It's not just that ransomware attacks are up in 2020; it's that attackers have evolved their tactics and techniques. And Deepen Desai of Zscaler says this means it's time for organizations to completely reimagine their ransomware defenses.
Cybersecurity is a legitimate - and significant - business risk, and it's time to frame the topic appropriately, says Robert Hill, CEO of Cyturus. He shares insight on how to discuss cyber risk appropriately with C-level leadership and the board of directors.
lackBerry researchers are tracking a relatively new ransomware variant called "MountLocker" and the operators behind it, who are using affiliate cybercriminal gangs to help spread the malware, exfiltrate data and extort victims, sometimes for millions of dollars.
Hackers are targeting thousands of vulnerable MySQL servers around the world, using ransomware to exfiltrate data from organizations and then demanding payment, according to Guardicore Labs. The attackers are also selling access to over 250,000 stolen databases.
CISA is warning that local K-12 school districts are increasingly under assault by cyberthreats targeting vulnerable networks that are disrupting physical and virtual education throughout the U.S. The top security problems include ransomware, Trojans and other malware as well as DDoS attacks.
A 4GB data archive belonging to Panasonic India has been released by a hacker who waged an extortion plot. The company says no highly confidential data was revealed, but a look at the data suggests otherwise.
What critical factors should organizations consider before taking the step of paying extortionists a ransom in hopes of regaining access to systems or avoiding the release of data in the wake of a ransomware attack? Former FBI special agent Vincent D'Agostino provides guidance.
Alexander Vinnik, a Russian national who founded the now-defunct BTC-e cryptocurrency exchange, has been found guilty of money laundering in France and has been sentenced to five years in prison, according to media reports. He faces additional charges in the U.S. and Russia.
Are insurers getting cold feet over covering losses to ransomware? With claims due to ransomware skyrocketing, some insurers have reportedly been revising offerings to make it tougher for companies to claim for some types of cybercrime, including extortion.
Ransomware innovation seems to know no bounds, as crime gangs seek new ways to make crypto-locking malware ever more profitable. Beyond data-leak sites and affiliate programs, gangs have also been using call centers to cold-call victims, tell them they've been hit by ransomware and request payment.
Dutch HR firm Randstad and the public transportation agency of Vancouver, Canada, are continuing to recover from ransomware attacks. Both incidents appear to have involved Egregor ransomware, with Randstad reporting that data was exfiltrated and is now being leaked by attackers to try and force payment.
The gang behind the Conti ransomware variant has posted data to its darknet website that it says it stole during a ransomware attack on industrial IoT chipmaker Advantech last month. The company reportedly confirmed the attack on Monday.