VMware Carbon Black is out with its latest Global Incident Response Threat Report, which describes "the perfect storm" for increasingly sophisticated attacks heading into 2021. Cybersecurity strategist Tom Kellermann discusses what that means - and how these trends should inform our defensive strategies.
U.S. officials have accused the Russian government of behaving "maliciously or irresponsibly" by taking steps such as crashing Ukraine power grids in the dead of winter and causing more than $10 billion in damages via NotPetya malware. But why make the accusations now? And how might Moscow respond?
A recent hacking incident had an unusual twist: The hacker who broke into the network of a Pennsylvania-based nonprofit entity apparently decided against injecting malware or proceeding with other malicious activities after discovering the organization serves individuals with intellectual disabilities.
A security researcher recently discovered an unsecure Elasticsearch database cluster exposed on the internet that contained transcripts of sensitive voicemail messages, including some for medical clinics and financial service companies.
Security experts are urging organizations to patch a newly revealed serious flaw in Microsoft SharePoint as quickly as possible because proof-of-concept exploit code is already available. The U.K.'s National Cyber Security Center warns that hackers frequently target fresh SharePoint flaws.
A report from Google's Threat Analysis Group offers fresh details about the hacking group that targeted Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign with phishing emails earlier this year. The phishing effort was linked to a little-known hacking group called APT31, which has connections to China.
Singapore has launched an IoT cybersecurity labelling program intended to improve the baseline security of internet-connected consumer products. The program is voluntary, but Singapore eventually intends to make it mandatory.
As ransomware continues to slam organizations, a lively debate has ensued about whether ransom payments should be banned in all cases. Attempting to ban ransom payments, however, likely would only make the problem worse.
Books retailer Barnes & Noble is investigating a security incident involving unauthorized access to its corporate systems, including those storing customers' information. To begin its mitigation efforts, the company shut down its systems, which meant its Nook e-book platform was offline.
Banking institutions are seeing a significant spike in multi-channel financial crimes. But Duncan Ash and Julio Gomez of Splunk say data and analytics can be key differentiators in the effort to protect sensitive financial data.
Cybercrime wouldn't exist as we know it today without there being a multitude of technologies and services that criminals have been able to turn to their advantage, and cryptocurrency is one of the prime examples, especially when it comes to ransomware, darknet markets and money laundering.
Hacking incidents involving ransomware attacks continue to dominate the 2020 health data breach tally, with incidents affecting two companies - Blackbaud and Magellan Health - accounting for numerous breach notifications by their clients.
Despite the takedown of the Trickbot botnet by Microsoft and others Monday, the malware is still functioning, and its operators retain the tools needed to rebuild their malicious network, some cybsersecurity experts say. So the impact, while significant, could prove to be temporary.
Ransomware attacks remain the top cyber-enabled threat seen by law enforcement. But phishing, business email compromises and other types of fraud - many now using a COVID-19 theme - also loom large, Europol warns in its latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.