Should the now-former CSO of Uber have reported a security incident to authorities after discovering signs of unusual behavior? That's one of the big questions now being asked in the closely watched trial of Joe Sullivan, who's been charged with covering up a data breach and paying off hackers.
Financial services giant Morgan Stanley will pay a $35 million fine to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges that it failed to comply with rules requiring it to safeguard customer data as well as ensure it is disposed of properly.
After an international law enforcement operation shuttered stolen data forum RaidForums in February, one of its power users launched a replacement called Breached. Within months, the English-language forum has amassed more stolen records and nearly as many users as its predecessor.
Who's been disrupting ransomware operations' data leak sites by targeting them with distributed denial-of-service attacks? No one has yet claimed credit for the ongoing disruptions and slowdowns, but one likely theory is that rival operations are attempting to cause each other pain.
As ransomware continues to pummel organizations left, right and center, two states have responded by banning certain types of ransom payments, and more look set to soon follow suit. But experts warn such bans could have "terrible consequences," leading to costlier and more complicated recovery.
Cybersecurity experts have been reacting to industry veteran Peiter Zatko's allegations of poor information security practices at Twitter, with many noting that he's hardly the first expert to have been hired to remedy serious problems, only to say they were prevented from doing their job.
Ransomware karma: The notorious LockBit 3.0 ransomware gang's site has been disrupted via a days-long distributed-denial-of-service attack, with administrator LockBitSupp reporting that it appears to be retribution for the gang leaking files stolen from a recent victim: security firm Entrust.
Calling all Apple users: It's time to once again patch your devices to protect them against two zero-day vulnerabilities that attackers are actively exploiting in the wild to take complete control of devices. While there's no need to panic, security experts advise moving quickly.
The Cl0p ransomware group has been attempting to extort Thames Water, a public utility in England. Just one problem: the group attacked an entirely different water provider. Through ineptitude or outright lying, this isn't the first time that a ransomware group has claimed the wrong victim.
How many organizations fall victim to a ransomware outbreak? How many victims pay a ransom? How many victims see stolen data get leaked? A new study from the EU's cybersecurity agency ENISA offers answers, but carries major caveats due to rampant underreporting of such attacks.
Here's unwelcome ransomware news: When a ransomware victim chooses to pay a ransom, the average amount has increased to $228,125, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware. On the upside, however, big-name ransomware groups are having a tougher time attracting affiliates.
Big, bad bugs - including the likes of Heartbleed, BlueKeep and Drupalgeddon - never seem to burn out. Instead, they just slowly fade away, despite the risk that attackers will successfully exploit them to steal data, seize control of systems or deploy ransomware.
Ransomware attacks and data breaches: One thing both have in common is the challenge of attempting to accurately understand their true scale and impact. Too often, data breach notifications lack useful details, while ransomware attacks and ransom payments go unreported.
Please don't pay ransoms, authorities continue to urge. Britain's lead cyber agency and privacy watchdog are now making that appeal directly to legal advisers, warning them that paying a ransom offers no data protection upsides and won't lessen any fine they might face.
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.