North Korean cybercriminals escalated their illicit campaigns throughout 2021, frequently carrying out crypto hacks to siphon funds, launder gains and cash out using a decentralized exchange. New data from Chainalysis says North Korean hackers lifted nearly $400 million in cryptoassets last year.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the importance of incident repose planning; the worldwide impact of the LOg4j flaw, which may lead to 2022 being the year of the SBOM; and the increasingly blurred line between conventional...
Russian authorities have arrested 14 individuals suspected of being part of the notorious REvil, aka Sodinokibi, ransomware operation. Russia's Federal Security Agency, the FSB, said it used intelligence provided by the U.S. to help identify the suspects.
Multiple government sites in Ukraine, as well as Swedish, U.K. and U.S. embassy websites, have been defaced with warnings to "be afraid and expect the worst." The defacements occurred after a week of "intensive" but unresolved talks between NATO and Russia, which continues to mass troops on Ukraine's border.
A new Lazarus-linked APT threat known as BlueNoroff has emerged and is actively targeting cryptocurrency startups in a campaign called "SnatchCrypto." Research by Kaspersky found that more than 15 venture businesses and their employees have fallen victim to the nation-state threat actors.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how attackers are distributing Night Sky crypto-locking malware to exploit Log4j vulnerabilities, lessons learned from Log4j and a security flaw that affects some Tesla-built vehicles.
In the wake of the explosive Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, the White House hosted tech leaders and federal agencies in a summit to discuss ways to improve open-source software security. The meeting was hosted by Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emergency Technology Anne Neuberger.
Police in Ukraine have arrested five individuals on suspicion of using ransomware to extort more than 50 companies across the United States and Europe, as well as to provide an IP-changing service to international hackers to help them distribute malware, steal sensitive data and disrupt sites.
Attackers wielding Night Sky ransomware are among the latest groups that have been attempting to exploit critical vulnerabilities in widely used Apache Log4j software. Microsoft says that among other attacks, a China-based ransomware operator has been exploiting Log4j flaws in VMware Horizon.
The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
Cybersecurity in today's world is no longer primarily about the implementation of products or solutions. It is more about the analysis of behavior and the ecosystem. Krishnamurthy Rajesh of ICRA discusses the role of artificial intelligence and the need for collaboration among business functions.
Cybercrime gang FIN7 is impersonating the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Amazon to trick enterprises in the U.S. into using a malicious flash drive, according to the FBI. The threat actor targeted undisclosed companies in the transportation, defense and insurance sectors.
QNAP, a Taiwan-based company that manufactures network-attached storage devices, urges users to take immediate actions to secure QNAP NAS device suite amid reports of wide targeting of all its networking devices by ransomware and brute-force attacks.
Top U.S. cybersecurity leaders continue to warn against the peril of Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, confirming on Monday that hundreds of millions of devices worldwide are likely affected by the logging utility flaw, although the response, in terms of scope and speed, has been "exceptional."
The EU's law enforcement agency, Europol, has been ordered by a watchdog to not retain for longer than six months any personal data it stores pertaining to individuals who reside in the EU, unless it has ascertained that the individuals are tied to an investigation or criminal activities.