Android spyware FluBot's infrastructure was disrupted by the Dutch police as part of a multinational law enforcement operation in May, rendering this strain of malware inactive, Europol says. The agency is continuing its probe into identifying the actors responsible for the malware campaign.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the trending topics at this year's RSA Conference, how security researchers are tracking a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office and what Broadcom's acquisition of VMware means for security.
The 15th edition of the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report examines the rapid growth in ransomware, along with other threat vectors. Chris Novak, global director of the Threat Research Advisory Center at Verizon Business Group, discusses key findings and reviews the security landscape.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how security researchers have warned of a new attack campaign targeting 1,200 cloud-based Elasticsearch databases. It also revisits the Kaseya supply chain attack and examines how we can mitigate mobile phone fraud.
Memo to IT administrators: Don't store data in cloud in an unsecure manner. Security researchers at Secureworks have found more than 1,200 cloud-based, unsecured Elasticsearch databases that attackers wiped, leaving only a ransom note demanding Bitcoin in return for their restoration.
The BlackCat ransomware group, aka ALPHV, which is said to be a rebrand of BlackMatter or DarkSide, has now targeted the Austrian state of Carinthia. The attack has "severely affected" government services in the state, says Gerd Kurath, a state spokesperson.
Attention to anyone who manages a Microsoft Windows environment: Security researchers are tracking a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office that's being actively exploited by attackers to run malicious code on a vulnerable system.
If software has a dangerous security flaw, should its maker tell customers to shut it down until it’s fixed? It's a tough call, but Dutch company Hoppenbrouwers says the software vendor Kaseya should have done so last year to prevent a massive supply chain attack by the REvil ransomware gang.
The FBI is warning the U.S. higher education sector about compromised sensitive credentials and network access information advertised for sale across various public and dark web forums. The agency states that this access to credentials could potentially lead to a cyberattack.
Police in Nigeria this week arrested a 37-year-old man who's been charged with masterminding "a criminal syndicate tied to massive business email compromise and phishing campaigns," Interpol says. But with known BEC losses last year exceeding $2.4 billion, will the arrest have a noticeable impact?
Ransomware gang Black Basta, which came to prominence in April, has claimed responsibility on its leak site for a ransomware attack on AGCO. An AGCO spokesperson confirmed to ISMG that employee data was exfiltrated during an attack but did not comment on Black Basta's claims of responsibility.
Indian passenger airline SpiceJet says an attempt at a ransomware attack was made against its IT infrastructure on Tuesday night. The airline says the attack was "contained," and it has resumed regular operations. Passengers continued to complain about takeoff delays until noon local time.
Microsoft has observed a 254% increase in activity over the past six months from a Linux Trojan called XorDdos. First discovered in 2014, XorDdos was named after its denial-of-service-related activities on Linux endpoints and servers and its usage of XOR-based encryption for its communications.
In the latest update, four ISMG editors discuss the alarming, bizarre case of a cardiologist in Venezuela charged with developing malware and recruiting affiliates, recent ransomware and data leak incidents in healthcare and how the economy is causing mature cybersecurity startups to slow hiring.
When Colonial Pipeline suffered an outage in May 2021 as a result of an attack by the DarkSide crime syndicate, numerous governments changed their approach to ransomware and began treating it as a national security threat, says Rapid7's Jen Ellis. She details what needs to happen next.