Ransomware attacks have taken an unwelcome turn: The Maze gang reportedly has begun leaking a victim's files to create pressure to pay a ransom. Security experts say they're not surprised by this development, but note that given the different skills required, such tactics may not become widespread.
To help security practitioners address their cybersecurity challenges, ISMG is hosting a Cybersecurity Summit on Nov. 21 in Mumbai, best practices in tackling cybersecurity issues. Among the speakers: Loknatha Behera, Kerala's state police chief, and former Supreme Court Justice B. N. Srikrishna.
India may soon have a single authority or agency responsible for the entire spectrum of cyber defensive operations. This is a good step that was long overdue. But the real test lies in actual implementation of the plan.
Instead of proving a flash in the pan, enthusiasm for cryptocurrency has grown - and with it the associated fraud. Cyber criminals were quick to develop malware with the aim of stealing cryptocurrencies, with attackers finding ways to exploit the anonymity offered.
When large-scale data breaches started to proliferate more than a decade ago, security leaders called for end-to-end data encryption. But that approach no longer suffices, says First Data's Tim Horton, who calls for a new multilayered defense.
A new defense company has been formed in United Arab Emirates, combining three government-owned and 22 independent companies in an effort to develop technologies to help thwart cyberattacks and repel military drones.
In June, I wrote an in-depth story about how millions of Instagram users worldwide under 18 years old were exposing their email addresses, phone numbers or both. Instagram has finally made a change to address the issue - but it doesn't go far enough.
Facebook has revealed that, once again, it allowed third-party app developers to wrongfully gain access to its customers' private data. The company changed access for about 100 developers after the problem was discovered.
What's the best way to spring your citizens from foreign jail if they've been detained on U.S. hacking charges? That's a question that continues to plague Russia, including in the ongoing case against Aleksey Burkov, who's been charged with being part of a $20 million payment fraud scheme.
The Sophos 2020 Threat Report is out, and among the key findings: Ransomware attackers continue to leverage automated active attacks that can evade security controls and disable backups to do maximum damage in minimal time. John Shier of Sophos analyzes the trends that are most likely to shape the 2020 cybersecurity...
Many ransomware-wielding attackers continue to hack into organizations via remote desktop protocol. But some Sodinokibi ransomware-as-a-service affiliates have shifted instead to targeting victims via botnets, saying hackers' use of RDP exploits has grown too common.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning can play important roles in taking a proactive approach to mitigating cyberthreats, says Sameer Ratolikar, CISO at HDFC Bank in India. He'll be a featured speaker at ISMG's Cybersecurity Summit in Mumbai on Nov. 21.
In the new world of ubiquitous connected devices and myriad cybersecurity alerts, artificial intelligence and machine learning can enable autonomous response - a boon to overworked security teams, says Darktrace's Mariana Pereira.