In November 2020, Group-IB and INTERPOL revealed details about operation Falcon, which targeted members of a Nigerian cybercrime ring engaged in business email compromise (BEC) and phishing. The prolific gang, dubbed TMT, compromised at least 500,000 companies in more than 150 countries since at least 2017. Phishing is TMT’s main attack vector. It also remains…

The attack surface of large enterprises has grown in recent months driven by the new work conditions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The threat has increased in many areas including servers that are directly accessible from the internet, domain names, websites, web forms, certificates, third-party applications and components or mobile apps. While some of those…

Helping healthcare combat cyber attackers

Hospitals and other healthcare organizations around the globe are under immense pressure as they test and care for patients with COVID-19. They are also under siege by cyber attackers. This month, Interpol released a warning to hospitals and other medical organizations saying they are seeing increasing targeted ransomware attacks aimed at these entities. While cybersecurity…

Threat modeling explained: A process for anticipating cyber attacks

Threat modeling definition Threat modeling is a structured process through which IT pros can identify potential security threats and vulnerabilities, quantify the seriousness of each, and prioritize techniques to mitigate attack and protect IT resources. This broad definition may just sound like the job description of a cybersecurity professional, but the important thing about a…

Cyber security provider F-Secure is advising organizations using F5 Networks’ BIG-IP load balancer, which is popular amongst governments, banks, and other large corporations, to address security issues in some common configurations of the product. Adversaries can exploit these insecurely configured load balancers to penetrate networks and perform a wide variety of attacks against organizations, or…

83% of SMB owners have no cash put aside to deal with the fallout from a cyber attack

Small businesses are leaving themselves exposed to significant financial risk from cybercrime by not having adequate measures in place to recover in the event of a cyber attack. That’s according to the findings of InsuranceBee’s Cyber Survey, which asked more than 1,000 SMBs how prepared they are to deal with cybercrime. Although the average cost…