has yet to be cast for a wiper malware attack against Ukrainian government systems, researchers say the infections tie to network intrusions that began last summer.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether the cyberattacks that hit Ukraine's government agencies last week are attributable to any group or nation-state along with updates to the cybersecurity executive order and illicit cryptocurrency trends.
Michael Lines is working with ISMG to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management. As a part of that initiative, CyberEdBoard posts draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself." This chapter is "Recognize the Threats."