Locky is back. After falling off the radar last year, the ransomware is once again being distributed via massive spam campaigns - run by the Necurs botnet - in the form of two new variants named Diablo and Lukitus.
Leading the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report: An interview with the head of a new cyber initiative to help political campaigns and local, state and federal election officials safeguard America's electoral process. Also, analyzing the evolving characteristics of the healthcare breach.
Security vendors are known to sprinkle hyperbole among their claims. But the strategy has backfired for DirectDefense, which mistakenly cast endpoint protection vendor Carbon Black as a contributor to the "world's largest pay-for-play data exfiltration botnet."
The front line to battle Russian hackers is shifting to American courts, according to the lead story in the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, malware targets Apple's operating system and a preview of the ISMG Fraud and Breach Prevention Summit in New York.
Britain's home secretary claims that "real people" don't really want unbreakable, end-to-end encryption - they just like cool features. Accordingly, she asks, why can't we just compromise and add backdoors, thus breaking crypto for everyone?
To battle Russian hackers, Microsoft has moved to strip them of their malicious infrastructure. To do so, however, the technology giant isn't hunting the attackers down. Instead, it's taking them to court. Two cybersecurity attorneys rate Microsoft's efforts.
Australia's mandatory data breach notification law, which goes into effect next February, brings a host of new requirements. Gordon Hughes, an attorney and data protection expert, discusses what organizations need to be aware of ahead of its implementation.
Police in Greece arrested Russian national Alexander Vinnik, who was indicted by a U.S. federal grand jury for allegedly running the BTC-e bitcoin exchange and helping to launder $4 billion in cryptocurrency tied to criminal enterprises, including the hack of the Mt. Gox bitcoin exchange.
A discussion on the latest happenings in the darknet marketplace leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, getting to the bottom of Russia's Democratic Party hack could be the ultimate goal of a lawsuit filed against the Donald Trump presidential campaign.
Ashley Madison wants to put that sordid data breach affair behind it. Parent company Ruby Life has reached an $11.2 million settlement agreement with the plaintiffs behind two dozen U.S. class-action lawsuits - since consolidated - lodged in the wake of its massive 2015 breach.
The plaintiffs who are suing Donald Trump's presidential campaign for conspiring with Russia and WikiLeaks over disclosing their private information stolen from Democratic Party computers could declare a moral victory even if they lose their case. Could exposing the truth be their ultimate goal?
A new report into the state of consumer routers by Carnegie Mellon researchers is unsparing in its criticism: It's a market of lemons, and virtually all of the test models had security problems. What's the solution?