Account Takeover Fraud , Business Continuity Management / Disaster Recovery , COVID-19

ISMG Editors: Are We Close to Cracking Cybercrime Ecosystem?

Identifying and Countering BIN Attacks
Clockwise, from top left: Tom Field, Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz and Suparna Goswami

In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the FBI has seized bitcoins from an alleged REvil ransomware affiliate, how to mitigate risks from BIN attacks and the latest COVID-19 trends globally.

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The editors - Tom Field, vice president, editorial; Anna Delaney, director, productions; Suparna Goswami, associate editor, ISMG Asia; and Mathew Schwartz, executive editor, DataBreachToday & Europe - discuss:

  • Highlights from a discussion with pandemic expert Regina Phelps on the latest COVID-19 trends globally;
  • Takeaways from an interview with Keri Crane of Jack Henry & Associates on technologies to leverage to stop BIN attacks;
  • How the FBI has seized 39.9 bitcoins from an alleged affiliate of the notorious REvil ransomware group, which has been tied to illicit profits of more than $200 million.

The ISMG Editors' Panel runs weekly. Don't miss our previous installments, including the Nov. 19 edition discussing cyberspace Solarium Commission updates and the Nov. 26 edition discussing why the best gift this holiday season is an incident response plan.


About the Author

Anna Delaney

Anna Delaney

Director, ISMG Productions

An experienced broadcast journalist, Delaney conducts interviews with senior cybersecurity leaders around the world. Previously, she was editor-in-chief of the website for The European Information Security Summit, or TEISS. Earlier, she worked at Levant TV and Resonance FM and served as a researcher at the BBC and ITV in their documentary and factual TV departments.




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