Fraud Management & Cybercrime , Ransomware , Video

ISMG Editors: Ransomware Campaign Hits Outdated VMware Hosts

Also: Third-Party Risk Management; Check Point Enters SD-WAN Market
Clockwise, from top left: Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz, Marianne Kolbasuk McGee and Michael Novinson

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues, including the ESXiArgs ransomware campaign that has snared 2,800 victims, the data breach reported in an SEC filing by a multistate hospital chain, and Check Point's building of SD-WAN capabilities that are integrated with the company's network security stack.

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The panelists - Anna Delaney, director, productions; Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday and Europe; Marianne Kolbasuk McGee, executive editor, HealthcareInfoSecurity; and Michael Novinson, managing editor, ISMG Business - discuss:

  • A massive ransomware campaign that is continuing to exploit unpatched VMware ESXi hypervisors to forcibly encrypt virtual machines and hold them to ransom;
  • How a multistate hospital chain disclosed to federal regulators a cybersecurity incident involving secure file transfer software that compromised the data of about 1 million patients;
  • Check Point's introduction, at last, of an SD-WAN offering that supports more than 1,000 applications and is tightly integrated into the company's network security stack.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Feb. 3 edition, which considers whether the U.S. takedown of ransomware group Hive marks its demise, and the Feb. 10 edition, which discusses how police nabbed the notorious Zeekill hacker.

About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, Productions, ISMG

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.

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