In the wake of recent cyberthreats aimed at Australia's critical infrastructure, the country has adopted a new risk management program to strengthen its resilience and security in these key sectors. The new rules will help businesses prepare for, prevent and mitigate emerging threats.
With the advent of ChatGPT, the topic of artificial intelligence is gathering momentum. The question on everyone's mind is, "How can the cybersecurity community leverage AI to predict and detect attacks?" Three experts discuss the various challenges and opportunities of AI.
The British government has proposed revisions to the country's main computer crime law - the 32-year-old Computer Misuse Act - to allow police to seize domains and compel data retention. While the government has promised to protect white hat hackers, it has yet to issue concrete proposals.
Accenture has bought Morphus to get more intelligence around fraud and other cybercrimes Brazilian criminals are perpetuating in the digital world. The Morphus acquisition will help Accenture customers take on financially motivated cyber fraud and insider threats that are pervasive in Brazil.
Negotiations between the LockBit ransomware-as-a-service gang and Royal Mail appear to have broken down shortly after a postal representative called the criminal group's $80 million extortion demand "absurd." A LockBit ransomware attack incapacitated Royal Mail's international shipping operation.
As ransomware continues to disrupt British organizations, the U.K. for the first time has sanctioned alleged cybercriminals, including accused Conti and TrickBot operators. Ransomware victims must conduct due diligence before paying any ransom, as violating sanctions carries severe penalties.
Asia-Pacific healthcare sector organizations struggle with many of the same cybersecurity challenges as clinics in other parts of the world, including ransomware threats and denial-of-service attacks, says Errol Weiss, chief security officer of the Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
Australia's Department of Defense will rip out cameras made by Chinese manufacturers Hikvision and Dahua while the government considers whether to ban their use across all federal agencies. Chinese-made technology has come suspicious internationally for alleged influence by Chinese intelligence.
Russian intelligence likely gained access to a Scottish nationalist politician's private email inbox via a phishing attack. Stewart McDonald, a well-known supporter of Ukraine, said his messages may become part of a disinformation campaign. His official inbox was not breached.
As the massive ESXiArgs ransomware campaign continues to target unpatched VMware ESXi hypervisors, cybersecurity experts have released a script that can decrypt at least some affected virtual machines. Ransomware trackers count at least 2,803 victims, primarily in France, the U.S. and Germany.
The complexities and lengthy processes involved in creating and deploying an artificial intelligence algorithm often act as roadblocks that keep cyber defenders from moving quickly against the attackers, says Dr. Jassim Haji, president of the International Group of Artificial Intelligence.
The LockBit group has gone from denying it had any involvement in the ransomware attack on Britain's Royal Mail to trying to bargain for a ransom. The ransomware group's site now lists Royal Mail as a victim and demands it pay a ransom or see stolen data get dumped.
Banks must rethink their risk management approach in order to be more cyber resilient, says Simon Onyons, managing director, EMEA, cybersecurity with FTI Consulting. The Financial Service Authority in Indonesia recently issued new cybersecurity requirements for the banking industry in the country.
A Scottish school system decided not to use facial recognition in its secondary school cafeterias after international outcry. The U.K. Information Commissioner's Office said Tuesday that the North Ayrshire Council failed to obtain freely given consent for the system.
Christmastime was bleak for a number of organizations in Britain that got hit with ransomware, including car dealership giant Arnold Clark, which originally reported that no customer data had been stolen. But the business subsequently revised its assessment, after attackers dumped stolen data.