Trust us – you need to tune into this Webcast Some say the best form of defense is offense. But when it comes to modern ransomware from cyber-crime orgs that are well-funded, possibly have state actor backing, and have your data under their control, j ...
Bugs in scope include RCE and those leading to the loss of user funds.
Company says it didn't skimp on security before everything went wrong SolarWinds is urging a US federal judge to throw out a lawsuit brought against it by aggrieved shareholders who say they were misled about its security posture in advance of the infamou ...
Attackers spoof sender addresses to appear legitimate in a crafty campaign that can slip past numerous detections, Microsoft researchers have discovered.
Researchers at Forescout disclose INFRA:HALT, a set of 14 security vulnerabilities in TCP/IP stacks commonly used in industrial infrastructure - and organisations are urged to apply the updates.
Security not good enough, claims Chocolate Factory engineer Google's open security team has claimed the Linux kernel code is not good enough, with nearly 100 new fixes every week, and that at least 100 more engineers are needed to work on it.…
Security company Qualys is partnering with Red Hat to bring built-in Cloud Agent security to Red Hat Enterprise Linux CoreOS and Red Hat OpenShift.
Google One Tap makes sign-ups and sign-in easier but it's not available on Safari or any other mobile browser for iOS.
Top causes of compromises include supply chain risks, malicious attacks, and insider threats.
Pandemic also behind fall in breaches, according to ICO annual reaport The UK's data watchdog has defended its approach to regulating government health technologies during the pandemic as "pragmatic."…
Don’t let your endpoints become a sitting target, says Fortinet Sponsored Thirty years ago, the industry birthed networked antivirus (NAV), which later morphed into endpoint protection (EP), managed using endpoint protection platforms (EPPs). More rec ...
Were we work-from-home clicking zombies? Steganography attacks snagged three out of eight recipients. Nasty CAPTCHAs suckered 50 times more clicks during 2020.
"This is going to happen again and again."
WhatsApp's view once mode is being touted by the social media giant as a move to give users more privacy.
Nabs TransGrid's CISO in latest intake.
Fake aerobics-instructor profile delivers malware in a supply-chain attack attempt from TA456.
And said entirely with a straight face, too Russia has put forward a draft convention to the United Nations ostensibly to fight cyber-crime.…
Akamai said it’s security revenue in the quarter rose by 25%, year over year, to $325 million.
The second quarter of the year saw the highest volumes of ransomware attacks ever, with Ryuk leading the way.
Top Linux developer Kees Cook calls for everyone to push more for securing Linux.
Learn how to manage the risks of cloud native environments with Aqua and AWS Promo There’s no doubt that adopting DevOps methodologies and CI/CD pipelines, and extending cloud native technologies like containerization can massively accelerate your app ...
An update to the stealer-as-a-service platform hides in pirated software, pilfers crypto-coins and installs a software dropper for downloads of more malware.
Cyberespionage campaigns linked to China attacked telecoms via ProxyLogon bugs, stealing call records and maintaining persistence, as far back as 2017.
Additional protections for one key part of Chrome could stop attacks faster.
Small steps could lead to bigger strides The Ministry of Defence has paid out the first bug bounties to ethical computer hackers who probed its websites for vulnerabilities, according to a cheery missive from HackerOne.…
The cybersecurity companies will help SecOps teams integrate new applications and technologies while ensuring interoperability across the XDR security vendor solutions set.
The malware has been upgraded to target even more financial information.
Now you can protect everything on your computer and get the utmost in online protection, permanently.
Forbes has the story: Paragon’s product will also likely get spyware critics and surveillance experts alike rubbernecking: It claims to give police the power to remotely break into encrypted instant messaging communications, whether that’s WhatsApp, S ...
EU cybersecurity think tank looks at 24 recent supply chain attacks, and warns that defences against them are not good enough.
Head techie for Chocolate Factory's search ad biz departs Mountain View Identity-as-a-service slinger Okta has poached Google veep of engineering Sagnik Nandy to become its president and chief tech officer.…
Handy way to keep tabs on 'activists, politicians, business leaders, and more' Attack protection specialist Cybereason has fingered threat actors working on behalf of "Chinese state interests" as being behind attacks on telcos operating in Southeast Asia ...
Previously unknown campaigns center around "Chinese state interests."
WA Health released SafeWA check-in information for purposes other than COVID-19 contact tracing, with six requests being made by the police despite government messaging that the information would only be used to support contact tracing.
Lulled into complacency, businesses face risks of supply chain attacks even after they have done their due diligence in assessing their third-party suppliers' security posture before establishing a partnership.
With ransomware attacks increasing, legislations have been mooted as a way to bar companies from paying up and further fuelling such activities, but such policies can be difficult to enforce and may result in more dire consequences.
Government officials took to Facebook to say no data was stolen and to notify residents of the daily COVID-19 figures.
Podcast: Blood samples aren’t martinis. You can’t shake them. But bugs in pneumatic control systems could lead to that, RCE or ransomware.
Vulnerability Name Affected Component CVE# Date Underflow in udpRXThread HMI3 Control Panel in: Nexus Panel CVE-2021-37161 02/08/2021 Overflow in sccProcessMsg HMI3 Control Panel in: Nexus Panel CVE-2021-37162 02/08/2021 Overflow in hmiProcessMsg HMI3 Con ...
Mass email distribution service compromise mirrors earlier Nobelium attacks.
Plus: SolarWinds cyber-spies hit US prosecutors' email systems, and more In brief Malicious libraries capable of lifting credit card numbers and opening backdoors on infected machines have been found in PyPI, the official third-party software repository ...
At the inaugural Omdia Analyst Summit, experts discuss where the past year has created gaps in traditional security strategy and how organizations can fill them.
Irony, thy name is Yes Consumer Solutions Ltd A firm that sells nuisance call-blocking systems is itself nursing a £170,000 fine from the UK's data watchdog, ironically for cold calling almost 200,000 people registered with the Telephone Preference Servi ...
Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Vast segments of the PC population are unprotected. Upgrade your hardware and get the shot.
"PwnedPiper" flaws could allow attackers to disrupt delivery of lab samples or steal hospital employee credentials, new research shows.
Apple makes it seem like all updates are the same. They are not.
Overworked cybersecurity employees are struggling to keep up with the challenges of the job, and employers are struggling to keep hold of them.
Microsoft issues an alert over a 'crafty' phishing campaign.
Much like conventional militaries, countries also need to perform occasional drills of their cybersecurity defenses. Instead of soldiers and tanks, these involve virtual machines – and months of pestering executives for their login credentials.
Of course this is hackable: A sophisticated telecommunications satellite that can be completely repurposed while in space has launched. […] Because the satellite can be reprogrammed in orbit, it can respond to changing demands during its lifetime. [… ...
Hardcoded passwords, unencrypted connections and unauthenticated firmware updates... patches released Security specialist Armis has discovered vulnerabilities, collectively dubbed PwnedPiper, in pneumatic tube control systems used in thousands of hospital ...
PwnedPiper vulnerabilities affect pneumatic tube system (PTS) stations used throughout thousands of hospitial networks - and attackers could use them to crash systems, deliver ransomware and steal data, warn security researchers, so patch now.
Hackers - probably backed by Russia - had access to emails for over six months.
In a threat actor's mind, take out the legwork, reap the proceeds of blackmail.
Apple makes it seem like all updates are the same. They are not.
Says it was preoccupied with the incident response.
Slams Biden's Executive Order on improving infosec, calls for multilateral trust framework Huawei has decided to school America on cyber-security, and its lesson is to co-operate with China so its vendors – including Huawei – can be trusted around the ...
Logistics company said it might have been the company that was flouting assistance from the ASD, even though ASD Director-General in March last year said her organisation had been working with Toll.
Zoombombing class action offers US$85M in payments, meaning even free accounts get a few bucks US-based Zoom users may have a little cash coming their way after the video meeting outfit lodged a preliminary settlement in a class action related to some of ...
Along with the financial relief, Zoom will make various privacy and security changes as part of its class action settlement.
Looks to strengthen its cyber security.
Just 'validate third-party code before using it', says Euro body Half of publicly reported supply chain attacks were carried out by "well known APT groups", according to an analysis by EU infosec agency ENISA, which warned such digital assaults need to dr ...
The US, UK, Germany, South Africa and Brazil topped the list of countries most impacted by ransomware attempts while states like Florida and New York struggled as well.
Often it feels like squid just evolved better than us mammals. 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 guidelines here.
Agency warns attackers targeting teleworkers to steal corporate data.
The time has come for me to find a new home for my (paper) cryptography library. It’s about 150 linear feet of books, conference proceedings, journals, and monographs — mostly from the 1980s, 1990s, and 2000s. My preference is that it goes to an educa ...
Biden-Putin summit went well, then Details of 30 servers thought to be used by Russia's SVR spy agency (aka APT29) as part of its ongoing campaigns to steal Western intellectual property were made public today by RiskIQ.…
A July 9th attack disrupted service and taunted Iran’s leadership with hacked screens directing customers to call the phone of Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei with complaints.
When push comes to shove, what you really want from a Virtual Private Network, such as ProtonVPN, is 1) privacy and 2) speed. The new ProtonVPN delivers on both.
LemonDuck coin-mining malware has been crafted by some very determined, financially-motivated cybercriminals.
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New paper: “Encrypted Cloud Photo Storage Using Google Photos“: Abstract: Cloud photo services are widely used for persistent, convenient, and often free photo storage, which is especially useful for mobile devices. As users store more and more photos ...
Human operators make BazaCall malware harder than usual to detect malicious email. The group sometimes installs nasty Ryuk ransomware.
The company's IT might be on fire, but my needs trump those of the many On Call A call from the executive floor is rarely a harbinger of happiness, especially when one is wading knee-deep through the molasses of malware. Welcome to one Register reader's ...
The Attorney-General's Department said the legislation, separate from its review of the Privacy Act, will target social media companies to ensure greater transparency about how personal information is being used and how consent is obtained.
You just save it in Chrome or Firefox? Ugh. And then it autofills when you need it again? Oh the horror It seems some of us are, in the year of our lord 2021, still reusing the same password for multiple sites, plugging personal gear into work networks, a ...
While conceding that foreign interference campaigns on its platforms targeting other jurisdictions have made their way to Australia, Google said none pursued the country specifically.
Facebook's head of security policy has testified before an Australian Parliamentary inquiry that his company has witnessed an increasing use of marketing firms or PR agencies that are essentially hired to run disinformation campaigns.
Following Nicholas McKenzie's departure in April.
One of China's video surveillance manufacturer Hikvision believes its R&D investments will help boost the company's financial position.
Forensic analysis now underway to "fully assess risk".
A new report said the Solarmarker campaign is being conducted by "fairly sophisticated" actors focusing their energy on credential and residual information theft.
The Critical Infrastructure Bill is urgently required, the Department of Home Affairs has argued, who noted the rules governing the individual designated sectors could be worked out later by the responsible minister.
The Malwarebytes report said a new threat actor may be targeting Russian and pro-Russian individuals.
Fortinet delivered second quarter revenue of $801.1 million, up 29.7% from a year ago.
Privacy watchdog says reporting raises quite significant ethical concerns.
Employee email takeover exposed personal, medical data of students, employees and patients.
There are patches or remediations for all of them, but they're still being picked apart. Why should attackers stop if the flaws remain unpatched, as so many do?
Authorities opened an investigation into the secretive Israeli security firm.
More than 120 messages caught trying to filch credentials from customers of USAA Bank, Microsoft Between July 13 and July 16, someone took over the Mailgun account owned by restaurant chain Chipotle Mexican Grill and placed an order for login credentials ...
New policies give users more control, but ad tracking still on by default Google has shared details of upcoming changes to Android including the ability to blank a device's advertising ID, and a new safety section for apps in the Play store.…
Uptycs Threat Research outline how malicious Linux shell scripts are used to cloak attacks and how defenders can detect and mitigate against them.
A teenager on an airplane sent a photo of a replica gun via AirDrop to everyone who had their settings configured to receive unsolicited photos from strangers. This caused a three-hour delay as the plane — still at the gate — was evacuated and searche ...
Two attack methods are the most popular - and most successful - techniques ransomware gangs are using to lay the foundations for their cyber-extortion campaigns.
Better performance, longer battery life, and none of the Google stuff.
SentinelOne analysts were able to recreate the July 9 attack and identify the threat actor behind it.
Mozilla's VPN gains split tunneling and says customers demanded more flexible pricing options.
Babuk announced earlier this year that it would be targeting Linux/UNIX and ESXi or VMware systems with ransomware.
If you work in cybersecurity and you don't know about Zero Trust, you're among a very small minority, according to a Microsoft survey.
Reason for probe unknown, but CEO claims it will vindicate company's claims Israel's Ministry of Defense says the nation's government has visited spyware-for-governments developer NSO Group to investigate allegations its wares have been widely – and per ...
And you've patched them all, haven't you, diligent readers? Western cybersecurity agencies have published a list of 30 of the most exploited vulnerabilities abused by hostile foreign states in 2020, urging infosec bods to ensure their networks and deploym ...
Memorandum details plans to turn that around with rapid development of security baselines, not mandates The Biden administration has issued a National Security Memorandum on Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems to address wh ...
Attack turned off encryption function, which made snooping rather easier Law enforcement agencies in Taiwan are investigating a cyberattack on over 100 local political figures and dignitaries who used the messaging app LINE.…
Protecting people and systems.
Independent testing slates Google's security app.
Over continued security concerns.
As defence chiefs meet.
Potential regulation is on the horizon.
The attackers gained access to personal data ranging from claims information to laboratory results, prescriptions, treatments, SSNs, payment card numbers or financial account information.
Against backdrop of rising prices.
Great, it's not like employers need more reasons to haul you back to the office Firms looking to save money by shifting to more flexible ways of working will need to think carefully about IT security and the additional cost of breaches linked to staff wor ...
The order also formally establishes the Industrial Control System Cybersecurity Initiative which was created in April.
Security researchers and practitioners share a host of new cyber tools for penetration testing, reverse engineering, malware defense, and more.
They’re either new or old REvil & DarkSide wine in new bottles. Both have a taste for deep-pocketed targets and DarkSide-esque virtue-signaling.
Researchers plan to introduce a revamp of PunkSpider, which helps identify flaws in websites so companies can make their back-end systems more secure, at DEF CON.
According to a new Barracuda study, IT staffers receive an average of 40 targeted phishing attacks in a year.
Recognise this one? Oh dear... Iranian state-backed hackers posed as a flirty Liverpudlian aerobics instructor in order to trick defence and aerospace workers into revealing secrets, according to a newly-published study.…
Respect In Security is encouraging organisations to create a workplace free from abuse.
Majority of top vulnerabilities targeted last year were disclosed in the past two years, agencies from the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia have said, with Microsoft Office CVE dating from 2017.
This is important: Monsignor Jeffrey Burrill was general secretary of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), effectively the highest-ranking priest in the US who is not a bishop, before records of Grindr usage obtained from data brokers was correl ...
Researchers preview work to be presented at Black Hat on how AD “misconfiguration debt” lays out a dizzying array of attack paths, such as in PetitPotam.
Joe Biden sends a warning that 'a cyber breach of great consequence' could lead to a war with a major power.
Cyber espionage campaign linked to the Iranian military drew victims in with fake social media profiles and messages in an attempt to steal usernames, passwords and other sensitive information.