In the latest weekly update, a panel of Information Security Media Group editors discusses key topics, including NATO's new cyber defense policy, the outlook for congressional regulatory action to address the ransomware threat, and cybersecurity comments by U.S. Rep. Jim Langevin.
After U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed cybersecurity issues at their Wednesday summit meeting in Geneva, security experts and analysts began sizing up what the next steps might be following what some are calling a "transformational moment."
Just before Wednesday's U.S.-Russia summit, at which cybercrime was high on the agenda, authorities in Ukraine announced they had busted six suspected members of the Clop ransomware operation. Security experts say these apparently were midlevel players, with Clop's main operators likely based in Russia.
The Microsoft 365 Defender research team says it has “disrupted a large-scale business email compromise infrastructure hosted in multiple web services.” It describes in a blog post how the BEC fraud scheme worked.
With the RSA Conference virtual this year, ISMG replaced its two live on-site studios with a suite of home studios and produced a diverse group of interviews on timely topics with thought leaders who will be solving cybersecurity's most urgent problems.
RSA Security LLC has spun off its fraud and risk intelligence business into a stand-alone company named Outseer. The new company will be led by Reed Taussig as CEO, and it will serve a worldwide customer and partner community.
Former customers of the now-defunct encrypted communications service EncroChat, which was infiltrated by police last year, continue to get busted, including members of a crime syndicate that operated "an industrial-scale cocaine laboratory" in the Netherlands, Europol says.
Russian national Aleksandr Zhukov has been convicted by a U.S. federal jury of four charges - including wire fraud and money laundering - as part of the so-called Methbot scheme, which prosecutors say led to $7 million in digital advertising fraud.
A Russian group that was behind the massive SolarWinds supply chain attack has returned with a fresh phishing campaign, according to Microsoft. This new campaign compromised a marketing firm used by the U.S. Agency for International Development - USAID - to send malicious messages to thousands.
Two China-linked threat groups are still exploiting unpatched flaws in Ivanti's Pulse Connect Secure VPN products, using additional malware variants to support cyberespionage, FireEye's Mandiant Threat Intelligence team says.
The Hydra darknet marketplace, which initially focused on narcotics sales, now also offers stolen credit cards, SIM cards, VPN access and cryptocurrency laundering services, with annual sales exceeding $1 billion, according to a new research report, which explains the market's tactics.