Life comes at you fast, especially when you're a breached business such as Okta, which may have exposed customer data or otherwise put the businesses paying for your product at risk. Here's how after detecting the breach, Okta fumbled its response, and what others should learn from this experience.
With Ukraine having called on the world to join its "IT Army" and help it hack Russia and ally Belarus, what could possibly go wrong? For starters, launching distributed denial-of-service attacks - at least from outside Ukraine - remains illegal and risks triggering an escalation by Moscow.
As Western cybersecurity officials warn that Russia's Ukraine invasion poses an elevated cybersecurity risk to all, kudos to Cloudflare, CrowdStrike and Ping Identity for offering free endpoint security and other defenses to the healthcare sector and power sectors, for at least four months.
Could a fundamental but poorly secured protocol that helps power the internet finally get needed improvements? The Federal Communications Commission has opened a security review of Border Gateway Protocol, just days after Russia reportedly hijacked BGP to target a Ukrainian bank.
Why didn't Russia unleash major cyberattacks against Ukrainian critical infrastructure ahead of its invasion troop advance? While theories abound, some experts warn that, unfortunately, this war and its cost to human life is only set to get worse.
Anyone trying to make sense of data breach trends faces a transparency challenge. Too often, a lack of detail undercuts consumers' ability to assess their identity theft risk and businesses' ability to block emerging attacks or ensure that their supply chains remain secure.
As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, what will happen next remains unclear. Accordingly, cybersecurity experts are again calling on organizations globally to focus on what they can control, including their cybersecurity defenses and business resiliency preparedness.
In case anyone doubts that Russia is the epicenter of ransomware operations, follow the money, as Chainalysis finds that "roughly 74% of ransomware revenue in 2021 - over $400 million worth of cryptocurrency - went to strains we can say are highly likely to be affiliated with Russia in some way."
Are ransomware-wielding criminals running scared? That's one likely explanation for the sudden release this week of free, master decryption keys for three different strains of formerly prevalent ransomware: Maze, Sekhmet and Egregor.
The arrest of a married New Yorker couple, charged with laundering bitcoins worth $3.6 billion that were stolen from a currency exchange in 2016, highlights the risk facing anyone who wants to launder large amounts of cryptocurrency and stay free long enough to enjoy their alleged rap career.
The ransomware operation known as Alphv - aka BlackCat - appears to be a reboot of the DarkSide group, which rebranded as BlackMatter following serious encryption and victim-selection mistakes. Amid reports that Alphv has disrupted 17 oil terminals in Western Europe, how long until the next rebrand?
Endpoint detection and response software news: The entity formerly known as McAfee Enterprise and FireEye Products has a new name: Trellix. Think of a "security trellis to businesses across the globe, giving them support they need to keep them safe," says CEO Bryan Palma. Will customers and prospects buy in?
Attackers continue to employ commercial penetration testing tools as well as "living off the land" tactics - using legitimate tools or functionality already present in a network - to exploit victims. Accordingly, organizations must monitor for both, to better identify potential intrusions.
Ransomware-wielding attackers continue to hit businesses, demand a ransom payment and oftentimes dump stolen data if a victim chooses not to pay. But some attackers also appear to be keeping a closer eye on victims - at least after they have been infected - in case they bring unwanted attention.
It's no surprise that as some ransomware-wielding criminals have been hitting healthcare, pipelines and other sectors that provide critical services, governments have been recasting the risk posed by ransomware not just as a business threat but as an urgent national security concern.