Researchers have discovered an underground offering with the codename "Prolific Puma," which since 2020 has been the "largest and most dynamic" cybercrime link-shortening service on the market. Attackers use it to better target victims with phishing campaigns, scams and malware.
Discover how cybercriminals use generative AI tools like ChatGPT to create more effective email attacks and how to protect your organization from them.
ChatGPT. Google Bard. Midjourney. DeepFaceLab.
Generative AI is all the rage, and for good reason. What used to take hours can now be done in minutes, and what...
This latest Quarterly Threat Report (QTR) distils the trends, notable new behaviours, and unusual attacks we saw over the last quarter. Also utilizing previous threat reports to compare findings and point out patterns–and even provide some solutions for avoiding the latest threats.
By dissecting how attackers got...
A recent attack by a Russian ransomware-as-a-service group that stole the personal information of 2.5 million patients of McLaren Health Care has triggered at least three proposed federal class action lawsuits in recent days, claiming the healthcare company failed to protect patient privacy.
Hotel and casino giant MGM Resorts says the recent hack attack against it cost $110 million in lost revenue and mitigation expenses. The publicly traded company expects to recoup losses and costs to date via cyber insurance. MGM Resorts says that its investigation remains ongoing.
What do "bank transfer request.lnk" and "URGENT-Invoice-27-August.docx.lnk" have in common? Both are the names of malicious files being sent as part of a phishing campaign attributed to the Qakbot botnet group that has continued despite law enforcement disrupting Qakbot's operations in late August.
UNC3944 and BlackCat have taken over the headlines with a new wave of high-profile ransomware attacks on casinos and other industries, continuing an upward trend of damaging attacks impacting global organizations.
In the aftermath of the pandemic and global political unrest, the risks of identity and credential theft have surged, and a deluge of scams are exploiting the crisis. Consumers facing disrupted incomes seek credit solutions, and fraudsters seek to exploit them by using application fraud tactics.
Inadequate authentication measures leave your digital identity vulnerable to cybercriminals. Tools like multi-factor authentication, biometrics, passwords, PINs, and tokens are all more vulnerable to attacks and social engineering than you realize. And one wrong move leaves you and your organization powerless in the...
A financially motivated criminal syndicate that mainly operates in Telegram and underground forums has expanded its criminal arsenal to deploy ransomware and other intrusion capabilities on various cloud applications, warn Mandiant researchers.
Casino and hotel giant Caesars Entertainment is warning customers that their personal details were stolen in a recent hack attack. After successfully shaking down Caesars for a ransom, the same attackers are continuing to extort MGM Resorts, claiming to have crypto-locked its EXSi hypervisors.
Hotel and casino giant Caesars Entertainment paid approximately half of an initial $30 million ransom demand to attackers who infected its systems with ransomware, according to news reports. The attackers appear to be with the same group that hit MGM Resorts.
To some extent, ransomware has become like COVID-19 - a threat we all need to learn to live alongside. But Aaron Bugal, field CTO of Sophos, says there is still much that security and technology leaders can do to reduce their risk by addressing activity that often precedes a ransomware attack.
Booking and reservation systems, as well as slot machines, hotel room door locks, ATMs and more remain offline at multiple MGM Resorts properties as the publicly traded casino hotel giant battles "a cybersecurity issue" that one group of security researchers has tied to a ransomware group attack.
According this report, the rate of ransomware attacks has remained steady. Sixty-six per cent of research respondents said their organization was hit by ransomware in the previous year. With adversaries now able to consistently execute attacks at scale, ransomware is arguably the biggest cyber risk facing...