Chinese-speaking hackers associated with criminal activity have redoubled efforts to target compatriots with malware to remotely control victim computers, pointing to a worrying surge in financially driven activity in the Sino cyber underworld, say researchers at Proofpoint.
Federal authorities are warning of "significant risk" for potential attacks on healthcare and public health sector entities by the North Korean state-sponsored Lazarus Group involving exploitation of a critical vulnerability in 24 Zoho ManageEngine products.
Credit reporting agency TransUnion may be the subject of a hacking incident leading to a data breach after a hacker apparently stole information of 58,505 customers across North and South America and Europe. TransUnion has not acknowledged the hack and refused to discuss the matter on the record.
A spate of high-profile ransomware attacks shows that the Asia-Pacific region is squarely in the crosshairs of cybercriminal groups, and some fear that attackers are turning to smaller, regional businesses even less prepared to defend themselves. Expert weigh in on defensive strategies.
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Casino and hotel giant Caesars Entertainment is warning customers that their personal details were stolen in a recent hack attack. After successfully shaking down Caesars for a ransom, the same attackers are continuing to extort MGM Resorts, claiming to have crypto-locked its EXSi hypervisors.
This week, exiled Russian journalist Galina Timchenko's iPhone was found to contain NSO Group's Pegasus spyware, a Russian businessman was sentenced for insider trading, more than 300,000 people were affected by an attack on See Tickets and period-tracking apps raised privacy concerns in the U.K.
The drumbeat for potential federal legislation to better protect sensitive health information - or at least new regulations - appears to be growing louder in Congress. One of the Senate's four lawmaker doctors is quizzing the healthcare industry on ways to safeguard health data.
In Norse mythology, Loki is a cowardly trickster god who can change age, shape and sex. The malware incarnation is more prosaic, tending to focus on stealing Microsoft users' data, at times by using an ancient vulnerability in Microsoft Office that continues to be widespread.
Hotel and casino giant Caesars Entertainment paid approximately half of an initial $30 million ransom demand to attackers who infected its systems with ransomware, according to news reports. The attackers appear to be with the same group that hit MGM Resorts.
Cybersecurity researchers at Symantec said a cybercriminal entity with possible ties to the Chinese government used the ShadowPad Trojan to target an Asian country's national power grid earlier this year. The Redfly APT group focused on stealing credentials and compromising multiple computers.
Authorities are warning of threats posed by Akira, a ransomware group that surfaced in March and has been linked to dozens of attacks on small and midsized entities. The group is targeting many industries, including healthcare, and seems to favor entities that lack MFA on VPNs.
Booking and reservation systems, as well as slot machines, hotel room door locks, ATMs and more remain offline at multiple MGM Resorts properties as the publicly traded casino hotel giant battles "a cybersecurity issue" that one group of security researchers has tied to a ransomware group attack.
Cybercriminals have found a new opportunity to exploit retail investors - a popular target among individuals looking to diversify their income. Researchers at Group-IB discovered an ongoing global investment scam that uses fake money-making investment schemes to lure investors.
The lack of an understanding of what constitutes first-party lending fraud is causing massive losses at banks. Anna Bleazard, head of Singapore and South East Asia in financial crime compliance at FTI Consulting, recommends that banks intervene as early as possible.