A medical center and a children's hospital in Puerto Rico are victims of a recent ransomware attack impacting a total of more than a half million individuals. The combined incident is the largest ransomware breach reported to federal regulators so far in 2019. How is this threat evolving?
Mike Cotton of Digital Defense sees a key shift in the threat landscape, as attackers focus more on attacking key endpoints and infrastructure. As a result, many organizations are developing security blind spots. Cotton explains how to regain visibility.
A report from the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee finds that Russia targeted election systems and infrastructure in all 50 states during the run-up to the 2016 Presidential elections. The committee, however, could find no evidence that vote tallies were altered.
Many organizations use Active Directory as their domain network management tool of choice. But security experts warn that without locking down and regularly auditing AD, the ease of use that it provides to network administrators can also be tapped by hackers. Start here for essential defenses.
City Power, the local electrical utility that powers Johannesburg in South Africa, is recovering Friday after an unknown ransomware variant that locked-up the company's applications, network and databases for most of the day on Thursday. The attack knocked out power and services for some residents for most of the day,...
Louisiana's governor issued an emergency declaration on Wednesday in response to a rash of malware infections, hitting some of the state's public schools. The move will allow the state to marshal more resources to deal with the incidents.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers a deep dive on the debate about whether law enforcement officials should have a "backdoor" to circumvent encryption. Also featured: An analysis of Equifax's settlement with the FTC and a discussion of a new report on the cost of data breaches.
Warning: Attackers are abusing poorly secured and managed implementations of Microsoft Windows Active Directory to hack organizations and distribute ransomware. Fewer old operating systems and greater Active Directory security knowledge are helping mitigate the threat. But experts say more must be done.
FIN8, a hacker group that targeted POS devices in the hospitality and retail sectors, is back on the scene with new malware, including the Badhatch backdoor that's designed to steal payment card data, according to researchers with Gigamon's threat detection unit.
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller told members of Congress Wednesday that Russian interference in elections is the most serious challenge to U.S. democracy that he has seen over the course of his career and that it deserves more attention, especially as the 2020 election looms and more disruption is likely.