Telecommunications service provider Syniverse, which routes 1 trillion messages annually for many of the world's mobile phone carriers, has disclosed a five-year breach of its systems, which handle call metadata and text messages. Experts say the exposed data poses serious criminal and espionage risks.
Hacktivist collective Anonymous has for the third time carried out an attack involving Washington-based domain name registrar and web hosting service Epik, according to independent Texas journalist Steven Monacelli. This time around, the group leaked data belonging to the Republican Party of Texas.
Some of the highest-ranking cybersecurity officials in the U.S. government discussed the pervasive threat of ransomware on Tuesday, likening it to a clear issue of national security with the ability to inflict measurable damage on major world powers.
Hypervisors under fire: BlackMatter, HelloKitty and REvil are among the ransomware groups targeting instances of VMware's ESXi. In one case investigated by security firm Sophos, after first accessing a TeamViewer account, attackers left an organization's ESXi environment crypto-locked just three hours later.
Two Indiana hospitals say their IT systems are disabled as they recover from cyberattacks suffered last week. Both hospitals in recent weeks have had to divert patients or postpone elective procedures as COVID-19 cases surged in the state. So what's the impact of the attacks on patient care?
A former U.S. Army contractor has been sentenced to 12 years and seven months in prison and ordered to pay $2,331,639.85 in restitution, for conspiring to commit wire fraud and launder money, targeting thousands of military-affiliated individuals, according to a Department of Justice statement.
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Though ransomware is not a new type of malware, it is becoming ever more pervasive throughout the financial services industry, specifically among credit unions including the recent Envision Credit Union attack. Ransom payment demands are only getting steeper and threat to organizations' most sensitive critical data...
As Cybersecurity Awareness Month kicks off this week, U.S. President Joe Biden has weighed in on his administration's efforts to curb cyberattacks and bolster the federal government's security posture.
The death of a baby born with complications during a 2019 ransomware attack on an Alabama hospital – one that left clinicians unable to access electronic health records and patient monitoring systems - is intensifying the spotlight on the potentially fatal consequences of such cyber incidents.
Four federal agencies have been awarded $311 million to bolster the U.S. government's cyber defenses and address IT modernization challenges, according to the interagency board of the Technology Modernization Fund, a federal funding source, which made the announcement Thursday.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including why enterprises need a multilayered approach to securing identity, how fraud will evolve in 2022 and the need to secure backdoors to prevent ransomware attacks.
Neiman Marcus Group says it is notifying 4.6 million of its online customers who are affected by a data breach that occurred in May 2020. The data includes personally identifiable data, payment and gift cards, online account credentials and security questions.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how a cryptocurrency exchange bug has revealed North Korean monero laundering. Also featured are cyber insurance trends and cybercrime innovation.
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