The U.S. Department of State is offering rewards of up to $10 million for information that leads to the identification or location of any individual who holds a key leadership position in the Conti ransomware variant transnational organized crime group.
A new malicious campaign that siphons off intellectual property and sensitive data - including documents, blueprints, diagrams, formulas and manufacturing-related proprietary data - has been identified by researchers at Cybereason as being the work of Chinese APT Winnti, based on forensic analysis.
Two signs that the tide may finally, if slowly, be turning on ransomware: The number of victims who choose to pay continues to decline, while the amount they pay - when they choose to do so - recently dropped by one-third, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware.
The Ukrainian city of Kherson faced a "near total" internet blackout on Saturday that cut off connectivity from Ukrainian service providers. Services were restored on Sunday, through regional Ukrainian provider Skynet, or Khersontelecom, but routed through Russia's Miranda and Rostelecom networks.
As ransomware-wielding attackers continue to target businesses large and small, the organizations that respond best and escape most unscathed from such attacks are those that already have in place well-honed, rehearsed plans, says ransomware expert and attorney Guillermo Christensen of Ice Miller.
The Computer Emergency Response Team of Ukraine and the National Bank of Ukraine are warning of massive DDoS attacks against pro-Ukrainian targets. The intelligence service in Romania, SRI, also warns of a similar type of attack targeting sites belonging to its national authorities.
In this edition, four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how virtual currency Monero is becoming the main alternative to Bitcoin as the crypto choice for criminals, the challenges involved in an identity-centric Zero Trust approach and how to influence change in culture.
Ransomware attacks have come storming back after experiencing their typical end-of-the year decline. Security researchers report that the greatest number of known victms has been amassed by Lockbit, followed by Conti, Hive and Alphv/BlackCat.
As one of the architects of Israel's offensive Red Team intelligence unit and Incident Response Team, Reuven (Rubi) Aronashvili, CEO of Israeli cybersecurity company CYE, provides a highly informed view of current cyberwarfare in the Russia-Ukraine war, including how it differs from kinetic warfare.
The U.S. government on Tuesday announced a reward of up to $10 million for information pertaining to six alleged Russian military hackers tied to the 2017 NotPetya destructive malware campaign. The malware spread globally, causing commercial damage of up to $10 billion.
The median number of days an attacker dwells in a system before detection fell from 24 days in 2020 to 21 days in 2021, according to a Mandiant report. The biggest year-on-year decline in median dwell time occurred in the APAC region, where it dropped from 76 days in 2020 to 21 days in 2021.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Unplugged," Roger Sels, vice president, solution, EMEA at BlackBerry, discusses the global threat landscape one year after SolarWinds, including cyberthreats from Russia and China; the cyber impact of the Russia-Ukraine war; and the cyber call to action.
Four editors at ISMG discuss the percentage of banks hit by ransomware - and paying the ransom, the HHS warning to healthcare entities as they continue to be targeted by the Hive ransomware group and reports that the U.K. government has been infected with NSO Group spyware.
Despite the recent leak of internal communications and code from the Conti ransomware group, the criminal enterprise appears to have continued operations without breaking stride, in part thanks to constant innovation, security researchers report.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes how the U.S. government is offering a reward of up to $5 million for information to help it disrupt the illicit flow of funds to North Korea. The report also examines approaches to enhance banks' cyber defenses and U.S. regulatory trends.