The Ragnar Locker ransomware operation has been threatening to dump victims' stolen data if they contact police, private investigators or professional negotiators before paying a ransom. But as one expert notes: "Perhaps the criminals watched too many TV shows, because this isn’t how the real world works."
The most sought-after type of victim for ransomware-wielding attackers is a large, U.S.-based business with at least $100 million in revenue, not operating in the healthcare or education sector, with remote access available via remote desktop protocol or VPN credentials, threat intelligence firm Kela reports.
Cyber Command and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued alerts Friday warning those using Atlassian's Confluence and Data Center products that attackers are actively exploiting the critical remote code execution vulnerability CVE-2021-26084.
As the United States heads into a holiday weekend, experts are warning that ransomware-wielding attackers are sure to unleash crypto-locking chaos in the coming days, with Conti ransomware attacks in particular having been rising sharply in recent weeks.
Citing damaging ransomware attacks that it, along with the FBI, has observed over recent holidays, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued an alert warning organizations to be prepared as the Labor Day holiday nears. CISA, however, is not tracking any immediate threats.
The disruption of the pandemic along with the anywhere workforce resulted in a surge of sophisticated cyberattacks and material breaches. 78% of Canadian cybersecurity professionals said attacks increased due to employees working remotely.
Security teams now face the challenge of securing the anywhere workforce....
The healthcare sector has been reshaped by the forces of digital transformation and virtual health. But it also has been besieged by the shifting threat landscape and the escalation of destructive ransomware attacks. What role can zero trust play? Jack Miller of Menlo Security shares insight.
After a string of high-profile hits, many of the largest and most notorious ransomware operations recently disappeared. But the pace of ransomware attacks hasn't diminished because of a steady influx of new operations, existing operations getting more sophisticated and old players rebranding.
The Biden administration is hosting a White House meeting Wednesday with technology, banking, insurance and education executives to focus on cybersecurity and national security issues, such as protecting critical infrastructure from attacks and how to hire more security professionals to meet demand.
Security researchers at AT&T Alien Labs say they've discovered a cluster of Linux ELF executables, identified as modifications of the open-source PRISM backdoor, that attackers have been using in several campaigns for more than three years.
Microsoft security researchers say the operators of the well-established Mozi IoT botnet have upgraded the malware, enabling it to achieve persistence on network gateways manufactured by Netgear, Huawei and ZTE.
Cyber criminals are getting bolder and more sophisticated with their threats. No matter what kind of business you are in, you are likely to run into ransomware threats. During a ransomware attack, organizations - big and small - struggle to maintain productivity, preserve brand reputation and come up with a payment...
Initial access brokers continue to sell easy access to networks. Given the uptake of such access by ransomware operations over the past year, one surprise is that relatively few individuals appear to be serving as brokers, which, of course, makes them an obvious target for law enforcement authorities.