To some extent, ransomware has become like COVID-19 - a threat we all need to learn to live alongside. But Aaron Bugal, field CTO of Sophos, says there is still much that security and technology leaders can do to reduce their risk by addressing activity that often precedes a ransomware attack.
Booking and reservation systems, as well as slot machines, hotel room door locks, ATMs and more remain offline at multiple MGM Resorts properties as the publicly traded casino hotel giant battles "a cybersecurity issue" that one group of security researchers has tied to a ransomware group attack.
According this report, the rate of ransomware attacks has remained steady. Sixty-six per cent of research respondents said their organization was hit by ransomware in the previous year. With adversaries now able to consistently execute attacks at scale, ransomware is arguably the biggest cyber risk facing...
A backdoor Trojan known as SmokeLoader is deploying a customized Wi-Fi scanning executable to triangulate the location of infected Windows devices. The malware, dubbed "Whiffy Recon," uses nearby Wi-Fi access points as a data point for Google's geolocation API.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity and privacy issues including highlights of interviews at Black Hat 2023, lessons learned from the success of the Lapsus$ cybercrime group's attacks and why Check Point is buying startup Perimeter 81 for $490 million.
Cybercriminals continue to rely on proven attack methods while developing new ways to infiltrate digital environments and break through your human defense layer.
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North American cybersecurity agencies are warning about a new variant of the Truebot Trojan that collects and exfiltrates information from victims. The new variant attacks a known critical-severity vulnerability - a remote code execution vulnerability in the Netwrix Auditor.
Ransomware believed to originate from the Russian LockBit 3.0 group locked up computer systems for the Port of Nagoya, Japan's largest cargo hub. The attack held up shipments of Toyota auto parts containers for two days, but the port reopened Thursday morning.
A hacker suspected to be based in Mexico is targeting financial institutions using "relatively unsophisticated" tools but is achieving a high degree of success among banking customers, SentinelOne said. The threat actor also offers smishing as a service.
According to the results from SE Labs, VMware NSX NDR provides 100 percent protection across multi-cloud environments from four major advanced and persistent threats (APT) groups—including FIN7&Carbanak, OilRig, APT3 and APT29—while returning zero false positives.
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Lateral movement is also often overlooked because most security tools focus on the perimeter of the network, and they seldom look at the interactions among internal hosts, and, as a result, these tools might miss important aspects of a multi-step attack.
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Microsoft discovered hackers targeting internet-facing Linux systems and IoT devices to steal IT resources for cryptocurrency mining operations. The campaign begins by brute-forcing target systems and devices and then uses a backdoor to deploy open-source tools such as rootkits and an IRC bot.
The National Security Agency has released mitigation advice for locking down Windows and Linux environments against powerful BlackLotus malware, warning organizations against having "a false sense of security" since patching alone will not stop the bootkit.
Phishing attacks have come a long way from the spray-and-pray emails of just a few decades ago. Now they’re more targeted, more cunning and more dangerous. And this enormous security gap leaves you open to business email compromise, session hijacking, ransomware and more.
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