ISMG Editors’ Panel: The Rise of Quadruple Extortion Attacks

Discussion Also Tackles Kaseya Ransomware Decryption Key, Raising Enterprise Security PostureFour editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the rise of quadruple extortion attacks employed by ransomware gangs, the FBI reportedly withholding the Kaseya ransomware decryption key for weeks, and raising security posture during a pandemic. Source: Bank Info Security

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CISA Director: Attackers Targeted Port of Houston

Jen Easterly Offered Details of Investigation That Led to Joint Security AlertDuring testimony before a U.S. Senate committee hearing Thursday, CISA Director Jen Easterly told lawmakers that a recent joint alert issued by her agency, the FBI and the Coast Guard Cyber Command stemmed from an attempted attack against the Port of Houston in August. […]

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Karma Seeks Free Publicity to Fulfill Ransomware Destiny

Newcomer Wants Journalists to Publicize Victims, to Pressure Them Into Paying RansomA new and still little-known ransomware group called Karma has been pursuing a novel strategy to pressure victims into paying: Get journalists to publicize businesses hit by the ransomware operation, adding pressure on victims to pay the ransom demand. Source: Bank Info Security

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