As the last U.S. military flight lifted off Tuesday evening from the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, what's been left behind reportedly includes a vast trove of biometric data that could be used to identify - including for interrogation or execution - individuals who assisted the occupying NATO forces.
Australia's data regulator says organizations hit by ransomware may be underreporting data breaches because they haven't thoroughly figured out if data was taken. But an "absence of evidence" of a data breach in a ransomware attack isn't sufficient to declare that no data was taken.
The network has become hybrid and multi-cloud, and security now needs to be harmonized across network, workload and application domains. The complexity of your disparate and dynamic environments is an enemy and you need to defend against it, as you would against any sophiscated adversary.
The firewall has been the cornerstone of enterprise network security since the dawn of the internet age. In 2021, the firewall’s capabilities still represent a core element of IT security, and they will remain so for years to come. But they need to continue to evolve.
Good news on the ransomware front: The average ransom paid by a victim dropped by 38% from Q1 to Q2, reaching $136,576, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware. In addition, fewer victims are paying a ransom simply for a promise from attackers to delete stolen data.
Can NSO Group and other commercial spyware vendors survive the latest revelations into how their tools get used? The Israeli firm is again being accused of selling spyware to repressive regimes, facilitating the surveillance of journalists, political opponents, business executives and even world leaders.
Threat intelligence researchers are looking closely at REvil, the ransomware gang that infected up to 1,500 companies in a single swoop. A look at the group's online infrastructure shows clear lines to Russian and U.K. service providers that, in theory, could help law enforcement agencies but don't appear eager to...
As ransomware attacks become more prolific, their success is being driven by the increasing use of specialists who can refine every stage of an attack. It's a reminder that the goal of cybercrime remains to maximize illicit profits as easily and quickly as possible.
Ransomware-wielding criminals continue to hone their illicit business models, as demonstrated by the strike against customers of Kaseya. A full postmortem of the attack has yet to be issued, but one question sure to be leveled at the software vendor is this: Should it have fixed the flaw more quickly?
In its latest quarterly fraud and payments report, Outseer notes a 58% increase in brand abuse - a trend that's only going to grow, says COO Jim Ducharme. He analyzes this and other fraud trends, including how to reduce fraud without compromising user experience.
The code used to build copies of Babuk ransomware - to infect victims with the crypto-locking malware - has been leaked, after someone posted the software to virus-scanning service VirusTotal. Whether the leak was intentional - perhaps a rival gang seeking to burn the operation - remains unclear.