This post was written with contributions from IBM Security X-Force’s Christopher Del Fierro, Claire Zaboeva and Richard Emerson. On February 23, 2022, open-source intelligence sources began reporting detections of a wiper malware — a destructive family of malware designed to permanently destroy data from the target — executing on systems belonging to Ukrainian organizations. IBM […]
New DOJ Team Focuses on Ransomware and Cryptocurrency Crime
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While no security officer would rely on this alone, it’s good to know the U.S. Department of Justice is increasing efforts to fight cyber crime. According to a recent address in Munich by Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco, new efforts will focus on ransomware and cryptocurrency incidents. This makes sense since the X-Force Threat Intelligence […]
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