The FBI warns that the Cuba ransomware actors have managed to extort $43.9 million in ransom payments from victims after compromising at least 49 entities in five critical infrastructure sectors: financial, government, healthcare, manufacturing, and information technology, all since early November.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has issued new security directives for higher-risk freight railroads, passenger rail, and rail transit that it says will strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to growing threats to critical infrastructure.
Any technology that allows you to do a full-person assessment by taking into account nontechnical data as well as technical data is a value-add to an insider risk program, says Peter J. Lapp, former special agent at the FBI. He discusses the ingredients in a good insider risk program.
The Bioeconomy Information Sharing and Analysis Center is warning biotechnology organizations, including vaccine makers and other biomanufacturers, of escalating threats involving Tardigrade malware, which experts say is used to launch ransomware and other potentially serious attacks.
A former employee of a New York-based technology company, likely to be IoT technology company Ubiquiti, has been arrested for stealing confidential data and extorting his employer for nearly $2 million. If convicted, the suspect faces up to 37 years in prison.
Advanced voice impersonation and deepfake technologies are giving rise to cybercrime groups that offer Vishing-as-a-Service, security researchers say. Vishing is proving to be successful in tricking victims and bypassing voice authorization mechanisms.
Many ransomware-wielding attackers continue to rely on initial access brokers to easily gain deep access to victims' systems, allowing them to steal data and attempt to pressure victims into paying via data leak sites. Researchers say that the number of victims being listed on such sites has surged.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the FBI has seized bitcoins from an alleged REvil ransomware affiliate, how to mitigate risks from BIN attacks and the latest COVID-19 trends globally.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of best practices for negotiating a ransom payment. Also featured: Busting Zero Trust myths and the dangers of mythologizing defenders.
Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles is notifying about 400,000 individuals of a hacking incident in October involving the exfiltration of files containing sensitive health data, including patients' diagnoses and medical procedures. Could other similarly high-profile entities and their patients become the next targets?
Several cybersecurity officials charged with safeguarding U.S. critical infrastructure on Thursday outlined both current progress and the complexity of today's network defense. Oversight officials also testifying before the House discussed top-line items that remain outstanding among major agencies.
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