Ransomware attacks remain the top cyber-enabled threat seen by law enforcement. But phishing, business email compromises and other types of fraud - many now using a COVID-19 theme - also loom large, Europol warns in its latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
Ransomware creators are acutely aware that network or endpoint security controls pose a fatal threat to any operation, so they've developed a fixation on detection logic. Modern ransomware spends an inordinate amount of time attempting to thwart security controls, tilling the field for a future harvest.
This article discusses a case that started with an email from a brand-new MTR customer.
The customer had just heard that a third-party vendor they work with had been hit by ransomware and was worried they might also be affected.
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The number of individuals affected by the May ransomware attack on cloud-based software vendor Blackbaud continues to soar. And breach reports tied to the incident now total over 170, according to one estimate.
The number of cybersecurity incidents reported to the U.K.'s data privacy watchdog has continued to decline, recently plummeting by nearly 40%. But is the quantity of data breaches going down, or might organizations be failing to spot them or potentially even covering them up?
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes why ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims. Also featured: Lessons learned from Twitter hacking response; security flaw in Amazon's Alexa.
How many different shades of bizarre is the data breach notification issued by software vendor Blackbaud? Over the course of three paragraphs, Blackbaud normalizes hacking, congratulates its amazing cybersecurity team, and says it cares so much for its customers that it paid a ransom to attackers.
Numerous unanswered questions persist concerning a ransomware outbreak at Blackbaud, which provides cloud-based marketing, fundraising and customer relationship management software used by thousands of charities, universities, healthcare organizations and others.
Join experienced incident response investigators Shane Shook, PhD - Advisor & Venture Consultant, Forgepoint Capital, and Tim Keeler, Co-founder & CEO at Remediant, as they exchange war stories of stopping ransomware and lateral movement from past investigations.
They will also showcase a live demo of how state...
Back when the world was introduced to WannaCry, a potent strain of ransomware code that infected and paralyzed 230,000 computers across 150 countries.
In what would become a troubling theme, WannaCry, and subsequent strains of ransomware, could have been prevented from becoming a public nuisance had proper...
As cybercriminals and nation-states take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to further their own aims, authorities are calling on victims to report online attacks as quickly as possible to help them better disrupt such activity.
The cybersecurity outlook for 2020 and the new decade will be characterized by more advanced, targeted and coordinated attack vectors designed to exploit the cybersecurity skills shortage, along with congenitally poor security fundamentals and hygiene.
Many companies have already been hit by a ransomware attack- or will be. Technically astute hackers continue their ability to infiltrate ransomware so much, that Ransomware as a Service is now available on the darknet. In today's hyper connected world, it could be only a matter of time until 'something' happens. How...
Discover the day-to-day reality on the frontlines of cybersecurity with this independent survey of 3,100 IT managers across 12 countries. The report's findings reveal that organizations face an impossible puzzle when it comes to securing against cyber threats.
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How many organizations...