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A Look Ahead at 2021: SolarWinds Fallout and Shifting CISO Budgets

Threatpost editors discuss the SolarWinds hack, healthcare ransomware attacks and other threats that will plague enterprises in 2021. The new year started off with a bang, with the SolarWinds hack revealed in late December acting as a jarring reminder to companies and U.S. government departments alike that cybercriminals continue to successfully . . . Read more

Cyberattacks on Healthcare Spike 45% Since November

The relentless rise in COVID-19 cases is battering already frayed healthcare systems — and ransomware criminals are using the opportunity to strike.

Major Gaming Companies Hit with Ransomware Linked to APT27

Researchers say a recent attack targeting videogaming developers has ‘strong links’ to the infamous APT27 threat group. A recent slew of related ransomware attacks on top videogame companies has been associated with the notorious Chinese-linked APT27 threat group, suggesting that the advanced persistent threat (APT) is swapping up its historically . . . Read more

Leading Game Publishers Hit Hard by Leaked-Credential Epidemic

Over 500,000 leaked credentials tied to the top two dozen leading gaming companies are for sale online. Leading gaming companies, such as Ubisoft, have become big targets for cybercriminals that aim to turn a profit by selling leaked insider-credentials tied to the top game publishers. Over 500,000 stolen credentials tied . . . Read more

Inbox Attacks: The Miserable Year (2020) That Was

Reflecting on 2020’s record-breaking year of spam and inbox threats. Purging your inbox has become a year-end tradition for many. A short hiatus for the holidays often provides a quiet moment to flush the previous year’s mountain of spam. And, from the looks of our 2020 inbox, years of herculean . . . Read more

Hackers Amp Up COVID-19 IP Theft Attacks

In-depth report looks at how COVID-19 research has become as a juicy new target for organized cybercrime. Attackers are looking to the healthcare space as a rich repository of intellectual property (IP) now more than ever, as critical research of COVID-19 therapeutics are developed and Pfizer, Moderna and other biotech . . . Read more