Bernalillo County, the largest county in New Mexico, shut down its IT systems after reportedly suffering a ransomware attack on Wednesday. County officials say they are working with third-party vendors to remediate the incident. County staff are working remotely as systems are restored.
A proposed class action lawsuit has been filed against a practice management and electronic health records vendor in the wake of a 2021 cyberattack affecting nearly 320,000 individuals. Among other demands, the lawsuit seeks a long list of security improvements by the company.
The Apache Log4j vulnerability capped the end of a long year for CISOs and incident responders, and it left them with a mitigation project that carries them well into the New Year. CISOs John Bassett and Martin Dinel discuss how their teams have tackled Log4j - and significant lessons learned.
Ten U.S. senators this week wrote to the secretaries of both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation inquiring about specific measures they plan to pursue to prevent and respond to cyberattacks on the nation's critical infrastructure.
New York State Attorney General Leticia James detailed a credential stuffing investigation that showed the compromise of 1.1 million user accounts linked to "well-known" retail operations. The 17 companies involved reportedly agreed to put new measures in place to mitigate cyber risks.
The websites of Expresso and SIC, Portugal's largest news publications, remain offline for a third day. A ransomware attack on the parent company Impresa Group was carried out by the Lapsus$ ransomware group - a relatively new bad actor that has made three high-impact attacks in less than a month.
A Zloader malware campaign has been exploiting Microsoft’s digital signature verification to steal cookies, passwords and sensitive information, according to Check Point Research. The threat actor, likely MalSmoke, used legitimate remote management software to gain initial access.
In an update on the Apache Log4j vulnerability, Microsoft says exploitation attempts and testing for vulnerable systems and devices remained "high" through late December. This comes after security leaders have identified sophisticated and even state-backed attacks targeting vulnerable devices.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the ransomware-as-a-service model shifted in 2021, the rise of fraud in faster payments and how to prevent it, and one CISO's take on the state of the industry.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features highlights from interviews in 2021 and examines President Joe Biden's executive order on cybersecurity, ransomware response advice and assessing hidden business risks.
Ransomware-wielding attackers continue to hit businesses, demand a ransom payment and oftentimes dump stolen data if a victim chooses not to pay. But some attackers also appear to be keeping a closer eye on victims - at least after they have been infected - in case they bring unwanted attention.
Attackers continue to employ commercial penetration testing tools as well as "living off the land" tactics - using legitimate tools or functionality already present in a network - to exploit victims. Accordingly, organizations must monitor for both, to better identify potential intrusions.
As network defenders continue to patch or mitigate against the remote code execution vulnerability in the Java-based logging utility Log4j, several cybersecurity vendors - and the U.S. CISA - have issued scanning and assessment tools to speed up the identification process.
ISMG's global editorial team reflects on the top cybersecurity news and analysis from 2021 and looks ahead to the trends already shaping 2022. From ransomware to Log4j, here is a compilation of major news events, impacts and discussions with leading cybersecurity experts on what to expect in the new year.
A ransomware operation called Vice Society has claimed credit for attacks that hit two groups of independently owned and operated Spar-branded stores in England and the Isle of Man earlier this month. Threat intelligence firm Kela says thousands of stolen documents have been dumped online.