The DarkSide ransomware gang apparently collected over $90 million in ransom payments from about 47 victims, including Colonial Pipeline Co., since the gang began operating in August 2020, according to the blockchain analytics firm Elliptic, which says it analyzed bitcoin wallet activity.
Can courts trust evidence collected by Cellebrite's mobile device forensic tools? Matt Bergin of KoreLogic has found new vulnerabilities in Cellebrite's software that he will present on Friday at Black Hat Asia. He says that forensics software should be put through rigorous penetration tests.
Dan Kaminsky, a renowned security researcher, died last week at age 42. He gained cybersecurity fame in 2008 after discovering and helping to coordinate a patch for a massive security flaw in the internet's Domain Name System.
Anyone wanting to invent a system designed to stoke widespread abuse by fraudsters would be hard-pressed to best the non-fungible token. Because they get bought and sold using cryptocurrency, it's only a question of when scammers will turn their attention to defrauding NFT aficionados.
Security practitioners often tread a fine and not entirely well-defined legal line in collecting current and meaningful research. This research can also pose ethical questions when commercial sources for stolen data fall into a gray area.
The zero-day attacks against Accellion's File Transfer Appliance show that a number of big-name firms continued to use the legacy technology - even though more secure, cloud-based options were available. Evidently, many CISOs didn't see a compelling reason to move on. Of course, now they do.
What happens when an e-commerce retailer sends customers a data breach notification email with a subject line that reads "strictly private and confidential"? "Clearly trying to make people stay quiet," responded one unamused Fat Face customer. Others report being none the wiser as to what risks they now face.
Swiss cybersecurity firm Prodaft says it has accessed several servers used by an advanced persistent threat group tied to the SolarWinds supply chain attack. These attackers continue to target large corporations and public institutions worldwide, with a focus on the U.S. and the European Union, the researchers say.
Email security vendor Mimecast, which was targeted by the SolarWinds supply chain hack in January, reports in a Tuesday update that the hackers used the "Sunburst" backdoor as an initial attack vector to steal some source code. But Mimecast says it "found no evidence of any modifications" to that code.
Serious vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange have been exploited by at least 10 APT groups that have been collectively been hitting thousands of companies over the last three months, including prior to when Microsoft was first alerted to the flaws and issued a patch, security researchers warn.
Russian hackers apparently weren't the only ones targeting SolarWinds customers. An attack last year by the Spiral hacking group, believed to be based in China, against one organization used malware that targeted a vulnerability in SolarWinds' Orion software, according to the Secureworks Counter Threat Unit.
Nearly four years after the WannaCry ransomware hit the world, targeting the EternalBlue vulnerability in Microsoft SMB version 1, security firms say the malware continues to be a top threat detected in the wild by endpoint security products. Why won't WannaCry just die?
Using a nearly 20-year-old file transfer product - what could go wrong? Among the many lessons to be learned from the Accellion File Transfer Appliance mess is this: Attackers will devote substantial resources to reverse-engineer hardware, software or a service if there's a financial upside.