The increasing reliance on collaboration tools such as Slack and Discord to support those working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic has opened up new ways for fraudsters and cybercriminals to bypass security tools and deliver malware, Cisco Talos reports.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of why transparent communication in the aftermath of a data breach pays off. Also featured: Mastercard on digital identity issues; building a more diverse and inclusive cybersecurity workforce.
For the second time in two years, the contents of the darknet payment card marketplace Swarmshop have been removed and posted to a competing underground forum, Group-IB reports. The content includes data on more than 600,000 payment cards as well as administrator, seller and buyer information.
The federal government should provide more funding to state and local agencies for IT projects that could enhance cybersecurity and help mitigate the risk of ransomware attacks, says Christopher Krebs, the former director of CISA.
Researchers at the security firm Intel 471 report cybercriminal gangs are using a newly uncovered malicious document builder called "EtterSilent" to create differentiated, hard-to-discover, malicious documents that can be deployed in phishing attacks.
At least 14 lawsuits seeking class-action status have been filed against Accellion in the wake of breaches of the vendor's 20-year-old File Transfer Appliance. A motion to consolidate the cases has also been filed.
A Russian-speaking cybercriminal recently sold on a darknet forum thousands of stolen payment and gift cards that researchers at Gemini Advisory believe were taken from the now-defunct online gift card exchange Cardpool.com.
How much does it cost to recover from a ransomware attack? For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, which was hit by the Conti ransomware-wielding gang on Christmas Eve, reported cleanup costs have reached $1.1 million. SEPA is still restoring systems and has refused to pay any ransom.
A security researcher found more than 500 million Facebook records being offered for free on the darknet, exposing basic user information, including any phone numbers associated with the accounts. Facebook says this is “old data” previously reported as exposed.
CISA and the FBI warn in a new alert that unidentified nation-state actors are scanning for three vulnerabilities in Fortinet's operating system, FortiOS, to potentially target government agencies and companies for cyberespionage.
The 475,000 euro fine levied against Booking.com by Dutch privacy authorities should serve as a "wake-up call" for other companies when it comes to GDPR, some experts say. The company waited more than 20 days to report the breach to officials instead of the 72-hour window required under Europe's privacy law.
New York state officials are warning insurance and financial firms that fraudsters continue to probe for security weaknesses in websites offering instant quotes, as a way to target consumers' data. Attackers are now using credential stuffing techniques and targeting unprotected data in transition.