This special edition of the ISMG Security Report focuses exclusively on the RSA 2020 conference. Featured are comments from former NSA Director Keith Alexander on "collective defense," plus a discussion on fighting payment fraud and a roundup of other important themes.
Among the top issues being discussed at the RSA 2020 conference this week is the need for more cybersecurity collaboration between government agencies and the private sector. Here are some interview highlights.
Targeted ransomware attacks against enterprises and government agencies are likely to surge in the coming months as "ransomware as a service" continues to evolve into a lucrative model for cybercriminals, security experts interviewed at RSA 2020 warn.
Ransomware-wielding attackers - aided by a service economy that gives them access to more advanced attack tools - are increasingly targeting organizations rather than individuals to shake them down for bigger ransom payoffs, says McAfee's John Fokker.
The 2016 U.S. presidential election served as a wake-up call for lawmakers and the public about the threat that cyberattackers can pose to the country's democracy, CISA Director Christopher Krebs said at the RSA 2020 conference. Election security and ransomware remain his agency's two biggest concerns.
The operators behind the "Raccoon" infostealer Trojan have added new capabilities to this malware-as-service offering, which now has the ability to steal data from over 60 applications, according to researchers at the security firm CyberArk.
Facebook recently investigated suspicious content meant to support U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders but was unable to substantiate involvement by Russians or supporters of President Donald Trump, The Wall Street Journal reports.
A business email compromise group targeting U.S. businesses is using G-Suite for their scams and collecting money through physical checks instead of wire transfers, according to the security firm Agari.
The FBI has arrested a suspect who's charged in connection with waging distributed denial-of-service attacks against the campaign website of an unsuccessful 2018 Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in California.
U.S. and U.K. officials are blaming the Russian military for launching an October 2019 cyberattack on the country of Georgia that crippled at least 2,000 government, news media and court websites over the course of one day.
Mobile banking customers are being targeted by yet another SMS phishing campaign, according to new research from IBM X-Force. This time, however, in addition to trying to steal usernames and credentials, the attackers are also attempting to install Emotet malware.
ISS World, a global facilities maintenance company based in Denmark, says it's gradually restoring its systems after a malware attack on Monday. The company says it has identified the root cause but has not said if ransomware was involved.