Nearly two-thirds (65%) of respondents consider Ransomware attacks as one of the top three most serious threats to the viability of their organization.
To better understand how to defend your organisation, this report breaks down the frequency and categorisation of attempted ransomware attacks over the last 12...
Hospitals, clinics and doctor practices have long fallen victim to cyberattacks and breaches kicked off with phishing emails. But with the advent of AI-augmented phishing, the lures are more convincing and could lead to even more scams targeting healthcare organizations, federal authorities warned.
By analyzing real-world telemetry data, the second annual Elastic Global Threat Report provides principal insights from Elastic’s dedicated security intelligence team, including:
An in-depth look at threat telemetry specific to Elastic
Observations of malware signatures, endpoint behavior, cloud provider...
Welcome to "Cyber Fail." In this ISMG program, our experts uncover fails so we can strengthen our defenses. In this episode, we take on deepfakes, hallucinating chatbots, the fate of humanity and why you should never put your trust in a ransomware gang.
The volume of known ransomware attacks surged last month to record-breaking levels, with groups collectively listing 514 victims on their data-leak sites, security researchers report. In the lead: long-timer LockBit followed by newcomer LostTrust, with other new groups also having a notable impact.
A financially motivated hacking group is becoming more aggressive, leading Microsoft to dub it "one of the most dangerous financial criminal groups." Octo Tempest is the rare English-speaking affiliate of Russian-speaking ransomware group BlackCat.
Email is a major entry point for threat actors, who have evolved their tactics to bypass traditional security solutions and now leverage AI to make attacks more scalable and harder to detect. In response, organizations are buying AI-enabled solutions to bolster their security posture. This survey shows...
Discover how cybercriminals use generative AI tools like ChatGPT to create more effective email attacks and how to protect your organization from them.
ChatGPT. Google Bard. Midjourney. DeepFaceLab.
Generative AI is all the rage, and for good reason. What used to take hours can now be done in minutes, and what...
Attorneys general across 33 states have reached settlements for three health data breaches that affected nearly 2 million people, including a $1.4 million settlement for a clearinghouse that left patient data exposed for three years. The AGs accused the firms of violating state laws and HIPAA rules.
European police in Paris this week arrested a man accused of being a key developer of Ragnar Locker ransomware. A joint action led by French authorities resulted in one arrest and the questioning of five suspects located in Spain and Latvia in coordinated action that began Monday.
The FBI is warning plastic surgery practices and their patients of cybercriminals targeting their sensitive health information and medical photos for extortion schemes. The alert followed recent hacking incidents at several plastic surgery practices involving data theft.
The data leak and negotiation sites for the Ragnar Locker ransomware group went offline Thursday after an international law enforcement operation, backed by the FBI and police in Europe, seized its infrastructure. Whether the disruption spells the end for Ragnar Locker remains unclear.
Pro-Ukrainian hackers claimed responsibility for wiping the servers of the Trigona ransomware gang, a recently formed group that may have links to the Russian cybercriminal underground. "'Terrible Russian hackers,' yeah, yeah," wrote a self-described spokesman for the Ukrainian Cyber Alliance.
This latest Quarterly Threat Report (QTR) distils the trends, notable new behaviours, and unusual attacks we saw over the last quarter. Also utilizing previous threat reports to compare findings and point out patterns–and even provide some solutions for avoiding the latest threats.
By dissecting how attackers got...
The Kansas Supreme Court said it is probing a "security incident" that has disrupted access to IT systems also used by the state's Court of Appeals and every District Court but one, leaving them unable to accept electronic filing of documents or process some cases.