A report from Google's Threat Analysis Group offers fresh details about the hacking group that targeted Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign with phishing emails earlier this year. The phishing effort was linked to a little-known hacking group called APT31, which has connections to China.
As ransomware continues to slam organizations, a lively debate has ensued about whether ransom payments should be banned in all cases. Attempting to ban ransom payments, however, likely would only make the problem worse.
Ransomware attacks remain the top cyber-enabled threat seen by law enforcement. But phishing, business email compromises and other types of fraud - many now using a COVID-19 theme - also loom large, Europol warns in its latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
Ransomware has emerged as the No. 1 online threat targeting public and private organizations this year. Seeking maximum returns, more gangs have moved beyond opportunistic attacks to target organizations with "post-intrusion ransomware." Meanwhile, many victims fail to report such crimes to police.
Check Point Research analysts have observed a significant rise in online attacks against the educational sector worldwide since July. DDoS attacks have surged in the U.S., while European institutions have been hit by ransomware.
Mozi, a relatively new peer-to-peer botnet, is now dominating global IoT network traffic, according to a new report from IBM's X-Force unit. The malware is being used to launch DDoS attacks as well as mine for cryptocurrency.
New Zealand's stock exchange, NZX, recently fell under a massive distributed denial-of-service attack that was part of an extortion attempt. Security specialist Daniel Ayers breaks down what went wrong and how other organizations can avoid similar issues.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning of an increase in targeted distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial and government organizations worldwide. And security firms also are tracking the incidents in these and other sectors.
The start of classroom and online instruction at Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut was canceled Tuesday as a result of a ransomware attack - the latest in a series of online attacks, including distributed denial-of-service disruptions, that have interrupted some schools' return to teaching this fall.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk says a "serious attack" aimed at stealing corporate data and holding his company to ransom has been thwarted. The FBI has accused a Russian national of attempting to recruit an insider to install malware to steal data, which criminals hoped to ransom for $4 million.
The New Zealand Stock Exchange resumed trading in the early afternoon on Friday after the impacts of distributed denial-of-service disruptions reverberated into a fourth day. The hobbling of the exchange's trading has demonstrated that DDoS attacks remain an unpredictable threat.
Lucifer, a botnet that has been infecting Windows devices with cryptominers and using compromised systems for distributed denial-of-service attacks, now has the ability to compromise Linux-based systems as well, according to Netscout's ATLAS Security Engineering & Response Team.
Copycats using well-known threat actor names, such as Fancy Bear and Armada Collective, are launching extortion campaigns tied to distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial institutions, according to Akamai's Security Intelligence Research Team.