In the latest update, four ISMG editors discuss the alarming, bizarre case of a cardiologist in Venezuela charged with developing malware and recruiting affiliates, recent ransomware and data leak incidents in healthcare and how the economy is causing mature cybersecurity startups to slow hiring.
When Colonial Pipeline suffered an outage in May 2021 as a result of an attack by the DarkSide crime syndicate, numerous governments changed their approach to ransomware and began treating it as a national security threat, says Rapid7's Jen Ellis. She details what needs to happen next.
The Russian-language criminal syndicate behind the notorious Conti ransomware has retired that brand name, after having already launched multiple spinoffs to make future operations more difficult to track or disrupt, threat intelligence firm Advanced Intelligence reports.
Attackers who successfully infect targets with ransomware primarily first gain access by exploiting poorly secured remote desktop protocol or VPN connections or by using malware-laden phishing emails, reports security firm Group-IB, based on more than 700 attacks it investigated in 2021.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the changes in the ransomware landscape one year after the attack on Colonial Pipeline. It also revisits the Ryuk ransomware attack on a school district in Illinois and examines common culprits hindering effective Zero Trust adoption.
Ransomware group Conti, which has been holding to ransom crypto-locked Costa Rican government systems since April, has claimed on its leak site Conti News that it has "insiders" in the country's government, and that they are working toward the compromise of "other systems."
U.S. authorities have charged a cardiologist based in Venezuela with developing and selling multiple strains of ransomware, including Jigsaw and Thanos, as well as recruiting affiliates to use the crypto-locking malware against victims in return for a cut of any ransoms paid.
Trust is the currency of today’s digital economy. Businesses that earn and keep that trust, thrive – and those that don’t, struggle. With more than 5 billion users conducting their lives online, the opportunities for businesses to earn – and lose – trust are endless. In 2021, for the first time ever,...
If you were a nation with legions of hackers at your disposal, seeking to sidestep crippling international sanctions, would you look to ransomware to fund your regime? That question is posed by new research that finds state-sponsored North Korean hackers haven't stopped their ransomware experiments.
In the latest update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss the intriguing insights exposed by the leak of ransomware gang Conti's internal communications, the U.S. Treasury's first-ever sanctions on a cryptocurrency mixer and the latest cyber activity in Russia's hybrid war.
Pre-pandemic, escalating mobile banking adoption rate was primarily fueled by smartphone penetration, with over 4 billion people using smartphones. However, the disruption emerging from the onset of COVID-19 has been a major driver of mobile banking, fast-tracking the trend of mobile-first banking among younger...
Most consumers are now thrust into using online and mobile banking more often, FIs need to stay alert as digital acceleration elevates vulnerabilities for fraud, money laundering, and other illicit activity.
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In the latest "Proof of Concept," Ari Redbord, head of legal and government affairs at TRM Labs, and former CISO David Pollino of PNC Bank join editors at ISMG to discuss the U.S Treasury's decision to sanction cryptocurrency mixer Blender.io. They also assess software supply chain security.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes what lessons cybersecurity leaders can learn from the Russia-Ukraine war. It also examines the Okta data breach and Lapsus$ attack and describes how tech companies are supporting new developments in the FIDO protocol.
According to Sophos, the average cost of rectifying a ransomware attack in the financial services industry was US$2.10 million, considering ransom paid, downtime, people time, device cost, network cost, lost opportunity, and other factors.
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