Cybersecurity News


Texas Chose to Fight Ransomware and Not Pay. What About the Rest of Us?

Law-abiding folks like us applauded Texas for its bravery - but would we have the steel will to stand on the side of justice if it happened to us? Probably not.
13 March 2020

Tor team warns of Tor Browser bug that runs JavaScript on sites it shouldn't

Tor team says it's working on a fix, but has no timeline.
13 March 2020

4:15 p.m.: An urgent message from the CEO

What is CEO fraud, why is it so prevalent, and how can organizations recognize and defend themselves against these attacks?

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13 March 2020

Europol takes down SIM-swap hacking rings responsible for theft of millions of euros

Arrests have been made across Europe in an effort to stamp out gangs specializing in SIM-swapping attacks.
13 March 2020

The pitfalls of being an influencer: What parents should know and do

Does your child dream of becoming a YouTube or Instagram celebrity? The influencer lifestyle is not as picture-perfect as it may seem.

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13 March 2020

State-sponsored hackers are now using coronavirus lures to infect their targets

Chinese, North Korean, and Russian government cyberspies caught using COVID-19-themed emails to infect victims with malware.
12 March 2020

Russia-Based Turla APT Group's Infrastructure, Activity Traceable

Threat actor's practice of using known malware and tactics gives an opening for defenders, says Recorded Future.
12 March 2020

New Report Shows Breach Costs Continuing to Grow

The costs associated with data breaches climb alongside the amount of data managed by the enterprise according to the latest Global Protection Index Snapshot.
12 March 2020

Researchers Warn of Novel PXJ Ransomware Strain

Researchers Warn of Novel PXJ Ransomware Strain While PXJ performs typical ransomware functions, it does not appear to share the same underlying code with most known ransomware families.
12 March 2020

How Industry Feedback is Shaping the Future of PCI DSS


The Council recently conducted its most successful Request for Comment (RFC) ever - on the initial draft of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) v4.0.  To say the participation and contributions were surprising is an understatement. Our stakeholders stepped forward with more responses than we have ever seen before.

12 March 2020

New Android Malware Strain Sneaks Cookies from Facebook

Two malware modifications, when combined, can snatch cookies collected by browsers and social networking apps.
12 March 2020

Trojan Raids Android Users’ Cookie Jars

Trojan Raids Android Users’ Cookie Jars Cookiethief steals cookies to infiltrate Facebook and other web service accounts.
12 March 2020

CASB 101: Why a Cloud Access Security Broker Matters

CASB 101: Why a Cloud Access Security Broker Matters A CASB isn't a WAF, isn't an NGF, and isn't an SWG. So what is it, precisely, and why do you need one to go along with all the other letters? Read on for the answer.
12 March 2020

Microsoft discontinues RDCMan app following security bug

Microsoft recommends using the Windows in-box remote desktop client (MSTSC) instead.
12 March 2020

Working from Home? These Tips Can Help You Adapt

COVID-19 means many people are doing their jobs from outside the confines of the office. That may not be as easy as it sounds.
12 March 2020

Microsoft Patches Leaked Remote Code Execution Flaw

A vulnerability in Microsoft's Server Message Block protocol prompted concerns of wormable exploits when it was disclosed this week.
12 March 2020

Microsoft patches SMBv3 wormable bug that leaked earlier this week

Fix for CVE-2020-0796 is now rolling out to Windows 10 and Windows Serve 2019 systems worldwide.
12 March 2020

Live Coronavirus Map Used to Spread Malware

Cybercriminals constantly latch on to news items that captivate the public's attention, but usually they do so by sensationalizing the topic or spreading misinformation about it. Recently, however, cybercrooks have started disseminating real-time, accurate information about global infection rates tied to the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic in a bid to infect computers with malicious software. 
12 March 2020

European power grid organization hit by cyberattack

The incident affected our office network, says ENTSO-E, as it implements measures to avoid future cyber-incursions

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12 March 2020

$100K Paid Out for Google Cloud Shell Root Compromise

$100K Paid Out for Google Cloud Shell Root Compromise A Dutch researcher claimed Google's very first annual Cloud Platform bug-bounty prize, for a clever container escape exploit.
12 March 2020