A look at the return of the Crypt0L0cker ransomware leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, assuring the security of medical devices; and U.S. federal prosecutors drop charges against a child porn suspect rather than reveal the hacking technique used to ensnare him.
Crypt0L0cker ransomware - originally tied to the Gameover Zeus gang - has returned, researchers warn, and in some cases is digitally signed to make it appear legitimate. Other attack campaigns are spreading Cerber and Sage Locker via spam emails sent via short-lived domain names.
With Verizon's data breach investigations team finding that 90 percent of breaches trace to a phishing or other social engineering attack, lead investigator Chris Novak says that using multifactor authentication should be a no-brainer for all organizations.
To meet the increasing customer demands for effective solutions, security vendors must ensure their products work together well, says Dr. Mike Lloyd of RedSeal. This is particularly essential to achieving "digital resilience," the ability to promptly detect and respond to network intrusions, he says.
Déjà vu "smart toy" information security fail: Spiral Toys, maker of internet-connected CloudPets, is under fire for exposing 821,000 user records online - now being ransomed - as well as links to 2.2 million parents' and children's voice recordings.
Our objective, as the industry's largest global media organization, is to bring you the most important bits from the conference, whether you attended the event or are experiencing the content now for the first time. Call this the Best of RSA Conference 2017.
Attackers are increasingly targeting mobile channels, driving banks to seek better ways of verifying the authenticity and integrity of not just users, but also mobile devices and transactions, says John Gunn of cybersecurity technology firm Vasco Data Security.
Paid breach notification site LeakedSource has disappeared. Given the site's business model - selling access to stolen credentials to any potential buyer - breach notification expert Troy Hunt says the site's demise is no surprise.
New ransomware circulating via BitTorrent is disguised as software that purports to allow Mac users to crack popular Adobe and Microsoft applications. Separately, new ransomware calling itself Trump Locker appears to be the previously spotted VenusLocker ransomware in disguise.
Emerging insider threats have quickly proven that the proverbial "walled garden" is not so walled after all, and without true end-to-end encryption, insiders and outsiders can compromise sensitive data, says Dr. Phillip Hallam-Baker of Comodo Group.
Through a technique known as "retrospection," organizations can replay attacks, going back to scan their networks for malware identified after their networks were infected, says Ramon Peypoch of Protectwise.
Every year, information security professionals flock to San Francisco for the annual RSA Conference. From the debut of "Trumpcryption" to cybersecurity's "greatest hits" set to hip-hop violin, here are some of the 2017 event's highlights.
Staying current in threat detection is key, which is why more security companies need to embrace a more open way of thinking when it comes to solutions integration, says Christopher Kruegel, CEO of Lastline.
As more IoT devices are compromised to wage large-scale attacks, related litigation and regulatory scrutiny will grow, which means device manufacturers - and users - could be held more accountable, says Richard Henderson, global security strategist at Absolute.