The shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the United States includes a scarcity of expertise in medical device security, says Bill Aerts, senior fellow and managing director of the University of Minnesota's recently launched Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity.
The operators behind the banking Trojan SharkBot are targeting Google Play users to spread its malware masquerading as Android file manager apps that already have tens of thousands of installations, according to researchers from Bitdefender.
A cyberattack on a Canadian teachers’ union gave thieves access to sensitive data of more than 60,000 members The union is yet to disclose the exact number of affected individuals, but stated that both former and current members are impacted.
A hacking-for-hire group dubbed "Bahamut" is distributing malicious apps through a fake SecureVPN website that enables Android apps to be downloaded from Google Play. Research found that hackers use malicious versions of SoftVPN, SecureVPN and OpenVPN software.
Cybersecurity experts warn that large healthcare and public sector organizations are continuing to get hit by "big-game hunting" attackers wielding Lorenz ransomware. Among the group's known victims are Wolfe Eye Clinic in Iowa and Salud Family Health of Colorado.
As the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving, let's give thanks for this cybercrime karma: For more than two years, law enforcement and security experts have been exploiting flaws in the crypto-locking malware to help victims decrypt their systems without paying a ransom.
Researchers say Black Basta is dropping QBot malware in a widespread ransomware campaign targeting mostly U.S.-based companies. In the group's latest campaign, attackers are again using the QakBot to install a backdoor and then drop in encryption malware and other malicious code.
The State of Ransomware report in 2021 states that, 77% of retail organizations were hit by ransomware, up from 44% in 2020.
This is a 75% rise over the course of a year, demonstrating that adversaries have become more capable.
In fact, in 2021, retail reported the second highest rate of ransomware attacks of...
Cybercrime syndicate Robin Banks is back with a new cookie-stealing feature that cybercriminals can purchase as an add-on to the phishing kit in order to bypass multi-factor authentication in attacks and to attract more sophisticated, persistent actors set on compromising specific targets.
Threat actors are using Internet Information Services - Microsoft's extensible web server software - to deliver a previously undocumented dropper that is being used to install a new backdoor and other tools. The group dubbed Cranefly uses a new backdoor called Danfuan, researchers say.
One of Australia's largest private testing laboratories announced a data breach affecting 223,000 Australians. Ransomware-as-a-service group Quantum took credit for the incident, posting an 86-gigabyte file in June. "There is no evidence of misuse of any of the information," says Medlab Pathology.
Healthcare entities need to rehearse breach response playbooks to avoid paying fines to the Department of Health and Human Services for poor incident response after a severe breach. Well-tested security incident response plans ensure the security of patient data, says the HHS Office of Civil Rights.
Health insurer EyeMed Vision Care will pay New York regulators $4.5 million to settle an investigation into its 2020 data breach incident. States are becoming more aggressive in applying enforcement actions against data breaches, say regulatory attorneys.
The evolution of IT infrastructure, cloud-based applications and cloud-based workloads has elevated the importance of incident readiness and response. As organizations continue to make substantial changes to pursue the “next normal,” it’s essential to leverage expertise to help recover quickly from an incident...
An incident response plan and retainer are critical to organizational security, but fewer than 50% of organizations have these procedures and SOPs in place.
ESG’s "An Ounce of Prevention: Investing in Incident Readiness" e-book examines the incident readiness market, reveals how far organizations have come in...