The Ragnar Locker ransomware operation has been threatening to dump victims' stolen data if they contact police, private investigators or professional negotiators before paying a ransom. But as one expert notes: "Perhaps the criminals watched too many TV shows, because this isn’t how the real world works."
Ireland's cybercrime police, the Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau, have conducted a "significant disruption operation" targeting the IT infrastructure of a cybercrime group, seizing multiple domains used in a May ransomware attack that disrupted Ireland’s national health services provider.
The most sought-after type of victim for ransomware-wielding attackers is a large, U.S.-based business with at least $100 million in revenue, not operating in the healthcare or education sector, with remote access available via remote desktop protocol or VPN credentials, threat intelligence firm Kela reports.
Cyber Command and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued alerts Friday warning those using Atlassian's Confluence and Data Center products that attackers are actively exploiting the critical remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2021-26084.
While there is currently a lack of specific cyberthreats, Deputy National Security Adviser Anne Neuberger urges organizations, especially those in critical infrastructure, to take precautions over the Labor Day weekend, as threat groups have taken advantage of previous holidays to conduct attacks.
Business email compromise attacks, which balance low-tech tactics with the potential for big profits, remain popular. Attackers continue to refine their tactics, including subverting legitimate redirect services as well as recruiting English-speaking business partners and cryptocurrency tumbler operators.
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Because a relatively small number of individuals provide the vast majority of services and infrastructure that power cybercrime, they remain top targets for arrest - or at least disruption - by law enforcement authorities, says cybercrime expert Alan Woodward. But of course, geopolitics sometimes gets in the way.
Microsoft is warning of a "widespread" phishing campaign in which fraudsters use open redirect links to lure users to malicious websites to harvest Office 365 and other credentials, according to a recent report. In some cases, the attackers deploy a malicious CAPTCHA verification page.
Local officials with the city of Rolle, located near Lake Geneva in Switzerland, have acknowledged that they initially misjudged the impact of a recent ransomware attack that reportedly led to the leak of residents' data on the darknet.
As initial consumer reactions to the COVID-19 pandemic settled into durable, more defined buying behaviors in the second half of 2020, the importance of a robust and seamlessly connected omni-channel ecosystem became evident.
The FBI has issued a warning about Hive ransomware after the group took down Memorial Health System last week. The alert details indicators of compromise, tactics, techniques and procedures associated with these ransomware attacks to help organizations better defend themselves.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis initiatives unveiled by the Biden administration to enhance supply chain and critical infrastructure security and address the cybersecurity skills gap. Also featured: LockBit 2.0 ransomware rep 'tells all'; misconfigured Microsoft Power Apps.
The Biden administration unveiled a package of supply chain and critical infrastructure security initiatives following a meeting at the White House with tech executives and others. Companies such as Google and Microsoft also promised billions in spending on cybersecurity over the next several years.