MGM Resorts International says its hotels and casinos are now operating "normally" after the company was hit by ransomware-wielding attackers. Even so, numerous systems remain offline - including digital room key cards - as the company seeks to rebuild its IT infrastructure.
The Snatch ransomware group is targeting a wide range of critical infrastructure sectors, including the defense industrial base, food and agriculture, and information technology sectors, according to a new alert issued by U.S. authorities. The group operates on a ransomware-as-a-service model.
An Ohio community college is notifying 290,000 people of a data theft breach this spring that may have compromised their personal and health information. Security researchers say small schools such as this are now favored targets. Some 80% of schools have reported hacking incidents in the past year.
This week, Colombia grappled with the aftermath of a ransomware attack against IFX Networks, Clorox suffered product shortages, a glitch allowed T-Mobile users to access other users' data, California passed restrictions for data brokers and Finland seized a dark web marketplace.
Federal authorities are warning of "significant risk" for potential attacks on healthcare and public health sector entities by the North Korean state-sponsored Lazarus Group involving exploitation of a critical vulnerability in 24 Zoho ManageEngine products.
This week, ISMG editors covered the hot topics at ISMG's London Cybersecurity Summit 2023, including the technical landscape of AI, executive liability, incident response strategies in the face of a global ransomware attack and how to build personal resilience to avoid burnout.
Ransomware attacks are no longer a matter of if, but when. With 60-80% of attacks today exclusively using fileless techniques, ransomware attacks have become more sophisticated and harder to detect and recover from. Backups, even if immutable and air-gapped, are simply not enough anymore.
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An April ransomware attack against one of Australia's largest law firms swept up the data of 65 Australian government agencies, the country's national cybersecurity coordinator said Monday. The Russian-speaking Alphv hacking group claimed responsibility earlier this year for hacking HWL Ebsworth.
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Casino and hotel giant Caesars Entertainment is warning customers that their personal details were stolen in a recent hack attack. After successfully shaking down Caesars for a ransom, the same attackers are continuing to extort MGM Resorts, claiming to have crypto-locked its EXSi hypervisors.
Hotel and casino giant Caesars Entertainment paid approximately half of an initial $30 million ransom demand to attackers who infected its systems with ransomware, according to news reports. The attackers appear to be with the same group that hit MGM Resorts.
Authorities are warning of threats posed by Akira, a ransomware group that surfaced in March and has been linked to dozens of attacks on small and midsized entities. The group is targeting many industries, including healthcare, and seems to favor entities that lack MFA on VPNs.
To some extent, ransomware has become like COVID-19 - a threat we all need to learn to live alongside. But Aaron Bugal, field CTO of Sophos, says there is still much that security and technology leaders can do to reduce their risk by addressing activity that often precedes a ransomware attack.
Booking and reservation systems, as well as slot machines, hotel room door locks, ATMs and more remain offline at multiple MGM Resorts properties as the publicly traded casino hotel giant battles "a cybersecurity issue" that one group of security researchers has tied to a ransomware group attack.
Stopping the ransomware epidemic is less about tackling individual crypto-locking malware variants and more about combating the entire ecosystem of bad actors underpinning digital extortion, the British government said Monday. Tackling variants "is akin to treating the symptoms of an illness."