North Korea Inflicts Financial Cyber Attack on Turkey

The Lazarus Group, a hacking organization with strongly alleged ties to North Korea’s totalitarian regime, is suspected to be behind a wave of malware cyber attacks on Turkey. According to security vendor McAfee, the cyber attacks targeted two government-controlled financial institutions handling trade and finance in Turkey. McAfee states that no money was stolen in […]

U.S. Officials: Russia Hacked Olympics, Tried to Frame North Korea

Over the weekend, anonymous sources in U.S. intelligence acknowledged what has long been suspected: Russia was responsible for the hack on the 2018 Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony. This revelation has not been publicly confirmed; U.S. intelligence bureaus have so far declined official comment on the matter. The February 9 Opening Ceremony suffered a disruption-oriented attack […]

3 Ways the North Korean Digital Crimewave Affects Your Enterprise

Just last month, the world was rocked by one of the largest cryptocurrency heists in history. Coincheck, Japan’s largest cryptocurrency exchange, reported that hackers stole the digital equivalent of $530 million. Even previously massive cryptocurrency thefts, like the one at NiceHash in December, pale in comparison to this one.   Adding a new and concerning […]

Identity Management and Information Security News for the Week of December 23; Thyssenkrupp, CyberCube, Cerby, and More

The editors at Solutions Review have curated this list of the most noteworthy identity management and information security news for the week of December 23. This curated list features identity management and information security vendors such as Thyssenkrupp, CyberCube, Cerby, and more. Keeping tabs on all the most relevant identity management and information security news can […]

The Exploding Vulnerability Arms Race

As part of Solutions Review’s Premium Content Series—a collection of contributed columns written by industry experts in maturing software categories— Rohit Dhamankar of Fortra’s Alert Logic warns of a growing Cyber Cold War, as countries stockpile vulnerability “weapons of mass destruction.” At 2022 Black Hat USA, former CISA Director Chris Krebs warned that every country […]

McAfee Uncovers Nation-State Cybercrime Campaign: Operation GhostSecret

McAfee Advanced Threat Research has uncovered evidence of a major international cybercrime campaign—labeled Operation GhostSecret by the endpoint security and SIEM solution provider—linked to nation-state hackers. According to the evidence, Operation GhostSecret aims to steal proprietary data from enterprises representing a range of industries including entertainment, telecommunications, healthcare, and finance. The campaign appears to have […]

This Week—February 16, 2018—In Ransomware and Nation-States

The concept of the nation-state hacker has fundamentally changed the conversation about ransomware, digital threat actors, and cybercrime in general. Where once the imagined spectre of the hacker was of a basement-dweller in a black hoodie stealing for their own benefit, now it is of a government funded and trained attacker specifically hacking their nation’s […]

Top 3 Findings from AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange Platform Reports on Threat Actors

Over the past two weeks, we’ve examined the findings from SIEM vendor AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange (OTX) platform report. AlienVault commissioned and designed these reports to put the anonymised security event information collected from their customers to use: they’re meant to help other security vendors and solution providers improve their comprehensiveness and adaptability. Part one […]

Key Findings from AlienVault’s Open Threat Exchange Platform Reports on Exploits

California-based SIEM vendor AlienVault records the anonymised security event information from their customers as well as the reports from other vendors in the field through their Open Threat Exchange (OTX) platform. The aim for this collaboration is to generate findings for mutual improvement in efficiency and comprehensiveness in their solutions. To help the layperson, AlienVault […]