In the latest weekly update, Information Security Media Group Editors discuss current cybersecurity and privacy issues, including advice on strengthening off-hours defenses during the holiday season, emerging cybercrime trends in 2022, and Palo Alto's first big M&A since early 2021.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how the profits of ransomware group Zeppelin have been smashed by security researchers, FTX again highlighting the risks of trading cryptocurrencies, and vendor Extrahop's newly appointed, high-profile president.
As the U.S. celebrates Thanksgiving, let's give thanks for this cybercrime karma: For more than two years, law enforcement and security experts have been exploiting flaws in the crypto-locking malware to help victims decrypt their systems without paying a ransom.
Security firm Group-IB has identified 34 hacking groups that are now selling a stealer-as-a-service model to spread infostealer malware and steal credentials from online gaming and payment accounts. The company advises organizations to be on the lookout for Raccoon and Redline infostealers.
Before the newly spotted AxLocker ransomware crypto-locks systems, it steals Discord tokens, which can be sold on cybercrime markets. Among Discord's many users are cryptocurrency and NFT enthusiasts, and experts say the stolen credentials facilitate attempts to socially engineer them.
The nefarious LockBit 3.0 cybercriminal group is claiming responsibility for the ransomware attack that halted municipal services and shut down employee email accounts in Westmount, Quebec, giving the city a deadline of Dec. 4 to make an undisclosed ransom payment.
Budding cybercriminals can purchase a large number of specialized services from the ransomware criminal underground, reports cybersecurity firm Sophos. The services range from malware distribution to network scanning and even include OPSEC-as-a-service.
Cybercrime is always evolving as threat actors find new ways to infiltrate organizations, steal money, and cause damage. So what should you prepare for in 2023?
Join this webinar with Crane Hassold, Director of Threat Intelligence at Abnormal Security, where he’ll dive into the trends we saw in 2022 and provide...
A Ukrainian man is fighting extradition to the United States, where he faces a four-count criminal indictment for his role in operating the Raccoon malware-as-a-service infostealer malware. Dutch authorities arrested Mark Sokolovsky, 26, in March, shows an unsealed indictment.
Apple has issued a slew of security updates amid reports that its iOS devices are being actively exploited via a zero-day vulnerability in the kernel. While Apple hasn't attributed the exploits to any specific group, experts say surveillance malware developers are a likely culprit.
Business Email Compromise (BEC) losses are up 51% year-over-year according to the FBI Crime Report. Additionally, Ransomware is surging, with more than double the number of incidents reported. It takes a defense-in-depth approach to reduce the risk of these popular threats. By understanding the current threats and...
Australian telecommunications giant Optus is warning that current and former customers' personal details were exposed, including some driver's license and passport details, but no passwords or financial details, after it suffered a major data breach.
After an international law enforcement operation shuttered stolen data forum RaidForums in February, one of its power users launched a replacement called Breached. Within months, the English-language forum has amassed more stolen records and nearly as many users as its predecessor.
The latest ISMG Security Report discusses a new phishing-as-a-service toolkit designed to bypass multifactor authentication, the decision by Lloyd's of London to exclude nation-state attacks from cyber insurance policies, and challenges at Okta after it acquired customer identity giant Auth0.