Ransomware actors have taken a page from the playbooks of tech support scammers of yore by guiding victims to download malware through persuasion over the phone. Microsoft says the technique is more dangerous than it first realized.
The Malwarebytes threat intelligence team has discovered a remote access Trojan apparently designed to target Russian speakers that may have combined a social engineering technique with a known exploit to maximize chances of infecting targets.
As ransomware continues to pummel organizations, if they do get hit, then from an incident response standpoint, what are the essential steps they should take to smooth their recovery? Veteran ransomware-battler Fabian Wosar, CTO of Emsisoft, shares essential steps and guidance for recovery.
A U.K. citizen was arrested in Spain Wednesday at the request of the U.S. Justice Department for his alleged role in a July 2020 hack of Twitter and additional incidents involving TikTok and Snapchat. This is the third arrest in the Twitter case so far.
Dutch police made two arrests this week in an effort to break up the alleged fraud-as-a-service syndicate known as "Fraud Family," which they say developed, sold and rented phishing frameworks to fraudsters who stole financial information.
The Iranian advanced persistent threat group TA453 has been conducting a series of spear-phishing attacks in an attempt to steal sensitive information from scholars who study the Middle East, according to Proofpoint.
Researchers at the security firm ESET have uncovered an ongoing espionage campaign using an updated variant of Bandook spyware to target corporate networks in Venezuela and other nations in Latin America.
As today’s cyberthreats become increasingly sophisticated, it’s critical your organization has the security it needs to outpace new, advanced threats.To help prepare you for the evolving threat landscape, Unit 42 (formerly Crypsis) published the Incident Response and Data Breach Report. Derived from more than...
A campaign that uses remote access Trojans and malware-as-a-service infrastructure for cyberespionage purposes has been targeting large international energy companies for at least a year, according to cybersecurity company Intezer.
Spammers posing as software vendor Kaseya are waging a malspam campaign to target users of the company's VSA remote IT management software that was hit by a ransomware attack, the security firm Malwarebytes reports.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features three segments on battling ransomware. It includes insights on the Biden administration's efforts to curtail ransomware attacks, comments on risk mitigation from the acting director of CISA, plus suggestions for disrupting the ransomware business model.
An unidentified hacking group is deploying a rootkit dubbed Netfilter, which is signed in as a legitimate Microsoft driver but used to affect gaming outcomes, researchers at German security firm G Data CyberDefense say.