GUEST RESEARCH: White-hat researchers, including Claroty’s Team82, have made relatively quick work of finding vulnerabilities in the software, firmware, and communication protocols governing devices that keep shop floors running, the lights on, the water clean, and fuel pumped from refineries to homes around the world.
The US Department of State has offered a reward of US$10 million (A$13.5 million) for information leading to the identification of location of any of the leaders of the DarkSide Windows ransomware gang.
GUEST RESEARCH: Zscaler, the leader in cloud security, today announced the release of its annual State of Encrypted Attacks Report, which tracked and analysed over 20 billion threats blocked over HTTPS, a protocol originally designed for secure communication over networks. This year's study found an increase of more than 314% year-over-year across geographical areas that include APAC, Europe, and North America, underscoring the need for a zero trust security model and greater traffic inspection than most companies can achieve with legacy firewall-based security models.
A number of Windows ransomware gangs have reacted to the reported takedown of the REvil gang, with one of them, Darkside, now known as BlackMatter, moving some of the bitcoin it holds, according to a statement from the cryptocurrency tracking firm Elliptic.
The US has announced that it will bring together 30 countries, including NATO members and the G7, in an alliance to fight against cyber attacks and disrupt ransomware attacks.
A threat actor, who claims to have worked for the REvil ransomware group among others, has cast doubt on the common tendency to associate individuals from a particular country who do such work as acting for the governments of the same countries.
The website of the prolific ransomware group REvil has come back online about two months after it disappeared following an attack on a number of managed service providers.
GUEST OPINION: Bitglass founder and CEO Nat Kausik has warned that the SolarWinds attack illustrates how crucial it is to break free from single vendor security infrastructure such as Microsoft, and why it is essential to stack security tech infrastructure to mitigate against attacks.
GUEST OPINION by Steve Singer, Regional Vice President - Australia and New Zealand, Zscaler::It’s been a torrid year for cybersecurity infections, and the targets have been indiscriminate. It’s time we faced up to some ‘home truths’ about the situation,
Since grabbing headlines in early May, the high profile ransomware incident impacting the US oil pipeline system Colonial Pipeline has attracted significant attention from both media and information security spaces, given the event’s scope and impact.
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