Cybersecurity News


GitHub shifts away from passwords with security key support for SSH Git operations

Support has been added to bolster defense against account compromise.
11 May 2021

Virtual Private Networks

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) create encrypted tunnels when you connect to the Internet. They are a fantastic way to protect your privacy and data, especially when traveling and connecting to untrusted or unknown networks, such as at hotels or coffee shops. Use a VPN whenever possible, both for work and personal use.
11 May 2021

Colonial Pipeline Cyberattack: What Security Pros Need to Know

As the massive US pipeline operator works to restore operations after a DarkSide ransomware attack late last week, experts say it's a cautionary tale for critical infrastructure providers.
10 May 2021

Tulsa Deals with Aftermath of Ransomware Attack

Weekend attack shuts down several city sites and service.
10 May 2021

Four Plead Guilty to RICO Conspiracy Involving Hosting Services for Cybercrime

The "bulletproof hosting" organization hosted malware including Zeus, SpyEye, Citadel, and the Blackhole Exploit Kit.
10 May 2021

DarkSide explained: the ransomware group responsible for Colonial Pipeline cyberattack

The group's existence is tied to a murky web of shorted stocks, criminality, and failed attempts to appear as Robin Hood.
10 May 2021

Colonial Pipeline’s Ransomware Attack Sparks Emergency Declaration

Colonial Pipeline’s Ransomware Attack Sparks Emergency Declaration Security researchers mull possible perpetrators of the attack, and warned that the incident could be a harbinger of things to come. 
10 May 2021

Lemon Duck Cryptojacking Botnet Changes Up Tactics

Lemon Duck Cryptojacking Botnet Changes Up Tactics The sophisticated threat is targeting Microsoft Exchange servers via ProxyLogon in a wave of fresh attacks against North American targets.
10 May 2021

10 Security Awareness Training Mistakes to Avoid

10 Security Awareness Training Mistakes to Avoid Give your cybersecurity culture a boost by adding these to the "don't" column of your cybersecurity awareness training do's and don'ts list.
10 May 2021

Fintech Startup Offers $500 for Payroll Passwords

How much is your payroll data worth? Probably a lot more than you think. One financial startup that's targeting the gig worker market is offering up to $500 to anyone willing to hand over the payroll account username and password given to them by their employer, plus a regular payment for each month afterwards in which those credentials still work.
10 May 2021

Exchange Exploitation: Not Dead Yet

Exchange Exploitation: Not Dead Yet The mass exploitation of Exchange Servers has been a wake-up call, and it will take all parties playing in concert for the industry to react, respond, and recover.
10 May 2021

Amazon seized, destroyed two million fake products sent to warehouses in 2020

Over 10 billion suspect listings were also wiped out during the year in a counterfeit crackdown.
10 May 2021

Lemon Duck hacking group adopts Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities in new attacks

Fake TLDs are now also being created to maximize the potential success of attacks.
10 May 2021

Group pleads guilty to running bulletproof hosting service for criminal gangs, malware payloads

Zeus, SpyEye, Citadel, and the Blackhole exploit kit were among the strains stored through the host.
10 May 2021

Major U.S. Pipeline Crippled in Ransomware Attack

Major U.S. Pipeline Crippled in Ransomware Attack Colonial Pipeline Company says it is the victim of a cyberattack that forced the major provider of liquid fuels to the East Coast to temporarily halted all pipeline operations.
08 May 2021

iPhone Hack Allegedly Used to Spy on China’s Uyghurs

iPhone Hack Allegedly Used to Spy on China’s Uyghurs U.S. intelligence said that the Chaos iPhone remote takeover exploit was used against the minority ethnic group before Apple could patch the problem.
07 May 2021

How North Korean APT Kimsuky Is Evolving Its Tactics

Researchers find differences in Kimsuky's operations that lead them to divide the APT into two groups: CloudDragon and KimDragon.
07 May 2021

Most Organizations Feel More Vulnerable to Breaches Amid Pandemic

More than half of business see the need for significant long-term changes to IT due to COVID-19, research finds.
07 May 2021

FBI, NSA, CISA & NCSC Issue Joint Advisory on Russian SVR Activity

The report provides additional details on tactics of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service following public attribution of the group to last year's SolarWinds attack.
07 May 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Ousaban banking trojan targeting Brazil – How to help your kids use safe passwords – DDoS attack takes Belgian government websites offline

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07 May 2021