The notorious ransomware-as-a-service group LockBit, disrupted by law enforcement this week, was developing a new version of its crypto-locking malware prior to being shut down, security researchers reported. Even so, experts say it's unlikely the group would be able to successfully reboot.
Russian authorities have reportedly arrested three accused members of the SugarLocker ransomware-as-a-service operation. Their alleged crime? Targeting Russians, although one suspect has also been tied to a massive hack of Australian health insurer Medibank and a subsequent data leak.
Blue Monday arrived late this year for the LockBit ransomware-as-a-service group, after an international coalition of law enforcement agencies seized swaths of its infrastructure. Security experts said even if the down-at-the-heels group reboots, the disruption already stands as a big win.
Time and time again, cybercriminals have demonstrated their impressive ability to identify new ways to leverage everyday communication tools as mechanisms for deceiving employees.
The newest example of this exploitative expertise? QR code attacks.
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While overall ransomware profits might remain high, many of the remaining or rebooted top-tier groups are "really struggling" with scarce talent, trauma from the Russia-Ukraine war and repeated disruptions by law enforcement, say researchers from threat intelligence firm RedSense.
U.S. federal authorities are again warning the healthcare sector about threats from the Akira ransomware group. The latest alert comes on the heels of several recent attacks by the gang, including one last month on Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which affected an IT system used by emergency responders.
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Brisbane-based retail group Eagers Automotive is investigating a cyberattack that disrupted parts of its regional operations and compromised the personal information of some of its customers. Eagers said Tuesday it doesn't know the full extent of the hack, but it has started notifying customers.
In conjunction with a new report from CyberEd.io, Information Security Media Group asked some of the industry's leading cybersecurity and privacy experts about 10 top trends to watch in 2024. Ransomware, emerging AI technology and nation-state campaigns are among the top threats.
A previously undiscovered critical exploit can allow threat actors to gain persistent, unauthorized access to Google services and connected accounts even after users have changed their passwords, cybersecurity researchers warn. They said the flaw enables hackers to manipulate the OAuth 2 protocol.
In this weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group delve into key 2023 cybersecurity issues, spotlighting efforts by the Biden administration, proposed U.S. healthcare cybersecurity laws, and crucial upcoming dates for the information security community.
Educational institutions are prime targets for ransomware and other cyberattacks due to their open nature and troves of sensitive data, requiring continuous investment in cyber defenses and strong security practices, said Steve Zuromski, CIO at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts.
Hacks on healthcare sector entities reached record levels in 2023 in terms of data breaches. But the impact of hacks on hospital chains, doctors' offices and other medical providers - or their critical vendors - goes much deeper than the exposure of millions of health records.
All has not been quiet on the malicious cybersecurity front this year, thanks to constant cybercrime innovation, cyberattacks and cyberespionage, and malicious or inadvertent data breaches. Here are 12 notable incidents and trends of 2023 and their implications for the bigger cybersecurity picture.
Scammers are stealing hotels' log-in credentials for online travel site Booking.com and targeting their customers, experts warn. In many cases, attackers use Booking's own messaging system to contact customers and request their payment card data, they say.