As ransomware attacks continue to pose a significant threat to enterprises and individuals, "We will keep banging the message that basic cyber hygiene makes a big difference to lots of people," says Andy Bates of the Global Cyber Alliance. He also discusses the alliance's top priorities for 2022.
The spyware of sanctioned Israeli firm NSO Group was reportedly detected on the smartphones of high-profile Polish figures associated with the nation's opposition party. And the spyware has also reportedly been tied to the phone of Hanan Elatr, wife of the late journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
Cyber GRX senior director and CyberEdBoard executive member Peter Gregory discusses data everyone has that is an asset, but also a liability - your contact list - and how to decrease your chances of it turning toxic.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission reports that impostor scams were the #1 type of fraud reported by consumers last year, with losses to American consumers nearly $30B. UK Finance reported an increase in authorized push payment fraud last year with loss of more than £479M, and top UK bank Barclays reported a 20%...
A new Microsoft Teams feature makes it possible for employees to communicate with people outside the organization and vice versa through Teams. Security researchers believe the new update potentially opens up avenues for threat actors to target organizations through phishing attacks.
Advanced voice impersonation and deepfake technologies are giving rise to cybercrime groups that offer Vishing-as-a-Service, security researchers say. Vishing is proving to be successful in tricking victims and bypassing voice authorization mechanisms.
The U.S. government warns all businesses that they're at elevated risk of online attacks during Thanksgiving, given attackers' proclivity to strike on weekends and holidays. The alert is a reminder of the importance of having in place well-practiced incident response plans. Here's where to start.
The top cybercrime threats facing organizations in Europe and beyond include ransomware affiliate programs, more sophisticated mobile malware and cryptocurrency-hawking investment fraud, among other types of crime, according to Europol's latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
CISA announced that Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman will be the agency's senior election security lead. She will become a top security official within the Biden administration, inheriting a role that has garnered public attention following interference in 2016 and fraud claims in 2020.
Threat group FIN7 has set up a website posing as a security company to recruit talent, according to fraud intelligence company Gemini Advisory. The aim of the scam was to lure security researchers who could help the group with penetration testing-related activities to enable ransomware attacks.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss: a federal judge imposing the maximum sentences on a hacker who pleaded guilty to conspiracy and aggravated identity theft, regulators getting tougher on cryptocurrency lending platforms and the return to in-person roundtables.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether businesses are stepping up their ransomware defenses in response to several warnings released by the U.S. and U.K. governments highlighting the threat posed to infrastructure. Also featured are the Thingiverse data breach and airline fraud...
Disturbing findings from a recent study examining the impact of ransomware attacks on patient care must serve as a wake-up call for the healthcare sector to intensify its preparedness to deal with such incidents, say Larry Ponemon of research firm Ponemon Institute and Ed Gaudet of risk management firm Censinet. The...
Is there any bigger cybercrime soap opera than the life and times of ransomware operators? Take the REvil, aka Sodinokibi, ransomware-as-a-service operation, which feels like it's disappeared and reappeared more times than the secret, identical twin of the protagonist in your favorite melodrama.
A spate of ransomware incidents affecting the education sector has led to the loss of student coursework, financial records and data relating to COVID-19 testing. Matthew Trump, senior IT security officer for the University of London, U.K., outlines incident response strategies.