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.
Australia's financial sector should brace for the potential of distributed denial-of-service attacks, the nation's top cyber agency has warned, pointing to threats from a group called the "Silence Hacking Crew."
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.
Hacked-off patients are suing New Jersey healthcare organization Hackensack Meridian Health for damages after it suffered a ransomware attack last December and paid attackers an unspecified ransom to unlock its systems.
State government officials told a Senate committee this week that more federal resources are needed to help states combat security cyberthreats, including ransomware. They also asked federal officials to share more information on looming security issues.
Time for a fresh edition of "learn from how others get breached" focusing on Equifax. The goal is not blame, but rather to highlight specific missteps so others can avoid making the same mistakes. The Equifax breach offers a plethora of takeaways to help organizations better repel attackers.
Over the weekend, an extensive disruption to Iran's telecommunication networks knocked out about 25 percent of the country's internet service for several hours, according to NetBlocks, which tracks internet freedom across the globe.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of the missteps that led to problems with the app used in this week's Democratic presidential caucuses in Iowa. Also featured: growing privacy concerns about facial recognition and business continuity tips for dealing with the coronavirus.
The coronavirus statistics are dizzying - as of Thursday, there were more than 28,000 infections and about 560 deaths. But the key stat to watch is the mortality rate, currently 2 percent, says pandemic expert Regina Phelps. How that number changes will dictate how business continuity leaders must respond.
Australian transportation and logistics firm Toll Group has confirmed that it sustained a ransomware attack earlier this month that has forced the company to shut down several of its systems and led to delays in deliveries.