The impact of Hurricane Ida, including huge power outages, points to the importance of healthcare organizations and others having comprehensive business continuity and disaster recovery plans in place for natural disasters as well as cyber incidents.
Because a relatively small number of individuals provide the vast majority of services and infrastructure that power cybercrime, they remain top targets for arrest - or at least disruption - by law enforcement authorities, says cybercrime expert Alan Woodward. But of course, geopolitics sometimes gets in the way.
The FBI has issued a warning about Hive ransomware after the group took down Memorial Health System last week. The alert details indicators of compromise, tactics, techniques and procedures associated with these ransomware attacks to help organizations better defend themselves.
Phishing, ransomware and unauthorized access remain the leading causes of personal data breaches as well as violations of data protection rules, Britain's privacy watchdog reports. The U.K. government has also been caught out by breaches and leaks involving military secrets and CCTV footage from a government building.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis initiatives unveiled by the Biden administration to enhance supply chain and critical infrastructure security and address the cybersecurity skills gap. Also featured: LockBit 2.0 ransomware rep 'tells all'; misconfigured Microsoft Power Apps.
This is the first episode of The Ransomware Files, a podcast series focused on stories of resilience in the fight against ransomware. A systems administrator with a school district in Washington state recounts a brush with Ryuk ransomware and how the district recovered through tenacity and a bit of luck.
After a string of high-profile hits, many of the largest and most notorious ransomware operations recently disappeared. But the pace of ransomware attacks hasn't diminished because of a steady influx of new operations, existing operations getting more sophisticated and old players rebranding.
In the first half of 2021, Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs detected a 10-fold increase in weekly ransomware activity as compared to 2020. This is just one of the trends detailed in the Global Threat Report for the first half of 2021. Derek Manky of FortiGuard Labs analyzes the trends and takeaways.
The Biden administration unveiled a package of supply chain and critical infrastructure security initiatives following a meeting at the White House with tech executives and others. Companies such as Google and Microsoft also promised billions in spending on cybersecurity over the next several years.
Indianapolis, Indiana-based Eskenazi Health has acknowledged that hackers stole some data and posted it on the darkweb after a ransomware attack. But the organization says it's not yet determined if individuals need to be notified because its investigation is still underway.
The Biden administration is hosting a White House meeting Wednesday with technology, banking, insurance and education executives to focus on cybersecurity and national security issues, such as protecting critical infrastructure from attacks and how to hire more security professionals to meet demand.
Want defensive advice from a ransomware-wielding attacker? In a tell-all interview, a LockBit 2.0 representative not only extols the virtues of his malware, but also advises would-be victims to hire red teams, keep their software updated and educate employees to resist social engineering attacks.
Mastercard says that starting in 2024, banks and other institutions that issue its credit and debit cards will no longer need to include a magnetic stripe on the back, and that by 2033, m
agnetic stripes will be extinct. Given magnetic stripes' many security downsides, what's taken so long?
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning organizations to immediately patch the ProxyShell vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange email servers because security researchers say ransomware gangs are exploiting these flaws.
Two large healthcare organizations - Memorial Health System in Ohio and University Medical Center of Southern Nevada - continue to mop up after recent cyberattacks apparently involving ransomware. The Ohio organization admits negotiating "a settlement" with attackers to obtain a decryptor.