Researchers at the security firm RiskIQ have uncovered about 35 active command-and-control servers connected with an ongoing malware campaign that has been linked to a Russian-speaking attack group known as APT29 or Cozy Bear.
Cyber insurance provider Coalition Inc. says its clients' average claims for losses when they were hit by a ransomware attack totaled $184,000 in the first half of this year, down 45% compared to the second half of 2020. Negotiating lower ransoms and more efficient recovery were key factors.
DataVisor recently conducted its latest Digital Fraud Trends study, and it uncovered some startling findings about the latest threats to the digital banking/payments landscape. CEO Yinglian Xie shares insights on how to improve fraud defenses with machine learning.
A newly discovered threat group dubbed Praying Mantis is targeting businesses in the U.S by exploiting vulnerabilities in internet-facing web applications to steal credentials and other data, the security firm Sygnia says.
Although Microsoft is slated to release the Windows 11 operating system in December, it's already available for a pre-release preview. And cybercriminals are taking advantage of that, slipping malware to those downloading a fake demo version, according to Kaspersky.
Malware developers increasingly are relying on "exotic" programming languages - such as Go, Rust, DLang and Nim - to create malicious code that can avoid detection by security tools and add a layer of obfuscation to an attack, according to a report released Monday by BlackBerry.
Good news on the ransomware front: The average ransom paid by a victim dropped by 38% from Q1 to Q2, reaching $136,576, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware. In addition, fewer victims are paying a ransom simply for a promise from attackers to delete stolen data.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the use of commercially available spyware and security risk management in the telecom sector.
A U.K. citizen was arrested in Spain Wednesday at the request of the U.S. Justice Department for his alleged role in a July 2020 hack of Twitter and additional incidents involving TikTok and Snapchat. This is the third arrest in the Twitter case so far.
Dutch police made two arrests this week in an effort to break up the alleged fraud-as-a-service syndicate known as "Fraud Family," which they say developed, sold and rented phishing frameworks to fraudsters who stole financial information.
Following revelations that commercial spyware vendor NSO Group was able to exploit the latest model of the Apple iPhone to install surveillance software, experts describe how Apple could be doing more to lock down its iOS mobile operating system as well as curtail attacks by making them much costlier to run.
Can NSO Group and other commercial spyware vendors survive the latest revelations into how their tools get used? The Israeli firm is again being accused of selling spyware to repressive regimes, facilitating the surveillance of journalists, political opponents, business executives and even world leaders.