The alleged administrator of criminal online forum BreachForums may have thought he took steps to hide his real identity, but instead he left a trail of digital breadcrumbs that led to his arrest and prosecution, shows information unsealed in federal court.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss how Russia's invasion of Ukraine upended the cybercrime ecosystem, a lawsuit against a U.S. cardiovascular clinic that seeks a long list of security improvements, and the latest endpoint protection technology trends in the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
Threats that traditionally menaced other industries - including synthetic accounts and abuse of IT product platforms - are emerging worries for the healthcare sector, warns an industry report. Other experts also predict a similar evolution among criminal activities affecting the healthcare sector.
EMV chip technology has taken a major bite out of credit card fraud at the point of sale, but card-not-present fraud continues to flourish thanks to an age-old technology - the magnetic stripe, says Mark Solomon, international president, International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators.
Dark web merchants have been offering Russians - consumers and criminals alike - services for bypassing international sanctions that may indirectly involve U.S. financial institutions, demonstrating the need for more robust "know your customer" and anti-money laundering checks, researchers warn.
Days after federal agents arrested the alleged administrator of criminal underground forum BreachForums, the new admin who took over announced that he is shutting down the site. User "Baphomet" said he spotted a suspicious server logon early Sunday afternoon.
Europe's cybersecurity agency predicts hackers will take advantage of the growing overlap between information and operational technologies in the transport sector and disrupt OT processes in a targeted attack. Ransomware will become a tool wielded for political and financial motivations, says ENISA.
Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022 threw Russia's cybercrime ecosystem into a state of upheaval that still exists to this day. "We identified disruptions to literally every single form of commodified cybercrime," said Alexander Leslie, associate threat intelligence analyst at Recorded Future.
Hitachi Energy joined the ranks of victims hit by the Clop ransomware group, which has exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Fortra's widely used managed file transfer software, GoAnywhere MFT. Clop claimed responsibility for the hack, which compromised networks used by 130 different organizations.
Federal agents arrested the alleged administrator of the criminal underground forum BreachForums, tracing him to a small town in New York's Hudson Valley. FBI agents say Conor Brian Fitzpatrick, a resident of Peekskill, confessed to being "Pompompurin."
In the latest "Proof of Concept" panel discussion, two Capitol Hill observers at Venable, Grant Schneider and Jeremy Grant, join Information Security Media Group editors to break down the Biden administration's new U.S. national cybersecurity strategy and answer the question, "Is it really viable?"
Cybercriminals have been launching attacks against our people, networks, and services for decades with varying success. So, the need to realign our defences to meet the demands of evolving threats is nothing new.
Emotet malware is again active. Researchers marked the latest sighting of the Microsoft Office-loving Trojan in what's becoming a cycle of reemergence and hibernation. Among its improved evasion techniques: pasting a chunk of "Moby Dick" to bulk up the word count of macro-laden Word documents.
Despite repeated disruptions by law enforcement, underground cybercrime markets continue to thrive. Researchers are tracking the debut of 190 "significant" new darknet markets in 2022, connecting illegal data and access brokers with ransomware groups, fraudsters and others.
President Joe Biden's budget request for fiscal 2024 includes a big proposed boost for the federal office charged with enforcing privacy and security within the healthcare industry. The proposal asks for $78 million in appropriations for the Office of Civil Rights.