The cyber actors suspected of being behind the deployment of ransomware strains such as LockerGoga, MegaCortex and Dharma, among others, are under arrest, after a joint operation involving law enforcement and judiciary agencies from eight countries. The actors are believed to have affected more than 1,800 victims.
National Cyber Director Chris Inglis on Thursday announced that Federal CISO Chris DeRusha will concurrently serve as his deputy at the newly created office. Inglis, a Senate-confirmed top adviser to the president, also released a "statement of strategic intent" outlining his own official duties.
In ransomware attacks, cybercriminals attack through the backups because they know that security practitioners rely on backups to save themselves after a ransomware attack. Therefore, it is essential to have multiple backups, says Tom Kellermann, head of cybersecurity strategy at VMware.
Massachusetts-based UMass Memorial Health is the latest large healthcare network to report an email phishing incident that potentially compromised hundreds of thousands of individuals' protected health information. The unauthorized email access lasted about seven months.
OptinMonster, a WordPress plug-in used in more than 1 million websites for sales campaign creation, was vulnerable to high-severity bugs, according to Wordfence researchers. An updated version of the plug-in has patched the flaws.
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including law enforcement authorities' disruption of ransomware gang REvil's operations, how to collaborate as an industry to fight the surge in ransomware attacks hitting businesses, and increasing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
The latest ISMG Security Report features the fallibility of ransomware gangs and why victims should always seek help from a reputable response firm, law enforcement or other qualified expert. Also featured: Data protection advice and why the remote work model might make securing data easier.
The National Rifle Association has reportedly fallen victim to a ransomware attack at the hands of a Russian cybercriminal gang known as Grief. The group has reportedly posted 13 files to its website after claiming to have hacked the gun rights advocacy group.
A ransomware attack on a medical practice management services firm that included the possible "removal" of files containing patient information is among the latest security incidents involving similar third-party vendors.
The Desorden hacker group, previously known for its exploits against computer giant Acer and a Singaporean employment agency, has now targeted Thai luxury hotel chain Centara Hotels & Resorts. The group claims to have stolen 400GB of data from the hotel chain's network.
North Korean advanced persistent threat group Lazarus - aka Hidden Cobra - is developing supply chain attack capabilities using its multiplatform malware framework, MATA, for cyberespionage goals, according to researchers from Kaspersky.
Singapore healthcare firm Fullerton Health confirms that a data breach in the server of its vendor partner Agape Connecting People was responsible for the leak of 400,000 user accounts. The incident marks the fourth major data breach incident involving third-party vendors in Singapore this year.
Telecom company Voipfone has come under a severe "extortion-based" DDoS attack from foreign entities, according to a tweet by the U.K.-based company. The attack is likely a continuation of the one observed on Thursday, although the company stated that all its systems remained operational.
The U.S. Department of State will create a Bureau of Cyberspace and Digital Policy, led by a Senate-confirmed ambassador-at-large, to advance its cybersecurity diplomacy efforts, according to Secretary of State Antony Blinken. The move is a response to a challenging global threat landscape.
An attack on systems that govern fuel subsidies in Iran reportedly hit all fuel stations and left many of the country’s citizens without gas for hours. Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting says that a cyberattack caused widespread disruption to the country's fuel distribution network.