The back story behind the ransom attack that led to the unauthorized early release of the Netflix series "Orange Is the New Black" is a cautionary tale in dealing with cyber extortionists such as The Dark Overlord.
South Korean web hosting firm Nayana has agreed to pay attackers a record-shattering $1 million to unlock 153 Linux servers crypto-locked by ransomware. Security researchers say the infection was likely exacerbated by the company running ancient versions of the Linux kernel, as well as Apache and PHP.
Concerns over Russian hacking of state election systems are mounting. In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has ordered a review of security efforts related to state elections. On Capitol Hill, Sen. Mark Warner wants DHS to release additional details relating to cyberattacks targeting state election systems.
A new dump from WikiLeaks has revealed an apparent CIA project - code named "CherryBlossom" - that since 2007 has used customized, Linux-based firmware covertly installed on business and home routers to monitor internet traffic and exploit targets' devices.
Cybercriminals and nation-state threat actors are beginning to act alike - and that's bad news for cybersecurity leaders and their enterprises, says Eward Driehuis of SecureLink. Here are the trends to track.
Former U.S. CISO Gregory Touhill says the federal government must rethink how it hardens its workforce to prevent cyberattackers from succeeding. Organizations, he says, should regularly conduct cybersecurity exercises to help build their cyber defense.
It's easy to draw a direct link between high-profile breaches and the compromise of user credentials. But it requires a phased approach to actually improve privileged access management, says Barak Feldman of CyberArk.
Two security firms have investigated what they describe as a malware platform for attacking the industrial control systems that run electricity plants. They warn that the platform was the likely culprit behind the December blackouts in Ukraine.
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A discussion analyzing the difficulty of striking a balance between IT functionality and cybersecurity leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also featured: Updates on sizing up weaknesses in biometrics and the potential to exploit LED lights to leak sensitive data from routers.
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Flaws in Subaru's telematics software, discovered by a security researcher, could have been exploited to unlock the doors or provide remote access to a car's location history. The problems - now fixed by Subaru - underscore carmakers' ongoing cybersecurity challenges.