Ransomware-wielding attackers love to lie to victims. But REvil - aka Sodinokibi - has reportedly been running double negotiations to make affiliates think a victim hasn't paid a ransom, using a backdoor in the malware that allows administrators to decrypt victims' systems, so affiliates don't get their cut.
A new and still little-known ransomware group called Karma has been pursuing a novel strategy to pressure victims into paying: Get journalists to publicize businesses hit by the ransomware operation, adding pressure on victims to pay the ransom demand.
Cloud-based services are affecting governance, risk management and compliance practices in Australia, says Tim Nedyalkov, who is a technology information security officer with Commonwealth Bank. He discusses the differences between how managers and practitioners approach the problems.
Security experts say the notorious REvil - aka Sodinokibi - ransomware-as-a-service operation, which went dark in July, appears to be back in business. The group's data leak site and payment portal are back online, and one expert says the group appears to have begun amassing new victims.
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.
To protect manufacturing operations and data, there are some important cybersecurity gaps to address. Cybersecurity company Lookout explains how to close the five most common security gaps in manufacturing, which are created as a result of digital transformation.
A group of cybersecurity professionals has launched Respect in Security to take a stand against all forms of harassment within the industry. Initiative co-founders Lisa Forte and Rik Ferguson describe their commitment to creating workplaces free from harassment and fear.
As applications are no longer tied to infrastructure, you need security controls at the workload level that are shared dynamically with security in your network - for real-time, multi-layered protection. Micro-segmentation allows you to isolate critical resources to control access and is an important part of Zero...
A cybercrime forum seller advertised "a full dump of the popular DDoS-Guard online service" for sale, but the distributed denial-of-service defense provider, which has a history of defending notorious sites, has dismissed any claim it's been breached. What's the potential risk to its users?
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...