As the dwell time between when hackers compromise a system and when they trigger a ransomware attack has grown, victims have a little more precious time to detect and stop these attacks "before the worst happens," says Chet Wisniewski, principal research scientist at Sophos.
The broadcast of the Football World Cup 2022 qualifier game between Wales and Ukraine on Sunday was interrupted in Ukraine by a cyberattack that targeted OLL.TV, a Ukrainian online broadcaster. Traffic was rerouted to a Russian propaganda-based channel, the SSSCIP says.
The U.S. is on "borrowed time" for a major cyberattack that could potentially seriously disrupt critical infrastructure, but the nation can secure its systems and resources to avoid such cybersecurity disasters, says Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-California.
The Cyber Threat Alliance just celebrated its fifth birthday, and President and CEO J. Michael Daniel says the membership and information sharing both are growing at an impressive pace. He discusses the surge in ransomware and how organizations should respond.
Novartis says no sensitive information was compromised in an alleged attack involving the drugmaker's data showing up for sale on the dark web. The incident comes as new reports warn of a surge in cyberattacks on healthcare sector entities and the return of Emotet malware.
The U.S. Department of Justice and FBI announced the seizure of three domains after an investigation that found these domains selling stolen personal information and providing access to conduct distributed denial-of-service attacks. The domain includes weleakinfo.to, ipstress.in and ovh-booter.com.
U.S. government agencies have issued a warning to organizations in the country against paying ransom to the Karakurt data extortion group. The threat actor's promises to delete stolen data and not disclose the security incident to the public if its demands are met are false, the agencies say.
Android spyware FluBot's infrastructure was disrupted by the Dutch police as part of a multinational law enforcement operation in May, rendering this strain of malware inactive, Europol says. The agency is continuing its probe into identifying the actors responsible for the malware campaign.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the trending topics at this year's RSA Conference, how security researchers are tracking a zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Office and what Broadcom's acquisition of VMware means for security.
Boston Children's Hospital thwarted a cyberattack by government-backed Iranian hackers last summer after U.S. authorities received intelligence about the pending assault and alerted the hospital, says FBI Director Christopher Wray, who called Iran's planned cyberattack "despicable."
The 15th edition of the annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report examines the rapid growth in ransomware, along with other threat vectors. Chris Novak, global director of the Threat Research Advisory Center at Verizon Business Group, discusses key findings and reviews the security landscape.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how security researchers have warned of a new attack campaign targeting 1,200 cloud-based Elasticsearch databases. It also revisits the Kaseya supply chain attack and examines how we can mitigate mobile phone fraud.
The BlackCat ransomware group, aka ALPHV, which is said to be a rebrand of BlackMatter or DarkSide, has now targeted the Austrian state of Carinthia. The attack has "severely affected" government services in the state, says Gerd Kurath, a state spokesperson.
The FBI is warning the U.S. higher education sector about compromised sensitive credentials and network access information advertised for sale across various public and dark web forums. The agency states that this access to credentials could potentially lead to a cyberattack.
Ransomware gang Black Basta, which came to prominence in April, has claimed responsibility on its leak site for a ransomware attack on AGCO. An AGCO spokesperson confirmed to ISMG that employee data was exfiltrated during an attack but did not comment on Black Basta's claims of responsibility.