The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes why ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims. Also featured: Lessons learned from Twitter hacking response; security flaw in Amazon's Alexa.
Ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims, driven by "big-game hunting," data exfiltration and smaller players seeking larger returns, according to ransomware incident response firm Coveware.
The IcedID banking Trojan has been updated with additional evasion techniques, including a password-protected attachment, keyword obfuscation and a DLL file that acts as a second-stage downloader, according to Juniper Threat Labs.
Since 2018, an advanced persistent threat group dubbed RedCurl, which has served as a team of for-hire hackers specializing in corporate espionage, has hit at least 14 targets in Canada, Russia, the U.K. and beyond, says cybersecurity firm Group-IB.
The operators behind the AgentTesla remote access Trojan have upgraded the infostealer with additional capabilities, including the ability to steal credentials from VPNs, web browsers, FTP files and email clients, Sentinel Labs reports. The low-cost malware is used in BEC scams and other campaigns.
Russia, China and Iran are all seeking to influence the 2020 U.S. Presidential election in November, according to a new report from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that offers details about each country's plans and goals.
It's a new and permanent extended enterprise, as cybersecurity leaders budget for 2021. What are the top threats and vulnerabilities? How have enterprises hardened their endpoint defenses? Stacia Tympanick of VMWare Carbon Black previews a new virtual roundtable.
Phishing, pandemic-themed malware and ransomware - the threat landscape is familiar. But what is the deeper impact on cybersecurity visibility and response? Keith McCammon of Red Canary shares insight in advance of a virtual roundtable.
Hackers with suspected ties to North Korea targeted U.S. aerospace and defense firms with fake job offer emails sent to employees, according to security firm McAfee. The messages contained malware designed to gain a foothold in networks and gather data.
The European Union has imposed its first sanctions against individuals and entities from Russia, China and North Korea for their alleged roles in hacking activities and cyberattacks that targeted EU citizens and organizations.
A member of the infamous Infraud Organization who was the creator of a malware strain called FastPOS has pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge. Valerian Chiochiu assisted other cybercriminals through the Infraud site before authorities shuttered it in 2018, prosecutors say.
After a nearly six-month hiatus, the Emotet botnet has sprung back to life with a spam campaign targeting the U.S. and U.K., according to security research reports. Victims are hit with phishing emails that contain either a malicious URL or Word document attachment that downloads malware.
Could your organization withstand an attack by the master hacking operation known as "Fxmsp"? Hollywood loves to portray hackers as having ninja-like skills. But Fxmsp often favored the simplest tools for the job, because they so often worked. Defenders: Take note.
Is the Fxmsp hacking operation still in business? Experts say Fxmsp earned $1.5 million in illicit profits, thanks to a botnet-based business model that enabled the group to sell remote access to hacked networks. But then it advertised source code allegedly stolen from three anti-virus vendors.