US to increase scrutiny on cryptocurrency, federal contractors in effort to slow hacking

Written by Tim Starks Oct 6, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP U.S. officials unveiled a suite of cybersecurity initiatives Wednesday, from cracking down on illicit cryptocurrency usages to increasing transparency about data…

Advanced Threat Protection in the Modern Age: An Interview with a Threat Hunter

These days, the line between our online and offline lives has become indistinguishable. Our home lives, professional work, community services, economic prosperity and even national security are all connected to…

Ransomware gang behind attacks on 100+ companies busted

Law enforcement authorities managed to seize millions in cryptocurrency and luxury vehicles owned by the ransomware gang. In an international coordinated operation, law enforcement authorities in Europe have arrested two…

New Ransomware Dubbed Atom Silo Targets Confluence Servers

Atlassian Confluence is a highly popular web-based team workspace meant to help employees collaborate. Back in August, Atlassian issued security updates meant to patch a Confluence remote code execution (RCE) vulnerability tracked…

Sandhills Shut Down by Ransomware Attack

Sandhills Global is a privately held information processing firm based in the United States that creates a wide range of products and services, ranging from well-known trade magazines and websites…

Ryuk Ransomware: Origins, Operation Mode, Mitigation

What is Ryuk Ransomware? Widely known for targeting governments, academia, healthcare, manufacturing, and technology organizations’ cybersystems, Ryuk is a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) group that’s been active since August 2018. It typically encrypts data…

Colonial Pipeline forked over $4.4M to end cyberattack – but is paying a ransom ever the ethical thing to do?

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  What would happen if companies stopped paying ransoms? Liu Jie/Xinhua via Getty Images Scott Shackelford, Indiana University and Megan Wade, Indiana University It took little over…

Top 5 Healthcare Cyber Attacks and Threats

Even before the novel coronavirus pandemic, which forced healthcare organizations to shift to provide patients remote care and telemedicine rapidly, the healthcare industry had already embraced the cloud, as well…

Ransomware gangs are starting more drama on cybercrime forums, upending 'honor among thieves' conventions

Written by Tonya Riley Sep 29, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP When ransomware group REvil reappeared in September after a nearly two-month downtime, its return was met with a less-than-friendly reception on the…

High-Severity Vulnerabilities Now Take Nearly 250 Days to Remediate, Survey Finds

Security Intelligence – Security Intelligence – High-Severity Vulnerabilities Now Take Nearly 250 Days to Remediate, Survey Finds Businesses and agencies today are spending an average of about 250 days to…