Officials in Jackson County, Georgia, along with the FBI are investigating a ransomware attack that crippled IT systems over a two-week period and reportedly led local officials to pay a bitcoin ransom worth $400,000 to restore systems and infrastructure.
Four business sectors - hospitals, banks, securities firms and market infrastructure providers - potentially face the most significant financial impact from cyberattacks that could lead to a weakened credit profile, according to a new report from Moody's Investors Service.
The notorious carder site Joker's Stash is featuring a fresh batch of Pakistani banks' payment card data with an estimated street value of $3.5 million. Nearly all of the 70,000 bank cards are advertised as being from Meezan Bank, the country's largest Islamic bank, Group-IB reports.
A rush by some media outlets to attribute a late-2018 alleged Ryuk ransomware infection at Tribune Publishing to North Korean attackers appears to have been erroneous, as many security experts warned at the time. Rather, cybercrime gangs appear to be using Ryuk, according to researchers at McAfee and Coveware.
A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence agent was indicted for disclosing classified information and helping Iran compromise the computers of other U.S. intelligence agents. The case marks another damaging leak for the American government.
This Valentine's Day, authorities are once again warning individuals to watch out for anyone perpetrating romance scams. The FTC says Americans lost $143 million to romance scams in 2017, while in the U.K., Action Fraud says reported romance scam losses in 2018 topped $64 million.
A convergence of events in December in Japan led to an unprecedented spike in card-not-present fraud. New statistics from a dark web monitoring firm explain how a promotion by PayPay, a third-party payments service, slid sideways.
British police say they're doing their best to cope with the possibility that the U.K. will crash out of the EU in 45 days and lose access to joint policing resources. But Richard Martin of the Met Police says replacements "will not be as efficient or effective as the tools we currently use."
Hackers have breached the Australian Parliament's network, although investigators say they have found no evidence that attackers stole any data. But Parliament's presiding officers said all users have been ordered to reset their passwords as a precaution.
Ransomware victims who opted to pay for the promise of a decryption key forked over an average of $6,733 in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to ransomware incident response firm Coveware. It says strains such as SamSam and Ryuk, which demand higher-than-average ransoms, are increasingly common.
The notorious xDedic Marketplace Russian-language cybercrime forum and shop remains offline following an international police takedown. Security experts expect xDedic customers to shift to UAS, a rival darknet market that also specializes in stolen and hacked remote desktop protocol credentials.
Airbus says it suffered a hack attack, leading to a breach of "contact and IT identification details" for at least some of its EU employees. The aerospace giant says its investigation continues and that it has notified European privacy authorities, per GDPR requirements.
Efforts to exploit U.S. election security continue, and China, Russia, Iran and North Korea's "cyber espionage, attack and influence capabilities" pose an increasing threat, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Despite the value of cryptocurrency plummeting since 2017, cybercriminals and rogue nations are still using it to launder funds. One recently discovered scheme designed to evade AML detection is "crypto dusting," according to CipherTrace's Dave Jevans.