Manufacturing and energy became the second and third most targeted industries last year, respectively. Retail and professional services rounded up the top five most targeted sectors, IBM says. In the latest installment of their annual X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, IBM Security also reveals that ransomware was the most popular attack method in 2020, with a…

The vulnerabilities were discovered by researchers at industrial cybersecurity firm Claroty and they were addressed by the vendor with the release of AssetCentre v11. Previous versions are impacted. FactoryTalk AssetCentre is designed for securing, managing, tracking, versioning and reporting information related to automation assets across an entire facility. The product is used by many industrial…

Initially observed in December 2020, the self-named Hades ransomware (a different malware family from the Hades Locker ransomware that emerged in 2016) employs a double-extortion tactic, exfiltrating victim data and threatening to leak it publicly unless the ransom is paid. The adversary appears mainly focused on enterprises, with some of the victims being multi-national organizations…

Attackers have begun to utilize the recently patched Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities to deploy ransomware onto compromised servers, Microsoft reports. The news emerged late last night. Phillip Misner, a member of Microsoft’s security research team, tweeted about the new ransomware family tracked as Ransom:Win32/DoejoCrypt.A and nicknamed “DearCry,” which is using the Microsoft Exchange vulnerabilities to…

The 320-bed facility in Oloron-Sainte-Marie near the Pyrenees mountains was hit by the attack on Monday, with screens displaying a demand in English for $50,000 in Bitcoin. Hospital workers have had to revert to working with pens and paper, since digital patient records are not available. The management system, used to monitor medicine stocks and…

By the end of 2020, the ransomware market, fueled by the pandemic turbulence, had turned into the biggest cybercrime money artery. Based on the analysis of more than 500 attacks observed during Group-IB’s own incident response engagements and cyber threat intelligence activity, researchers estimate that the number of ransomware attacks grew by more than 150%…

From Egregor to Doppelpaymer to Ryuk, it continues to command headlines. Pandemic-fueled phishing scams, the lack of visibility across remote endpoints, and lax attitudes have been a boon for ransomware groups over the last year. Worst of all, ransomware no longer discriminates. It dominates small towns and municipal offices, video game makers, and shamelessly, healthcare…

From the front lines of incident response engagements to managed security services, IBM Security X-Force observes attack trends firsthand, yielding insights into the cyber threat landscape. Every year, X-Force collates billions of data points to assess cybersecurity threats to our customers. This report — the X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2021 — represents our latest edition…

As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds, healthcare organizations are scrambling to ensure the safety and support of patients and staff, while also integrating and learning new technologies to support telehealth practices. The constantly evolving healthcare environment has placed immense financial strain on hospitals and increased pressure on healthcare staff, which has been made worse by the…