In the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report, hear prosecutors discuss the indictments of two Iranians in connection with SamSam ransomware attacks. Also: Updates on allegations that Google is violating GDPR and cryptocurrency's impact on crime trends.
A federal grand jury has indicted two Iranians for allegedly waging SamSam ransomware attacks on more than 200 entities, including Atlanta and other municipalities and six healthcare organizations. They collected $6 million in ransoms and caused more than $30 million in losses to victims, U.S. prosecutors allege.
The U.S. Department of Justice says eight individuals have been indicted - and three of them arrested abroad - as part of a multiyear FBI investigation into gangs that allegedly perpetrated digital advertising fraud via the Methbot and 3ve schemes.
With the year nearly over, hacking attacks - especially those involving phishing and other email attacks - continue to rack up big victim counts for health data breaches reported to federal regulators in 2018.
Automotive smartphone apps that can be used to unlock or start a car pose new risks that must be managed, says Asaf Ashkenazi of Inside Secure, a mobile security firm, who provides risk mitigation insights.
A British lawmaker has obtained sealed U.S. court documents to reveal internal Facebook discussions about data security and privacy controls, as Parliament probes Facebook and other social media firms as well as Russian interference and fake news.
Cryptocurrency offers both immediacy and anonymity - traits that are attractive to threat actors looking to exploit organizations via ransomware or cryptomining. Laurence Pitt of Juniper Networks discusses why healthcare entities are uniquely vulnerable.
Amazon has blamed a technical error for its inadvertent exposure of some customers' names and email addresses online. The online retailing giant maintains that its systems were not breached. It says it's sent an email notification to all affected customers and that the problem has been fixed.
Cybercrime gangs continue to update or issue fresh versions of malware to mine for cryptocurrency, deliver crypto-locking ransomware, steal passwords and facilitate online bank account heists, according to new research reports.
For nearly 30 months, internet traffic going to Australian Department of Defense websites flowed through China Telecom data centers, an odd and suspicious path. Why the strange routing occurred is known. But the reasons why it persisted for so long aren't.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning get all the marketing buzz, but First Data's Jaclyn Blumenfeld cites examples of use cases where these emerging technologies are actually transforming security and fraud management.
Two men who pleaded guilty to participating in the massive 2015 hack of London-based telecom company TalkTalk have been sentenced to serve time in jail. Police say they recovered data from a suspect's wiped and encrypted systems as well as chat messages that incriminated the pair of friends.
The 10th annual IRISSCERT Cyber Crime Conference, to be held Thursday in Dublin, promises to round up crime trends and also offer updates on incident response lessons learned, spam fighting and even cybersecurity essentials for children.