Dark Reading: Attacks/Breaches
'CardPlanet' Operator Pleads Guilty in Federal Court
Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:30:00 EST
Russian national faced multiple charges in connection with operating the marketplace for stolen credit-card credentials, and a forum for VIP criminals to offer their services.
The Annoying MacOS Threat That Won't Go Away
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:45:00 EST
In two years, the adware-dropping Shlayer Trojan has spread to infect one in 10 MacOS systems, Kaspersky says.
DHS Warns of Increasing Emotet Risk
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 15:55:00 EST
Emotet is considered one of the most damaging banking Trojans, primarily through its ability to carry other malware into an organization.
Ryuk Ransomware Hit Multiple Oil & Gas Facilities, ICS Security Expert Says
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 10:00:00 EST
Attackers 'weaponized' Active Directory to spread the ransomware.
To Avoid Disruption, Ransomware Victims Continue to Pay Up
Thu, 23 Jan 2020 00:01:00 EST
For all the cautions against doing so, one-third of organizations in a Proofpoint survey said they paid their attackers after getting infected with ransomware.
Configuration Error Reveals 250 Million Microsoft Support Records
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:00:00 EST
Some the records, found on five identically configured servers, might have contained data in clear text.
Why DPOs and CISOs Must Work Closely Together
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 14:00:00 EST
Recent data protection laws mean that the data protection officer and CISO must work in tandem to make sure users' data is protected.
Cybersecurity Lessons Learned from 'The Rise of Skywalker'
Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:00:00 EST
They're especially relevant regarding several issues we face now, including biometrics, secure data management, and human error with passwords.
New Ransomware Tactic Shows How Windows EFS Can Aid Attackers
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 16:25:00 EST
Researchers have discovered how ransomware can take advantage of the Windows Encrypting File System, prompting security vendors to release patches.
Ransomware Upgrades with Credential-Stealing Tricks
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 12:20:00 EST
The latest version of the FTCode ransomware can steal credentials from five popular browsers and email clients.
Data Awareness Is Key to Data Security
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 10:00:00 EST
Traditional data-leak prevention is not enough for businesses facing today's dynamic threat landscape.
China-Based Cyber Espionage Group Reportedly Behind Breach at Mitsubishi Electric
Tue, 21 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EST
Personal data on over 8,100 individuals and confidential business information likely exposed in June 2019 incident.
Are We Secure Yet? How to Build a 'Post-Breach' Culture
Mon, 20 Jan 2020 11:00:00 EST
There are many ways to improve your organization's cybersecurity practices, but the most important principle is to start from the top.
Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:15:00 EST
A new report from Check Point recaps the cybercrime trends, statistics, and vulnerabilities that defined the security landscape in 2019.
FBI Seizes Domain That Sold Info Stolen in Data Breaches
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 12:00:00 EST
The website, WeLeakData.com, claimed to have more than 12 billion records gathered from over 10,000 breaches.
ADP Users Hit with Phishing Scam Ahead of Tax Season
Fri, 17 Jan 2020 10:20:00 EST
Fraudulent emails tell recipients their W-2 forms are ready and prompt them to click malicious links.
With International Tensions Flaring, Cyber-Risk Is Heating Up for All Businesses
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:55:00 EST
Risks of nation-state attacks go beyond Iran, and the need for awareness and security don't stop at any national border.
New Attack Campaigns Suggest Emotet Threat Is Far From Over
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:30:00 EST
Malware described by the DHS as among the worst ever continues to evolve and grow, researchers from Cisco Talos, Cofense, and Check Point Software say.
NY Fed Reveals Implications of Cyberattack on US Financial System
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 12:15:00 EST
A "pre-mortem analysis" sheds light on the potential destruction of a cyberattack against major US banks.
2017 Data Breach Will Cost Equifax at Least $1.38 Billion
Wed, 15 Jan 2020 18:00:00 EST
Company agrees to set aside a minimum of $380.5 million as breach compensation and spend another $1 billion on transforming its information security over the next five years. The 147 million US consumers affected by the breach have one week from today to file a claim.