A mental healthcare practice's decision to pay a ransom to have sensitive patient data unlocked illustrates the difficult choices that organizations can face when attempting to recover from a ransomware attack.
With the rise of P2P payment networks and the U.S. working toward a real-time national payments network, the push is on to battle fraudsters. Also, attackers are hacking legitimate websites to more stealthily distribute "Gandcrab" crypto-locking ransomware.
The Gandcrab ransomware has been a moving target. Since it was discovered in January, it quickly became one of the most widely distributed file-encrypting malware programs. Researchers with Cisco say they've now found it seeded within legitimate websites, making its spread tougher to stop.
We all know about May 25 and the enforcement deadline for Europe's General Data Protection Regulation. But what impact will GDPR have on cybersecurity programs? Danny Rogers of Terbium Labs weighs in on the topic.
The attackers behind SamSam ransomware have been focusing not on infecting individuals' computers, but rather the systems of large organizations that they hope will pay for a "volume discount" - in one case, $46,000 - to decrypt all of their systems at once.
What are the top cybersecurity threats and trends on security experts' radar? McAfee's Raj Samani and Steve Povolny discuss Olympic Destroyer malware, cryptocurrency mining, the Cambridge Analytica and Facebook scandal and more.
Two recent security incidents involving ransomware attacks on vendors serve as the latest reminders of the risks business associates pose to healthcare organizations. What steps should entities take to mitigate those risks?
The city of Atlanta's ransomware outbreak cleanup and response tab has hit $2.6 million after a March attack froze corporate servers, employees' PCs and resident-facing portals. Some security experts say the breach response funds would have been put to better use preventing the outbreak in the first place.
Incident response is a critical pillar of an effective endpoint security program, one that will gain importance as GDPR enforcement comes into play on May 25. Organizations must be ready to react if and when an incident occurs in order to meet the stringent requirements that apply during an incident.
Email is still the most common attack vector as a preferred method utilized by attackers because of the overwhelming effectiveness. Phishing attacks have only been increasing and evolving to bypass modern security appliances, endpoint protection, and user awareness training.
Verizon's latest Data Breach Investigations Report shows that half of data breaches in 2017 worldwide were orchestrated by organized cybercriminal groups, says Verizon's Ashish Thapar, who offers an in-depth analysis of the findings.
The Department of Health and Human Services is warning the healthcare sector about ongoing attacks involving SamSam ransomware that have impacted at least eight U.S. organizations so far this year. What mitigation steps are recommended?
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: Assessing cryptocurrencies' role in the latest ransomware and malware attacks. Plus: Facebook's revised estimate on account details accessed by Cambridge Analytica.
The high-profile breaches of Fortune 100 companies are the ones that get the headlines, but small and midsized businesses should not breathe any sighs of relief. They are very much still targets, says Austin Murphy of CrowdStrike. He offers cybersecurity advice to SMBs.