Security vendor BlackBerry has gone where no other firm in its space has, by providing links to ransomware leaks on the dark web, something that is studiously avoided by both infosec outfits and journalists.
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 Tilly Travers, Sophos: Even the most carefully planned ransomware attacks don’t always go according to plan.
Taiwanese computer hardware manufacturer Gigabyte has been hit by a ransomware attack, forcing the shutdown of systems, and with the group responsible threatening to release 112GB of stolen data from Gigabyte, Intel, AMD, and American Megatrends.
Ransomware is the highest-profile type of malware attack at present: from oil pipelines to healthcare and food processing, ransomware infiltrates a diverse variety of industries, and no sector is left unharmed.
The retail sector became a top target for ransomware and data-theft extortion attacks during the pandemic in 2020, according to global cybersecurity company Sophos.
GUEST OPINION by Hayley Turner Director of Industrial Security - APAC at Darktrace: “Double Extortion” might sound like the title of a cheap airport thriller, but it’s a fast-growing component of the current ransomware explosion. While a year and a half ago, only one knownthreat actor used the tactic, there are now more than 16 ransomware groups actively using it.
The Discord chat system is being increasingly targeted by the malware fraternity, according to security vendor Sophos
COMPANY NEWS: Cohesity today announced that it has been named a leader in this year’s Gartner Magic Quadrant for enterprise backup and recovery software solutions report. The company is positioned as a leader for the second consecutive time in just its third recognition in this report.
GUEST RESEARCH: An in-depth survey of hacktivists by Radware has revealed new information on their activities. The data security specialist says that while some well-established threat actors are carrying out major ransomware attacks that capture news headlines, other cyber actors warrant companies' close attention.
Aside from the scientists and doctors battling COVID, one of the world’s toughest jobs is running a global cyber protection company that protects the workloads of consumers, businesses, enterprise companies, governments and the world’s top sports teams, and the man for the job is former top GoDaddy executive, Patrick Pulvermueller, who joined us on iTWireTV.
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,
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.
Health organisations, especially NFPs, are prone to ransomware attacks prompting a call from a cybersecurity expert for protection for the organisations given that health and essential services are now a priority due to COVID-19.
IT Security Leaders Are Held Most Responsible For Cyberattacks, Yet Lack the Influence Required to Shore Up Security Strategies
COMPANY NEWS: LogRhythm, the company powering today’s security operations centres (SOCs), today released its latest report, “Security and the C-Suite: Making Security Priorities Business Priorities.” The research, which focuses on the roles and responsibilities of cybersecurity leaders, found that more than half of organisations (55%) in Asia Pacific (APAC) have experienced a cyberattack in the last two years and spend an average of US$17 million each on security activities.
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.
Zscaler, the leader in cloud security, today announced the release of Exposed, the industry's first global report on the state of corporate attack surfaces. Based on data sourced between February 2020 and April 2021, the report provides a first-ever look at the impact of attack surface exposure during the COVID-19 pandemic. In the report, Zscaler notes that as businesses began offering more remote work options, their attack surfaces grew concurrently with their dispersed workforce.
Veritas Technologies' NetBackup backup software now incorporates ransomware protection for containerised environments, immutability for Amazon S3, and integrated anomaly detection.
More companies are becoming prey and victims of ransomware attacks. Research firm and security company Forrester gives advice to companies on how to thwart threats.
Global security vendor Sophos claims to have discovered a new strain of Windows ransomware which is the final executable payload in a manual attack where every other stage is delivered through a PowerShell script. One of the entry points was an on-premise Microsoft Exchange Server installation.
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