The City of Quincy, Illinois' administrative systems were hit by a ransomware attack on May 7, confirmed Mayor Mike Troup in a press conference held on Tuesday. Consulting fees and a ransom were paid but critical services continued to operate throughout the incident.
Four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss highlights from ISMG's recent London Summit, including whether if collateral damage from the Russia-Ukraine war isn't necessarily all it was reputed to be, then what are the most concerning emerging threats; building a cyber risk playbook to help businesses...
Police in Nigeria this week arrested a 37-year-old man who's been charged with masterminding "a criminal syndicate tied to massive business email compromise and phishing campaigns," Interpol reports. But with known BEC losses last year exceeding $2.4 billion, will the arrest have a noticeable impact?
An increasing number of threat actors are deploying a free-to-use browser automation framework as part of their attack campaigns. Automation tools are expected to become a more common element of the threat actor’s toolkit.
The inclusion of a new secure product development framework for manufacturers is a most significant addition to recently updated federal draft guidance for the cybersecurity of premarket medical devices, says attorney Linda Malek of the law firm Moses & Singer LLP.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses how the leader of a "transnational cybercrime syndicate" has been arrested in Nigeria, according to Interpol. It also shares updates on U.S. privacy laws and how we can improve collaboration as an industry.
A $150 million penalty has been slapped on Twitter for deceptively using account security data of millions of users for targeted advertising, the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission say. Twitter says it has paid the fine and ensured that personal user data is secure and private.
Ransomware gang Black Basta, which came to prominence in April, has claimed responsibility on its leak site for a ransomware attack on AGCO. An AGCO spokesperson confirmed to ISMG that employee data was exfiltrated during an attack but did not comment on Black Basta's claims of responsibility.
Broadcom has agreed to buy cloud and virtualization giant VMware for $61 billion, bringing together the $1.6 billion Symantec and $1 billion VMware security teams. Broadcom will incorporate its existing security offerings into the VMware portfolio and bring them to market under the VMware brand.
Cybersecurity startup Lacework has announced layoffs - affecting 20% of its employees, according to one report - to strengthen its balance sheet, just six months after raising $1.3 billion. The company says it restructured its business in response to a large shift in the public and private markets.
Cribl has raised $150 million to drive the development of new features such as hosted versions of the company's technology. The company will build out separate tools for each piece of the observability process rather than forcing customers to purchase a bundle with features they don't care about.
Indian passenger airline SpiceJet says an attempt at a ransomware attack was made against its IT infrastructure on Tuesday night. The airline says the attack was "contained," and it has resumed regular operations. Passengers continued to complain about takeoff delays until noon local time.
Ransomware has grown 13% year on year in 2022, a jump greater than the past five years combined, a Verizon Business 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report published on Tuesday shows. It says financial gain continues to be the primary motive for attacks, followed by espionage.
WhiteSource has renamed itself Mend as the company pushes beyond software composition analysis to become a broad application security platform with automated remediation. The name WhiteSource didn't have any negative connotations when the company was founded, but some people today find it offensive.
An effort to establish industry benchmarks for medical device cybersecurity maturity aims to help advance overall cybersecurity in the healthcare sector, says Rob Suárez, CISO of medical device maker Becton, Dickinson and Co. He discusses how to improve the state of medical device cybersecurity.