The LockBit group has gone from denying it had any involvement in the ransomware attack on Britain's Royal Mail, to trying to bargain for a ransom. The ransomware group's site now lists Royal Mail as a victim, and demands it pay a ransom or see stolen data get dumped.
The Italian cybersecurity agency says at least a dozen hacks against unpatched VMware ESXi servers in the country are likely tied to the BlackBasta ransomware group. Investigators say the ransomware campaign may have hit thousands of organizations worldwide since Feb. 2.
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.
An Indian cybersecurity official highlighted Djvu ransomware as a threat, saying that "maximum companies" are attacked by the malware, a variant of the Stop family of ransomware. Djvu often infects computers by masquerading as software whose activation key has been cracked by hackers.
A Florida healthcare system says it is diverting emergency patients and is only accepting certain Level 1 trauma cases while it deals with an "IT security incident." Meanwhile, a Maryland hospital is responding to its own ransomware incident.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the lasting effects of the takedown of the Hive ransomware group, why the U.S. government is warning of a surge in Russian DDoS attacks on hospitals, and why the lack of transparency in U.S. breach notices is creating more risk for consumers.
Criminals lately have been prioritizing two types of attacks: exploiting Remote Desktop Protocol and penetrating cloud databases. So warns cyber insurer Coalition, based on analyzing in-the-wild attacks seen in 2022 via underwriting and claims data, scans of IP addresses and honeypots.
The BlackCat ransomware-as-a-service group says it's selling 2 terabytes worth of military data including classified documents culled from Indian explosives and propellant manufacturer Solar Industries. Ransomware criminals say they've stolen specifications of rocket propellant and warheads.
The Russia-Ukraine war has had huge economic consequences for Eset, given that the Slovakian vendor was the largest cybersecurity company in Ukraine and second-largest in Russia. The decision to halt sales in Russia and a spending slowdown in Ukraine due to the war hurt Eset, says CEO Richard Marko.
Hackers stymied by Microsoft's crackdown on macros are shifting to malicious OneNote attachments. Particularly worrying is the takeup of the tactic by an initial access broker associated with various ransomware infections, say researchers from Proofpoint.
Christmastime was bleak for a number of organizations in Britain that got hit with ransomware, including car dealership giant Arnold Clark, which originally reported that no customer data had been stolen. But the business subsequently revised its assessment, after attackers dumped stolen data.
Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) can be a highly effective way to safeguard your organization’s data, but that doesn’t mean it’s unhackable. And nobody knows that better than award-winning author and Data-Driven Defense Evangelist at KnowBe4, Roger Grimes. While researching his most recent book Hacking...
Attackers this week locked up the business of London-based ION Cleared Derivatives, a software firm that supports derivatives trading, forcing major European banks to process trades manually and prompting a major futures exchange to delay the settlement of trades for two hours.
Illumio has extended its segmentation capabilities from servers and workloads to endpoints to minimize damage in the event of a ransomware attack, CEO Andrew Rubin says. The Silicon Valley-based company can now stop the spread of breaches and ransomware inside servers, cloud workloads and endpoints.
Premiums for cyber insurance have climbed sharply along with global rates of ransomware. But signs of increased competition and capital inflows suggest the cyber insurance market may be softening, Marsh executive Sarah Stephens told a U.K. parliamentary committee.