A previously undocumented advanced persistent threat campaign named Daxin has been found. It uses a stealthy rootkit backdoor to enable remote actors to communicate with secured devices not connected directly to the internet. Researchers say Chinese attackers used it to run an espionage campaign.
Belarus has renounced its nonnuclear status and is set to support moving the Kremlin's nuclear weapons into the country - within striking distance of Ukrainian capital Kyiv. This has sparked backlash from cyber hacktivist groups, who have now targeted and disrupted Belarus' critical services.
Days ago, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense issued a call for Ukrainian hackers to safeguard its networks and tap into Russian infrastructure. Now, Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's vice prime minister and minister of digital transformation, says he is creating an IT army and calling for digital talents.
Since 2019, the Global Cyber Alliance has been using a custom IoT honeypot solution that identifies global attack risks and collects data about IoT attacks. Leslie Daigle discusses its findings about how threats have evolved and offers advice on how to better secure IoT devices and tech.
Anyone trying to make sense of data breach trends faces a transparency challenge. Too often, a lack of detail undercuts consumers' ability to assess their identity theft risk and businesses' ability to block emerging attacks or ensure that their supply chains remain secure.
CISA and the FBI issued a joint advisory pointing to Russian state-sponsored activity using WhisperGate and HermeticWiper malware to target Ukrainian organizations. CISA also updated the Shields Up webpage to include new recommendations for corporate leaders and actions to protect critical assets.
An advanced persistent threat campaign named TiltedTemple is now using a sophisticated tool called SockDetour for maintaining persistence and targeting U.S. defense contractors, according to researchers at Unit 42.
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine escalates, organizations in the U.S. and Western Europe wonder: What is the potential blowback if the U.S. strikes back at Russia? Sam Curry, veteran CSO of Cybereason, reviews the possibilities and advises about how best to approach risk and preparedness.
On day two of war in Ukraine, Russians have nearly encircled the former Soviet state. Some military and foreign policy experts say Kyiv may fall by the weekend. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense has reportedly asked for Ukrainian hackers to safeguard its networks and tap into Russian infrastructure.
Iran-linked hacking group MuddyWater is targeting government and private sector organizations in Asia, Africa, Europe and North America as part of its cyberespionage and other malicious cyber operations, according to a joint advisory from U.S. and U.K. law enforcement and intelligence agencies.
Grant Schneider of Venable and three ISMG editors discuss preparedness, response and resilience in light of the Ukraine-Russia crisis; the White House and allies’ efforts to counter ransomware; and future guidance to expect from the Biden administration's cybersecurity executive order.
As Russia has invaded Ukraine, the likelihood of nation-state cyberattacks continue to escalate, and banks remain a top target. On this week's "Sound Off," David Pollino, the former CISO of PNC Bank, discusses how financial institutions should - and must - strengthen their incident response plans.
Older consumers are considered a more vulnerable population. They are the best kind of customers, and cybercriminals know that. They are known for having better credit and more funds, tend to be more trusting, and lack familiarity with new digital technologies. Fortunately, there is a way to help financial...
Russia-linked threat actor Sandworm aka Voodoo Bear has been found using a new malware, dubbed Cyclops Blink. Law enforcement and intelligence agencies in the U.S. and the U.K. have shared details of the malware, as well as the threat group's TTPs and indicators of compromise.