Russian criminals operating online who want to stay out of jail need only to follow a few simple rules, the primary one being: Never target Russians. So it's surprising that security researchers have uncovered a new ransomware-wielding gang of Russian speakers that includes Russian victims on its hit list.
Since March, the operators behind ProLocker ransomware have focused on targeting large enterprise networks with ransomware demands sometimes exceeding $1 million, the security firm Group-IB reports. The gang has recently started to use the Qbot banking Trojan.
After a six-month hiatus, the Zeppelin ransomware variant returned in late August, according to Juniper Threats Labs. The malware now uses an updated Trojan downloader to better hide its activities from security tools.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes how criminals keep finding new ways to make ransomware victims pay. Also featured: Preventing digital currency counterfeits; a proposed health data privacy framework.
With apologies to Jay-Z, getting hit with ransomware might make victims feel like they have 99 problems, even if a decryptor ain't one. That's because ransomware-wielding gangs continue to find innovative new ways to extort cryptocurrency from crypto-locking malware victims.
Two recent hacking incidents that each affected more than 100,000 individuals illustrate the variety of cyberthreats healthcare organizations face during these chaotic times. Security experts offer risk mitigation insights.
Cybersecurity professionals expect a spike in ransomware attacks against school districts and universities this fall as new hybrid learning environments go online and unpatched equipment that has spent months in the homes of students and faculty is reconnected to school networks.
Ransomware gangs are increasingly not just claiming that they'll leak data if victims don't pay, but following through. On average, about a quarter of all successful ransomware attacks feature a gang claiming to have first stolen data. But in recent months, the number of gangs actually doing so has surged.
In the face of growing cybersecurity threats, it is increasingly important to measure the cost and concentration of "exposure." Having an accurate view of the resilience of organizations and industries against cyber-attacks can help target efforts to reduce exposure to the sectors that need it most and enhance...
Ransomware-wielding gangs continue to rack up new victims and post record proceeds. That's driving new players of all sizes and experience to try their hand at the crypto-locking malware and data-exfiltration racket.
A federal court's dismissal of a lawsuit filed against medical transcription company Nuance Communications in the wake of a 2017 NotPetya ransomware attack illustrates how contract terms can affect legal outcomes.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes why ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims. Also featured: Lessons learned from Twitter hacking response; security flaw in Amazon's Alexa.