Ukraine is under attack by hacking tools repurposed from Conti cybercrime group

Enlarge (credit: Getty Images) Financially motivated hackers with ties to a notorious Conti cybercrime group are repurposing their resources for use against targets in Ukraine, indicating that the threat actor’s activities closely align with the Kremlin’s invasion of its neighboring country, a Google researcher reported on Wednesday. Since April, a group researchers track as UAC-0098 […]

Data Security in 2019 and Beyond [INFOGRAPHIC]

Infographic was originally published on EveryCloud. Data security breaches, according to EveryCloud, cost in the global economy $445 billion in 2018 alone. If you don’t want to be one of the victims, you need to start taking your online security a lot more seriously. You already know the basics: Choose a strong password Have a […]

Ransomware key driver of global ‘cybercrime epidemic’ – Europol

Ransomware, a type of malicious software that threatens to publish a victim’s data unless a ransom is paid, represents a major threat to global cyber security, according to Europol. The law enforcement agency’s Internet Organised Crime Threat Assessment (IOCTA), a report that identifies emerging trends in cybercrime, also placed payment fraud and child sexual exploitation […]

US vs hackers: America’s crusade against cybercrime

Cyberattacks across the world have grown ever-larger in scale, inflicting billions of dollars of damage – and the US is spearheading the quest to make hackers pay, wherever they are, sometimes with exceedingly tough jail terms. The US government is pulling no punches when it comes to prosecuting cyber criminals, often seeking extradition orders and, […]

‘Proud to bring together best experts’: Kaspersky Lab on Flynn’s paid cybercrime conference speech

The deposed advisor of Donald Trump, Gen. Michael Flynn, being a renowned security expert, was fairly compensated for appearing as a featured speaker at a forum in Washington, DC, the Russian cybersecurity company who organized the event has said. “Kaspersky Lab’s subsidiary… paid Gen. Flynn a speaker fee for remarks at the 2015 Government Cybersecurity […]

Microsoft launches facility to fight cybercrime in Latin America

Microsoft has announced a new initiative aimed at selling its cybersecurity smarts to public sector bodies across Latin America. The Cybersecurity Engagement Center, located in Mexico, represents part of a growing push by Microsoft to position itself as a security-focused company — which is crucial in an age where enterprises and public sector organizations are […]