Tal Prihar, a former administrator of the DeepDotWeb darknet market search engine, has been sentenced to serve eight years in a U.S. federal prison after pleading guilty to money laundering, tied to his having received more than $8 million in kickbacks from markets to which he referred buyers.
Four ISMG editors discuss: how too many organizations fail to implement basic cybersecurity defenses - such as MFA; a proposed lawsuit against health insurer Excellus that calls for an improvement to its data security program; and strategies for securing open-source and other software components.
Eva Velasquez, CEO of the Identity Theft Resource Center, shares six predictions for 2022 that show a shift from identity theft to identity fraud as cybercriminals continue to refine who they target, what information they steal and what they do with it.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether a new ransomware operation is a spinoff of the notorious REvil or simply copying the group's moves; how Maersk responded to the NotPetya wiper malware attack; and essential incident response skills.
CISA and the EPA today announced the Industrial Control Systems Cybersecurity Initiative, a 100-day cybersecurity plan to safeguard water and wastewater systems. Officials say their action plan "focuses on high-impact activities that can be surged to safeguard water resources."
A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against Ohio-based Memorial Health System in the wake of a ransomware attack last August that reportedly involved the Hive cybercriminal gang, resulting in a health data breach affecting nearly 216,500 individuals.
Britain's National Cyber Security Center has launched a trial vulnerability management project called Scanning Made Easy, designed to empower small and midsize organizations to identify if critical software flaws are present in their IT infrastructure, so they can be targeted for remediation.
Lisa Young prepares security teams to protect and defend their organizations from cybercriminals by seeing the things that others miss and asking the questions that others are too afraid to ask. She discusses how critical thinking improves cybersecurity.
The risks posed by Apache Log4j continue, as a previously seen initial access broker group with the codename Prophet Spider IAB appears to be targeting vulnerabilities in Apache's logging utility to infiltrate the virtualization solution VMware Horizon, researchers at BlackBerry warn.
OMB on Wednesday released a federal strategy to move the U.S. government toward mature zero trust architectures. White House officials say the new strategy - with a focus on MFA, asset inventories, traffic encryption, and more - is a key step in delivering on Biden's May 2021 executive order.
Despite Western governments' increased focus on disrupting ransomware, the quantity of new victims doesn't appear to have declined, at least so far. But multiple experts say that nation-state efforts to combat cybercrime syndicates are still picking up speed and may well yet have an impact.
As tensions continue to flare between Ukraine and Russia, which has amassed at least 100,000 troops along Ukraine's eastern border, the U.S. continues to mull intervention, a part of which includes bolstering Ukraine's cyber defenses. This comes as experts warn that cyberwarfare could play an increasingly significant...
The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
"Email security doesn't get the attention it deserves" because "phishing is not going away and is not getting any less," says Jess Burn, a senior analyst at Forrester. She shares best practices for phishing prevention.
Maersk was one of dozens of organizations crippled by the NotPetya malware in June 2017. Gavin Ashton and Bharat Halai worked in identity and access management at Maersk and share how the company's technology team tirelessly brought the company back from the brink of an IT systems meltdown.