South Korean web hosting firm Nayana has agreed to pay attackers a record-shattering $1 million to unlock 153 Linux servers crypto-locked by ransomware. Security researchers say the infection was likely exacerbated by the company running ancient versions of the Linux kernel, as well as Apache and PHP.
Concerns over Russian hacking of state election systems are mounting. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a review of security efforts related to state elections. On Capitol Hill, Sen. Mark Warner wants DHS to release additional details relating to cyberattacks targeting state election systems.
Writing the obituary for the lifeless Neutrino exploit kit leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, judging the value of the Department of Health and Human Services' wall-of-shame website of healthcare sector breaches.
The CEO of the company that crippled WannaCry's ransomware component explains to Congress how the worm continues to attack unpatched systems at increasing rates. Also, creating a healthcare cybersecurity framework.
Bad security habits of consumers whose use of apps is skyrocketing is leading to increased risks for businesses as they ramp up their use of apps as well, says Neil Wu Becker, a global vice president at A10 networks, who emphasizes the need to enforce best practices.
HHS has issued a checklist and other materials to aid healthcare organizations and their vendors in their "quick response" to cyberattacks. The move comes as Congress scrutinizes HHS' efforts to help the healthcare sector improve its cybersecurity capabilities.
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Cybersecurity incidents have evolved considerably since the TJX and Heartland breaches of 2007-08. And so has the discipline of incident response, says former prosecutor Kim Peretti, now a partner at the law firm Alston & Bird. She defines incident response 2.0.
Russian threat intelligence firm Group-IB alleges that North Korea is behind recent attacks against financial institutions in Europe employing fraudulent SWIFT messages. But other experts caution that such conclusions shouldn't be made solely based on technical data.
British Airways grounded all flights at London's two biggest airports starting Saturday, leading to multiple days of disruptions. The airline has blamed a power surge for its IT failures, but experts have questioned the airline's resiliency and disaster recovery planning and testing.
The identity of the individual or group behind the global WannaCry ransomware campaign remains unclear. But whoever wrote the ransom notes appears to have been fluent in Chinese and pretty good at written English, according to a linguistic analysis from security firm Flashpoint.
Voice biometrics: Is it good enough to protect people's bank accounts? Also, the ISMG Security Report goes to Belfast, Northern Ireland, for this year's OWASP AppSec Europe conference, including a visit to the Titanic museum - hopefully not a metaphor for the discipline.
Disney is reportedly being targeted by cyber-extortionist hackers who have threatened to release a stolen, prerelease copy of the movie studio's fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film unless they receive a ransom, payable in bitcoins.