Over this past Easter weekend, FortiGuard Labs came across a new malicious spam campaign specifically targeting South Korea. What made this campaign unique from others is that it is the first GandCrab 2.0 malspam ransomware campaign that we’ve seen in South Korea targeting organizations in the financial sector. It appears to be originating from the VenusLocker group, which we highlighted in December of last year when we documented that they had switched their game plan from ransomware to cryptocurrency mining. Well, it appears that the VenusLocker group is back in the ransomware game, this time with GandCrab.
Unless you’ve been entirely off the grid, you have probably heard that a number of high-profile organizations have recently been targeted by ransomware. It’s part of a growing trend that has the potential to impact large numbers of people, with potentially devastating consequences.
The NSE program allows Fortinet partners to grow their business while more effectively securing their customers’ networks. Learn about the program and how it maximizes partner profitability.
Educational institution networks continue to be a favorite playground for cybercriminals. Because of the age and interests of the majority of educational users, these networks tend to incorporate cutting edge technologies and strategies.
2017 was another landmark year for cybersecurity. In reviewing our quarterly Threat Landscape reports, it is clear that 2017 has been notable primarily for three things: the rapid digital transformation and expansion of the potential attack surface, the increasing sophistication of cyber attacks, and a lapse in basic cybersecurity hygiene, largely being driven by digital transformation coupled with the growing cybersecurity skills gap.
To mitigate the cyber risks associated with Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) devices connecting to healthcare networks, security controls must be put in place to ensure that one compromised medical device does not lead to the compromise of the entire network and the loss of valuable patient data.
Partners: Cybersecurity must always be a critical element of your customers’ innovations to ensure that changes in enterprise technology do not leave the organization vulnerable to attacks. However, this is easier said than done.
The proliferation of online devices accessing personal and financial information, the adoption of virtualized and multi-cloud environments, and the growing connection of everything – from armies of IoT devices and critical infrastructure in cars, homes, offices, and industry, to the rise of smart cities – have combined to create new destructive opportunities for cybercriminals.
The growing need for on-demand network and compute resources is outpacing available internal resources, even in private cloud environments, and is driving organizations to the public cloud. According to IDC, 75% of organizations are currently implementing or considering the implementation of public cloud resources, and they predict that 50% of enterprise workloads will migrate to the public cloud by 2018. This new shared infrastructure approach comes with significant security challenges, including creating and maintaining a consistent...