The BlackCat ransomware group has claimed credit for a February phishing attack against Reddit. With no ransom being paid, the extortionists are now seeking to insert themselves into the standoff between Reddit's leadership and volunteer workforce over the introduction of paid access to APIs.
Cisco connected the world; who better to defend it? This is the mindset Carlos Diaz brings to the new Cisco XDR release, which he says is designed to make cybersecurity defenders' lives easier. The message that defenders should draw from this XDR solution, he says, is: "Cisco knows me."
Ransomware hackers are stretching the concept of code reuse to the limit as they confront the specter of diminishing returns for extortionate malware. In their haste to make money, some new players are picking over the discarded remnants of previous ransomware groups.
At the EU cybersecurity agency ENISA's recent conference on the cybersecurity upsides and downsides of AI chatbots, presenters urged "preparedness," recommending that cybersecurity professionals track the "warp speed" evolution of chatbots to target emerging risks as well as opportunities.
Cisco took its first major step toward realizing its secure cloud vision in April with the debut of a new extended detection and response platform. The next set of enhancements around generative AI, secure access and defending applications across multiple clouds debuted Tuesday at Cisco Live 2023.
Technology and software-as-a-service, or SaaS, companies ship code at scale. Beyond Identity offers ways for them to solve the problems of phishable authentication factors, bring-your-own devices or BYOD, device security posture, zero trust risk policy enforcement, and user identity.
Despite the beating new publicly traded security companies have taken during the economic downturn, Rubrik is looking to test its luck in the public market. Reuters reported Monday the firm is working with Goldman Sachs, Barclays and Citigroup in preparation for an IPO that could take place in 2024.
Former members of the defunct Conti ransomware group are continuing to ply their trade under a variety of other guises, including Royal and Black Basta. Thanks to their agile and innovative approaches, post-Conti operations are "stronger than ever," one ransomware expert reports.
Cisco Security Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeetu Patel said the industry struggles to address multifaceted attacks that originate in email and include bad links, malware downloads to a device and more. Cyber defenders need correlated data from multiple sources of telemetry, he said.
How many hackers can claim to have caused a national cheese shortage, not least in the Gouda-loving Netherlands? Enter Mikhail Matveev, a Russian national who's been indicted for wielding not one but three strains of ransomware, in what experts say is a needed focus on ransomware affiliates.
Breach notifications from British outsourcing giant Capita mount amid signs the multibillion-pound company doesn't have a firm grip on how much data it exposed. For a company that trumpets its ability to "achieve better outcomes," Capita's inability to grasp the impact of its breaches is ironic.
Identity is more important than ever in today's "work from anywhere" world where the need for secure authentication has become paramount. Zero Trust Authentication complements security investments in EDRs, EPPs, SIEMs and existing SSOs and delivers a passwordless experience that drives productivity.
In the annals of attempting to downplay the impact of a data breach, here's a new one: British outsourcing giant Capita says the hackers who hit it - steling data pertaining to customers, suppliers and employees - accessed "less than 0.1% of its server estate."
The purchase of promising early-stage startup Laminar by a large tech vendor would match many M&A deals seen in 2023. The downturn has made it tough for small startups to raise additional funding at an increased valuation, while the push for profitability has left big firms open to only tuck-in M&A.