There is no one way to detect human trafficking, and its eradication requires collective efforts and expertise. To help solve the problem, Recorded Future threat intelligence analysts Kirill Boychenko and Hande Guven adopted the UN's 4P paradigm - prevention, protection, prosecution and partnership.
Prosecutors are urging a U.S. federal judge to sentence former Uber CSO Joe Sullivan to 15 months in prison for his role in impeding an investigation into the ride-hailing company's security practices. Sullivan exploited "his position to cover up a deeply embarrassing event," prosecutors wrote.
Supply chain attacks once were the exclusive provenance of nation-state hackers, says Eric Foster, strategic advisor to Stairwell. But not anymore. "More and more of those are moving downmarket," he said. "These days every threat would qualify as an advanced and persistent threat."
Offense is what paces innovation in cybersecurity since threat actors constantly look for new ways to compromise systems, said AllegisCyber Capital's Bob Ackerman. Many offensive cyber capabilities developed by the national intelligence community make their way into the wild and become exploitable.
A federal judge sided with Google in a bid to block online infrastructure behind an info stealer masquerading as legitimate versions of the Chrome browser and Google Earth Pro. Google estimates the CryptBot malware infected 670,000 computers last year.
The threat posed by cybercriminals and fraudsters creates shared risks across the financial services industry including fintech companies. But fintech firms can balance rapid innovation with security and work with each other and governments to repel attackers, said Razorpay CISO Hilal Lone.
Hackers are attempting to infect a consumer-grade Wi-Fi router model with Mirai botnet malware following the discovery of zero-days in the device in a December hacking competition. TP-Link released a patch in mid-March. Telemetry shows infections in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.
Digital communication has fundamentally transformed how businesses operate today, with employees relying on email, instant messaging and other tools to collaborate and communicate effectively. This shift has also introduced new security risks, as humans are a primary target for attackers.
OT attacks have doubled. Mark Cristiano, global commercial director of cybersecurity services at Rockwell Automation, discusses how organizations can develop a strategic approach to OT security that aligns with their risk profile, cyber maturity and ability to absorb change.
An Indian court convicted 11 people for their roles in the North Korean heist of $13.5 million in 2018 from Pune-based Cosmos Cooperative Bank. The United Nations attributed the thefts to North Korea, which uses criminal activity, including financially motivated hacking, to obtain hard currency.
The United States' second-highest-ranking prosecutor said the Department of Justice has pivoted its security strategy from pursuing courtroom victories to preventing and disrupting cybercrime. Lisa Monaco said Justice officials now put victims at the center of their cybercrime response.
Over a five-year span, reported BEC incidents cost global enterprises more than $43 billion in losses. This trend has the attention of the U.S. Secret Service. Agents Kevin Cooke and Abigail Tyrrell discuss why law enforcement partnerships and speed of response are more critical than ever.
Threat actors are exploiting Kubernetes Role-Based Access Control in the wild to create backdoors and to run cryptocurrency miners. Researchers observed a recent campaign that targeted at least 60 Kubernetes clusters by deploying DaemonSets to hijack and steal resources from the victims' clusters.
Vendors should be more transparent and faster in communicating when they experience a breach or other security incident that affect clients' data, says Anahi Santiago, CISO at ChristianaCare. "Sometimes we find out about these incidents through our third-party monitoring systems," she said.
Healthcare sector entities have a special mix of identity and access management challenges, but other factors, including the shortage of skilled cybersecurity expertise, create even more obstacles, says Dave Summitt, vice president, cybersecurity, at Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute.