BlackCat, believed a rebranded version of the BlackMatter or DarkSide ransomware group, claims to have successfully targeted popular Nigerian betting platform Bet9ja, three universities - FIU, NCAT State University, AIT-Thailand, and the largest natural gas supplier in Latin America - TGS. Bet9ja, FIU, and NCAT State...
David Pollino, former CISO of PNC Bank, joins two editors at ISMG to discuss what organizations can do to harden their cybersecurity defenses, how we need to think about our adversaries differently in today's threat landscape and how the "Great Resignation" is affecting cybersecurity.
In the latest "Proof of Concept," Lisa Sotto, partner and chair of the global privacy and cybersecurity practice at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP and David Pollino, former CISO at PNC Bank, join Information Security Media Group editors to discuss U.S. regulatory trends and supply chain risk management.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at ISMG discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the lessons we can learn from Okta's breach fallout and subsequent response, how the first NFT rug pull of 2022 has amounted to over $1 million, and the much-anticipated return to in-person events.
The disruption of tens of thousands of Viasat consumer broadband modems across central Europe on Feb. 24 when Russia invaded Ukraine may have involved "AcidRain" wiper malware, security researchers at SentinelOne report. Viasat says those findings are "consistent" with the known facts of the attack.
Hackers have allegedly managed to breach the infrastructure belonging to Russia's Federal Air Transport Agency, or Rosaviatsiya, and wiped out its entire database and files consisting of 65TB of data, including documents, files, aircraft registration data and emails from the servers.
This edition analyzes how hackers exploited a misconfigured VPN device, gained access to Viasat's satellite network and caused a massive outage in Europe as Russia's invasion of Ukraine began. It also examines the invasion's impact on financial services and how to modernize security operations.
Communications company Viasat says it's been replacing about 30,000 broadband modems to restore service for customers in central Europe affected by a Feb. 24 attack that disrupted part of its satellite communications network and left modems unable to connect.
On Monday, Ukrainian ISP Ukrtelecom was hit by a cyberattack that reduced its services, the SSSCIP of Ukraine says. It is reportedly the largest outage since Russia invaded Ukraine. Meanwhile, Russia’s internet services could be affected by a shortage of equipment due to ongoing sanctions.
In the latest "Troublemaker CISO" post, security director Ian Keller discusses killware - "a hack of critical services and or infrastructure that can lead to the loss of life" - and asks: "Why should the power grid - or hospitals, water treatment plants or your pacemaker - be internet-accessible?
Cyber experts recommend security teams stay on high alert in protecting enterprise networks as Russia launches cyberattacks against Ukraine, atop its ground invasion. This thread serves as a comprehensive security-related news thread for the Russia-Ukraine conflict.
IT officials from Ukraine continue to call out alleged Russian cyberattacks. This comes as hacktivists have taken matters into their own hands in the digital underground. Also: NATO pledges additional cyber support, while President Joe Biden urges U.S. governors to bolster defenses.
The ransomware-as-a-service operation AvosLocker has been amassing "victims across multiple critical infrastructure sectors in the United States," the FBI warns in a new alert that includes known indicators of compromise and tactics employed the group and essential defenses for all organizations.
As the Ukrainian military resists Russian advances toward its major population centers, its IT security teams are contending with record cyber incidents - although the same is true of their eastern neighbors, with Russia reporting "unprecedented" cyberattacks on its networks.