The Maze cybercrime gang, which revolutionized the ransomware business by adding an extortion element to each attack, has issued a statement saying it has hung up its spikes and will retire, at least temporarily. Security executives do confirm Maze's activity has dropped off in recent months.
Researchers with Cybereason have uncovered a fresh set of malicious tools tied to a North Korean-linked hacking group called Kimsuky, according to a recent analysis. This same advanced persistent threat group is also the subject of a new joint alert by CISA and the FBI.
After a federal judge blocked an order that would have banned ByteDance-owned TikTok from operating within the U.S., the Commerce Department vowed to continue to defend the Trump administration's executive order. Additional court hearings over the order are scheduled for later this year.
Hotel giant Marriott has been hit with the second largest privacy fine in British history, after it failed to contain a massive, long-running data breach. But the final fine of $23.8 million was just 20% of the penalty initially proposed by the U.K.'s privacy watchdog, owing in part to COVID-19's ongoing impact.
Fraud in the interactive voice response channel was growing before the pandemic. Since? IVR fraud has become "a fraudsters' playground," says Mark Horne, CMO of Pindrop. He shares a new account-centric defensive solution.
The U.S. government has released additional details that it says further prove that an "Iranian group" sent a series of threatening emails to some Democratic voters in the weeks leading up to the 2020 elections, as part of a disinformation campaign designed to sow confusion.
The data dump of citizens' election information following a ransomware attack against a county in Georgia is likely to raise concerns about the integrity of this year's vote, some security experts say.
U.S Cyber Command and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have issued warnings about two Russian hacking groups that are using updated malware to target government agencies around the world.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion with FBI Agent Elvis Chan on the cyber disruptions to expect immediately after the Nov. 3 U.S. election. Also featured: smart lock security flaws; cryptocurrency-funded crimes in 2021.
The FBI and CISA warn U.S. hospitals about a fresh wave of Ryuk ransomware attacks that have recently targeted healthcare facilities across the country. Over the past week, several hospitals have publicly reported attacks, which appear to be financially motivated.
Turla, a hacking group based in Russia, is deploying a revamped set of customized tools to target potential victims, including a European government agency, for its espionage campaigns, according to Accenture.
A hacking group linked to Iran's government targeted over 100 security and policy experts who are potentially attending two upcoming security conferences with phishing emails designed to steal credentials and gather intelligence, according to Microsoft.
To this point, the focus of ransomware defenses has been on detection. But Michael Leworthy of Veeam says it's time to shift to protection - and even recovery. And backups, he says, are now the critical battlefield in this war.