As ransomware gangs attempt to boost their illicit profits, the RagnarLocker ransomware gang has brought a new tactic to bear: installing a full virtual machine on victims' systems to hide their crypto-locking malware while it forcibly encrypts files, security firm Sophos warns.
Australian shipping giant Toll Group has vowed to again not pay a ransom after suffering its second ransomware attack of the year. In the latest incident, however, the company warns that attackers also stole corporate data - and it may get leaked.
In a video interview, a panel of experts describes why implementing a "zero trust" architecture for the remote workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic requires redefining access control and security strategies.
In trying economic times, it's more important than ever to be able to measure and communicate the effectiveness of one's cybersecurity program. Colin O'Connor, COO of ReliaQuest, offers a new alternative to traditional metrics.
With the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, and the global shift to work from home, Tom Kellermann of VMware Carbon Black sees a corresponding increase in hacking and espionage attempts against U.S. agencies, businesses and citizens. He says add "digital distancing" to your precautions.
Visser Precision, a U.S. manufacturer that supplies Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Tesla and SpaceX, appears to have been hit by the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang, which has begun leaking internal data and threatening to leak more unless the victim pays a ransom.
Increasingly complex and sophisticated cyber-attacks are evading
traditional defenses, forcing firms to seek solutions beyond traditional
threat blocking and prevention mechanisms. Threat actors have had
success with phishing, zero-day malware/exploits, and fileless attacks and
are now cashing in on ransomware and...
Anti-virus giant Avast is shuttering Jumpshot, its data collecting side business that has been funneling detailed internet browsing activity from the company's security products and browser extensions to marketers, after a probe by PCMag and Motherboard found the company was failing to fully anonymize data.
Bad news on the ransomware front: Victims that choose to pay attackers' ransom demands - in return for the promise of a decryption tool - last quarter paid an average of $84,116, according to Coveware. But gangs wielding Ryuk and Sodinokibi - aka REvil - often demanded much more.
Emotet malware alert: The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency says it's been "tracking a spike" in targeted Emotet malware attacks. It urges all organizations to immediately put in place defenses to not just avoid infection, but also detect lateral movement in their networks by hackers.
Mitsubishi Electric says hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in its anti-virus software, prior to the vendor patching the flaw, and potentially stole trade secrets and employee data. The Japanese multinational firm announced the breach more than six months after detecting it in June 2019.
Google has directly warned more than 12,000 users across 149 countries that they have been targeted by government-backed hackers. Google says the attack attempts occurred in the third quarter of this year and targeted users of such services as Gmail, Drive and YouTube.
With all of the tools deployed for
endpoint detection and response,
enterprises today are often overwhelmed
by threat intelligence, says J.J. Thompson
of Sophos. To alleviate "analysis
paralysis," Sophos has launched its
Managed Threat Response service.
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The cybersecurity community had been holding its breath in anticipation of mass attacks targeting the severe BlueKeep vulnerability in Windows, which Microsoft has patched. The first in-the-wild exploits have now been seen, although they don't appear to constitute an emergency - at least yet.
Mobile devices are attractive targets for attackers because of messages, call logs, location data and more. State-sponsored groups are digging ever deeper into mobile hacking, says Brian Robison of BlackBerry Cylance.