Many healthcare organizations struggle to recover from ransomware attacks, putting clinical procedures and patient safety in jeopardy during the process, says Steve Cagle, CEO of privacy/consulting firm Clearwater. "They need to think about how the technology is supporting the business," he says.
ChatGPT, an AI-based chatbot that specializes in dialogue, is raising concern among security professionals about how criminals could use cheap, accessible natural language AI to write convincing phishing emails and pull off nefarious deepfake scams. Peter Cassidy discusses the implications.
Everyone knows why criminals rob banks. But since most robbers are operating remotely, which tactics are cybercriminals actually employing and how often are they successful? Too often, it seems, thanks to phishing attacks, money laundering, ATM skimmers, malware and more.
Information Security Media Group asked some of the industry's leading cybersecurity experts about the trends to watch in 2023. Responses covered a variety of emerging threats and evolving trends affecting security technologies, leadership and regulation. Here is a look at the year ahead.
The losses from phishing and other forms of sophisticated email fraud in 2021 alone totaled over $44 million, and the volume of phishing and email spoofing attacks doubled in 2021. Many malicious data breaches are caused by stolen credentials rather than the installation of malware. In fact, IBM found that in 2021,...
As the use of mobile devices has grown so to has the use of mobile malware by criminals to commit fraud and take over customer accounts is growing along with mobile adoption.
Using behavioral events offers a new way to uncover malware by looking at the way a session is conducted to determine whether it is a human...
This case study features one of the largest airports that runs an air-gapped network to manage internal operations. Despite its isolated nature, several devices were found to be infected with malware capable of capturing and storing information locally.
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Hosted services company Rackspace is warning customers about the increasing risk of phishing attacks following a ransomware attack causing ongoing outages to its hosted Exchange environment. The Texas-based firm also is now facing a class action lawsuit.
What really makes a “strong” password? And why are you and your end-users continually tortured by them? How do hackers crack your passwords with ease? And what can/should you do to improve your organization’s authentication methods?
Password complexity, length, and rotation requirements are the bane of IT...
The operators behind the banking Trojan SharkBot are targeting Google Play users to spread its malware masquerading as Android file manager apps that already have tens of thousands of installations, according to researchers from Bitdefender.
In the latest weekly update, Information Security Media Group Editors discuss current cybersecurity and privacy issues, including advice on strengthening off-hours defenses during the holiday season, emerging cybercrime trends in 2022, and Palo Alto's first big M&A since early 2021.
A cyberattack on a Canadian teachers’ union gave thieves access to sensitive data of more than 60,000 members The union is yet to disclose the exact number of affected individuals, but stated that both former and current members are impacted.
A hacking-for-hire group dubbed "Bahamut" is distributing malicious apps through a fake SecureVPN website that enables Android apps to be downloaded from Google Play. Research found that hackers use malicious versions of SoftVPN, SecureVPN and OpenVPN software.
India’s premier healthcare institute is reeling from the after-effects of a ransomware attack, the hospital said in a statement. All patient care services, the admission, discharge and transfer of patients will be conducted manually until the server is restored, in accordance with AIIMS’ Standard Operating...