In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the lasting effects of the takedown of the Hive ransomware group, why the U.S. government is warning of a surge in Russian DDoS attacks on hospitals, and why the lack of transparency in U.S. breach notices is creating more risk for consumers.
While malicious wipers have stolen most of the headlines in the Russia-Ukraine cyberwar, investigators say Russians are now using modified GammaLoad and GammaSteel info stealer malware to spy on compromised government employee accounts and avoid detection. The attack begins with a phishing email.
The Russia-Ukraine war has had huge economic consequences for Eset, given that the Slovakian vendor was the largest cybersecurity company in Ukraine and second-largest in Russia. The decision to halt sales in Russia and a spending slowdown in Ukraine due to the war hurt Eset, says CEO Richard Marko.
Researchers from cybersecurity firm WithSecure say they spotted a North Korean espionage campaign they dub "No Pineapple" that reveals a slew of tools in the Pyongyang hacking arsenal. They're confident the hackers were North Korean: One hacker connected to an infected server using a DPRK address.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) can be a highly effective way to safeguard your organization’s data, but that doesn’t mean it’s unhackable. And nobody knows that better than award-winning author and Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4, Roger Grimes. While researching his most recent book Hacking...
Security researchers say they found the Russian intelligence-linked Sandworm threat actor deploying a novel disk wiper against an energy sector company located in Ukraine. Data wipers have played a key role in Russia's hacking campaign against Ukraine.
Government authorities and industry groups are warning the healthcare sector of ongoing distributed denial-of-service attacks on hospitals and other medical entities by Russian nuisance hacking group KillNet, whose name comes from a tool used to launch DDoS attacks.
Ukraine traced a cyberattack that delayed a press briefing by the nation's information protection agency Tuesday to Russian Sandworm hackers. The group, which is accused of using wiper malware to disrupt the Ukrainian national Media Center, has close ties to the Russian GRU, investigators say.
A pro-Kremlin hacking group with a history of launching distributed denial-of-service attacks took its annoyance tactics to Germany following Berlin's announcement that it will ship Leopard 2 battle tanks to Ukraine's front lines. A German government spokesperson said the attacks had minimal effect.
Russian and Iranian state-sponsored hackers are using advanced social engineering tactics to target journalists, defense organizations and academic and civil society organizations in the U.K. for cyberespionage campaigns, the British National Cyber Security Center warns.
While Russian military forces and allied groups continue to pummel Ukrainian targets with online attacks, security experts tracked a phishing and malware surge at the end of 2022, even as U.S. intelligence said the war was running at a "reduced tempo."
North Korea's Lazarus Group was behind the $100 million theft from the Horizon blockchain bridge, the U.S. federal government confirmed. The FBI vowed "to expose and combat North Korea's use of illicit activities - including cybercrime and virtual currency theft - to generate revenue."
Nation-state attackers are not just looking for major vulnerabilities to gain control of the enterprise. They are exploiting minor flaws to gain access and increase the severity of their attacks, says Matanda Doss, executive director of cybersecurity and technology controls at JPMorgan Chase.
Researchers have linked Chinese advanced persistent threat group Playful Taurus, also known as Vixen Panda and Nickel, to a series of attacks against Iranian organizations between July and December 2022. The group recently updated its toolkit to include a new variant of the Turian backdoor.
The former head of the U.K.'s National Cyber Security Centre warns that destructive ransomware targeting large enterprises is likely to surge in 2023, adding that recent attacks on Royal Mail and The Guardian newspaper are examples of these early-stage attacks.