Among the most malicious and potentially dangerous cyber incidents affecting the healthcare, energy and other sectors are evolving "distruptionware" attacks - including ransomware - that aim to shut down businesses, says retired FBI agent Jason G. Weiss.
Palmerworm, an advanced persistent threat group that's been active since 2013, is waging a cyber espionage campaign using customized malware that's targeting organizations in the U.S. and Asia, according to researchers at Symantec.
A fresh round of Joker malware that targets Android users has been found in Google Play as well as third-party app stores, according to reports from Zscaler and Zimperium. The Joker apps can steal SMS messages, contact lists and device information from infected smartphones.
Following a ransomware attack last week that affected its corporate network and phone systems, Tyler Technologies, a supplier of software and services to local, state and federal government agencies, is urging its customers to reset their passwords after reports of "suspicious logins to client systems."
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued a report describing how a threat actor apparently used a well-known VPN vulnerability and compromised Office 365 credentials to gain administrative privileges to a federal agency's network.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis on why criminals continue to use darknet markets, despite the risks. Also featured: Hackers target Virgin Mobile KSA; coping with COVID-19 stress.
With so many cybercrime markets continuing to disappear, why haven't encrypted messaging apps stepped in to fill the gap? They might seem to be the perfect solution to admins stealing buyers' and sellers' cryptocurrency - via an exit scam - or police infiltration. But encrypted apps have their own downsides.
Australian police say they've broken up a sophisticated SMS phishing scheme designed to collect personal details and bank login credentials. It's a rare success in the fight against unsolicited text messages.
A member of the now-defunct "Silk Road" darknet marketplace surrendered to authorities this week and immediately pleaded guilty to making false statements to federal agents regarding his involvement with the creation of the notorious website, according to the Justice Department.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning of an uptick in attacks using LokiBot, an information stealer capable of sweeping up credentials. Fraudsters are using new methods to spread the malware.
Russian criminals operating online who want to stay out of jail need only to follow a few simple rules, the primary one being: Never target Russians. So it's surprising that security researchers have uncovered a new ransomware-wielding gang of Russian speakers that includes Russian victims on its hit list.
An international coalition of police agencies made 179 arrests and seized virtual currency, cash and drugs based on intelligence gathered from earlier takedowns of the Wall Street and Alphabay darknet marketplaces.
A U.K. resident who was a member of The Dark Overlord hacking group pleaded guilty to federal charges Monday and was sentenced to five years in prison, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The group targeted several healthcare organizations and others.