Those selling "network access" on underground forums are adjusting their business models to take advantage of the huge influx of ransomware gangs that are looking for easier and more efficient ways to gain access to their targets, Accenture reports.
Microsoft collaborated with cybersecurity companies and government agencies to take down the million-device Trickbot botnet in an effort to help protect the Nov. 3 U.S. election and stop the global spread of ransomware and other malware.
Ransomware has emerged as the No. 1 online threat targeting public and private organizations this year. Seeking maximum returns, more gangs have moved beyond opportunistic attacks to target organizations with "post-intrusion ransomware." Meanwhile, many victims fail to report such crimes to police.
In an exclusive interview, Roger Severino, director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which enforces HIPAA, spells out critical steps healthcare organizations must take to safeguard patient information and ensure patient safety in light of the surge in ransomware and other hacking incidents.
Security researchers at Appgate are warning about a recently uncovered ransomware variant called Egregor that appears to have infected about a dozen organizations worldwide over the past several months. The gang behind this crypto-locking malware is threatening to release data if victims don't pay.
Among the most malicious and potentially dangerous cyber incidents affecting the healthcare, energy and other sectors are evolving "distruptionware" attacks - including ransomware - that aim to shut down businesses, says retired FBI agent Jason G. Weiss.
A Treasury Department advisory offers a reminder that financial institutions, cyber insurance firms and others that facilitate a ransom payment after a ransomware attack could face federal penalties. But the warning isn't necessarily a sign of a looming enforcement effort, some cybersecurity experts say.
Ransomware creators are acutely aware that network or endpoint security controls pose a fatal threat to any operation, so they've developed a fixation on detection logic. Modern ransomware spends an inordinate amount of time attempting to thwart security controls, tilling the field for a future harvest.
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As Universal Health Services continues to recover from an apparent ransomware incident last weekend that affected system access for hundreds of its facilities, security experts say others can learn important lessons from the company's experience.
Blackbaud, a provider of cloud-based marketing, fundraising and customer relationship management software, now acknowledges that a ransomware attack in May could have exposed much more PII - including banking details - than the company initially believed, according to an SEC filing.
Over the last year, nation-state hackers, including those with links to the Russian government, have shifted from targeting critical infrastructure to focusing on think tanks, human rights groups and nongovernment organizations in an attempt to influence public policy, according to Microsoft.
French shipping firm CMA CGM Group is investigating what it calls a "malware" attack against its systems that has been causing disruptions. The firm is one of the largest container and shipping companies in the world.