Besides hospitals and academic institutions, dozens of nonprofits, including nongovernmental organizations - or NGOs - around the world must protect their COVID-19 research and related activities from those seeking to steal data or disrupt their operations, says cyber risk management expert Stanley Mierzwa.
More ransomware-wielding gangs are not just crypto-locking victims' systems, but also stealing and threatening to leak data unless they get their demanded bitcoin ransom payoff. A growing number of security experts believe the strategy is leading more victims to pay.
Organizations must carefully re-examine their security procedures to make sure they're adequate for the new work-from-home environment during the COVID-19 crisis, says Shelton Newsham, a British law enforcement official who specializes in cybersecurity. He reviews key questions to ask.
Australia's Parliament passed a new law on Thursday to deal with a range of legal and privacy concerns arising from its quickly developed contact-tracing app, COVIDSafe. Misusing data and other offenses could garner a five-year prison sentence.
If an organization fails to stop a ransomware attack, how does it recover the data? Backups, of course, are essential. But Peter Marelas of Dell Technologies says organizations should have a well-developed strategy for backups because attackers are increasingly targeting those systems as well.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses securing RDP to prevent ransomware attacks. Also featured: A look at three likely scenarios for the COVID19 pandemic, and an analysis of why we're still using PINs for certain card payments.
A sophisticated hacking group associated with the North Korean government that's been tied to a number of high-profile attacks, including WannaCry, is using three new malware variants, according to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
Fraudsters are honing their phishing emails tied to the COVID-19 crisis, using fake messages about business continuity plans and new payment procedures to spread the LokiBot information stealer, Microsoft researchers report.
The increasing use of internet-connected devices in manufacturing facilities is opening up new ways for hackers to target so-called "smart" factories with unconventional attack methods, according to an analysis by security firm Trend Micro and the Polytechnic University of Milan.
A recently discovered cyber-espionage toolkit called Ramsay is designed to infiltrate air-gapped networks to steal documents, take screenshots and compromise other devices, according to the security firm ESET.
The COVID-19 pandemic caught many global enterprises by surprise. But as they prepare to emerge from quarantine and reopen their doors, they are taking a thoughtful approach to bolstering cybersecurity for on-premise and remote workers alike. Pamela Kubiatowski of Zscaler shares insights.
Security experts and law enforcement officials have long argued that paying ransoms doesn't pay. For starters, it directly funds the cybercrime ecosystem and makes it attractive for criminals to keep launching ransomware attacks.
To help prevent cyberattacks, Bangladesh is likely to launch a computer emergency response team, or CERT, for its financial sector this year, says Debdulal Roy, executive director of Bangladesh Bank. But the timing will depend on how long the COVID-19 crisis continues.
For many organizations, digital transformation arrived over a weekend in March. Now they look ahead and wonder "what next?" re: authentication, privacy and third-party risk. In a webinar preview, RSA CTO Zulfikar Ramzan shares his vision of cybersecurity in 2021.
Hacking groups linked to China's government are targeting research and healthcare facilities that are working on developing vaccines, testing procedures and treatments for COVID-19, the FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warn in an alert.