The U.S. government seized seven fake cryptocurrency domains used in a confidence scam based on long-term emotional manipulation of victims that netted criminals more than $10 million. Perpetrators scammed five victims by spoofing the website of the Singapore International Monetary Exchange.
The U.S. Army has embarked on its zero trust journey for both its information and network operations. Army CIO Dr. Raj Iyer shares how the military and the private sector are partnering to secure cloud infrastructure and solidify threat intelligence capabilities to fight adversaries.
As they turn their attention to identity-focused attack surfaces, threat actors are identifying on-premise and cloud-hosted Active Directory (AD) environments as primary targets.
For most enterprises, AD is the central repository for all accounts and systems within the network, and it is responsible for all...
The nefarious LockBit 3.0 cybercriminal group is claiming responsibility for the ransomware attack that halted municipal services and shut down employee email accounts in Westmount, Quebec, giving the city a deadline of Dec. 4 to make an undisclosed ransom payment.
In Part 1 of this exclusive two-part series, Dr. Raj Iyer, CIO of the U.S. Army, lays out the vision for 2023-2024, which includes a tectonic shift from on-premises data centers to cloud and modernization and the migration of over 5,000 applications to augment war-fighting capabilities.
A top Georgia cybersecurity official urges industry leaders to shift conversations with customers from fear, uncertainty and doubt - or FUD - to awareness, preparedness and resilience. Stanton Gatewood says security officials should discuss user awareness and situational awareness with customers.
A large-scale cyberespionage campaign by notorious China-based advanced persistent threat actor Mustang Panda is targeting government, academic and other sectors globally. Its main targets include Asia-Pacific organizations in Myanmar, Australia, the Philippines, Japan and Taiwan.
The Department of Health and Human Services faces "significant challenges" in protecting data and technology from cyberthreats and improving how its various related entities share large volumes of critical data, including public health data, a new watchdog report says.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss implications of the seizure of $3.36 billion in stolen bitcoin, whether the EU is complicit in the spread of advanced spyware, and the departure of the U.K.'s Dr. Ian Levy, technical director of NCSC, with some important parting words.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Dr. Chris Miller, an associate professor of international history at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, discusses the cybersecurity aspects of the Russia-Ukraine war and how perceptions of the two countries may have been inaccurate.
The rise in successful ransomware attacks is part of an increasingly challenging threat environment that has affected organizations across all sectors, including state and local government.
In this report 58% of local government organizations were hit by ransomware in 2021, up from 34% in 2020.
This is a 70%...
It’s a new and challenging era for securing the public sector. Technology is changing at record speed, cyberthreats are constantly evolving, and demands on government agencies for seamless digital services, innovation and technological integration have grown exponentially. Digital transformation has gone from...
Europe faces an annual investment gap of 1.75 billion euros in the cybersecurity industry compared to the United States, warn the European Commission and the European Investment Bank. They propose a new fund dubbed the European Cybersecurity Investment Platform to foster domestic industry growth.
Days of accusations that the longtime head of the German government agency responsible for securing the government from cyberthreats has ties to Russia ended with his dismissal. Arne Schönbohm "damaged ... public confidence," said a spokesperson for the Ministry of the Interior.
Personal data from MyDeal, a marketplace owned by Australia's Woolworths Group grocery chain, has appeared for sale on a data leak forum. It comes as wine retailer Vinomofo disclosed a breach and as the Optus telecommunications breach continues to fuel data security concerns in Australia.