Russia's invasion of Ukraine in 2022 threw Russia's cybercrime ecosystem into a state of upheaval that still exists to this day. "We identified disruptions to literally every single form of commodified cybercrime," said Alexander Leslie, associate threat intelligence analyst at Recorded Future.
Last year was another bonanza in zero-days for Chinese state hackers, say security researchers in a report predicting a permanent uptick in nation-state exploitation of yet-unpatched vulnerabilities. "Attackers seek stealth and ease of exploitation," writes cybersecurity firm Mandiant.
Cybersecurity researchers say they are almost certain they have spotted traces of the advanced persistent threat group Dark Pink, which recently emerged, now apparently attacking victims with a newly improved obfuscation routine to evade anti-malware measures.
Arctic Wolf has expanded its security operations platform into threat intelligence, incident response and cyber insurance, says CEO Nick Schneider. The company has focused on putting businesses in the best possible position to answer questions from insurance carriers following a security incident.
The Royal ransomware group targeting critical infrastructure in the United States and other countries is made up of experienced ransomware attackers and has strong similarities to Conti, the infamous Russia-linked hacking group, according to a new alert issued by U.S. authorities.
Threat actors actively targeting multinational clients of data center outsourcers and help desk providers in China and Singapore are posting stolen credentials for sale on data leak sites, and cybersecurity firm Resecurity says these actions could be part of a nation-state cyberespionage campaign.
The Asia-Pacific region had the dubious distinction of being the global region that faced the most cyberattacks during 2022, as observed by IBM's threat intelligence platform. IBM says the region accounted for 31% of all incidents monitored during 2022.
Intel 471 has promoted second-in-command Jason Passwaters to CEO and tasked him with onboarding less-mature security organizations for narrower use cases. The company plans to land more threat intelligence customers by focusing on areas such as vulnerability management and patch prioritization.
Embedding OpenAI technology in Microsoft Bing will help both hackers and cyber defenders. The AI tool could make it easier for hackers to drive traffic to malicious sites, avoid search engine blocking and distribute malware, but it could also help security teams with code analysis and threat intel.
AT&T wants to unload its cyber assets just five years after doubling down on security through its $600 million purchase of threat intelligence vendor AlienVault. The Dallas-based carrier has been working with British banking firm Barclays to solicit bids for its cybersecurity business, Reuters said.
Accenture has bought Morphus to get more intelligence around fraud and other cybercrimes Brazilian criminals are perpetuating in the digital world. The Morphus acquisition will help Accenture customers take on financially motivated cyber fraud and insider threats that are pervasive in Brazil.
A massive automated ransomware campaign is targeting VMware ESXi hypervisors worldwide, warns CERT-FR, the French government's computer emergency readiness team that's part of the National Cybersecurity Agency of France. VMware is advising customers to patch affected servers and scan for malware.
Splunk has infused its SIEM with user behavior analytics and threat intelligence to better identify anomalies and understand what's going on in a customer's environment, says CEO Gary Steele. Adding UEBA to the SIEM makes it easier for organizations to identify, detect and remediate anomalies.
Ukraine traced a cyberattack that delayed a press briefing by the nation's information protection agency Tuesday to Russian Sandworm hackers. The group, which is accused of using wiper malware to disrupt the Ukrainian national Media Center, has close ties to the Russian GRU, investigators say.
The notorious LockBit 3.0 ransomware group runs just like a business, focusing on recruiting top talent and maintaining an advanced product - which has led to the group's longevity. But the operators' insecurities could be key to the group's undoing, says security researcher Jon DiMaggio.