Attackers from the LockBit ransomware group have threatened to leak more data within a day that they claim they have stolen from global services provider Accenture, allegedly through an insider.
GUEST OPINION by Joe Slowik, Gigamon: Data exfiltration exists as a cornerstone of malicious cyber operations, yet its nature and impact have changed significantly over the past few years.
Ransomware has changed from being just about encrypting a victim's data and become primarily about data exfiltration, the Russian security firm Kaspersky says.
The operators of the Maze ransomware group, that has been used extensively to compromise Windows systems, have formally announced they will be shutting down.
Microsoft's Windows operating system is the target of a massive majority of the malicious software that abounds these days. And it has adopted the same strategy for avoiding blame as it did with the problem of viruses and worms: presenting itself as part of the solution, not the problem.
Detectives from the NSW Police Force Cyber Crime squad have charged a second man in connection with the data breach at property valuation firm Landmark White.
Security firm Emsisoft says it has calculated that on average there is slightly more than a one in ten chance of data being stolen during a ransomware attack.
Ahead of the holiday season, cloud application security firm Instart has released a plugin for the Chrome browser that can detect if card-skimming or other privacy violating code has been inserted into a site.
An employee of Japanese security outfit Trend Micro was caught accessing the internal data of 68,000 customers and disclosing it to outsiders, the company says.
American cyber security behemoth Symantec suffered a breach of its systems in February but kept quiet about it even though passwords and a list of companies said to be its clients were stolen by an attacker.
Former NSA contractor Harold Martin has pleaded guilty to taking a huge amount of classified data home and is likely to be jailed for six more years, which would bring his total stay in prison to nine years.
Cyber security solutions vendor Trend Micro has released a new program designed to leverage its Zero Day Initiative and to minimise vulnerabilities as smart products are developed.
Security vendor Malwarebytes has acquired Binisoft, a privately-held Romanian company that created Windows Firewall Control.
Most professional hackers say they could bypass security systems, locate critical data, and exfiltrate that data within 15 hours, and they label defence measures such as firewalls and antivirus as trivially easy to bypass.
Australian employers are not doing enough to prevent internal crime, according to a new survey of legal professionals, with rogue employees engaging in deceitful deception of the disturbing kind.
The number of connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices around the world will triple over the next five years, reaching over 46 billion in 2021.
A massive data leak from Yahoo! of account details of about 500 million users took place two years ago, according to the company.
Bots have been used to steal data from the business networking site LinkedIn since December 2015, the company claims in a case filed in the US District Court, Northern District of California.
More than $80 million was lost to scams in Australia last year, with scammers stealing not only money but data. Computer prediction software scams targeting investors were also prevalent.
Pure Hacking, the Australian experts in helping organisations protect their information assets, has provided an insight into the prominent attacks and security concerns potentially facing organisations in 2011.
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