Cybercriminals have shifted their focus from individuals and smaller businesses to target governments, critical health infrastructure and major corporations to maximize their profits and disruption during the COVID-19 pandemic, a new Interpol report warns.
Quantity of threat intelligence isn't an issue. Quality of intel and integrating it effectively into security programs - that's where many organizations struggle. Casey Martin of ReliaQuest shares insight on the keys to a mature threat intel program.
WastedLocker, a ransomware strain that reportedly shut down Garmin's operations for several days in July, is designed to avoid security tools within infected devices, according to a technical analysis from Sophos.
The hackers who hijacked 130 high-profile Twitter accounts as part of a cryptocurrency scam earlier this month used a telephone-based spear-phishing attack to obtain employee credentials, the social media company says.
The Lazarus Group, the North Korean hacking group behind the WannaCry worm, the theft of $81 million from a Bangladesh bank and the attacks on Sony Pictures, apparently is expanding into ransomware, according to the security firm Kaspersky.
The speed at which IoT is enabling innovation is far outpacing the ability of the security custodians to implement appropriate controls before these devices hit the market. That creates a classic target-rich environment for the bad guys - one that will require vigorous defense and oversight.
Security experts say that ransomware victims too often treat the malware infection as an isolated event, when they should instead assume that attackers remain in their network until proven otherwise. Here are eight tips for dealing with ransomware and other intrusions and making a full recovery.
Changes in the privacy policies of social media companies have rendered many free open source intelligence tools unworkable, says Mason Wilder, senior research specialist at the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. He describes the evolution of these tools and offers tips on how to apply them.
Mobile banking startup Dave is just the latest victim of criminal data brokers. Extensive evidence now points to Dave having been hit by a ShinyHunters, which has been tied to the sale of millions of stolen records to fraudsters - either via a phishing attack or hack of a third-party service provider.
Money launderers are devising new tactics during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, some are coming up with ways to use personal protective equipment, or PPE, as a form of currency, says Debra Geister, CEO of Section 2 Financial Intelligence Solutions.
Following Twitter's admission that cryptocurrency scammers socially engineered its employees to gain control of 45 high-profile accounts, one reaction has been: Why didn't anyone crack Twitter sooner? Unfortunately, the answer is that they have, especially if you count nation-states bribing insiders.
An identity and access management strategy for a hybrid cloud environment should include single sign-on as well as multifactor authentication, says Andrew Koh, deputy general manager and regional lead-Risk at Habib Bank Ltd. in Singapore.
Malware designed to provide backdoor access to corporate networks, gain administrative privileges and deliver additional payloads was hidden in tax software the Chinese government requires companies doing business in the nation to use, researchers at the security firm Trustwave report.