The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how attackers are distributing Night Sky crypto-locking malware to exploit Log4j vulnerabilities, lessons learned from Log4j and a security flaw that affects some Tesla-built vehicles.
In the wake of the explosive Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, the White House hosted tech leaders and federal agencies in a summit to discuss ways to improve open-source software security. The meeting was hosted by Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emergency Technology Anne Neuberger.
Attackers wielding Night Sky ransomware are among the latest groups that have been attempting to exploit critical vulnerabilities in widely used Apache Log4j software. Microsoft says that among other attacks, a China-based ransomware operator has been exploiting Log4j flaws in VMware Horizon.
The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
QNAP, a Taiwan-based company that manufactures network-attached storage devices, urges users to take immediate actions to secure QNAP NAS device suite amid reports of wide targeting of all its networking devices by ransomware and brute-force attacks.
Top U.S. cybersecurity leaders continue to warn against the peril of Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, confirming on Monday that hundreds of millions of devices worldwide are likely affected by the logging utility flaw, although the response, in terms of scope and speed, has been "exceptional."
One common misconception about the mainframe is that ransomware poses no significant threat to it. Edward Shim of BMC Software dispels this myth and offers insight on how to shore up some of the mainframe's inherent weaknesses that adversaries may target.
With increasing data breaches and ransomware attacks, Nilesh Roy says his top priority is implementing a passwordless environment and securing Spocto's data using its artificial intelligence engine, which processes large amounts of personal financial information without any human intervention.
In the latest update, four ISMG editors discuss key cybersecurity issues, including myth busting from the founder of Zero Trust, the reason behind the surge in high-profile cryptocurrency scams in India and how ransomware attackers routinely lie about their inclinations, motivations and tactics.
Bernalillo County, the largest county in New Mexico, shut down its IT systems after reportedly suffering a ransomware attack on Wednesday. County officials say they are working with third-party vendors to remediate the incident. County staff are working remotely as systems are restored.
Ten U.S. senators this week wrote to the secretaries of both the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Transportation inquiring about specific measures they plan to pursue to prevent and respond to cyberattacks on the nation's critical infrastructure.
The websites of Expresso and SIC, Portugal's largest news publications, remain offline for a third day. A ransomware attack on the parent company Impresa Group was carried out by the Lapsus$ ransomware group - a relatively new bad actor that has made three high-impact attacks in less than a month.
The cybersecurity space has been disrupted. A storm of ransomware attacks, new hacking methodologies emerging from remote work set-ups, and threats of data breaches from internal and external sources are making organizations ask the question: “How can we prepare ourselves for what’s next on the horizon for...
In an update on the Apache Log4j vulnerability, Microsoft says exploitation attempts and testing for vulnerable systems and devices remained "high" through late December. This comes after security leaders have identified sophisticated and even state-backed attacks targeting vulnerable devices.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the ransomware-as-a-service model shifted in 2021, the rise of fraud in faster payments and how to prevent it, and one CISO's take on the state of the industry.