A massive automated ransomware campaign is targeting VMware ESXi hypervisors worldwide, warns CERT-FR, the French government's computer emergency readiness team that's part of the National Cybersecurity Agency of France. VMware is advising customers to patch affected servers and scan for malware.
Organizations today struggle with both new attack surface challenges such as cloud configuration and exposed buckets and long-standing ones around vulnerable ports and infrastructure. CEO George Kurtz says CrowdStrike's recent purchase of Reposify will help customers defend their priority assets.
Ukrainian and Polish cyber defenders are warning against a slew of phishing websites that mimic official sites, in particular a page that mimics the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine. A hacking group likely comprised of Russian speakers uses the pages to lure users into downloading software.
Companies can be blinded by their inside-out view and often benefit from another set of eyes that see their business the same way an attacker would, says IBM's Mary O'Brien. IBM's acquisition of attack surface management firm Randori gives clients another view of areas that need to be remediated.
Cisco plans to debut a common design language across its network and security offerings so that products such as Cisco Meraki and Umbrella will no longer look or feel different from one another, says Jeetu Patel, executive vice president and general manager for security and collaboration at Cisco.
Varonis has dedicated most of its engineering resources to SaaS since the onset of COVID-19 to provide more automation to customers, says CEO Yaki Faitelson. The company has focused on delivering robust data protection to customers without them having to dedicate hardware or personnel to the task.
An Indian cybersecurity official highlighted Djvu ransomware as a threat, saying that "maximum companies" are attacked by the malware, a variant of the Stop family of ransomware. Djvu often infects computers by masquerading as software whose activation key has been cracked by hackers.
A Florida healthcare system says it is diverting emergency patients and is only accepting certain Level 1 trauma cases while it deals with an "IT security incident." Meanwhile, a Maryland hospital is responding to its own ransomware incident.
Proofpoint has focused on preventing cyberattacks, but customers have increasingly asked for help with blocking lateral movement from compromised identities, says CEO Ashan Willy. Acquiring Illusive in December will help Proofpoint block identity attack paths when a user is compromised.
The cloud security landscape has long been fragmented, and different vendors attempt to separately address containers, serverless and vulnerabilities, says Wiz CEO Assaf Rappaport. Consolidating detection, vulnerability and misconfiguration data in a single place reduces the noise for clients.
According to the World Economic Forum, geopolitical instability has helped to close the perception gap between business and cyber leaders' views on the importance of cyber risk management, and "91% of all respondents" believe that "a far-reaching, catastrophic cyber event" is on the horizon.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the lasting effects of the takedown of the Hive ransomware group, why the U.S. government is warning of a surge in Russian DDoS attacks on hospitals, and why the lack of transparency in U.S. breach notices is creating more risk for consumers.
Another day, another crypto hack: A hacker on Wednesday exploited a smart contract vulnerability on a decentralized platform to steal cryptocurrency. The attacker got away with either $120 million or $1 million, depending on whom you ask. It's complicated.