Beazley Breach Response Services, a unit of global insurance company Beazley, reports that nearly half of the more than 3,300 breaches it investigated last year traced to a hack attack or malware infection. And half of those hacking/malware attacks were tied to business email compromise schemes.
A sophisticated attack campaign dubbed "Operation ShadowHammer" involved an advanced persistent threat group planting backdoors within Asus computers by subverting the Taiwan-based PC maker's third-party supply chain and updater software, Kaspersky Lab warns.
CrowdStrike is out with its 2019 Global Threat Report, which includes a ranking of the most dangerous nation-state adversaries. The company's CTO, Dmitri Alperovitch, discusses the report's key findings about threats and threat actors.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's two-year investigation into Russia's 2016 election interference has concluded, finding no evidence that President Trump's campaign coordinated with Moscow, although Mueller declined to exonerate Trump over obstruction of justice, says U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
Reviewing 2018 attacks, Jon Clay of Trend Micro, says social engineering persists, including phishing attacks, while criminals also continue to steal credentials, lob ransomware at targets and push cryptomining malware.
Life after WannaCry and NotPetya: Europol, the EU's law enforcement intelligence agency, wants member states to be able to rapidly respond to the next big cyberattack against Europe. But with warnings of ongoing Russian election interference campaigns, the next big attack may already be underway.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses the recent ransomware attack on aluminum giant, Norsk Hydro. Plus, confessions of a former LulzSec and Anonymous hacktivist, and the growing problem of cyber extortion.
Criminals continue to target organizations and individuals with extortion schemes, such as by infecting targets with Ryuk and GandCrab ransomware, say Raj Samani, chief scientist of McAfee, and John Fokker, McAfee's head of cyber investigations.
As CEO of Terranova Security, an awareness training provider, Lise Lapointe sees an evolution of education programs that used to be merely phishing simulation tests. What are the most effective forms of training?
Script-based payment card malware continues its successful run, impacting a range of e-commerce sites, security researchers warn. With fraudsters continuing to refine their tactics, countering card-sniffing scripts continues to be difficult.