Maryland officials confirm that a December cyberattack on the state's health department, which is still disrupting some services, involved ransomware - but that no ransom was paid. Also, lawsuits have been filed against a Florida specialty pharmacy in the wake of a November cyber incident.
Healthcare and public health sector entities must heed the warnings this week by federal authorities of Russian state-sponsored cyberthreats to critical infrastructure organizations, some experts say. Why are the stakes so high?
Attackers wielding Night Sky ransomware are among the latest groups that have been attempting to exploit critical vulnerabilities in widely used Apache Log4j software. Microsoft says that among other attacks, a China-based ransomware operator has been exploiting Log4j flaws in VMware Horizon.
The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
A week after the attacks on Portuguese news firms, the Lapsus$ ransomware group has hit Brazilian car rental company Localiza. Users of the platform were redirected to a porn website in the early hours on Tuesday. The attack on Localiza, which has since partially restored its website, is likely a DNS attack.
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QNAP, a Taiwan-based company that manufactures network-attached storage devices, urges users to take immediate actions to secure QNAP NAS device suite amid reports of wide targeting of all its networking devices by ransomware and brute-force attacks.
Top U.S. cybersecurity leaders continue to warn against the peril of Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, confirming on Monday that hundreds of millions of devices worldwide are likely affected by the logging utility flaw, although the response, in terms of scope and speed, has been "exceptional."
U.S. authorities are warning healthcare sector entities of rising threats involving Pysa ransomware and the cybercriminal gang Mespinoza, which operates the malware variant. Meanwhile, healthcare entities in the U.S. and globally continue to battle an assortment of cyberattacks and their fallout.
One common misconception about the mainframe is that ransomware poses no significant threat to it. Edward Shim of BMC Software dispels this myth and offers insight on how to shore up some of the mainframe's inherent weaknesses that adversaries may target.
Ransomware has captured the attention of many due to its far-reaching impacts on industrial control systems (ICS) and has become the primary attack vector for many industrial organisations in 2021. Once a problem that only affected IT infrastructure, incidents like Colonial Pipeline, Honeywell, and JB Foods showed...
In the latest update, four ISMG editors discuss key cybersecurity issues, including myth busting from the founder of Zero Trust, the reason behind the surge in high-profile cryptocurrency scams in India and how ransomware attackers routinely lie about their inclinations, motivations and tactics.
Bernalillo County, the largest county in New Mexico, shut down its IT systems after reportedly suffering a ransomware attack on Wednesday. County officials say they are working with third-party vendors to remediate the incident. County staff are working remotely as systems are restored.
A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against a practice management and electronic health records vendor in the wake of a 2021 cyberattack affecting nearly 320,000 individuals. Among other demands, the lawsuit seeks a long list of security improvements by the company.
Paul Haywood, executive CISO of Bupa Global, knows exactly how much business risk ransomware poses to his enterprise - and that truly it could be "a matter of if, not when." Here is how he has partnered with Vectra AI to improve ransomware defenses.