The NBA's Houston Rockets were hit by a ransomware attack earlier this month. Now it's the Washington, D.C., police department. The common thread is a ransomware group called Babuk, which was unknown and likely didn't exist until it began posting on the dark web early this year.
BOSTON (AP) — Political hand-wringing in Washington over Russia’s hacking of federal agencies and interference in U.S. politics has mostly overshadowed a worsening digital scourge with a far broader wallop: crippling and dispiriting extortionary ransomware attacks by cybercriminal mafias that mostly operate in foreign safe havens out of the reach of Western law enforcement.
While some malware authors will try to create an air of legitimacy around their products to cover themselves from potential criminal cases in the future, one developer of a cryptocurrency stealer isn't even trying.
From dramatically reducing alerts and improving the productivity of security teams to facilitating automated incident response, here’s a look at 10 XDR security companies looking to dominate this emerging market.
President Biden yesterday announced his nominees for two top cybersecurity posts: Chris Inglis as the first-ever Senate-confirmed White House cyber director; and Jen Easterly as director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California is warning its students and staff that a ransomware group might have stolen and published their personal data and that of hundreds of other schools, government agencies and companies nationwide.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The computer system of one of the nation’s largest school districts was hacked by a criminal gang that encrypted district data and demanded $40 million in ransom or it would erase the files and post students’ and employees’ personal information online.
Cybercriminals have been doubling down on phishing scams, posing as major brands such as Microsoft and LinkedIn, to steal user login credentials and other personal information, according to a report from threat intelligence firm Palo Alto Unit 42.
The cyber landscape continues to be increasingly favorable for hackers and other assorted criminals who initiate hacks and intrusions into peoples’ computers, mobile devices, and the apps and services they use on all that hardware.