Researchers have discovered an underground offering with the codename "Prolific Puma," which since 2020 has been the "largest and most dynamic" cybercrime link-shortening service on the market. Attackers use it to better target victims with phishing campaigns, scams and malware.
This latest Quarterly Threat Report (QTR) distils the trends, notable new behaviours, and unusual attacks we saw over the last quarter. Also utilizing previous threat reports to compare findings and point out patterns–and even provide some solutions for avoiding the latest threats.
By dissecting how attackers got...
A recent attack by a Russian ransomware-as-a-service group that stole the personal information of 2.5 million patients of McLaren Health Care has triggered at least three proposed federal class action lawsuits in recent days, claiming the healthcare company failed to protect patient privacy.
Hotel and casino giant MGM Resorts says the recent hack attack against it cost $110 million in lost revenue and mitigation expenses. The publicly traded company expects to recoup losses and costs to date via cyber insurance. MGM Resorts says that its investigation remains ongoing.
What do "bank transfer request.lnk" and "URGENT-Invoice-27-August.docx.lnk" have in common? Both are the names of malicious files being sent as part of a phishing campaign attributed to the Qakbot botnet group that has continued despite law enforcement disrupting Qakbot's operations in late August.
UNC3944 and BlackCat have taken over the headlines with a new wave of high-profile ransomware attacks on casinos and other industries, continuing an upward trend of damaging attacks impacting global organizations.
In today's fast-paced digital economy, global businesses face a unique challenge: how to effectively navigate compliance and customer demands while accelerating their digital operations. Many organizations are finding their answer in Risk Orchestration, a strategic approach that enables seamless compliance and fraud...
Inadequate authentication measures leave your digital identity vulnerable to cybercriminals. Tools like multi-factor authentication, biometrics, passwords, PINs, and tokens are all more vulnerable to attacks and social engineering than you realize. And one wrong move leaves you and your organization powerless in the...
A financially motivated criminal syndicate that mainly operates in Telegram and underground forums has expanded its criminal arsenal to deploy ransomware and other intrusion capabilities on various cloud applications, warn Mandiant researchers.
Hotel and casino giant Caesars Entertainment paid approximately half of an initial $30 million ransom demand to attackers who infected its systems with ransomware, according to news reports. The attackers appear to be with the same group that hit MGM Resorts.
Booking and reservation systems, as well as slot machines, hotel room door locks, ATMs and more remain offline at multiple MGM Resorts properties as the publicly traded casino hotel giant battles "a cybersecurity issue" that one group of security researchers has tied to a ransomware group attack.
Has the cry of the Qakbot come to an end? While the pernicious, multifunction malware fell quiet last week thanks to Operation "Duck Hunt," lucrative cybercrime operations have a history of rebooting themselves. Rivals also offer ready alternatives to ransomware groups and other criminal users.
A new healthcare-focused research agency is seeking proposals for innovative cybersecurity technologies that can apply a national security approach to protecting this highly targeted civilian industry. Today's off-the-shelf software is falling short, the agency said.
A likely Russian toolkit dubbed Telekopye by security researchers lets thieves focus on honing their social engineering skills without having to worry about the technical side of online scamming. Users dub victims "Mammoths," leading security firm Eset to christen Telekopye customers "Neanderthals."
Conventional wisdom recommends to never negotiate with ransomware actors. They can't be trusted. But Mark Lance at GuidePoint Security recently made the case that organizations can gather important information through negotiations, slow down the process and even lower the ransom demand.