A U.S. federal government shutdown would have "immeasurable" damaging effects on the federal government's ability to fight cyberthreats, a top official said Tuesday amid forewarnings that the country should start preparing now for potential cyber interference in the 2024 presidential election.
Cybersecurity experts urged Congress to avoid a government shutdown on Oct. 1 - the start of the new federal fiscal year - telling a House panel that a lapse would damage efforts to keep the nation secure. Congress has yet to approve funding bills necessary to keep most federal agencies operational.
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.
Cybersecurity researchers at Symantec said a cybercriminal entity with possible ties to the Chinese government used the ShadowPad Trojan to target an Asian country's national power grid earlier this year. The Redfly APT group focused on stealing credentials and compromising multiple computers.
Multiple nation-state hacking groups have been exploiting known flaws in Zoho ManageEngine software and Fortinet firewalls to steal data, cybersecurity officials warn. A new alert details exploits of each vulnerability by separate groups that targeted the same aeronautical firm.
New regulations, including those coming into effect in the U.S., are pushing many medical device makers to radically reconsider how they approach cybersecurity for their products - including air gapping connections, said Phil Englert of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Researchers spotted North Korean state hackers deploying a more compact remote access Trojan through a flaw in IT service management software in a campaign affecting European and U.S. critical infrastructure. Cisco Talos said the Lazarus Group in May started to deploy a Trojan it named QuiteRAT.
A Chinese state-sponsored hacking group likely deployed more than a dozen malware variants to target critical infrastructure across Eastern European as part of an espionage campaign, warns security firm Kaspersky. The firm attributes the activity, with medium to high confidence, to APT31.
Russian-speaking ransomware hackers may be responsible for deploying malware onto the network of an electric utility in southern Africa in an attack researchers say underscores heightened risks of industrial ransomware attacks. An unknown actor deployed a variant of SystemBC malware dubbed DroxiDat.
Post-COVID and digital transformation, consumer expectations are forever changed when it comes to healthcare delivery. The challenge now: how to raise the security bar. Elizabeth A. Sexton of Adobe talks about how to secure the new healthcare consumer experience.
Rockwell Automation teamed-up with CISA to find two critical flaws that require immediate attention, citing a novel exploit capability attributed to advanced persistent threat actors known for targeting industrial systems and critical infrastructure.
The Biden administration has released an implementation plan for the long-awaited national cybersecurity strategy it published in March, assigning deadlines and responsibilities for federal agencies across 65 different federal initiatives. Parts of the plan face an uphill battle.
Ransomware believed to originate from the Russian LockBit 3.0 group locked up computer systems for the Port of Nagoya, Japan's largest cargo hub. The attack held up shipments of Toyota auto parts containers for two days, but the port reopened Thursday morning.
Critical services in the Netherlands could be a potential target of ransomware and hacktivist attackers with ties to Russia as a means to sow large-scale disruptions in the country, according to a Dutch National Cyber Security Center warning this week.
The United States is further fortifying its critical infrastructure security with a new Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency program that enhances the cyber resilience of participating partners leveraging the agency's advanced threat detection and monitoring capabilities.