Data Privacy + Security Insider

Security research firm Halcyon recently reported that it “encountered” a new ransomware organization dubbed Volcano Demon several times in the past few weeks.

According to its report, Volcano Demon uses the encryptor LukaLocker with a .nba file extension. Halcyon provided an encryptor sample in its post.

Although Volcano Demon uses traditional methods of extortion, including

Verizon’s 2024 Data Breach Report, a must-read publication, was published on May 1, 2024. The report indicates that “Over the past 10 years, the use of stolen credentials has appeared in almost one-third (31%) of all breaches…”

Stolen credentials mean a user has given their username and password to a threat actor. When that

Manufacturers and other companies are facing a critical shortage of skilled workers in manufacturing, technology, healthcare, construction, hospitality, and other industries that are outpacing educational institutions’ training ability. As baby boomers retire without sufficient younger workers to replace them, the problem will only worsen. Many companies are spending money on artificial intelligence (AI) to address

On May 8, 2024, Chief Judge Miranda Du of the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada granted defendants’ motion to dismiss with prejudice the complaint in Gibson v. Cendyn Group, LLC, Docket No. 2:23-cv-00140-MMD-DJA, an antitrust case alleging that hotel operators on the Las Vegas Strip used algorithms to inflate room prices in

TeamViewer, which provides remote connectivity products and services, announced that it detected a cybersecurity event on its internal IT system on June 26, 2024. TeamViewer stated that it did not affect the TeamViewer product environment, connectivity platform, or any customer data.

A recent update by TeamViewer states: “According to current findings, the threat actor leveraged

In the Biden Administration’s continuing effort to reduce the risk of cybersecurity spyware from foreign adversaries, including Russia, the United States Department of Commerce (Commerce) issued a final rule (Rule) on June 16, 2023, entitled “Protecting Americans’ Sensitive Data from Foreign Adversaries” and also amended a previously issued rule (“Securing the Information and Communications Technology