Three state-sponsored advanced persistent threat groups - one Russian, two North Korean - have been targeting companies across the globe involved with COVID-19 vaccine and treatment development, Microsoft says.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how President-elect Joe Biden is expected to renew international relationships needed in the fight against cyberattacks. Also featured: the pandemic's impact on cybercrime; analysis of Europol's annual cybercrime report.
The Muhstik botnet, which has been operating for at least two years, has recently started targeting vulnerabilities in the Oracle WebLogic application server and the Drupal content management system as a way to expand its cryptocurrency mining capabilities, according to security firm Lacework.
Darkside is the latest ransomware operation to announce an affiliate program in which a ransomware operator maintains crypto-locking malware and a ransom payment infrastructure while crowdsourced and vetted affiliates find and infect targets. When a victim pays, the operator and affiliate share the loot.
Researchers at Area 1 Security say a recently uncovered phishing campaign using a message saying that the recipient has been fired from their job is attempting to plant two malware strains - Bazar and Buer - using the Trickbot botnet.
A recently uncovered banking Trojan targeting Android devices can spy on over 150 apps, including those of banks, cryptocurrency exchanges and fintech firms, as a way to gather credentials and other data, according to an analysis by security firm Kaspersky.
Louis Marinos of the European Cybersecurity Agency offers an analysis of the agency's new Threat Landscape 2020 report, which shows how cybercriminals have been advancing their capabilities, adapting quickly and targeting victims.
Inadequate database and privileged account monitoring, incomplete multifactor authentication and insufficient use of encryption: Britain's privacy regulator has cited a raft of failures that contributed to the four-year breach of the Starwood guest reservation system discovered by Marriott in 2018.
Threat actors are increasingly weaponizing advanced analytical tools to attack enterprises, which means organizations must change their security strategies, says Ray Boisvert, associate partner, national public sector, IBM Canada.
Check Point Research has uncovered a large and likely profitable business model that involves hackers attacking and gaining control of certain VoIP services, which enables them to make phone calls through a company's compromised system.
Researchers at Kaspersky have uncovered a Linux version of the RansomEXX ransomware that, until now, had targeted only Windows devices. The ransomware has been tied to several high-profile attacks over the last several months.