The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report leads with a closer look at a new exploit kit and whether it represents a resurgence in these types of criminal packages. Also featured: a discussion of new vehicle security concerns and communications advice for CISOs.
Locky is back. After falling off the radar last year, the ransomware is once again being distributed via massive spam campaigns - run by the Necurs botnet - in the form of two new variants named Diablo and Lukitus.
The recent online leak of an episode of HBO's Game of Thrones, which has been linked to four insiders at a company that handles data for Star India, has put the spotlight on strategies for mitigating insider threats.
Danish shipping giant Maersk faces losses of $200 million to $300 million as a result of the NotPetya global malware outbreak. Others, including FedEx and household goods manufacturer Reckitt Benckiser, are also beginning to estimate NotPetya's financial impact on their business.
For just $80 per day, would-be cybercrime entrepreneurs can subscribe to Disdain, a new exploit kit that targets now-patched flaws in browsers and plug-ins, including Flash and WebEx. Disdain's debut shows that while exploit kits may have declined, they haven't died out.
What can CISOs at banks do to help prevent fraud as the region, and in particular India, moves toward achieving a cashless economy? Theo Nassiokas, director, APAC cybersecurity, at Barclays Bank, offers insights in an in-depth interview.
The British security researcher credited with stopping the WannaCry ransomware outbreak pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he developed and sold a type of malicious software that steals online banking credentials.
In this latest edition of the ISMG Security Report we learn more about certain Siemens medical devices containing vulnerabilities that could allow hackers to remotely execute arbitrary code. Also: a report on Kaspersky Lab dropping its complaint against Microsoft and part 2 of an election security interview.
Healthcare organizations can learn important lessons - including the need for granular data access control - from the costly proposed settlement of the breach lawsuit against health insurer Anthem, says Bill Fox, a former federal prosecutor.
In the face of advanced persistent threats and attacks, it's critical for organizations to measure vulnerability to threats before applying machine learning tools, says Rohan Vibhandik, a scientist at ABB Corporate Research Center.
Kaspersky Lab says it will withdraw antitrust complaints it filed against Microsoft over how Windows handles third-party security products, defusing a yearlong dispute. Microsoft says it will work closer with security companies to ensure compatibility with Windows.
Security vendors are known to sprinkle hyperbole among their claims. But the strategy has backfired for DirectDefense, which mistakenly cast endpoint protection vendor Carbon Black as a contributor to the "world's largest pay-for-play data exfiltration botnet."
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report leads with a report on the charges brought against Marcus Hutchins, the "accidental hero" who stoped the WannaCry malware outbreak. Also featured: reports on advances in attribution and new legislation to secure vulnerable medical devices.
Expert speakers at ISMG's Fraud & Breach Prevention Summit in Delhi will tackle such important subjects as assessing organizational breach preparedness, early detection via effective threat hunting, leveraging machine learning to protect data and the latest breach trends.