Hackers have been targeting the Scottish Parliament in a "brute force cyberattack" aimed at guessing users' email passwords. Security experts say it's unlikely that state-backed attackers would resort to such a blunt assault.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report leads with a closer look at a new exploit kit and whether it represents a resurgence in these types of criminal packages. Also featured: a discussion of new vehicle security concerns and communications advice for CISOs.
Locky is back. After falling off the radar last year, the ransomware is once again being distributed via massive spam campaigns - run by the Necurs botnet - in the form of two new variants named Diablo and Lukitus.
Danish shipping giant Maersk faces losses of $200 million to $300 million as a result of the NotPetya global malware outbreak. Others, including FedEx and household goods manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser, are also beginning to estimate NotPetya's financial impact on their business.
The 30-year-old protocol used by motor vehicle sensors to communicate may have to be rewritten following a proof-of-concept "error flooding" attack that can disable airbags, parking sensors and safety systems.
For just $80 per day, would-be cybercrime entrepreneurs can subscribe to Disdain, a new exploit kit that targets now-patched flaws in browsers and plug-ins, including Flash and WebEx. Disdain's debut shows that while exploit kits may have declined, they haven't died out.
Another day, another data breach in the news. Ransomware at a hospital, the latest IRS breach, a phishing scam at Snapchat . . . you tune out the details. For every breach that makes headlines, dozens of other organizations have had data stolen or corrupted by hackers...or even their own users. Cyberthreats become...
Businesses around the world are seeing an increase in malware attacks, including ransomware like CryptoLocker, Locky, and zCrypt. These attacks can result in weeks of downtime, and some of the most damaging data breaches originated with malware, including the Target breach in 2014.
A robust malware defense could...
It's not enough to comply with government and industry regulations such as SOX, PCI, MICS, and HIPAA. Organizations must also prove their compliance to auditors on a regular basis. Even companies not bound by regulatory requirements may need to confirm their adherence to internal IT security policies.
The cost of a data breach can throw businesses into turmoil and derail careers. And that cost continues to rise. The potential for significant damage is massive on servers like IBM's Power Systems servers running IBM i, because they're widely used for database management, financial data processing, and business...
The British security researcher credited with stopping the WannaCry ransomware outbreak pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he developed and sold a type of malicious software that steals online banking credentials.
How could the private sector benefit from steps federal agencies are taking to improve the cybersecurity of the internet of things and medical devices? In an in-depth interview, two experts at UL who are working closely with the agencies explain the potential impact.
In this latest edition of the ISMG Security Report we learn more about certain Siemens medical devices containing vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to remotely execute arbitrary code. Also: a report on Kaspersky Lab dropping its complaint against Microsoft and part 2 of an election security interview.
FireEye says Russia's Fancy Bear hackers are targeting hotel guests with a sneaky attack that leaves no traces and steals network credentials. It involves no malware and is virtually impossible to stop.
Healthcare organizations can learn important lessons - including the need for granular data access control - from the costly proposed settlement of the breach lawsuit against health insurer Anthem, says Bill Fox, a former federal prosecutor.