Criminals operating online continue to tap ransomware in their pursuit of an illicit payday. That was the cybercrime reality throughout 2020, and unfortunately it still appears to be holding true in the first months of this year, the Cisco Talos Incident Response team reports.
The developers behind the Purple Fox fileless downloader malware have upgraded their operation and are using worm capability to target internet-facing devices running Windows, the security firm Guardicore Labs reports.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will soon use its new subpoena powers authorized under the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act to help in the battle against ransomware attacks and other cyberthreats, says Brandon Wales, the acting agency director.
Swiss cybersecurity firm Prodaft says it has accessed several servers used by an advanced persistent threat group tied to the SolarWinds supply chain attack. These attackers continue to target large corporations and public institutions worldwide, with a focus on the U.S. and the European Union, the researchers say.
Years ago, when he was working in systems integration, Mirza Asrar Baig envisioned the concept of digital risk protection technology. Today, as CEO of CTM360, he is promoting it as a way to provide “offensive defense.”
The SolarWinds attack has cybersecurity leaders everywhere taking a hard look at third-party risk. But it’s one thing to have a fresh strategy and quite another to actually start holding vendors accountable for their own security. Jonathan Swanson of CyberGRX offers advice.
There has been a spike in web shells being detected as ransomware gangs and other attackers increasingly target vulnerable on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers following publication of proof-of-concept attack code for ProxyLogon, which is one of four zero-day flaws patched by Microsoft in early March.
If recent attacks have taught anything, it’s that defenses are insufficient, and no entity can stand alone against the forces of nation-state adversaries. It’s time for enhanced data sharing under the umbrella of collective defense, says Brett Williams, co-founder of IronNet Cybersecurity.
A Swiss national who recently highlighted flaws in Verkada surveillance cameras has been charged with criminal hacking by a U.S. federal grand jury and accused of illegally accessing and leaking data from numerous organizations, apparently including Intel, Nissan and the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
Finland's Security and Intelligence Service now believes that the 2020 hacking incident that targeted the country's Parliament was the work of a China-linked advanced persistent threat group APT31, also known as Zirconium.
Researchers with the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team at WordPress security firm Defiant Inc. discovered vulnerabilities in Tutor LMS, a learning management WordPress plug-in installed on over 20,000 sites. The flaws have been patched.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the Microsoft Exchange on-premises server hacks – from who might have leaked the vulnerability exploits to how ransomware gangs are taking advantage of the flaws. Also featured: Tackling the cybercrime business model; assessing "zero trust."
Criminals have been targeting customers of British electric vehicle charging infrastructure provider BP Pulse with malicious emails that appear to have been sent from legitimate accounts and domains tied to BP Chargemaster, which is what the service was previously called.