Here's further proof many cybercriminals are rampant self-promoters: Credit card market BidenCash, which sells compromised payment card data, dumped 2 million payment cards for free. This shows that competition between carder markets - and increasingly, Telegram-based vendors - is fierce.
In the 21-month stretch from October 2020 to June 2022, a whopping 48 cybersecurity startups received 10-figure valuations as investors evaluated prospects on potential rather than performance. Now that the financial boom has gone bust, what happens to these unicorns from a different economic era?
A lack of visibility makes it nearly impossible to protect an organization against attack. If you can't see what's lurking in the dark corners of your environment, all you can do is react instead of actively identifying and mitigating risks. But some technologies can help with threat visibility.
AT&T wants to unload its cyber assets just five years after doubling down on security through its $600 million purchase of threat intelligence vendor AlienVault. The Dallas-based carrier has been working with British banking firm Barclays to solicit bids for its cybersecurity business, Reuters said.
India and Singapore made it easier and cheaper for their citizens to send and receive money through the integration of UPI and PayNow, but could this move lead to a rise in cross-border online payment scams? Reports of UPI-related fraud surged in India in 2022.
Adopting hybrid or public clouds remains IT’s go-to means of achieving scale. While this transformation has improved price performance and advanced tech-driven business capabilities, including faster and deeper data insights, it hasn’t always engendered greater customer trust.
The Italian cybersecurity agency says at least a dozen hacks against unpatched VMware ESXi servers in the country are likely tied to the BlackBasta ransomware group. Investigators say the ransomware campaign may have hit thousands of organizations worldwide since Thursday.
Cisco plans to debut a common design language across its network and security offerings so that products such as Cisco Meraki and Umbrella will no longer look or feel different from one another, says Jeetu Patel, executive vice president and general manager for security and collaboration at Cisco.
Proofpoint has focused on preventing cyberattacks, but customers have increasingly asked for help with blocking lateral movement from compromised identities, says CEO Ashan Willy. Acquiring Illusive in December will help Proofpoint block identity attack paths when a user is compromised.
Criminals lately have been prioritizing two types of attacks: exploiting Remote Desktop Protocol and penetrating cloud databases. So warns cyber insurer Coalition, based on analyzing in-the-wild attacks seen in 2022 via underwriting and claims data, scans of IP addresses and honeypots.
Praveen Kumar, group CISO of Zee Entertainment Enterprises, says the market has failed to provide enough solutions to isolate the network when an attack happens. While a zero trust approach helps, there are not enough tools available in the market, he adds.
Security director Ian Keller, rants about the insider threat and the massive role leadership plays in changing people's behavior so they don't become one. As Keller says, "The way you treat people is directly reflected in how they treat you and your business."
Incumbent XDR platforms target large enterprises with access to a full security operations center, threat hunters and incident response teams, says Bitdefender CEO Florin Talpes. But firms looking to successfully serve the SMB market need to modify their XDR tools to address the skills shortage.
What's not to love about an international law enforcement operation visiting disruption on Hive, the ransomware-wielding crime syndicate? But with no suspects in jail, it's unclear how long this takedown might stick before the bad guys reboot or rebrand.