Prolific Ryuk ransomware has a new trick up its sleeve. "A Ryuk sample with worm-like capabilities - allowing it to spread automatically within networks it infects" was recently discovered during an incident response effort, warns CERT-FR, the French government's computer emergency response team.
The U.S. National Security Agency has issued "zero trust" guidance aimed at securing critical networks and sensitive data within key federal agencies. The NSA adds it is also assisting Defense Department customers with the zero trust implementations.
A pair of U.S. House committees held their first public hearings into the SolarWinds attack, with lawmakers and witnesses offering support for expanding federal cybersecurity laws to address the security failures. This includes a larger role for CISA to conduct threat hunting.
Ransomware continues to sting numerous organizations, and the problem only seems to be getting worse. More than ever, the onus is on potential victims to ensure they have essential defenses in place - and if possible, to proactively hunt for attackers who may already be inside their network.
Microsoft has patched a critical vulnerability in Windows that can be exploited by tricking users to visit websites that use a malicious font. The flaw was found by Google's Project Zero bug-hunting team.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of a federal crackdown on ICO cryptocurrency scams. Also featured: An update on the SonicWall hack investigation and the use of digital IDs to verify COVID-19 testing.
Lazarus, the North Korean-backed advanced persistent threat group, has been conducting a campaign striking defense industry targets in more than a dozen countries using a backdoor called ThreatNeedle that moves laterally through networks and can overcome network segmentation, according to researchers at Kaspersky.
Security firm Positive Technologies says more than 6,000 VMware vCenter devices worldwide that are accessible via the internet contain a critical remote code execution vulnerability. VMware has issued recommendations for patching the flaw.
The SolarWinds supply chain attack is another example of the damage that lateral movement by system intruders can cause. Tim Keeler of Remediant describes why detecting lateral movement is so challenging.
Authorities have accused Serbia-based scammers of capitalizing on the "initial coin offering" bubble that began in 2017, bilking global cryptocurrency investors out of $70 million via Bitcoiin2Gen and other supposed coins and hiring actor Steven Seagal to endorse them.
The Federal Reserve's online money transfer system, including Fedwire Funds and FedCash, suffered an outage for more than three hours Wednesday afternoon, with the Fed citing technical issues as the cause and not a cyber incident. Systems were restored by late afternoon.
The Senate Intelligence Committee's hearing about the supply chain attack that affected SolarWinds and dozens of other companies and federal agencies answered some questions about what went wrong but also raised four key issues.
The cybersecurity agencies of five countries have issued a joint advisory warning that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in the Accellion File Transfer Appliance to steal data and execute ransomware. Australia's Transport for New South Wales and Canada's Bombardier are the latest victims to be revealed.