After weeks of delays and political infighting, the U.S. Senate unanimously approved Jen Easterly to serve as director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency. CISA has been without a permanent leader since former President Donald Trump fired Christopher Krebs in November 2020.
As the Biden administration attempts to force Russia to crack down on its domestic cybercriminals, one challenge will be the sheer diversity of attack code being wielded and individuals involved. Another is that any proactive moves Moscow makes would likely require many months to take effect.
Software developer Kaseya has released patches for its remote monitoring software, which had been exploited by REvil ransomware attackers to infect up to 60 MSPs and 1,500 of their clients. The patches mitigate the final three vulnerabilities out of seven that researchers reported to Kaseya in early April.
The insurance company CNA Financial Corp. has acknowledged that the cyber incident the company sustained in March was a ransomware attack and that it has notified 75,000 individuals that their data may have been compromised
Interpol has announced that it will boost the role of country-specific National Central Bureaus to fight ransomware and other cybercrimes. The announcement from the agency comes in the wake of rising ransomware threats to supply chains and critical infrastructure across the world.
In the latest weekly update, a panel of Information Security Media Group editors discusses the repercussions of the Kaseya ransomware incident, the immediate response of the cybersecurity community and key risk management takeaways.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features three segments on battling ransomware. It includes insights on the Biden administration's efforts to curtail ransomware attacks, comments on risk mitigation from the acting director of CISA, plus suggestions for disrupting the ransomware business model.
As ransomware attacks become more prolific, their success is being driven by the increasing use of specialists who can refine every stage of an attack. It's a reminder that the goal of cybercrime remains to maximize illicit profits as easily and quickly as possible.
Two small Maryland towns are among the latest victims to come to light almost a week after the REvil ransomware supply chain attack that targeted Kaseya's VSA remote IT management software. The company says the attack on on-premises VSA installations affected about 60 of its managed service provider customers and up...
The Biden administration has a message for Russia: Rein in the criminal hackers operating from inside your borders who hit Western targets, or we'll do it for you. But experts say disrupting ransomware will take more than diplomacy or even using offensive cyber operations to target criminal infrastructure.
Global software vendor Kaseya worked in earnest for three months to resolve flaws in its VSA monitoring and management software but ultimately lost the race, Dutch researchers say. A timeline released on Wednesday gives insight into what happened before a devastating mass ransomware attack.
It was stealthy, and it was widespread. But perhaps the Kaseya VSA ransomware attack wasn't quite as effective and damaging as initially feared, says Michael Daniel, president and CEO of the Cyber Threat Alliance. He explains where defenses succeeded.
The Kaseya VSA ransomware attack was discussed exhaustively over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. But there's one big question that hasn’t been answered, says Tom Kellermann, head of cybersecurity strategy at VMware Carbon Black: "Who gave REvil the zero-day?"
Cue delays for customers of Kaseya waiting for their software-as-a-service and on-premises software to get emergency fixes and be restored, following the July 4 holiday weekend ransomware attack, which hit about 60 IT managed service provider customers and up to 1,500 of their collective managed service clients.
Software vendor Kaseya suspects that 800 to 1,500 organizations - mostly small businesses - were compromised via a ransomware attack that exploited its VSA remote management software. The company won't say if it's negotiating with the attackers for a universal decryption tool that would unlock all victims' files.