Cybersecurity News


Report: U.S. Cyber Command Behind Trickbot Tricks

A week ago, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that someone was attempting to disrupt the Trickbot botnet, a malware crime machine that has infected millions of computers and is often used to spread ransomware. A new report Friday says the coordinated attack was part of an operation carried out by the U.S. military's Cyber Command.
10 October 2020

Document-signing service Docsketch discloses security breach

Docsketch says an unauthorized third-party accessed a three-week old copy of its database.
09 October 2020

Latest Version of MalLocker Android Ransomware Packs New Tricks

Like most such mobile malware, the new one doesn't encrypt data but attempts to make an infected system impossible to use, Microsoft says.
09 October 2020

Apple Pays Bug Bounty to Enterprise Network Researchers

So far, the company has doled out $288,000 to five researchers who, in three months, found 55 vulnerabilities in its corporate infrastructure.
09 October 2020

Fitbit Spyware Steals Personal Data via Watch Face

Fitbit Spyware Steals Personal Data via Watch Face Immersive Labs Researcher takes advantage of lax Fitbit privacy controls to build a malicious spyware watch face.
09 October 2020

Critical Zerologon Flaw Exploited in TA505 Attacks

Microsoft reports a new campaign leveraging the critical Zerologon vulnerability just days after nation-state group Mercury was seen using the flaw.
09 October 2020

Sophisticated Android Ransomware Executes with the Home Button

Sophisticated Android Ransomware Executes with the Home Button The malware also has a unique machine-learning module.
09 October 2020

CISOs Planning on Bigger Budgets: Report

Budgets are on the rise, even in a time of revenue worries across the industry.
09 October 2020

German tech giant Software AG down after ransomware attack

Exclusive: The Clop ransomware gang is demanding more than $20 million from German tech firm Software AG.
09 October 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Why deleting your personal data from social media may be impossible – How do you reset your face after a data breach? – The perils of working from a hotel

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09 October 2020

55 security flaws found in various Apple services

Five ethical hackers have earned almost US$300,000 in bug bounty rewards – so far

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09 October 2020

Facebook Debuts Bug-Bounty ‘Loyalty Program’

Facebook Debuts Bug-Bounty ‘Loyalty Program’ Facebook bounty hunters will be placed into tiers by analyzing their score, signal and number of submitted bug reports -- which will dictate new bonus percentages.
09 October 2020

Chrome changes how its cache system works to improve privacy

Chrome 86, launched this week, introduces new privacy-focused "cache partitioning" mechanism.
09 October 2020

Why MSPs Are Hacker Targets, and What To Do About It

Managed service providers are increasingly becoming the launching pad of choice for ransomware and other online malfeasance.
09 October 2020

Wormable Apple iCloud Bug Allows Automatic Photo Theft

Wormable Apple iCloud Bug Allows Automatic Photo Theft Ethical hackers so far have earned nearly $300K in payouts from the Apple bug-bounty program for discovering 55 bugs, 11 of them critical, during a three-month hack.
09 October 2020

Emotet 101: How the Ransomware Works -- and Why It's So Darn Effective

Emotet 101: How the Ransomware Works -- and Why It's So Darn Effective In recent weeks, Emotet has emerged as the most common form of ransomware. Managing the risk involves starts with understanding the way it works.
09 October 2020

US unveils enforcement framework to combat terrorist, criminal cryptocurrency activities

Blockchain technologies are described as “breathtaking,” but still, the US wants to tighten its grip on emerging criminal use cases.
09 October 2020

Facebook launches bug bounty 'loyalty program'

Facebook to rank bug hunters based on past activity and provide bonuses and special perks.
09 October 2020

So you thought your personal data was deleted? Not so fast

It may be impossible to delete your personal information from Houseparty and other social media services – despite privacy legislation!

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09 October 2020

Microsoft warns of Android ransomware that activates when you press the Home button

New MalLocker.B ransomware is currently spreading via online forums and third-party websites
09 October 2020