Not all ransomware groups wield crypto-locking malware. Some have adopted other strategies. Take BianLian. After security researchers released a free decryptor for its malware, instead of encrypting files, the group chose to steal them and demand ransom solely for their safe return.
Microsoft and CrowdStrike once again dominate Gartner's Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection. Cybereason has risen to the leaders quadrant and Trellix has fallen to a niche player. The endpoint protection market has rapidly matured in recent years - 50% of organizations have already adopted EDR.
Cybercriminals have been launching attacks against our people, networks, and services for decades with varying success. So, the need to realign our defences to meet the demands of evolving threats is nothing new.
The LockBit ransomware operation claims to have stolen data from a Texas-based supplier to Elon Musk's SpaceX, which designs, manufactures and launches rockets and spacecraft. It's the latest PR-grabbing attempt by the prolific LockBit extortion group.
Identity verification and e-signature firm OneSpan is working with investment bank Evercore on a sale process that could attract interest from other businesses and private equity firms, Reuters reported. This follows five publicly traded cyber vendors agreeing to go private since the start of 2022.
Key to the business success of top ransomware groups remains their ability to find innovative new ways to amass victims. For Hive, which received more than $100 million in ransom payments before being disrupted by law enforcement, the new business strategy that helped it thrive was co-working.
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?
Cybercrime experts have long urged victims to never pay a ransom in return for any promise an attacker makes to delete stolen data. That's because, as a recent case highlights, whatever extortionists might promise, stolen personal data is lucrative, and it often gets sold six ways from Sunday.
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.
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.
The cybersecurity industry experienced a dramatic drop-off in funding, stock prices and M&A activity as the economic downturn took hold in late 2022. Venture capital financing tumbled to $18.5 billion in 2022, 39% lower than the record-breaking $30.4 billion invested in 2021, Momentum Cyber found.
Managed detection and response titan Deepwatch has received a $180 million investment to strengthen its threat analytics, user interface and security scoring for clients. The money from Splunk, Springcoast and Vista will allow Deepwatch to invest in R&D, platform innovation and threat intelligence.
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.
Secureworks has axed roughly 210 employees, and CFO Paul Parrish and Chief Threat Intelligence Officer Barry Hensley are leaving their posts. Secureworks revealed plan to reduce its 2,351-person staff by approximately 9% to help balance continued growth with improved operating margins.