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.
Aluminum giant Norsk Hydro has been hit by LockerGoga ransomware, which was apparently distributed to endpoints by hackers using the company's own Active Directory services against it. To help safeguard others, security experts have called on Hydro to release precise details of how it was hit.
Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, has been hit by a crypto-locking ransomware attack that began at one of its U.S. plants and has disrupted some global operations. A Norwegian cybersecurity official said the ransomware strain may be LockerGoga.
Mirai, the powerful malware that unleashed unprecedented distributed denial-of-service attacks in 2016, has never gone away. And now a new version has been equipped with fresh exploits that suggest its operators want to harness the network bandwidth offered by big businesses.
As a former elected official, Kristin Judge saw first-hand the lack of resources for victims of cybercrime. And so she launched the Cybercrime Support Network, which serves small businesses and consumers.
Web hosting firm XBT/Webzilla's infrastructure was used to attack the U.S. Democratic Party and for 2016 election interference, a former National Security Council official said in a court report filed as part of a since-dismissed defamation lawsuit over the Steele dossier's release.
North Korea's cybercrime capabilities have given the country the ability to flaunt international sanctions by allowing the regime to steal millions in currency not only from banks but also from cryptocurrency exchanges, according to a report from the United Nation's Security Council.
The former CEO of what was once the world's most popular bitcoin exchange, Mt. Gox, will not serve prison time. Mark Karpelès was sentenced Friday to two and a half years in prison on one charge of falsifying data, but the sentence was suspended. He was cleared of embezzlement and fraud charges.