When it comes to detecting an advanced persistent threat attack, the key to success is not only looking at what anomalies are in the network, but also understanding why certain activities are suspicious, says cybersecurity specialist Mahesh Sogane of the global oil company Shell.
As cybercriminals and nation-states take advantage of the COVID-19 pandemic to further their own aims, authorities are calling on victims to report online attacks as quickly as possible to help them better disrupt such activity.
Russian state-sponsored hackers have switched their techniques, relying more on compromised corporate email accounts to send out targeted phishing emails and spam, according to the security firm Trend Micro.
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A new variant of TrickBot, which is using remote desktop protocol brute-force methods to target potential victims and bypass security protocols, is mainly targeting telecom services in the U.S. and Hong Kong, attempting to steal intellectual property as well as financial data, according to Bitdefender.
As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, cybercriminals increasingly are targeting organizations that now have more remote workers and fewer IT and security staff at the ready to mitigate hacker attacks and intrusions, security experts say.
Attackers are continuing to use concerns over COVID-19 to distribute ransomware and malware, including for smartphones. The healthcare sector is perhaps at the greatest risk from these attacks because it's serving as the front-line defense against the disease.
Because so many organizations and government agencies are functioning in silos, a key component to India's soon to be finalized cybersecurity policy is the creation of an interministerial task force to respond to growing threats, says Lt. Gen. (Retd) Rajesh Pant, national cybersecurity coordinator.
Europol, along with local police in Spain, Romania and Austria, arrested about two dozen alleged members of two criminal gangs that are accused of stealing millions in euros from bank accounts in several countries by using SIM swapping techniques to steal credentials and passwords.
As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, public health efforts are being complicated by ransomware attacks continuing to hit healthcare facilities that are not only handling cases but also running frontline virus-testing labs.
Microsoft has confirmed that a serious flaw in Windows SMB_v3 exists that could be exploited by attackers to remotely seize control of vulnerable systems. While no attacks have been seen in the wild, no patch for the wormable flaw is yet available. A workaround exists for servers, but not clients.