Ransomware-wielding attackers - aided by a service economy that gives them access to more advanced attack tools - are increasingly targeting organizations rather than individuals to shake them down for bigger ransom payoffs, says McAfee's John Fokker.
The 2016 U.S. presidential election served as a wake-up call for lawmakers and the public about the threat that cyberattackers can pose to the country's democracy, CISA Director Christopher Krebs said at the RSA 2020 conference. Election security and ransomware remain his agency's two biggest concerns.
The operators behind the "Raccoon" infostealer Trojan have added new capabilities to this malware-as-service offering, which now has the ability to steal data from over 60 applications, according to researchers at the security firm CyberArk.
Facebook recently investigated suspicious content meant to support U.S. presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders but was unable to substantiate involvement by Russians or supporters of President Donald Trump, The Wall Street Journal reports.
Yet another major phishing-related health data breach has been reported to federal regulators. This one potentially exposed the data of more than 100,000 patients at Bellevue, Washington-based Overlake Medical Center & Clinics.
A business email compromise group targeting U.S. businesses is using G-Suite for their scams and collecting money through physical checks instead of wire transfers, according to the security firm Agari.
The FBI has arrested a suspect who's charged in connection with waging distributed denial-of-service attacks against the campaign website of an unsuccessful 2018 Democratic candidate for the U.S. House in California.
U.S. and U.K. officials are blaming the Russian military for launching an October 2019 cyberattack on the country of Georgia that crippled at least 2,000 government, news media and court websites over the course of one day.
Mobile banking customers are being targeted by yet another SMS phishing campaign, according to new research from IBM X-Force. This time, however, in addition to trying to steal usernames and credentials, the attackers are also attempting to install Emotet malware.
ISS World, a global facilities maintenance company based in Denmark, says it's gradually restoring its systems after a malware attack on Monday. The company says it has identified the root cause but has not said if ransomware was involved.
A home healthcare company has filed 17 breach reports after a ransomware attack on its cloud-based electronic health records vendor last December, illustrating once again how a vendor breach can have a wide impact.
The U.S. Census Bureau has not done enough to address cybersecurity issues in preparation for the 2020 census, which is slated to begin in April, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.