Black Hat 2022 kicks off today with security experts sharing cutting-edge research and insights through demos, technical trainings and hands-on labs. Keynote speaker Chris Krebs will discuss risk trends in cybercrime, geopolitical threats and what they mean for tomorrow's network defenders.
Cybercriminals monitor leak sites for newly listed ransomware victims in a bid to try their own hand at dropping encryption malware, says Sophos. The cybersecurity firm says it's seen an uptick in incidents involving multiple criminal gangs demanding a ransom for unencrypted victims' files.
Increased collaboration between the public and private sectors hasn't slowed the increased frequency and ease of ransomware intrusions, but efforts to change the financial incentives of ransomware are having "a pretty good effect," says Marc Rogers, vice president of cybersecurity strategy at Okta.
The impending recession should accelerate cloud adoption as firms look to reduce infrastructure costs, but these moves will introduce a new set of security challenges. Arctic Wolf Chief Product Officer Dan Schiappa predicts many companies will start building security into their applications sooner.
As ransomware attacks continue to pummel organizations, Rapid7 Chief Scientist Raj Samani says victims must identify how the attacker broke in and if they've given themselves persistent ways to regain access. Otherwise, he says, "They'll hit you again and again."
Some experts predict cyber insurance rates will increase 40-75% in the near future, and MSPs need to take action now to protect their profits and businesses in 2022 and beyond. The panelists will explore why ransomware attacks are at the heart of these increases. This webinar features expert insights from:
Financial crimes against financial institutions have become more significant. These risks now represent one of the biggest areas of concern for the industry and one of the largest drivers of IT and compliance costs. Nick Davison of EY Australia and Paul Franks of SAS share new financial crime management strategies.
The Australian Federal Police have charged a 24-year-old Melbourne man for allegedly creating global spyware purchased by over 14,500 individuals across 128 countries. Priced at $25, once it is installed on a victim's computer, it can be used to steal personal information or spy on individuals.
Fifty bucks gets cybercriminals access to a phishing-as-a-service platform for campaigns impersonating major brands in the United States and other English-speaking countries. Researchers from IronNet say the prices offered on "Robin Banks" are substantially less than comparable service providers.
Microsoft is revealing details of an advanced spyware campaign in a bid to neutralize its effectiveness. It fingers Austrian firm DSIRF as responsible for coding malware known as "Subzero," which Microsoft researchers dub "Knotweed." Pressure is mounting on companies that supply spyware apps.
The chairman of the U.S. House Intelligence Committee vowed more action against makers of advance spyware such as Israel's NSO Group while witnesses pressed the panel to commit the intelligence community's resources to disrupting spyware companies.
The DOJ extradited from Colombia 37-year-old Mihai Ionut Paunescu, who faces criminal charges for allegedly running a "bulletproof" hosting service that helped cybercriminals launch malware attacks. He is set to undergo trial for conspiracy to commit computer intrusion, bank fraud and wire fraud.
The cybercriminals behind BlackCat ransomware have upgraded their arsenal by adding Brute Ratel, a pen-testing tool with remote access features that are used by attackers. The group targets large corporations in different industry segments across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
The past few years have shown us a tremendous shift in BEC attacks, which changed its strategies from Executive Impersonation to opting to impersonate third party vendors and suppliers instead. This shift has given the threat actors a plethora of additional trusted identities to exploit.
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Watch this short video where threat researchers do a review of the threat landscape. They will share the highlights of the latest popular tactics that are trending with cyber criminals in today’s world.