A fake cyber crime group claiming to be DarkSide ransomware is targeting organizations in the food and energy sectors by sending hoax emails to extort ransoms from victims, a report by security firm Trend Micro says. None of the victims has detected any compromise so far.
Criminals tricked into using an FBI-run encrypted messaging app, Verizon's 2021 Breach Investigations Report and overcoming the challenges of recruiting cybersecurity professionals are among the latest cybersecurity topics to be featured for analysis by a panel of Information Security Media Group editors.
The Identity Theft Resource Center, a nationally recognized nonprofit organization established to support victims of identity crime, has published new research that shows nearly 30% of people who contact the ITRC are victims of more than one identity crime.
Election security improvements, the push for all software to ship with a "bill of materials" and the results of a long-running investigation into a lucrative digital advertising scam are among the latest cybersecurity topics to be featured for analysis by a panel of Information Security Media Group editors.
Phishing, ransomware and unauthorized access continue to be the leading cyber causes of violations of data protection rules and personal data breaches, Britain's privacy watchdog reports. U.K. authorities say that breach reporting to regulators and law enforcement agencies remains relatively steady.
A newly uncovered ransomware variant dubbed 'Epsilon Red' is targeting organizations in the U.S. hospitality sector, with the threat actor successfully extorting $210,000 from one of its victims, a new report by security firm Sophos notes.
A Russian group that was behind the massive SolarWinds supply chain attack has returned with a fresh phishing campaign, according to Microsoft. This new campaign compromised a marketing firm used by the U.S. Agency for International Development - USAID - to send malicious messages to thousands.
Scammers are increasingly using Windows Push Notifications to impersonate legitimate alerts as a first step toward installing malicious Windows applications to harvest user and system information, according to a global report by McAfee.
Microsoft is warning about a spam campaign that uses an updated variant of Java-based StrRAT malware that steals confidential data while disguising itself as a ransomware infection even though it does not actually encrypt data.
"They’re playing games," is how one security expert describes Conti ransomware-wielding attackers' "gift" of a decryptor to Ireland's crypto-locked health service, while still demanding a ransom to not leak stolen health data. The same could be said of the DarkSide gang's promised retirement.
Cybersecurity professor Ron Woerner defines “unfluence” as the negative side of influence. He describes the principles of influence and psychology and how black hat hackers use them on their victims - and how to defend against these tactics.
A previously uncovered banking Trojan dubbed "Bizarro" is now targeting European banking customers through a spear-phishing campaign that attempts to steal credentials, according to the security firm Kaspersky.
FBI agent Elvis Chan dedicated four years to election security, and he doesn’t hesitate to say: The 2020 presidential election was "the most secure election of my career." He explains why, and what lessons learned we can apply to future elections.
Flavio Aggio of the World Health Organization says that just like technology, humans also require an OS upgrade. Key to this understanding what risks you're taking and then using multiple layers of defense to manage them.
Ransomware: The news isn't all bad. In fact, Derek Manky of Fortinet's FortiGuard Labs argues that recent takedowns and innovations have led to significant strides in defending against today's most crippling malware attacks.