Ransomware-wielding criminals are growing increasingly ruthless, based on the size of their extortion demands, their increasing propensity to leak data in an attempt to force victims to pay and their greater focus on taking down big targets. These tactics, unfortunately, appear to be working.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses securing RDP to prevent ransomware attacks. Also featured: A look at three likely scenarios for the COVID19 pandemic, and an analysis of why we're still using PINs for certain card payments.
Australian shipping giant Toll Group has vowed to again not pay a ransom after suffering its second ransomware attack of the year. In the latest incident, however, the company warns that attackers also stole corporate data - and it may get leaked.
A year in cybersecurity is marked by how disruptive the activity observed was - not just from a destructive standpoint, but also from the perspective of how day-to-day life was affected across major industries. The 2020 CrowdStrike Global Threat Report offers one of the industry's most comprehensive reports on today's...
Many criminals are continuing to tap cybercrime platforms and services to make it easier to earn an illicit paycheck, sometimes by combining tools, such as Emotet, Ryuk and TrickBot. This "loader-ransomware-banker trifecta has wreaked havoc" in recent years, says security firm Intel 471.
The operator of a newly discovered botnet dubbed "Dark Nexus" is offering cybercriminals access to an array of capabilities, include the ability to launch DDoS attacks on demand, according researchers at Bitdefender.
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Back when the world was introduced to WannaCry, a potent strain of ransomware code that infected and paralyzed 230,000 computers across 150 countries.
In what would become a troubling theme, WannaCry, and subsequent strains of ransomware, could have been prevented from becoming a public nuisance had proper...
A recently uncovered spear-phishing campaign is using fears of the COVID-19 pandemic to spread an information stealer called LokiBot. FortiGuard Labs researchers find that cybercriminals are once again using World Health Organization images as a lure.
Emotions about the global pandemic are running high, and attackers are taking advantage. Researchers have observed criminals spreading malware by impersonating official sources, distributing malicious COVID-19 maps and trackers, and malvertising on coronavirus-related news stories.
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Russian authorities typically turn a blind eye to cybercrime committed by citizens, provided they target foreigners. But as the recent "BuyBest" arrests of 25 individuals demonstrate, authorities do not tolerate criminals that target Russians, and especially not anyone who targets Russian banks.
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Microsoft has confirmed that a serious flaw in Windows SMB_v3 exists that could be exploited by attackers to remotely seize control of vulnerable systems. While no attacks have been seen in the wild, no patch for the wormable flaw is yet available. A workaround exists for servers, but not clients.
Hackers and cybercriminals have reached a level of maturity and efficiency unsurpassed in the history of cyberwarfare, resulting in a dramatic increase in attack frequency, complexity and size.
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