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.
Ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims, driven by "big-game hunting," data exfiltration and smaller players seeking larger returns, according to ransomware incident response firm Coveware.
A hacking group dubbed "CatusPete" is now using a revamped backdoor called Bisonal to target banks and military organizations in Eastern Europe, according to Kaspersky. Security analysts have previously tied the group to China.
Scammers have reportedly been putting one over on customers of the famous Ritz London, which says it is "aware of a potential data breach within our food and beverage reservation system, which may have compromised some of our clients' personal data." No payment card data was exposed, it says.
Researchers at Check Point developed a one-click attack against Amazon's popular voice-controlled assistant Alexa that could reveal a user's voice history or personal information. Amazon has fixed the web application security flaws but says Check Point's demo video is misleading.
The IcedID banking Trojan has been updated with additional evasion techniques, including a password-protected attachment, keyword obfuscation and a DLL file that acts as a second-stage downloader, according to Juniper Threat Labs.
President Donald Trump has signed a new executive order that requires TikTok owner ByteDance to divest its U.S. operations within 90 days. In the new order, Trump cites national security concerns in demanding the Chinese company sell its American assets.
An alert from U.S. National Security Agency and the FBI warns of a recently discovered Russian-deployed malware variant called Drovorub that's designed to target Linux systems, creating a backdoor into targeted networks to exfiltrate data.
China could collect the personal data on Americans through the social media apps TikTok and WeChat for intelligence-gathering purposes, a senior Justice Department official says in explaining why the White House wants to ban these apps.
Ariel Weintraub joined MassMutual last fall to focus on putting data science to work to help improve the insurance company's security operations and identity and access management programs. What are the early use cases and lessons learned?