The cybercriminals behind BlackCat ransomware have upgraded their arsenal by adding Brute Ratel, a pen-testing tool with remote access features that are used by attackers. The group targets large corporations in different industry segments across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including lessons learned from the cyberattack on a steelmaker in Iran that caused a serious fire, how the economic crisis in Sri Lanka is affecting cybersecurity and what the rising cost of cyber insurance means for the industry.
The role of cyberattacks in Russia's war against Ukraine continues to evolve as the conflict persists, but one notable takeaway so far is the precision of the military's online attacks, which is likely an attempt to avoid spillover that would anger NATO, says Ian Thornton-Trump, CISO of Cyjax.
Lithuanian state energy company Ignitis Group was the victim of a distributed denial-of-service attack; a pro-Russian hacker group claimed responsibility. The Baltic nation is a supply chain chokepoint for Kaliningrad. Last month, it began enforcing EU sanctions on the Russian exclave.
The Predatory Sparrow hacking group recently claimed to have triggered fires in multiple state-run Iranian steel foundries via hack attacks. Clearly, industrial cybersecurity remains essential. But are the attacks a sign of much more to come or more of a politically motivated proof of concept?
A federal contractor that makes rocket propulsion systems will pay $9 million to settle allegations from a former executive that it misled the U.S. government over the state of its cybersecurity defenses even after it suffered nation-state hacks. Aerojet Rocketdyne is not admitting any liability.
Lockdown Mode will be available to all users who update to the latest versions of Apple operating systems this fall. This "extreme" protection will stop spyware infections through restrictions that render message attachments inaccessible, webpages slower to load and FaceTime calls harder to make.
FBI Director Christopher Wray and MI5 Director General Ken McCallum put business and academic leaders on alert over Chinese government-led intellectual property theft, telling an audience in London to think twice about doing business with Beijing.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology today announced a first group of encryption algorithms designed to withstand the assault of a future quantum computer. Selection of the four algorithms comes after six years of evaluation by the U.S. federal agency.
A misconfigured Alibaba private cloud server has led to the leak of around 1 billion Chinese nationals' personal details. An unknown hacker, identified as "ChinaDan," posted an advertisement on a hacker forum selling 23 terabytes of data for 10 bitcoins, equivalent to about $200,000.
The U.S. and Israel have agreed to a new joint cybersecurity program called BIRD Cyber to enhance the cyber resilience of both countries' critical infrastructures. Grants of up to $1.5 million will be given to entities who jointly develop advanced cybersecurity applications under this program.
Ukrainian private energy firm DTEK Group alleges that the Russian Federation has carried out a cyberattack against its facilities, crippling its infrastructure in retaliation for its owners' support of the country's fight against Russian invaders.
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
Ukrainian authorities arrested nine individuals for the theft of about $3.4 million from 5,000 Ukrainians via more than 400 phishing links. Cybercrime gang members allegedly obtained access to bank accounts under the guise of facilitating social safety net payments from the European Union.
Ukraine says it has thwarted multiple Russian misinformation campaigns, including blocking attempts to penetrate the electronic systems of its TV channels on the eve of its Constitution Day holiday. It also flagged social media accounts spreading fake videos.