While run-of-the-mill ransomware attacks continue, some crypto-locking malware gangs are bringing more advanced hacking skills to bear against targets, seeking the maximum possible payout, says cybersecurity expert Jake Williams of Rendition Infosec, who dubs the trend "ransomware 2.0."
In this in-depth blog, a long-time cybersecurity specialist who recently joined the staff of Information Security Media Group sizes up evolving ransomware risks and offers a list of 11 critical mitigation steps.
The gang behind Maze ransomware has begun publicly identifying its victims and listing data that it exfiltrated from systems before leaving them crypto-locked. The intent is clear: By naming and shaming victims, the Maze gang is trying to compel them to pay.
Encrypted chat and messaging application Keybase has found out what happens when you wrap a cryptocurrency giveaway into your service. In short: Everyone comes out the woodwork to try to get a slice of the pie.
Just by using the term "artificial intelligence," we're already having the wrong conversation about machines and cybersecurity, says Chris Calvert of Respond Software. What conversations should we be having? Calvert discusses the proper balance of humans and machines.
A proposal that won U.S. House approval Wednesday calls for crafting a strategy for securing the nation's electrical grid. It also would create a two-year pilot program within the U.S. Energy Department's National Laboratory to identify vulnerabilities within the grid.
Black Hat Europe returned to London last week, featuring two days of briefings covering topics from cryptography and breach response to exploit development and application security. Plus, a packed business hall offered technical demonstrations. Here are visual highlights of the event.
The Justice Department has charged five individuals with running a high-tech Ponzi scheme that allegedly fleeced investors out of $722 million by falsely promising clients big returns as part of a cryptomining operation.
Internet crime has grown so rapidly that law enforcement is outpaced. Here's the story of how a Manhattan doctor lost $200,000 in an internet scam, and why he's struggling to get law enforcement's attention.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission has sanctioned data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica for misusing Facebook users' personal details as part of voter-targeting campaigns. Just one problem: The firm declared bankruptcy in May 2018. Meanwhile, voter microtargeting continues unchecked.
Security experts speaking on the ending "locknote" panel at this year's Black Hat Europe highlighted trends from the conference, including the rise of fuzzing, simplification via the cloud, increasing vendor transparency as well as the industry too often still failing to focus on the basics.