Ransomware groups, like legitimate businesses, must adapt and change as they grow, in response to external pressures and trends. To survive, many large ransomware groups have adopted decentralized structures, said Yelisey Bohuslavskiy, chief research officer and partner with Red Sense.
Michael Miora, founder and CEO of InfoSec Labs - a pioneer in cybersecurity consulting - started the company in 1989. Security has been an issue for generations, he said, but things started to change once technology came into play. Then the traditional security perimeter expanded, adding complexity.
The fear that ChatGPT could turn a low-sophisticated hacker into a sophisticated adversary is unfounded, said Howard Marshall, global intelligence lead, Accenture Security. He says most hackers lack the expertise and education to create sophisticated malware.
London's Metropolitan Police Service is investigating a serious data breach that may have exposed names, ranks and photographs for potentially all 47,000 personnel, after someone gained "unauthorized access to the IT system" of one of its suppliers.
A backdoor Trojan known as SmokeLoader is deploying a customized Wi-Fi scanning executable to triangulate the location of infected Windows devices. The malware, dubbed "Whiffy Recon," uses nearby Wi-Fi access points as a data point for Google's geolocation API.
A new healthcare-focused research agency is seeking proposals for innovative cybersecurity technologies that can apply a national security approach to protecting this highly targeted civilian industry. Today's off-the-shelf software is falling short, the agency said.
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A three-hospital health system serving the Mississippi Gulf Coast has resorted to paper charting and other manual processes for patient care as it deals with a cyberattack that forced it to take systems offline. The incident is the latest disruptive attack on a regional medical provider.
The demand for DDoS-for-hire services has surged significantly in recent years. Cameron Schroeder, chief of the Cyber and Intellectual Property Crimes Section at the U.S. Attorney’s Office, said the increase is driven by accessibility, ease of use and the need for only minimal technical proficiency.
A likely Russian toolkit dubbed Telekopye by security researchers lets thieves focus on honing their social engineering skills without having to worry about the technical side of online scamming. Users dub victims "Mammoths," leading security firm Eset to christen Telekopye customers "Neanderthals."
With the rampant surge of fraudulent schemes hitting the world at the moment - including the creation of fake cryptocurrencies, bank websites and investment scams - a more dynamic and holistic approach to detection and prevention is mission-critical for banks and regulators.
A British jury found that two teenagers had been members of the Lapsus$ hacking group that attacked Uber, Okta, Rockstar and other organizations. Lapsus$ earned notoriety for stealing data via low-complexity attacks and holding it to ransom, taunting victims and leaking stolen data.
Ransomware-wielding hackers are moving faster than ever to pull the trigger on malicious encryption - but they could be bumping up against the limits of how fast they can go, say security researchers at Sophos. Better endpoint detection may be spurring ransomware hackers into acting faster.