As ransomware continues to slam organizations, a lively debate has ensued about whether ransom payments should be banned in all cases. Attempting to ban ransom payments, however, likely would only make the problem worse.
Books retailer Barnes & Noble is investigating a security incident involving unauthorized access to its corporate systems, including those storing customers' information. To begin its mitigation efforts, the company shut down its systems, which meant its Nook e-book platform was offline.
A newly identified financially motivated threat group, dubbed "FIN11," is deploying Clop ransomware and exfiltrating data from its targets for extortion efforts, according to researchers at FireEye Mandiant.
Many healthcare organizations have under-resourced security teams, putting them at higher risk for cyber incidents during the COVID-19 pandemic that could result in patient harm, warns cybersecurity expert Joshua Corman.
Organizations around the world must build stronger cyber resilience programs to help ensure they can bounce back from cyberattacks, says Craig Rice, group director of cyber resilience at Aviva, a British multinational insurance firm, who describes how regulatory requirements will evolve.
Among the most malicious and potentially dangerous cyber incidents affecting the healthcare, energy and other sectors are evolving "distruptionware" attacks - including ransomware - that aim to shut down businesses, says retired FBI agent Jason G. Weiss.
As Universal Health Services continues to recover from an apparent ransomware incident last weekend that affected system access for hundreds of its facilities, security experts say others can learn important lessons from the company's experience.
Blackbaud, a provider of cloud-based marketing, fundraising and customer relationship management software, now acknowledges that a ransomware attack in May could have exposed much more PII - including banking details - than the company initially believed, according to an SEC filing.
French shipping firm CMA CGM Group is investigating what it calls a "malware" attack against its systems that has been causing disruptions. The firm is one of the largest container and shipping companies in the world.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis on why criminals continue to use darknet markets, despite the risks. Also featured: Hackers target Virgin Mobile KSA; coping with COVID-19 stress.
It might be new, but are we ready to call this "normal?" In this latest in a series of CEO/CISO panels, cybersecurity leaders talk frankly about the new risk surface and the role emerging technologies play in helping us keep pace with our adversaries.