South Korean web hosting firm Nayana has agreed to pay attackers a record-shattering $1 million to unlock 153 Linux servers crypto-locked by ransomware. Security researchers say the infection was likely exacerbated by the company running ancient versions of the Linux kernel, as well as Apache and PHP.
Writing the obituary for the lifeless Neutrino exploit kit leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, judging the value of the Department of Health and Human Services' wall-of-shame website of healthcare sector breaches.
A new dump from WikiLeaks has revealed an apparent CIA project - code named "CherryBlossom" - that since 2007 has used customized, Linux-based firmware covertly installed on business and home routers to monitor internet traffic and exploit targets' devices.
Britain's security services have reportedly concluded that the WannaCry ransomware outbreak was launched by Lazarus group, a hacking team tied to North Korea. Attribution aside, security experts question how many organizations can defend themselves against Lazarus attacks.
The CEO of the company that crippled WannaCry's ransomware component explains to Congress how the worm continues to attack unpatched systems at increasing rates. Also, creating a healthcare cybersecurity framework.
Good news: The Neutrino exploit kit - once a major exploit kit player - appears to have disappeared from the cybercrime scene. While it's unclear if Neutrino is gone for good, rivals have already filled any gaps in the market.
The U.S. government on Wednesday issued its most direct and technically detailed advisory about North Korea's hacking activity to date, warning that the country continues to target U.S. media, aerospace, financial and critical infrastructure sectors.
Victims of Jaff and EncrypTile ransomware can take advantage of two new free tools from security firms that exploit weaknesses in the malware crypto to forcibly crack encrypted files on demand - no potential ransom-payment required.
It's easy to draw a direct link between high-profile breaches and the compromise of user credentials. But it requires a phased approach to actually improve privileged access management, says Barak Feldman of CyberArk.
Microsoft fears that nation-state actors may unleash viral code that could devastate users. On Tuesday, it released software fixes again for its older operating systems in hopes of averting a repeat of last month's infection of tens of thousands of computers with ransomware.
Two security firms have investigated what they describe as a malware platform for attacking the industrial control systems that run electricity plants. They warn that the platform was the likely culprit behind the December blackouts in Ukraine.
A report on security flaws found in mainframe computers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the tale of how a hacker launched his career; insights on new EU data protection regulations.
Marissa Mayer bids adieu to Yahoo as Verizon completes its acquisition of the company for $4.48 billion - a $350 million discount gained after the search giant last year revealed that it had suffered two massive data breaches.
To encourage individuals to improve their security practices, begin by not blaming them. That was one takeaway from security experts at the Infosecurity Europe conference, who offered practical tips for changing user behavior and creating a culture of security.
Former FBI Director James Comey trickled out new details during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing about what the FBI knew and when regarding Russia's alleged cyber intrusions. We've rounded up the details.