Deception technologies offer a way to shift away from a purely defensive "detect and response" posture toward a more proactive offensive approach that draws stealth cyberattackers into the open before a breach.
Australian shipping giant Toll Group recently suffered its second ransomware outbreak of the year, with Thomas Knudsen, the company's managing director, branding the latest attack as being "serious and regrettable." But was it preventable?
Hackers have apparently hijacked potentially thousands of vulnerable MongoDB databases and demanded ransoms for the return of critical data, with some victims paying up, according to security researchers.
Last week, security researcher Bill Demirkapi said that Trend Micro used a trick to get one of its drivers to pass Microsoft's approval process. Trend Micro has withdrawn the driver and says it's working with Microsoft on incompatibility issues that are unrelated to the researcher's findings.