Malware

Ransomware attacks fuelled increase in data theft in 2020, says IBM Security

GRC World Forum reports: Ransomware attacks increased 20% in 2020 compared to the previous year, with “double-extortion” tactics used in 59% of cases, according to a report by IBM Security The 2021 X-Force Threat Intelligence Index also showed how criminals pivoted their attacks to businesses and organisations on which global Covid-19 response efforts relied, including hospitals,...

Lazarus targets defense industry with ThreatNeedle

Vyacheslav Kopeytsev and Seongsu Park write: We named Lazarus the most active group of 2020. We’ve observed numerous activities by this notorious APT group targeting various industries. The group has changed target depending on the primary objective. Google TAG has recently published a post about a campaign by Lazarus targeting security researchers. After taking a closer...