#cybercriminals

You definitely don't want to play: Squid Game-themed malware is here
The stakes may not be as high as in the hit Netflix show, but you could still lose your data or identity if you fail to follow the rules for dodging the latest brand of pop-culture-themed scams.
A Rare Win in the Cat-and-Mouse Game of Ransomware
In a year rife with ransomware attacks, when cybercriminals have held the data of police departments, grocery and pharmacy chains, hospitals, pipelines and water treatment plants hostage with computer code, it was a win, rare in the scale of its success.
What to do if your small business is a victim of a cyberattack
Immersed in the throes of a cyberattack is not the time to figure out how to respond. An expert offers suggestions on how to create a company-specific incident-response plan.
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TA551 Shifts Tactics to Install Sliver Red-Teaming Tool
A new email campaign from the threat group uses the attack-simulation framework in a likely leadup to ransomware deployment.
Google Crushes YouTube Cookie-Stealing Channel Hijackers
Google has caught and brushed off a bunch of cookie-stealing YouTube channel hijackers who were running cryptocurrency scams on, or auctioning off, ripped-off channels.
Geriatric Microsoft Bug Exploited by APT Using Commodity RATs
Disguised as an IT firm, the APT is hitting targets in Afghanistan & India, exploiting a 20-year-old+ Microsoft Office bug that's as potent as it is ancient.
Smart buildings emerging targets of cyberattacks - Portland Business Journal
Portland commercial real estate owners have seen a rise in physical attacks and vandalism against their buildings over the past two years.
How to keep your data off the Dark Web
Traditional security solutions are no longer enough to protect your organization from a data breach, Bitglass says.
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Sinclair Broadcast Group says it suffered a ransomware attack and has had data stolen
In this Oct. 12, 2004, file photo, Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc.'s headquarters stands in Hunt Valley, Md.
US financial institutions report major increase in ransomware payments to cybercriminals
The data "indicates that ransomware is an increasing threat to the U.S. financial sector, businesses, and the public," says the report from Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.