Microsoft has confirmed that a serious flaw in Windows SMB_v3 exists that could be exploited by attackers to remotely seize control of vulnerable systems. While no attacks have been seen in the wild, no patch for the wormable flaw is yet available. A workaround exists for servers, but not clients.
Microsoft along with its partners from 35 countries has taken coordinated legal and technical action to disrupt Necurs, one of the largest botnets in the world, the company announced in a Tuesday blog post.
The U.S. is better prepared to respond to election interference and related cybersecurity issues than it was four years ago, several security professionals, including one of the FBI's top experts, tell Information Security Media Group.
As COVID-19 spreads, cybercriminals are sending more phishing emails that use the health emergency as a lure, according to security researchers. The European Central Bank is among those issuing warnings.
Security firm Emsisoft is offering free, customized decryptors to victims of PwndLocker ransomware, which first surfaced in late 2019 and has been tied to attacks against Lasalle County in Illinois and the Serbian city of Novi Sad, with the gang demanding up to $660,000 or more in bitcoins from its victims.
Wall Street has been hit by the twin threats of the new coronavirus as well as oil prices plummeting, with the Dow dropping 2,000 points on Monday for its worst day in 12 years. Amidst fears that a recession could tank the global economy, some experts still see upsides for the cybersecurity sector.
New ransomware variants are targeting managed service and cloud service providers: This is one of the predictions made by WatchGuard Technologies for 2020. CTO Corey Nachreiner discusses the top three predictions.
Harvard Kennedy School Professor Juliette Kayyem - well known as a CNN cybersecurity analyst - spoke at RSA 2020 and visited ISMG's studios to share insights on nation-state threats and election security.
Targeted ransomware attacks continue to increase as gangs seek to obtain bigger ransom payoffs by hitting larger targets, aided by a cybercrime services economy that provides access to tools and tactics that were previously the domain of APT groups, security experts warn.
A former acting inspector general of the Department of Homeland Security and another official have been indicted for allegedly stealing DHS proprietary software and databases and then attempting to resell the technology back to the government.
Etay Maor has long been a force in cyber crime research. In his current role as CSO of Intsights, he has new views of breach trends, tools and techniques, as well as analysis of what's happening in fraud circles beyond the dark web.
No advanced hacking skills required: The burgeoning cybercrime-as-a-service economy continues to make it easy for aspiring cybercriminals to procure highly automated, easy-to-use and effective attack tools to fuel illicit profits, says Liv Rowley, a threat intelligence analyst at Blueliv.
Russia, China, North Korea, Iran - the major nation-state actors are well known to cybersecurity leaders. But how do their motivations and tactics differ? Sanjay Virmani of San Francisco's FBI office shares insight on the nation-state threat.