Hacking incidents - especially those involving ransomware attacks and vendors - continue to rack up some of the largest victim counts in major health data breaches being reported to federal regulators in 2021. Will the trend continue?
The Russia-linked cyberespionage group Nobelium, which was responsible for the SolarWinds supply chain attack, has developed and deployed a new malware, dubbed FoggyWeb, according to a Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center security blog. Microsoft says FoggyWeb creates a backdoor to exfiltrate data.
Researchers at cybersecurity firm Kaspersky have discovered an advanced Trojan, dubbed BloodyStealer, stealing gamer accounts and data from platforms such as Steam, Epic Games Stores and EA Origin. They say there is a demand for this type of data among cybercriminals.
The world is experiencing a cybercrime pandemic, which is a direct consequence of COVID-19, according to Amit Basu, CISO and CIO at International Seaways. He offers proactive prevention measures, based on his own experience, for how organizations can stay safe and secure.
The Department of Health and Human Services has named Lisa J. Pino - a former Department of Homeland Security official charged with mitigating the massive 2015 cyberattack on Office of Personnel Management - as the new director of its HIPAA enforcement agency.
The U.S. Department of Commerce is soliciting input on a Trump administration cybersecurity executive order that requires cloud providers to verify the identities of certain users - particularly cyber actors potentially operating abroad and leveraging U.S. cloud technologies.
A security researcher who goes by the alias Watchful_IP has discovered a command injection vulnerability that could potentially affect millions of Hikvision's IoT devices. The video security solutions provider says it has fixed the flaw and rolled out a firmware update for its end users.
For combating ransomware, doing the security basics is essential, including keeping systems updated and patched. Don't follow in the footsteps of one technology firm, which Sophos found got hit by Cring ransomware after attackers exploited ColdFusion software that hadn't been patched in 11 years.
GSS, the Spanish and Latin America division of Europe's largest call center provider - Covisian, has informed customers that it has been subjected to a ransomware attack that froze its IT systems and crippled call centers across its Spanish-speaking customer base.
Ransomware-wielding attackers love to lie to victims. But REvil - aka Sodinokibi - has reportedly been running double negotiations to make affiliates think a victim hasn't paid a ransom, using a backdoor in the malware that allows administrators to decrypt victims' systems, so affiliates don't get their cut.
In order to improve identity verification, it is not enough to only verify documents; a multilayered
approach is needed, says Brett Johnson, a former fraudster who is now a cybercrime consultant. He discusses current fraud trends and how fraud is evolving.
Two proposed class action lawsuits filed this week in a California federal court allege negligence and a variety of other claims against UC San Diego Health in the wake of a phishing incident that affected nearly 496,000 individuals.
The Australian Cyber Security Center has issued a critical vulnerability alert in a Zoho Corp. password management service that could enable a threat actor to take control of the targeted host. The company has issued a security patch.
Chinese security researcher Pan Xiaopan has discovered a malware targeting Mac users. The malware, spread via a paid advertisement on search engine Baidu, is intended to harvest user credentials, he says. The advertisement has now been taken down.