Commentaries and Analyses

INTERPOL report shows alarming rate of cyberattacks during COVID-19

From INTERPOL: An INTERPOL assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on cybercrime has shown a significant target shift from individuals and small businesses to major corporations, governments and critical infrastructure. With organizations and businesses rapidly deploying remote systems and networks to support staff working from home, criminals are also taking advantage of increased security...

Leaky S3 buckets have gotten so common that they’re being found by the thousands now, with lots of buried secrets

Shaun Nichols reports: The massive amounts of exposed data on misconfigured AWS S3 storage buckets is a catastrophic network breach just waiting to happen, say experts. The team at Truffle Security says its automated search tools were able to stumble across some 4,000 open Amazon S3 buckets that included data companies would not want public, things...

Netwalker ransomware earned $25 million in just five months

Lawrence Abrams reports: The Netwalker ransomware operation has generated a total of $25 million in ransom payments since March 1st according to a new report by McAfee. Netwalker is a Ransomware-as-a-Service (RaaS) operation that began operating in late 2019, where affiliates are enlisted to distribute the ransomware and infect victims in return for a 60-70% cut of ransom...