The global law enforcement "Anom" honeypot operation racked up impressive statistics for the number of criminals tricked into using the encrypted communications service. Psychology was at play: Officials say users flocked to the service after they disrupted rivals EncroChat and Sky Global.
Based on Russian-language cybercrime chatter, "fear" likely drove the lucrative Avaddon ransomware-as-a-service operation to announce its retirement as the U.S. exerts increasing diplomatic pressure on Moscow to disrupt such activity, experts say. But are criminals simply laying low until the heat dies down?
Former customers of the now-defunct encrypted communications service EncroChat, which was infiltrated by police last year, continue to get busted, including members of a crime syndicate that operated "an industrial-scale cocaine laboratory" in the Netherlands, Europol says.
"They’re playing games," is how one security expert describes Conti ransomware-wielding attackers' "gift" of a decryptor to Ireland's crypto-locked health service, while still demanding a ransom to not leak stolen health data. The same could be said of the DarkSide gang's promised retirement.
To defend against cyberattacks, it's important to "demystify" cybersecurity and break it into risks that can be managed by any organization, says Ciaran Martin, the former director of the U.K. National Cyber Security Center.
By issuing a sweeping cybersecurity executive order on Wednesday, the Biden administration is attempting to take a critical step to address security issues that have come to light after recent cyberattacks. Here's an analysis of the order's key elements.
For anyone wondering how the Russian-speaking, ransomware-wielding DarkSide crime syndicate was able to disrupt a major U.S. fuel pipeline, a more pertinent question might be: Why didn’t it happen sooner?
A bombshell news report suggests that Dutch mobile network provider KPN in 2010 didn't know if one of its major equipment suppliers - China's Huawei - was spying on users. Viewed 11 years later, the report stands as a reminder to constantly review and address risks posed by suppliers.
Ireland's privacy regulator has launched an investigation into Facebook after personal information for 533 million of the social network's users appeared for sale online. It will analyze whether Facebook violated the country's data protection law or the EU's General Data Protection Regulation.
In an unprecedented action, the FBI is removing web shells from on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers at organizations in at least eight states that were infected in a wave of attacks earlier this year. Security experts offer an analysis of the bold move that the FBI took without notifying the organizations.
Dave DeWalt, former CEO of FireEye and McAfee, has been appointed vice chair of the board of LogDNA, a log management company, and he’s committed to the popular “shift left” movement. But he’s also got a keen eye on the broader cybersecurity marketplace and shares insights on its seismic changes.
Facebook has been attempting to dismiss the appearance of a massive trove of user data by claiming it wasn't hacked, but scraped. No matter how the theft is characterized, 533 million users have just learned that their nonpublic profile details were stolen and sold to fraudsters.
Citing national security concerns, the U.S. Commerce Department has placed seven Chinese supercomputer organizations on the Entity List, which effectively bars them from receiving supplies or components from U.S. companies.