DarkSide, a cybercriminal gang that allegedly disbanded following the Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack, may not stay out of the hacking game for long, according to a new report. Key government cybersecurity and counterintelligence officials stated that while DarkSide may have actually halted its operations, the group could re-emerge under a
The technology of ransomware has evolved in sophistication and the business models of the criminal groups behind it have as well. The result: The threat from ransomware has reached pandemic proportions. This post provides an executive level overview of the nature of this threat. This post is part of the OODA Cybersecurity Sensemaking series and is designed to be read as an introduction to our accompanying post on how to mitigate the threat of ransomware to your organization.
The ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline revealed how disruptive this malware can be when it impacts civilian critical infrastructure. The successful shutdown of 5,500 miles of pipeline created concern among gas-strapped populations and a government wondering if this attack was the work of cyber criminals or a foreign adversary looking for retribution.
On Friday, Toshiba Tec Corp announced that one of its units was targeted by a ransomware attack likely perpetrated by the DarkSide hacking group. Toshiba is well known for its production of barcode scanners, Point-of-Sale systems, printers, and other electrical equipment. The company stated that the unit targeted was located