As ransomware continues to slam organizations, a lively debate has ensued about whether ransom payments should be banned in all cases. Attempting to ban ransom payments, however, likely would only make the problem worse.
Despite the takedown of the Trickbot botnet by Microsoft and others Monday, the malware is still functioning, and its operators retain the tools needed to rebuild their malicious network, some cybsersecurity experts say. So the impact, while significant, could prove to be temporary.
Microsoft and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have issued warnings that a critical vulnerability in Windows Server dubbed "Zerologon" is being actively exploited in the wild. They urge users to immediately apply an available partial patch.
Australian police say they've broken up a sophisticated SMS phishing scheme designed to collect personal details and bank login credentials. It's a rare success in the fight against unsolicited text messages.
An international coalition of police agencies made 179 arrests and seized virtual currency, cash and drugs based on intelligence gathered from earlier takedowns of the Wall Street and Alphabay darknet marketplaces.
Foreign and domestic hacking activity targeting NASA continues to grow at a time when many staffers are working at home, space agency officials testified at a Friday Congressional hearing where they were questioned about risk mitigation efforts.
Hackers compromised the network of Saudi Arabia's Virgin Mobile KSA, gained email system access and offered stolen data for sale on the dark web. According to a source with knowledge of the attack, the incident - remediated late last week - is one of a string of attacks against organizations in the Middle East.
Check Point Research analysts have observed a significant rise in online attacks against the educational sector worldwide since July. DDoS attacks have surged in the U.S., while European institutions have been hit by ransomware.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday imposed sanctions on an Iranian advanced persistent threat group, 45 associated individuals and a front company the Iranian government allegedly used to run a years-long malware campaign that targeted Iranian dissidents, journalists and others.
Two Iranian nationals have been charged with participating in a years-long hacking campaign that targeted vulnerable networks in the U.S., Europe and the Middle East to steal "hundreds of terabytes" of data, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
National Guard units are commonly called up to help deal with the aftermath of a natural disaster. And they played a role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest. But some states are now calling out the National Guard to help safeguard elections from online attacks and interference.
A Russian national who is allegedly part of an ongoing disinformation campaign targeting the upcoming U.S. election faces a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
In the three years since Equifax suffered a massive data breach, the consumer credit reporting firm says it has worked tirelessly to overhaul the security shortcomings that allowed the breach to happen. Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi and other security experts weigh in on important lessons learned.
A recently uncovered malicious email campaign is delivering to businesses multiple types of malware, including a Trojan designed to steal banking credentials and other financial information, according to a research report from Cisco Talos.
Twitter is investigating the hacking of an account associated with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for an apparent cryptocurrency scam, according to news reports. The incident appears similar to a July Twitter hack that hit well-known targets in the U.S. and Europe.