In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss why communication is vital to be an effective CISO in 2023, how the hack of Florida-based dental insurer MCNA affects nearly 9 million people, and how CyberArk is securing privileged users with a new browser.
This week: Amazon settled privacy and cybersecurity investigations with the U.S. FTC, SAS received a $3 million extortion demand and apparently Ukrainian hacktivists penetrated Russia's Skolkovo Foundation. Plus, breaches at Onix Group and Toyota and a warning about Salesforce "ghost sites."
Ukrainian cyber defenders warn users for the second time this month to be aware of financially motivated phishing campaigns that load the SmokeLoader malware onto computers. Hackers behind UAC-0006 typically target computers used by accountants and look for banking and credential data.
A community hospital and its clinics in rural Idaho are diverting ambulances and some patients to other facilities as the entities recover from a cyberattack discovered on Monday. The incident spotlights ongoing healthcare sector cyber challenges, especially in rural communities.
Cisco Security Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeetu Patel said the industry struggles to address multifaceted attacks that originate in email and include bad links, malware downloads to a device and more. Cyber defenders need correlated data from multiple sources of telemetry, he said.
In this episode of "Cybersecurity Insights," Chen Burshan and Amir Shachar of Skyhawk Security discuss how they integrated generative AI into their threat detection process and significantly increased the speed and lowered the costs of detecting breaches based by focusing on anomalous activity.
Check fraud is back although, technically, it never went away. Today, cybercrime groups are openly hawking fraudulent check schemes on the Telegram messaging app. Check fraud is easier and more accessible, and it’s back in the headlines. Experts say banks need to adopt new solutions to curb losses.
Federal regulators are aiming to protect patient information shared on websites. It's increasingly important for healthcare sector entities to take a careful and proactive approach in how they are using website tracking and analytics technologies, said Lokker CEO and privacy expert Ian Cohen.
An insurance provider that services many state Medicaid agencies and the Children's Health Insurance Program told regulators that hackers compromised the personal and protected health information of nearly 9 million patients in an incident discovered in March.
Expel, CrowdStrike and Red Canary held steady atop Forrester's MDR rankings, while Secureworks and Binary Defense tumbled from the leaders category. Providers have turned their attention from maximizing their efficacy at detecting ransomware to finding faster and better ways to respond to attacks.
Britain's privacy watchdog has seen a surge in data breach reports from outsourcing giant Capita's customers tied to two incidents: a March hack attack by a ransomware group against Capita and one of the company's Amazon Web Service buckets being left unsecured for six years.
Security researchers discovered an Iran-linked APT group carrying out a new chain of ransomware attacks against Israeli organizations. Check Point said attackers surprisingly carried out most of the activity manually over RDP but warned they are growing better at coding malware and using tools.
In the days between May 19 and May 25, the spotlight was on flaws in Barracuda Networks Email Security Gateway appliances, another GoAnywhere data breach that affected Franklin Templeton Canada and an American teenager out on bail and facing federal charges for hacking DraftKings accounts.
Versions of the Mirai botnet are targeting a vulnerability present in numerous Zyxel network devices. Zyxel patched the vulnerability in April but it's not clear how many users have applied the fix. Security experts warn the flaw appears to be exploited at a massive scale.
Seed funding for Israeli cybersecurity startups has blossomed despite the economic downturn, and both deal volume and size have strengthened in 2022 as compared to 2021. The indefinite closing of the initial public offering market in spring 2022 caused late-stage investment to fall off a cliff.