A congressional letter sent to the heads of four federal agencies expressed an urgent need for the Biden administration to continue combating ransomware. This includes a particular focus on the cryptocurrency infrastructure that is enabling these cyberattacks, four Democratic lawmakers say.
Some 14,000 Google users were warned of being suspected targets of Russian government-backed threat actors on Thursday. The next day, the tech giant announced cybersecurity updates - particularly for email accounts of high-profile users, including politicians and journalists.
Microsoft, in its annual threat review report, Digital Defense, says 58% of cyberattacks worldwide over the past year originated in Russia. And 92% of the Russia-based threat activity came from the nation-state threat group Nobelium.
Yes, you know they are coming. And yes, the fraudsters have raised their game. But that doesn't mean you can't stop socially engineered attacks before threat actors can pull off their scams. Mike Britton of Abnormal Security tells you how.
The number of breach reports filed by U.S. organizations looks set to break records, as breaches tied to phishing, ransomware and supply chain attacks keep surging, the Identity Theft Resource Center warns. It says that there's also been a rise in tardy breach notifications containing little detail.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the importance of product security, the impact of ransomware on healthcare sector entities during the pandemic and thinking about cybersecurity awareness creatively.
Apache HTTP Server users are being warned to install yet another patch, as a fix released Wednesday was incomplete and introduced a new flaw. The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has urged all users to update immediately, citing in-the-wild attacks exploiting Apache's software.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the arrest of two suspects tied to a major ransomware group in Ukraine. Also featured: Introducing "The Ransomware Files" and defining the next-gen CISO.
The U.S. Department of Justice said this week it will pursue government contractors that fail to report cybersecurity incidents. The department also announced the formation of a Cryptocurrency Enforcement Team to prosecute the misuse of virtual currencies.
U.S. lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require the reporting of ransom payments within 48 hours of the transaction. The bill would also require DHS to create a voluntary website to log ransom payments and task the department with studying ransomware and cryptocurrencies.
Who had heard of Syniverse before it recently disclosed a five-year breach, potentially exposing call-routing data and text messages for hundreds of mobile phone networks? The incident is just the latest supply chain attack to hit a lesser-known but nevertheless critical service provider.
Cyber extortion through digital means is nothing new, says U.K.-based cybersecurity expert John Walker, but the concerning aspect of today's ransomware attacks is that they are "low-cost in the macro sense and so easy to achieve."
Telecommunications service provider Syniverse, which routes 1 trillion messages annually for many of the world's mobile phone carriers, has disclosed a five-year breach of its systems, which handle call metadata and text messages. Experts say the exposed data poses serious criminal and espionage risks.
Some of the highest-ranking cybersecurity officials in the U.S. government discussed the pervasive threat of ransomware on Tuesday, likening it to a clear issue of national security with the ability to inflict measurable damage on major world powers.