Cyber extortion through digital means is nothing new, says U.K.-based cybersecurity expert John Walker, but the concerning aspect of today's ransomware attacks is that they are "low-cost in the macro sense and so easy to achieve."
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?
Social media giant Facebook experienced a global outage on Monday that also involved its properties - including Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp. According to Cisco's internet analysis division, ThousandEyes, the tech giant experienced a DNS issue that hindered access to Facebook's tools and apps.
Police in Ukraine have arrested two members of a ransomware operation they say has targeted businesses in North American and Europe, leading to victim losses totaling at least $150 million. The operation also involved French cyber police, the FBI and Interpol, backed by Europol's European Cybercrime Center.
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.
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.
Hacktivist collective Anonymous has, for the second time this month, leaked data belonging to Washington-based domain name registrar and web hosting service Epik. The size of the second set: more than 300GB - double the amount in the first leak.