Researchers at cybersecurity firm Trend Micro have observed the adoption of a new franchise-based business model by ransomware operators that moves away from the traditional ransomware-as-a-service model. Operators now rebrand a "supplier" ransomware before deployment.
Israeli officials say they have fended off a wave of attempted cyberattacks on several hospitals and healthcare entities in recent days, as Hillel Yaffe Medical Center continues to recover from a ransomware attack last week that authorities reportedly suspect was carried out by Chinese hackers.
Ransomware and nation-state threats are daunting. But the one that concerns Mustapha Kebbeh the most? Supply-chain risk. The Brinks CISO discusses how he has tackled this, as well as the challenges of tool complexity and peer collaboration.
A spate of ransomware incidents affecting the education sector has led to the loss of student coursework, financial records and data relating to COVID-19 testing. Matthew Trump, senior IT security officer for the University of London, U.K., outlines incident response strategies.
How many ways do U.S. businesses need to be told to lock down their systems to safeguard themselves from ransomware? That's the focus of a new, joint cybersecurity advisory from the U.S. government pertaining to BlackMatter, following an advisory issued last month about Conti.
After being targeted by a ransomware attack in March 2021, Acer, one of the world's largest PC and device makers, has now suffered two further cyberattacks within a week. DESORDEN threat actors are reported to have claimed responsibility for the attacks.
Ransomware attacks are continuing to threaten the U.S. and global healthcare sectors, in part due to many organizations' high dependency on legacy systems and lack of security resources, says new analysis by federal officials, which also identified the top ransomware gangs hitting the sector.
Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc., which owns or operates 186 television stations across 87 U.S. markets, has been hit with a ransomware attack that has disrupted operations. The company says the attack has impacted its ability to deliver advertisements and certain programming.
Accenture says an online attack against it that it first disclosed in August resulted in "the extraction of proprietary information by a third party, some of which was made available to the public by the third party." The LockBit 2.0 ransomware operation has taken credit for the attack and dumping data.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury unveiled additional steps to curb the illicit use of cryptocurrencies on Friday, warning enterprises not to engage with sanctioned entities exploiting the financial system - particularly to launder ransomware proceeds.
U.S. federal agencies issued a joint advisory around potential cyber threats to the nation's water facilities. They cite "ongoing malicious cyber activity - by both known and unknown actors - targeting the IT and OT technology networks, systems and devices" of U.S. water and wastewater systems.
Government authorities in Israel are warning healthcare sector entities in the country of potential cyberattacks after a ransomware attack this week on Hillel Yaffe Medical Center in the city of Hadera. The hospital said it is "using alternative systems" to care for its patients.
In this update, four editors discuss key cybersecurity issues, including addressing the complexity of security, the rising number of victims targeted by double extortion ransomware and the Information Commissioner's Office's recent consultation on creating an international data transfer agreement.
A free decryptor for BlackByte ransomware has been released by security researchers at Trustwave who cracked the crypto-locking malware's encryption. But they say that unfortunately, the underlying encryption problem is likely in the process of already being fixed by the malware's developer.
Australia plans to require businesses with more than $10 million in revenue to report ransomware attacks to the government, part of a comprehensive strategy to fight the attacks that also includes new criminal penalties and assistance to victims. The plan would need to be passed by Parliament.