Cryptocurrency-using criminals continue to rely on services designed to launder their virtual currency to give them "clean coins" that are tougher for law enforcement to trace. Experts say such services are widely marketed on cybercrime forums, and sometimes provided directly to ransomware groups' affiliates.
The U.S. and Israel will expand their diplomatic relationship around cybersecurity, announcing a bilateral task force this week that will support cybersecurity and fintech innovation. The news follows recent action by the U.S. Department of Commerce to blacklist Israeli spyware firm NSO Group.
In an effort to streamline the adoption of zero trust cybersecurity architectures, the U.S. Department of Defense in December will launch an office dedicated to zero trust. This announcement comes as federal agencies move to modernize following the SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign.
NSO Group CEO-designate Itzik Benbenisti, currently NSO's co-president, has resigned from the Israel-based intelligence company, citing its blacklisting by the U.S. Department of Commerce last week. But the company has other troubles, too.
The U.K. Supreme Court has blocked a $4.3 billion class action lawsuit against technology giant Google. The lawsuit, which was filed in 2017, alleges that Google accessed millions of iPhone users’ personal information illegally between June 1, 2011, and Feb. 15, 2012.
U.S. SEC Commissioner Caroline Crenshaw urges DeFi developers to approach the financial regulator in an effort to bring projects in line with existing securities laws. Though praising the DeFi's innovative nature, the commissioner says it lacks transparency and is hindered by on-chain pseudonymity.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has blacklisted cryptocurrency exchange Chatex, along with a network of entities the department says support it, for allegedly facilitating ransomware-related financial transactions. This action effectively bars Americans from doing business with the company.
Congress has passed the $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure bill, which will inject $1.9 billion in new cybersecurity funding for the federal government. The bill, long held up in Congress, passed the House on Friday and moves to the desk of President Joe Biden, who plans to sign the measure into law.
The U.S. Department of Justice says one Ukrainian man has been arrested and a Russian man indicted for launching devastating REvil ransomware attacks against software company Kaseya and the state of Texas. Separately, Europol announced the arrest of a further five REvil affiliates since February.
Marcus Rameke of Nikko Asset Management Group in New Zealand shares how he led the digital transformation journey to enable it to fulfill new business requirements using an agile approach that made staff more mobile and able to achieve better productivity and revenue and improve client satisfaction.
Following the arrest of suspected Clop ransomware operation members in Ukraine, Red Notices issued by Interpol seek the arrest of six more members of the Russian-speaking crime group, as part of what law enforcement agencies have dubbed Operation Cyclone.
The U.S. deputy attorney general said this week that the nation is ramping up efforts to cripple ransomware operations and other cybercrime through arrests and seizures of ransom payments. The Biden administration has called ransomware a threat to national security and an economic threat.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features insight from U.S. Sen. Angus King on why the federal government needs to declare a clear response to cybercriminals in order to deter them. Also featured: Ransomware affiliates gain power and promoting diversity of thought in cybersecurity.
Wireless device makers in the European Union market will soon have to adhere to a new set of cybersecurity guidelines at the design and production stages of manufacturing, according to the European Commission. The guidelines target devices such as mobile phones, tablets and other products.
CISA Director Jen Easterly and congressional leader John Katko, R-N.Y., agree that officials must take precautionary steps to identify "systemically important critical infrastructure" to reduce risks of pervasive supply chain cyberattacks.