The FBI has seized 39.9 bitcoins worth $2.3 million from an alleged affiliate of the notorious REvil - aka Sodinokibi - ransomware group. A forfeiture notice filed by the government accuses Russian national Aleksandr Sikerin of having amassed the cryptocurrency via victims' ransom payments.
Japanese multinational conglomerate Panasonic has disclosed a security breach that it says involved unnamed threat actors accessing servers on its network. The company says it detected the breach on Nov. 11. It was determined that some data on a file server had been accessed during the intrusion.
A new playbook, commissioned by the Food and Drug Administration, aims to help medical device manufacturers in developing and evolving threat modeling as an approach to strengthening the cybersecurity and safety of their products.
Following the holiday recess, U.S. lawmakers are picking up several legislative priorities starting Monday, including progress on the annual defense spending bill, which contains amendments that would require incident reporting for critical infrastructure providers, among other measures.
Michael Lines is working with Information Security Media Group to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management, and as a part of that initiative, the CyberEdBoard will post draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself."
The annual IRISSCOM cybercrime conference in Dublin aims to give attendees "an overview of the current cyberthreats facing businesses in Ireland and throughout the world" and how to best defend themselves, organizers say. Here are visual highlights from the conference's latest edition.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how organizations can reduce risk especially over holidays and weekends, when attackers are most likely to strike. Also featured: Highlights from Ireland's IRISSCON 2021 cybercrime conference; what's ahead for COVID-19 and the workplace?
Ransomware attacks have become the game changer in driving up security requirements, policy premiums and rejection rates for healthcare sector entities seeking new cyber insurance policies or renewals, says Doug Howard, CEO of privacy and security consultancy Pondurance.
The findings from a penetration test can help you identify risks and gaps in your security controls. Charles Gillman offers tips to maximize the value of your next pen test and, in the process, deliver better results.
COVID-19 deaths are down in some parts of the U.S., but infection rates are up. What does this mean as the nation kicks off its holiday season with Thanksgiving? Pandemic expert Regina Phelps shares insight on how to approach the holidays and what it will take to attain an endemic state.
The U.S. government warns all businesses that they're at elevated risk of online attacks during Thanksgiving, given attackers' proclivity to strike on weekends and holidays. The alert is a reminder of the importance of having in place well-practiced incident response plans. Here's where to start.
A new report by Huawei Technologies USA and Reuters calls for greater international collaboration around transparency and cyber accountability. "Just having requirements isn't good enough. There needs to be an ability to tell whether or not the requirements are being met," says CSO Andy Purdy.
Many healthcare entities are resistant to implement multifactor authentication, and that is among the most frustrating critical security mistakes that organizations in that sector make, says Tom Walsh, founder of security consultancy tw-Security.
Reports of NHS data being exposed following a ransomware attack on U.K.-based data capture and storage company Stor-a-File are incorrect, an NHS Digital spokesperson tells ISMG. "Most NHS data was held offline and not affected in the Stor-a-File hack."
U.S. federal banking regulators have approved a new rule that will require banks to notify regulators no later than 36 hours after the organization determines it has suffered a qualifying "computer-security incident," the nation's top financial agencies announced this week.