"Who here thinks your network or environment will become more complex next year?" a cybersecurity veteran asked the audience at Black Hat Europe this week in London. As attackers' capabilities continue to improve, Jeff Moss said defenders must learn to succeed or fail faster.
Ransomware lies behind the ongoing outage of hosted Exchange services at Rackspace, the company disclosed in a Tuesday update. The company did not disclose any particular ransomware actor. It told federal regulators that the outage is likely to create a financial loss.
A French hospital in the Parisian suburbs scrambled to respond to a weekend cyber incident by transferring patients, directing emergency cases elsewhere and bringing on additional staffers to observe patients. The incident does not appear to have spread beyond the Hospital Center of Versailles.
Thousands of Rackspace customers continue to face hosted Microsoft Exchange Server outages after the managed services giant took the offering offline after being affected by an unspecified security incident Thursday. Rackspace urges affected customers to at least temporarily move to Microsoft 365.
New Zealand private health insurer Accuro says an investigation into a cyber incident at a third party IT infrastructure provider so far has not revealed evidence of a data breach affecting its 34,000 customers. Customers should expect delayed service in claims processing.
The Russia-based ransomware gang behind the hack of Australia's largest private health insurer says it posted a full set of stolen data. The Australian Information Commissioner said it will probe the insurer's personal information handling practices.
As three Brooklyn safety net hospitals grapple with the aftershocks of a Nov. 19 cyber incident, sources say other area hospitals are complaining about a lack of transparency. One Brooklyn Health System has been tight-lipped about the cause of the outage, which is suspected to involve ransomware.
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...