An April ransomware attack against one of Australia's largest law firms swept up the data of 65 Australian government agencies, the country's national cybersecurity coordinator said Monday. The Russian-speaking Alphv hacking group claimed responsibility earlier this year for hacking HWL Ebsworth.
A spate of high-profile ransomware attacks shows that the Asia-Pacific region is squarely in the crosshairs of cybercriminal groups, and some fear that attackers are turning to smaller, regional businesses even less prepared to defend themselves. Expert weigh in on defensive strategies.
Inadequate authentication measures leave your digital identity vulnerable to cybercriminals. Tools like multi-factor authentication, biometrics, passwords, PINs, and tokens are all more vulnerable to attacks and social engineering than you realize. And one wrong move leaves you and your organization powerless in the...
Casino and hotel giant Caesars Entertainment is warning customers that their personal details were stolen in a recent hack attack. After successfully shaking down Caesars for a ransom, the same attackers are continuing to extort MGM Resorts, claiming to have crypto-locked its EXSi hypervisors.
Hotel and casino giant Caesars Entertainment paid approximately half of an initial $30 million ransom demand to attackers who infected its systems with ransomware, according to news reports. The attackers appear to be with the same group that hit MGM Resorts.
A major ransomware attack on the Sri Lankan government's cloud infrastructure compromised approximately 5,000 government email accounts and wiped out numerous emails that had not been protected by offline backups. The agency said some employees lost three months of email messages.
Authorities are warning of threats posed by Akira, a ransomware group that surfaced in March and has been linked to dozens of attacks on small and midsized entities. The group is targeting many industries, including healthcare, and seems to favor entities that lack MFA on VPNs.
To some extent, ransomware has become like COVID-19 - a threat we all need to learn to live alongside. But Aaron Bugal, field CTO of Sophos, says there is still much that security and technology leaders can do to reduce their risk by addressing activity that often precedes a ransomware attack.
Booking and reservation systems, as well as slot machines, hotel room door locks, ATMs and more remain offline at multiple MGM Resorts properties as the publicly traded casino hotel giant battles "a cybersecurity issue" that one group of security researchers has tied to a ransomware group attack.
Stopping the ransomware epidemic is less about tackling individual crypto-locking malware variants and more about combating the entire ecosystem of bad actors underpinning digital extortion, the British government said Monday. Tackling variants "is akin to treating the symptoms of an illness."
According this report, the rate of ransomware attacks has remained steady. Sixty-six per cent of research respondents said their organization was hit by ransomware in the previous year. With adversaries now able to consistently execute attacks at scale, ransomware is arguably the biggest cyber risk facing...
In the aftermath of mergers and acquisitions among healthcare entities - and the resulting IT integration and cost-cutting moves - gaps in technology and skills and other gaps often put organizations at higher risk for attacks and other security incidents, said Jack Danahy of NuHarbor Security.
The United States and Great Britain imposed sanctions against nearly a dozen Russian members of the malware gang behind the TrickBot ransomware dropper while U.S. federal prosecutors unsealed criminal indictments against nine individuals for their involvement in online crimes including ransomware.
Ransomware groups do whatever they can to pressure a victim into paying. Enter the likes of Ransomed, following in the footsteps of Alphv/BlackСat, NoEscape and Good Day-powered Cloak, all of which threaten victims with a world of General Data Protection Regulation violation pain unless they pay.
An Alabama pediatric dental practice is notifying nearly 130,000 patients that their sensitive information was compromised in a recent cyberattack. The entity appears to have potentially paid a ransom in exchange for a promise by hackers to destroy breached data without further releasing it.