It is unclear if the website defacement with ransom notes signals a broader trend, but ransomware gangs have been known to change and evolve their tactics over time.
The IAB project uses a single protocol that presently assists digital advertising with existing European Union (EU) and California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) privacy compliance requirements.
Sophos found that 64% of healthcare organizations chose to pay ransom after ransomware attacks in 2021, up from 34% in 2020, but only 2% of payers recovered all encrypted data.
The patch comes as attempts to exploit the zero-day vulnerability began to ramp up worldwide, and was badly needed as there were no other viable remediation techniques to stop remote code execution.
Cybercrime outfits are increasingly shifting to highly structured and advanced fraud operations, with "scams-as-a-service" models that reflect the similar offerings for other attack types such as ransomware.
The FBI warned higher education institutions that cyber criminals were selling their login credentials on publicly-accessible and dark web Russian hacker forums.
A leading lobbying group in the Asia Pacific region is raising a warning about China's new proposed cyber security rules for financial firms, sending a letter to the China Securities Regulatory Commission.
Face search engines that trawl the internet are not a new concept, but this apparent level of accuracy (backed by an advanced AI algorithm) has not previously been made available to the general public.
Already suffering from significant damage caused by a recent Conti ransomware attack, Costa Rica has taken another blow as Hive ransomware has infected a portion of its public health system.
Spanish data protection authority AEPD called the two infringements that led to the GDPR fine "very serious." Both relate to Google's transfer of EU citizen data to the US.