New RegretLocker ransomware targets Windows virtual machines
A new ransomware called RegretLocker uses a variety of advanced features that allows it to encrypt virtual hard drives and close open files for encryption. RegretLocker was discovered in October and is a simple ransomware in terms of appearance as it does not contain a long-winded ransom note and uses email for communication rather than a Tor payment site.
SEC chair emphasizes growing cyber risks
Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Jay Clayton said cyber incidents are increasing and that there have been denial-of-service attacks on the financial industry. Mr. Clayton said during an interview on CNBC’s Power Lunch that information sharing between financial firms and the government has prevented those attacks from spreading.
6 cybersecurity lessons from 2020
The Covid-19 pandemic and the newly distributed workforce that it engendered upended security strategies and forced a rethink of approaches to securing remote workers and supply chains at many companies. Here, according to a half-dozen security experts, are the six main takeaways from 2020 for cybersecurity practitioners.