Thoma Bravo is eyeing its third take-private security deal of 2022, initiating talks with Darktrace months after agreeing to buy SailPoint and Ping Identity. The cybersecurity AI firm says it's in early discussions with private equity giant Thoma Bravo on a possible cash offer for the business.
Research by Dun & Bradstreet says business identity fraud jumped 254% last year. Tools can help prevent this fraud but may create greater friction, say Andrew La Marca, senior director at Dun & Bradstreet, and Ralph Gagliardi, agent in charge, High Tech Crimes Unit, Colorado Bureau of Investigation.
Signal says 1,900 of its customers have been affected by the recent phishing attack on its third-party vendor Twilio. Signal says phone numbers and SMS verification codes of 1,900 customers are compromised, potentially transferring access of these accounts to the attackers.
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.
ENISA’s new "Threat Landscape for Ransomware Attacks" report analyzes 623 ransomware incidents in the EU, U.K. and U.S. from 2021 to 2022. ENISA cybersecurity officer Ifigeneia Lella shares how attacks have evolved and how 95% of reported incidents lack key data about how the breaches occurred.
Hybrid war includes cyberattacks, critical infrastructure attacks and efforts to get information. Victoria Beckman, director of Microsoft's Digital Crimes Unit in the Americas, says Ukraine used a national cybersecurity strategy to withstand such attacks from Russia and so can other countries.
Ransomware-wielding attackers continue to seek new ways to maximize profits with minimal effort. Top tactics spotted recently by experts include continuing to partner with initial access brokers and botnet operators and testing new monetization models, such as "mediation as a service."
Cyber insurance can defray costs associated with data breaches and ransomware attacks. But Kelly Butler of the advisory firm Marsh & McLennan Companies says insurers are tightening their requirements for policies due to rising costs associated with increasingly severe incidents.
It feels like we hear about a new devastating cyberattack in the news every day, and attack methods seem to be proliferating at an exponential rate. So, which tactics should you be aware of beyond standard “click and infect” attack vectors?
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Cisco says it fell victim to a successful hack attack and data breach in May. While an attacker wielding Yanluowang ransomware claimed to have exfiltrated data and crypto-locked systems, Cisco says nothing sensitive was stolen and no systems were infected by ransomware.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Apiiro's Moshe Zioni, vice president of security research, discusses the company's "Secrets Insights 2022" report on the real-world risks of hardcoded secrets across the software supply chain and how to mitigate the potential damage they can cause.
The ISMG Security Report discusses how cyberattacks and operations tied to the Russia-Ukraine war have been affecting civilians since the start of Russia's invasion, whether a practicing cardiologist living in Venezuela is also a ransomware mastermind and effective bot management tooling strategies.
Black Hat USA 2022 opened with somber warnings from Chris Krebs about why application developers, vendors and the government need to solve major industry challenges. Key security executives also discussed DNS visibility, cloud security, patch management, APT strategies and supply chain woes.
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.
The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has featured cyber operations being used to target Ukraine as well as Russia. But CyberPeace Institute, which tracks cyberattacks tied to the conflict, has so far seen 27 different countries being affected by more than 300 attacks, and many have affected civilians.