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.
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.
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.
This year, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) finalized two Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) 3.0 use cases. These use cases for remote users and branch offices help agencies secure their external connections to federal networks and maintain compliance.
From spotting over-permissioned Microsoft Azure cloud accounts and reducing the time needed to remediate misconfigurations to the first-ever specialization for managed service partners, here are the top features debuting at Palo Alto Networks Ignite ’21.
Palo Alto Networks on Tuesday unveiled a new cloud security offering, its next-generation Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB), which taps machine learning to bolster the protection of software-as-a-service (SaaS) and collaboration apps.