The Cl0p ransomware group has been attempting to extort Thames Water, a public utility in England. Just one problem: the group attacked an entirely different water provider. Through ineptitude or outright lying, this isn't the first time that a ransomware group has claimed the wrong victim.
A U.S. federal jury convicted former Twitter employee Ahmad Abouammo for spying on Saudi Arabian dissidents on behalf of Saudi Arabia. The jury also found him guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, falsification of records and money laundering.
Cybersecurity compliance is not the same as security. Recognizing this fact can lead many organizations to prioritize one over the other, thereby increasing critical risks. But by taking a planned approach to integrating the two, you can achieve a holistic solution that delivers both.
Ransomware attacks and data breaches: One thing both have in common is the challenge of attempting to accurately understand their true scale and impact. Too often, data breach notifications lack useful details, while ransomware attacks and ransom payments go unreported.
Joshua Schulte now faces a minimum of 80 years in prison after a Manhattan federal jury returned guilty verdicts in all nine counts brought against the former CIA programmer by U.S. prosecutors. Schulte leaked a trove of classified hacking secrets used in espionage.
Employees are leaving at an unprecedented rate. As a result, the Great Resignation has created more opportunities for data loss than ever before. According to the 2022 Voice of the CISO report, CISOs agree that protecting data has become an increased challenge. So, how do you protect your organization against data...
Threat actors are using deepfakes to apply for remote employment at U.S. tech companies in a bid to gain access to corporate financial and customer data, internal databases and proprietary information. Fraudsters used stolen PII to make deepfake videos for personal interviews, says the FBI.
Four ISMG editors discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how Canada's Desjardins Group settled a data breach lawsuit for $155 million, how Facebook is being sued after allegedly violating patient privacy, and highlights from ISMG's Northeast Summit held in New York this week.
When building an insider risk management program, don't start "too large or too quickly," says Randy Trzeciak of Carnegie Mellon University. He says the first step is to protect your organization's critical assets and services and then "build a risk program appropriate to those assets."
Canada's Desjardins Group has reached an out-of-court settlement to resolve a data breach class action lawsuit. The breach, which the credit union group first disclosed in 2019, traced to a "malicious" insider who for 26 months had been selling personal details for 4.2 million active customers.
The "Great Resignation" over the past year has created a host of concerns around both malicious and accidental data theft, says Code42 President and CEO Joe Payne. Even though employees often aren't looking to wreak havoc on their way out, a lack of understanding can lead to serious headaches.
Michael Lines is working with ISMG to promote awareness of the need for cyber risk management, and the CyberEdBoard is posting draft chapters from his upcoming book, "Heuristic Risk Management: Be Aware, Get Prepared, Defend Yourself." This chapter is titled "Recognize Their Attacks."
A high-ranking U.S. government official has been convicted of stealing the personal information of thousands of federal workers as well as government software. Murali Y. Venkata, 56, was acting branch chief at the DHS's Information Technology Division in the Office of the Inspector General.