While run-of-the-mill ransomware attacks continue, some crypto-locking malware gangs are bringing more advanced hacking skills to bear against targets, seeking the maximum possible payout, says cybersecurity expert Jake Williams of Rendition Infosec, who dubs the trend "ransomware 2.0."
The Wawa convenience store chain is investigating why malware planted on point-of-sale devices at nearly all of its over 850 locations throughout the East Coast went undetected for nearly eight months.
New Orleans is setting an aggressive pace to restore services after a ransomware attack crippled the city's IT systems: fixing more than 450 servers and 3,500 endpoints in just 48 hours. It's work that would normally take weeks to months, but the city plans to do it must faster.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the recent ransomware attacks on the city of New Orleans as well as other units of local government and schools. Also featured: discussion on security issues for IoT and legacy medical devices.
An alleged member of The Dark Overlord hacking group who apparently made dumbfounding operational security mistakes while trying to extort U.S. companies has pleaded not guilty. Nathan Wyatt is perhaps the only person associated with the notorious hacking group who left a clear digital trail.
A new cyberespionage campaign has targeted hundreds of manufacturing and other industrial firms in South Korea and has spread to other parts of Asia and Europe, CyberX reports. The apparent goal of the campaign is to steal trade secrets and intellectual property as well as credentials.
A Canadian medical testing lab acknowledges that it paid a ransom to "retrieve" data stolen by hackers in an incident that apparently did not involve ransomware. Find out about the unusual details of this incident.
In this in-depth blog, a long-time cybersecurity specialist who recently joined the staff of Information Security Media Group sizes up evolving ransomware risks and offers a list of 11 critical mitigation steps.
Following a series of high-profile ransomware attacks and other cyber incidents over the last year, two U.S. senators have introduced a bill designed to help bolster cybersecurity for local school districts.
Fraud prevention is a perpetual cat-and-mouse game as fraudsters develop new tools and uncover new ways to monetize their activities, says Anthony Cardoza of XTN Cognitive Security, who offers defensive insights.
The gang behind Maze ransomware has begun publicly identifying its victims and listing data that it exfiltrated from systems before leaving them crypto-locked. The intent is clear: By naming and shaming victims, the Maze gang is trying to compel them to pay.