Monsoon season in India can result in extreme rainfall but a ransomware attack in the southwestern state of Goa is preventing state authorities from obtaining data from flood monitors located on major rivers. The attack appears to have been made with a variant of Phobos ransomware.
Ransomware is everywhere. It’s a topic consistently making headlines with new breaches reported weekly, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down. There were 700 million attempted ransomware attacks in 2021 (up 134% from 2020). It’s truly not a matter of “if” but “when” you will experience a breach....
Federal authorities are alerting healthcare and public health sector entities of threats involving North Korean state-sponsored "Maui" ransomware. Attackers use the malware to maliciously encrypt diagnostics procedures, medical imaging, and medical center intranet services.
A ransomware attack on an accounts receivables management firm has affected hundreds of healthcare clients - including dental practices, physician groups and hospitals, resulting in one of the largest health data breaches involving a vendor so far this year.
Obtaining threat insight is like practicing judo - you want to use your attacker's power against them.
In this eBook, Chris Borales, senior manager of product marketing at Gigamon, and Tom Dager, CISO of Archer Daniels Midland Company, review how to keep pace with the evolving ransomware landscape and discuss:
Four ISMG editors discuss important issues, including how Russia's cyber and kinetic wars in Ukraine have changed the cybersecurity landscape, what recent layoffs at cybersecurity firms mean for the industry and how cybercriminals are taking a page out of the white hat hacker playbook
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes why firewalls and VPNs don't belong in Zero Trust design. It also discusses cybercriminals' evolving ransomware tactics and the devastating price of responding to a ransomware attack, as experienced by Travelex in 2019.
Ransomware-wielding criminals constantly refine their behavior and tactics to maximize the chance of a payday, and recently they have been implementing fresh strategies for monetizing stolen data, says Steve Rivers at threat intelligence firm Kela.
Chris Borales, senior product marketing manager for ThreatINSIGHT and security solutions at Gigamon, and Tony Morbin of Information Security Media Group discuss the findings of a recent survey of cybersecurity professionals about emerging security trends in 2022, conducted for Gigamon by ISMG.
Ransomware-as-a-service gang LockBit has set up a bug bounty program for its malware and for exploitable vulnerabilities it could use to further criminal activities. Whether the program will go as planned is an open question. The gang is offering $1,000 to $1 million in remuneration.
Unlocking the data generated by ransomware attacks is helping organizations better understand the risks, adopt defensive technologies and prepare for future attacks, says Wade Baker, partner at Cyentia Institute. He discusses new data on how quickly organizations are remediating vulnerabilities.
Putting banners in emails to alert recipients to the potential dangers lurking in messages is a highly effective way to keep employees safe from phishing attacks. A lot of specialists in anti-phishing technology fall into a category analyst firm Gartner calls Cloud Email Security Supplements (CESSs). Every one of...
Ransomware group AvosLocker made use of unpatched VMWare Horizon applications to hack into an unidentified organization’s systems, says analysis from Cisco Talos. The race between systems administrators working to patch the Log4j vulnerability and hackers trying to exploit it is ongoing.
The Conti ransomware group officially pulled the plug on its operation in May. But experts say the group's activities have continued in the form of numerous already-launched subsidiaries or spinoffs, which appear to include Alphv/BlackCat, AvosLocker, Black Basta and HelloKitty, among others.
Ransomware has changed the risk landscape for suppliers and is forcing companies to reconsider their risk relationships, says Kelly White, co-founder and CEO of RiskRecon. He discusses the correlation between cyber hygiene, ransomware and data loss.