Some have called the previously seen malware “Petya,” though others say it is “a new ransomware that has not been seen before.” It has been reported in at least a half-dozen countries.
A Russian organized cybercrime group known for hacking into banks and retailers appears to have breached hundreds of computer systems at software giant Oracle Corp., KrebsOnSecurity has learned. More alarmingly, the attackers have compromised a customer support portal for companies using Oracle’s MICROS point-of-sale credit card payment systems.
The US is short hundreds of thousands of information security professionals. But that gap is driving investments in artificial intelligence that may make armies of cybersecurity workers unnecessary.