An established Chinese hacking group known for targeting telecommunications, finance and government organizations around the world has developed a “new, difficult-to-detect” remote access trojan it is using as part of its espionage activities, researchers with Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 said in research published Monday.
Nathaniel and Charlene discuss key findings from the Unit 42 Cloud Threat Report, which analyzed 680,000+ identities across 18,000 cloud accounts and more than 200 different organizations to understand their configurations and usage patterns.
After a year-long investigation that involved Interpol and several cybersecurity companies, the Nigeria Police Force has arrested an individual believed to be in the top ranks of a prominent business email compromise (BEC) group known as SilverTerrier or TMT.
The notorious REvil ransomware gang appears to have returned from the bowels of the dark web, three months after the arrest of 14 of its suspected members, with its old website forwarding to a new operation that lists both previous and fresh victims.
Ransomware payments hit new records in 2021 as cybercriminals increasingly turned to Dark Web “leak sites” where they pressured victims to pay up by threatening to release sensitive data, according to research released on Friday from Unit 42 by Palo Alto Networks, the global cybersecurity leader.
The average ransom demand hit $2.2 million in 2021, a 144 percent rise from the year prior, according to Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42 consultants, while the average ransom payment grew 78 percent to $541,010.
A hacking team that Ukraine says is controlled by Russian intelligence has targeted a wide range of organizations in the country, including a "western government entity," according to cybersecurity research published on Thursday and Friday.
Last month, a Russia-linked threat actor attempted a cyberattack in Ukraine against an “entity” that’s part of an unidentified western government, according to researchers in Palo Alto Networks’ Unit 42 organization.
Today, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced the establishment of the Cyber Safety Review Board (CSRB), as directed in President Biden’s Executive Order 14028 on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity.
The cybercriminals behind the malware claim to have compromised more than a dozen companies; they have aggressively outed victims and purportedly paid a significant share of ransoms back to affiliates.
A suspected Chinese hacking campaign has breached four more US defense and technology companies in the last month, and hundreds more US organizations are running the type of vulnerable software that the attackers have exploited, according to research shared with CNN.
An advanced persistent threat (APT) group that had been exploiting a flaw in the Zoho ManageEngine ADSelfService Plus software has pivoted to leveraging a different vulnerability in another Zoho product.