Commonwealth Ombudsman found data destruction issues with the AFP, SA Police, and ACIC.
A lack of contextual information and concerns over application disruption among contributing factors.
Some ransomware attackers use virtual machines to bypass security detection, but adoption is slow for the complicated technique.
After Spanish court allowed extradition.
According to a Spanish newspaper, McAfee was found dead in a prison cell on Wednesday while awaiting extradition to the US.
Attackers use emails to prompt victims to call a fraudulent call center, where attackers instruct them to download a malicious file.
UK-born wild man of infosec faced trial in America for tax evasion John McAfee was found dead in his cell in a Spanish prison today.…
Researchers found a "novel" class of DNS vulnerabilities in AWS Route53 and other DNS-as-a-service offerings that leak sensitive information on corporate and government customers, with one simple registration step.
Respondents to a new Dark Reading/Omdia survey will be entered into a drawing for a Black Hat Black Card.
DoJ uses sanctions laws to shut down an alleged Iranian government malign influence campaign.
Having a prevention mindset means setting our prevention capabilities to "prevent" instead of relying on detection and response.
Akamai's 2020 gaming report shows that cyberattacks on the video game industry skyrocketed, shooting up 340 percent in 2020.
Remote, unauthenticated cyberattackers can infiltrate and take over the Cortex XSOAR platform, which anchors unified threat intelligence and incident responses.
The LV ransomware operators likely used a hex editor to repurpose a REvil binary almost wholesale, for their own nefarious purposes.
Cybercriminals continually innovate to thwart security protocols, but organizations can take steps to prevent and mitigate ransomware attacks.
Fast, easy to implement, and knocks attacks like Spectre on the head – what's the catch? Researchers at the Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science have showcased two new approaches to providing computers with memory protection wit ...
The malware has found a role to play in ransomware strikes.
JumpCloud gained insights from surveying 401 IT decision-makers.
A pair of zero-days affecting Pling-based marketplaces could allow for some ugly attacks on unsuspecting Linux enthusiasts -- with no patches in sight.
Wired is reporting on a company called Mollitiam Industries: Marketing materials left exposed online by a third-party claim Mollitiam’s interception products, dubbed “Invisible Man” and “Night Crawler,” are capable of remotely accessing a target ...
Company finally rolls out the complete fix this week for an RCE flaw affecting some 800,000 devices that could result in crashes or prevent users from connecting to corporate resources.
Workbench allows users to explore, create, annotate, and share extensions of the ATT&CK knowledge base.
Beware of phishing emails claiming your free trial subscription is over and that urge you to call a number to cancel it before you get slugged with monthly fees.
Cupertino is back to continue its claims that allowing apps to be sideloaded on iOS would make everything worse for every one of its users.
As the state's core policing system gets another $21m funding shot.
Singapore internet services provider says it sees significant growth potential in the enterprise space and plans to ramp up its service offerings for this customer sector to include cybersecurity.
It's a crook-eat-crook world out there It appears someone is pirating the infamous REvil ransomware by tweaking its files for their own purposes.…
US markets watchdog sniffs around potential insider trading, data violations relating to hack US markets watchdog the Securities and Exchanges Commission (SEC) has begun a probe into last year's SolarWinds cyberattack, in a bid to find out who else might ...
A new report suggests that top management at most companies still don't get security.
Study finds a whole sea of outdated third-party libraries There's a minefield of security problems bubbling under the surface of modern software, Veracode has claimed in its latest report, thanks to developers pulling third-party open-source libraries int ...
BEC attacks getting are more dangerous, and smart users are the ones who can stop it.
Summer Solstice: A time for dancing, druids, and certificate errors Microsoft's inattentive approach to Linux has continued unabated, with reports that the signing key for its Debian Skype repository has expired.…
These code bombs lurk in the PyPI package repository, waiting to be inadvertently baked into software developers' applications.
The passwordless technology provider says the funding will be used to increase its reach and expand primary business functions.
A year-old proof-of-concept attack that allows an attacker to bypass TLS email protections to snoop on messages has been patched.
More companies are heeding expert advice to beef up their incident-response teams.
The framework, now available through MITRE, provides countermeasures to attacks.
All 10 finalists in the Innovation Sandbox were focused on identity, rather than security's mainstay for the last 20 years: Malware detection.
Serious vulnerabilities exist every day in certain industries, including utilities, public administration, and professional services, according to testing data.
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One in five of the most-popular apps for kids under 13 on Google Play don't comply with COPPA regulations on how children's information is collected and used.
“No remedy available as of June 21, 2021," according to the researcher who discovered the easy-to-exploit, no-user-action-required bug.
Those looking to join the fight might want to polish up or acquire some (or all) of these hottest skills on the market.
Don't overlook crisis communications in your cybersecurity incident response planning.
Defence companies are a prime target for cyber attackers , and the sometimes-poor security of SMBs in the supply chain could be giving them an easy way in, warn researchers.
The 'S' in 'IoT' stands for 'security' Vulnerabilities in the Zephyr real-time operating system's Bluetooth stack have been identified, leaving a wide variety of Internet of Things devices open to attack – unless upgraded to a patched version of the OS. ...
More than 66% of all applications used by the utility sector had at least one exploitable vulnerability open throughout the year, according to the report.
At this year’s Apple Worldwide Developer Conference, Apple announced something called “iCloud Private Relay.” That’s basically its private version of onion routing, which is what Tor does. Privacy Relay is built into both the forthcoming iOS and M ...
A string of high-profile cyberattacks has made ransomware an impossible issue to ignore - in fact, even world leaders are talking about it. Will this be enough to make cyber criminals think twice?
It's hard to make people care about cybersecurity. A Japanese company, however, has a suggestion.
Illinois Supreme Court rules in favor of class action against company’s practice of scanning people’s fingers when they enter amusement parks.
Yet spy agency overseer IPCO seems to be working as the public hoped Exclusive MI5's storage of personal data on espionage subjects is still facing "legal compliance risk" issues despite years of warnings from spy agency regulator IPCO, a Home Office re ...
New manufacturing facility in Singapore will support "fast-growing" 5G, automotive, and security hardware markets, where the chipmaker says it already has inked "long-term" customer agreements.
No word on whether top brass considered just shelling them into submission The United States Air Force (USAF) has issued a strangely specific threat to certain mollusc species living in the area of an upcoming weapons test.…
Picking street signs from a matrix of images is out, cleverer challenges are OK Poll Analyst firm Gartner has advised in favour of the use of CAPTCHAs — but recommends using the least-annoying CAPTCHAs you can find.…
The South Australian government believes tech-focused sectors such as defence, space, and cybersecurity will have a key role to play in the state's future.
In handing down its 2021-22 Budget, the NSW government has credited the state's economic recovery from COVID-19 to its digital platform, otherwise referred to as its 'secret weapon'.
All depends on whether your workload is making a lot of system calls or not The mitigations applied to exorcise Spectre, the family of data-leaking processor vulnerabilities, from computers hinders performance enough that disabling protection for the sake ...
File was supposed to be private. It was not. And it was out in the open for months The Asia Pacific Network Information Centre (APNIC), the internet registry for the region, has admitted it left at least a portion of its Whois SQL database, which contains ...
The SEC has sent out letters to some investment firms and publicly listed companies seeking information, Reuters says.
Hope no one's created guest networks called '%Free %Coffee at %Starbucks' Joining a Wi-Fi network with a specific sequence of characters in its SSID name will break wireless connectivity for iOS devices. Thankfully the bug looks to be little more than an ...
Attackers target companies' container supply chain, driving a sixfold increase in a year, aiming to steal processing time for cryptomining and compromise cloud infrastructure.
Cleanup in aisle "Oops": The supermarket chain said that it misconfigured two cloud databases, exposing customer data to public scrutiny.
Reproductive Biology Associates says the data of 38,000 patients may have been compromised in the April cyberattack.
The company also expanded its PingOne platform, providing access to the entire Ping Identity portfolio from a unified cloud admin for both workforce and customer identity use cases.
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Left wagering giant at the end of last year.
Under desire to create a 'human-centric legal framework for AI'.
Chipmaker patches nine high-severity bugs in its Jetson SoC framework tied to the way it handles low-level cryptographic algorithms.
The school district has spent seven months and a reported $8.1 million recovering from the November attack.
Plus: Impact of ransomware payments, CVS database not secured In brief Chris Inglis was last week appointed America’s national cyber director, responsible for coordinating the government’s computer security strategy and defending its networks. The f ...
Approximately 38,000 of RBA's customers had their embryology data stolen by a ransomware gang.
Reproductive Biology Associates said the medical information of nearly 40,000 patients had been stolen.
An unsophisticated campaign shows that the pandemic still has long legs when it comes to being social-engineering bait.
… until you reset network settings and stop connecting to a weirdly named network, that is. FUD is spreading. iOS Wi-Fi demolition is not.
The agency charged with promoting online safety education in Australia is rolling out 'safety by design' tools it hopes will arm the global tech industry with a way to incorporate safety into their products, services, and platforms.
Ransomware has been a problem for decades, so why is government just now beginning to address it?
The Center for Security and Emerging Technology has a new report: “Machine Learning and Cybersecurity: Hype and Reality.” Here’s the bottom line: The report offers four conclusions: Machine learning can help defenders more accurately detect and tria ...
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Network invaders haven't stopped learning ... have you? Promo The last year has shown that lock down and travel restrictions are no barrier to learning. After all, when it comes to the cybersecurity world, miscreants seem to have learned plenty.…
Addressing concerns raised by an audit that had asked the agency to create a risk management plan as well as remind users of My Health Record of how the emergency access function should be used.
Think tank says inconsistency in story were not a cover up, just a mistake from “working-level staff” South Korean officials have admitted that government nuclear think tank Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) was hacked in May 2021 by Nort ...
The federal opposition has introduced a Bill to the House of Representatives that seeks to require organisations to disclose when they plan on paying criminals following a ransomware attack.
A high-profile North Korean hacking group has allegedly struck again in South Korea, this time breaching the security of its nuclear research institute.
After spate of high-profile attacks.
The state's auditor-general is having her audits fall on deaf ears, with 42% of the WA government entities probed not addressing her previous findings and continuing to allow weaknesses on their IT systems.
Be careful of random hotspots with weird names!
Fantastic video of a giant squid hunting at depths between 1,827 and 3,117 feet. This is a follow-on from this post. As usual, you can also use this squid post to talk about the security stories in the news that I haven’t covered. Read my blog posting g ...
Tactic continues recent trend by attackers to use trusted cloud services to send and host malicious content.
Research reports highlight growing concerns around insider negligence that leads to data breaches.
Billions of records were found exposed this week due to unprotected databases owned by major corporations and third-party providers.
The more you know, the more you grow. The Edge takes a fresh look at leading security certifications that can help advance your security career.
Hello, 2002 called with one of the oldest low-tech tricks in the book Malware laced with racial epithets tries to block Windows-based victims from visiting file-sharing sites associated with copyright infringement, according to new Sophos research.…
What's the low-hanging fruit for ransomware attackers? What steps could help to fend them off, and what’s stopping organizations from implementing those steps?
This is the fourth time in a bit over a year that Carnival’s admitted to breaches, with two of them being ransomware attacks.
These good habits can make all the difference in advancing careers for cybersecurity operators who spend their days putting out fires large and small.
Troy Gill, manager of security research at Zix, discusses the most common ways sensitive data is scooped up by nefarious sorts.
UK infosec accreditation body still won't publish exam cheatsheet scandal report nor be interviewed by El Reg Ian Glover, president of infosec accreditation body CREST, is stepping down from his post, he told the organisation's annual general meeting yest ...
Rather than steal credentials or hold data for ransom, a recent campaign observed by Sophos prevents people from visiting sites that offer illegal downloads.
A DarkSide doppelganger mounts a fraud campaign aimed at extorting nearly $4 million from each target.
Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Peloton stationary bicycles, one that would give the attacker complete control over the device. The attack requires physical access to the Peloton, so it’s not really a practical attack. President Biden’s ...
Most victims are from the enterprise and are expected to pay an average ransom of $85,000.
First 'AMpLe' concept proves worryingly simple to implement with success Researchers at the Ubiquitous System Security Lab of Zhejiang University and the University of Michigan's Security and Privacy Research Group say they've found a way to blind autonom ...
The information security sector has a long way to go, but building cybersecurity teams of people from different backgrounds brings different voices to the table - and can improve defences.
Momentum grows behind the push to make Rust a second language for the development of the Linux kernel and drivers.
Try it with phish'n'chips Google has proposed a framework called SLSA for dealing with supply chain attacks, a security risk exemplified by the recent compromise of the SolarWinds Orion IT monitoring platform.…
A cyber attack was not the cause behind an Akamai outage that took down the systems of Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Australia Post, and Virgin Australia.
Six previously "under-attacked"
; vertical industries saw a surge in data breaches last year due to COVID-19 related disruptions and other factors, new data shows.
Information-stealing malware makes up about a third of attacks, a study finds, but companies worry most about ransomware shutting down production.
The cruise ship operator says the incident affected employee and guest data.
Agree data protection standards are 'sufficiently high'.
The 'Supply chain Levels for Software Artifacts' aims to ensure the integrity of components throughout the software supply chain.
Cops arrest six, seize cars and cash in splashy raid, and experts are applauding.
Says there is 'low likelihood of the data being misused'.
Privacy browser's former chief policy officer calls web advertising ecosystem 'the Biggest. Data. Breach. Ever' Former Brave chief policy officer Johnny Ryan is continuing his crusade against the online advertising industry by filing a lawsuit against Goo ...
Large survey of apps raises concerns.
The intro-level networking gear for SMBs could allow remote attacks designed to steal information, drop malware and disrupt operations.
General Packet Radio Service (GPRS) is a mobile data standard that was widely used in the early 2000s. The first encryption algorithm for that standard was GEA-1, a stream cipher built on three linear-feedback shift registers and a non-linear combining fu ...
An email campaign asking victims to call a bogus number to suspend supposedly fraudulent subscriptions got right past Microsoft's native email controls.
Consider four factors and behaviors that impact a particular employee's risk, and how security training should take them into account.
A vendor exposed the records, which were accessible with no password or other authentication, likely because of a cloud-storage misconfiguration.
Apple CEO stays on message during interview while Epic case rumbles along Tim Cook has claimed that proposed reforms to the App Store are "not in the best interests of the user" and would "destroy the security of the iPhone."…
The things you do before and during a cybersecurity incident can make or break the success of your response.
Survey indicates that six in ten organisations would pay the ransom to cyber criminals - despite warnings it only encourages further attacks
Exploit in the widely used document service leveraged to send malicious links that appear legitimate but actually steal victims credentials.
An odd vigilante campaign is preventing victims from accessing pirate content online.
An hour-long outage hit airlines, banks and the Hong Kong Stock exchange. It's thought to have been caused by a DDoS mitigation service.
We can't recommend which exchanges are the best or safest (our lawyers won't let us) but we have explored some of the leading exchanges to help you learn about the pros and cons of each.
Paul van Oorschot’s webpage contains a complete copy of his book: Computer Security and the Internet: Tools and Jewels. It’s worth reading.
Can Google's 'salsa' make life harder for supply chain attackers?