Cybersecurity News


Amnesia:33 vulnerabilities impact millions of smart and industrial devices

Security researchers have identified 33 security flaws in four open-source TCP/IP stacks used across a wide range of smart products.
08 December 2020

‘Amnesia:33’ TCP/IP Flaws Affect Millions of IoT Devices

‘Amnesia:33’ TCP/IP Flaws Affect Millions of IoT Devices A new set of vulnerabilities has been discovered affecting millions of routers and IoT and OT devices from more than 150 vendors, new research warns.
08 December 2020

Police officer abused vehicle database to track down women drivers

A court dismissed the idea that he did so to contact women for an Instagram comic project, or that this is in any way justifiable.
08 December 2020

Phishing Campaign Targets 200M Microsoft 365 Accounts

A well-organized email spoofing campaign has been seen targeting financial services, insurance, healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, and telecom.
07 December 2020

NSA Warns: Patched VMware Bug Under Active Exploit

NSA Warns: Patched VMware Bug Under Active Exploit Feds are warning that foreign adversaries are exploiting a weeks-old bug in VMware’s Workspace One Access and VMware Identity Manager products.
07 December 2020

Trump Signs IoT Security Bill into Law

The Internet of Things Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 is now official.
07 December 2020

BTC-e founder sentenced to five years in prison for laundering ransomware funds

French prosecutors weren't able to prove that Vinnik was also involved in the distribution of the Locky ransomware.
07 December 2020

Rana Android Malware Updates Allow WhatsApp, Telegram IM Snooping

Rana Android Malware Updates Allow WhatsApp, Telegram IM Snooping The developers behind the Android malware have a new variant that spies on instant messages in WhatsApp, Telegram, Skype and more.
07 December 2020

The Magic Behind the Magic

And oldie but goodie and still pretty truey.
07 December 2020

NSA Warns of Exploits Targeting Recently Disclosed VMware Vulnerability

Agency urges organizations to deploy patch as soon as possible since exploit activity is hard to detect.
07 December 2020

Europol Warns COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Vulnerable to Fraud, Theft

Europol Warns COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout Vulnerable to Fraud, Theft With the promise of a widely available COVID-19 vaccine on the horizon, Europol, the European Union’s law-enforcement agency, has issued a warning about the rise of vaccine-related Dark Web activity. The agency joins a chorus of security professionals that have concerns about widespread attacks on the COVID-19 vaccine rollout. The warning comes after Europol discovered […]
07 December 2020

‘Free’ Cyberpunk 2077 Downloads Lead to Data Harvesting

‘Free’ Cyberpunk 2077 Downloads Lead to Data Harvesting The hotly anticipated game -- featuring a digital Keanu Reeves as a major character -- is being used as a lure for cyberattacks.
07 December 2020

Google patches four high‑severity flaws in Chrome

The new release patches a total of eight vulnerabilities affecting the desktop versions of the popular browser.

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07 December 2020

NortonLifeLock Acquires Avira for $360M

The all-cash transaction is expected to broaden NortonLifeLock's international presence and bring a freemium business model into its portfolio.
07 December 2020

Hacker opens 2,732 PickPoint package lockers across Moscow

PickPoint says this is the world's first targeted cyberattack against a post-gateway network.
07 December 2020

Insider Report: Healthcare Security Woes Balloon in COVID-Era

Insider Report: Healthcare Security Woes Balloon in COVID-Era As hackers put a bullseye on healthcare, Threatpost spotlights how hospitals, researchers and patients have been affected and how the sector is bolstering their cyber defenses.
07 December 2020

Chinese Breakthrough in Quantum Computing a Warning for Security Teams

Chinese Breakthrough in Quantum Computing a Warning for Security Teams China joins Google in claiming quantum supremacy with new technology, ratcheting up RSA decryption concerns.
07 December 2020

Healthcare in Crisis: Diagnosing Cybersecurity Shortcomings in Unprecedented Times

Healthcare in Crisis: Diagnosing Cybersecurity Shortcomings in Unprecedented Times In the early fog of the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity took a back seat to keeping patients alive. Lost in the chaos was IT security.
07 December 2020

As DNA Synthesis Evolves, Cyber-Physical Attack Worries Grow

Israeli scientists warn that cybersecurity around DNA synthesis devices needs improvement -- or else the industry risks harmful DNA produced through cyber means.
07 December 2020

Chart: Cyberthreats Follow Workers Home

Chart: Cyberthreats Follow Workers Home The COVID-19 crisis has raised the level of cyber-risk significantly over previous Dark Reading Strategic Security surveys.
07 December 2020