Cybercriminals, likely backed by nation-states, are expanding global spear-phishing campaigns targeting the COVID-19 vaccine "cold chain" in an attempt to steal credentials so they can gain "privileged insight" into sensitive information, the IBM Security X-Force says in an updated report.
Researchers at the security firm Intel 471 report cybercriminal gangs are using a newly uncovered malicious document builder called "EtterSilent" to create differentiated, hard-to-discover, malicious documents that can be deployed in phishing attacks.
How much does it cost to recover from a ransomware attack? For the Scottish Environment Protection Agency, which was hit by the Conti ransomware-wielding gang on Christmas Eve, reported cleanup costs have reached $1.1 million. SEPA is still restoring systems and has refused to pay any ransom.
New York state officials are warning insurance and financial firms that fraudsters continue to probe for security weaknesses in websites offering instant quotes, as a way to target consumers' data. Attackers are now using credential stuffing techniques and targeting unprotected data in transition.
Anyone wanting to invent a system designed to stoke widespread abuse by fraudsters would be hard-pressed to best the non-fungible token. Because they get bought and sold using cryptocurrency, it's only a question of when scammers will turn their attention to defrauding NFT aficionados.
Several members of the German Parliament, the Bundestag, and political activists in the country were targeted by a spear-phishing campaign, according to a local news report Friday. Parliament previously sustained a cyberattack in 2015.
Over the last 12 months, federal prosecutors have charged 474 suspects with trying to steal more than $569 million through COVID-19-related fraud schemes, including attempts to swindle the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of recent “tell-all” interviews with members of ransomware gangs. Also featured: insights on securing IoT devices and mitigating insider threat risks.
A phishing attack that targeted a unit of the California State Controller’s Office, exposing Social Security numbers and other sensitive information, should raise questions about the type of security deployed by the agency and prompt a fresh examination of its cybersecurity plans, some security experts say.
This tax season, as in years past, a major phishing campaign is targeting U.S. taxpayers in an effort to deliver malware, according to researchers at security firm Cybereason. This time, the messages contain remote access Trojans.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the Microsoft Exchange on-premises server hacks – from who might have leaked the vulnerability exploits to how ransomware gangs are taking advantage of the flaws. Also featured: Tackling the cybercrime business model; assessing "zero trust."