The identity of the individual or group behind the global WannaCry ransomware campaign remains unclear. But whoever wrote the ransom notes appears to have been fluent in Chinese and pretty good at written English, according to a linguistic analysis from security firm Flashpoint.
Disney is reportedly being targeted by cyber-extortionist hackers who have threatened to release a stolen, prerelease copy of the movie studio's fifth "Pirates of the Caribbean" film unless they receive a ransom, payable in bitcoins.
The latest ISMG Security Report leads with an account of FBI Director James Comey's testimony before the U.S. Congress on insiders posing a cyberthreat to the American law enforcement bureau. Also, dissecting the claim that most startups fail shortly after being victimized by a cyberattack.
Score another one for social engineering: A phishing campaign used a bogus "Google Docs" app to trick people into surrendering full access to their Google accounts and contacts. Before Google squashed the campaign, up to 1 million of its users may have fallen victim.
The latest chapter in the nonstop WikiLeaks saga: As U.S. government officials continue to ramp up their anti-WikiLeaks rhetoric, President Donald Trump has reportedly directed federal prosecutors to examine ways in which members of WikiLeaks could be prosecuted.
Bryce Austin, a former technology lead at Target during the retailer's massive November 2013 breach, says the role of the CISO needs to evolve, ensuring that cybersecurity is balanced with the overall needs of the company. He claims tying the CISO's performance to the company's revenue is the best way to do that.
Concern about privacy spurs consumers to work more closely with their banks, says Robert Zerby, vice president and financial crimes manager within the Community Banking Risk Management division at Wells Fargo Financial Crimes Risk Management.
A look at how top security vendors share cyberthreat intelligence leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, states taking up legal efforts to assure the safety of medical devices and apps sold to consumers.
A report outlining new ways to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. federal government leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the sector considered the most cybersecurity challenged, and the growing interest in virtual private networks.
Legislation to direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create a set of tools, best practices and guidance to help small businesses protect their digital assets is heading to the U.S. Senate.
A look at experts promoting blockchain as a secure way to share cyberthreat information leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, how sound waves pose a threat to IoT devices, smartphones and medical devices.