A sophisticated phishing toolkit called W3LL Panel has been used to exploit at least 8,000 endpoints since the middle of last year to perpetrate costly business email compromise schemes, Group-IB reports. Such toolkits help automate the entire life cycle of a BEC attack.
Australia's information commissioner has urged organifzations to quicken the process of notifying those affected by data breaches instead of spending months analyzing each incident. Angelene Falk said it can take anywhere from 20 days to five months to notify breach victims, putting them at risk.
A cyber attack occurs somewhere in the world every 11 seconds. And 73% of businesses say they were targeted by at least one ransomware attack in the past 24 months.
Against this ever-shifting threat landscape, enterprises need to realize that traditional disaster recovery does not equal cyber recovery. And the key...
Has the cry of the Qakbot come to an end? While the pernicious, multifunction malware fell quiet last week thanks to Operation "Duck Hunt," lucrative cybercrime operations have a history of rebooting themselves. Rivals also offer ready alternatives to ransomware groups and other criminal users.
Multiple hackers are minting newer capabilities from an open-source information stealer to spawn new variants. The malware steals sensitive information such as corporate credentials, which are resold to other threat actors for attacks, including operations related to espionage or ransomware.
A cyberespionage campaign by a well-funded but lesser-known hacking group is using previously unknown backdoors to hack government agencies and tech companies. The group, dubbed Earth Estries by Trend Micro, appears well practiced in cA cyberespionage campaign by a well-funded but lesser-known hacking group is using...
One-fourth of APAC healthcare organizations over the past year paid a ransom to recover encrypted files and systems, and a greater share incurred losses exceeding $1 million to cyberattacks. A survey by cybersecurity firm Claroty found that defenders are understaffed and using outdated technology.
The shift from traditional malware-led attacks to identity-based attacks in the realm of cybersecurity has become more prominent than ever. Attackers continuously adapt their tactics, seek the path of least resistance and focus on exploiting vulnerabilities in identity-related weaknesses.
Japanese government investigators say cybercriminals are employing a new technique that tricks users into downloading malicious Word files disguised as harmless PDFs. Japan's Computer Emergency Response Team warned that the "maldocs" attack can bypass traditional malware detection.
In the evolving threat landscape, small-time threat actors are entering the ransomware space and targeting small and medium-sized businesses. These organizations must adopt a defense-in-depth approach to defend themselves, said Nick Biasini, head of outreach at Cisco Talos.
Chinese espionage hackers behind an eight-month campaign to hack Barracuda email security appliances intensified their focus on high-priority targets around the time the company moved to fix the zero-day flaw behind the campaign. A custom backdoor suggests China was prepared for remediation efforts.
Two organizations that operate clinics and hospitals in the Midwest are the latest medical care providers struggling with an enterprisewide IT outage affecting clinical and administrative applications. The incident appears similar to recent attacks on several other regional entities.
U.S. authorities Tuesday said they permanently dismantled the notorious Qakbot botnet in an international operation that seized 52 servers and nearly $9 million worth of cryptocurrency. Law enforcement identified more than 700,000 computers infected with the Qakbot malware.
Large language models have revolutionized various industries by automating language-related tasks, enhancing user experiences and enabling machines to communicate more naturally with human beings, according to Rodrigo Liang, CEO of SambaNova Systems.
Ransomware groups, like legitimate businesses, must adapt and change as they grow, in response to external pressures and trends. To survive, many large ransomware groups have adopted decentralized structures, said Yelisey Bohuslavskiy, chief research officer and partner with Red Sense.