Cybersecurity News


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

The Edge Pro Quote: Password Empowerment

The Edge Pro Quote: Password Empowerment Despite being a pain in the neck, passwords may hold a psychological purpose that security pros should take into account.
07 May 2021

Defending Against Web Scraping Attacks

Web scraping attacks, like Facebook's recent data leak, can easily lead to more significant breaches.
07 May 2021

80% of Net Neutrality Comments to FCC Were Fudged

80% of Net Neutrality Comments to FCC Were Fudged NY's AG: Millions of fake comments – in favor and against – came from a secret broadband-funded campaign or from a 19-year-old's fake identities.
07 May 2021

Investment Scammer John Davies Reinvents Himself?

John Bernard, a pseudonym used by a convicted thief and con artist named John Clifton Davies who’s fleeced dozens of technology startups out of an estimated $30 million, appears to have reinvented himself again after being exposed in a recent investigative series published here. Sources tell KrebsOnSecurity that Davies/Bernard is now posing as John Cavendish and head of a new “private office” called Hempton Business Management LLP.
07 May 2021

11 Reasons Why You Sorta Love Passwords

11 Reasons Why You Sorta Love Passwords We asked you to tell the truth about why you secretly love passwords. From the heartfelt to the hilarious, here's what you had to say.
07 May 2021

New Moriya rootkit stealthily backdoors Windows systems

Unknown attackers may have been quietly exploiting networks in attacks reaching back to 2018.
07 May 2021

IRS secures order to serve Kraken with customer data request on cryptocurrency traders

Users who have conducted $20,000 in transactions are now on the tax office’s radar.
07 May 2021

Google teams up with Stop Scams to tackle financial fraud in the UK

Companies are stepping up to tackle scams on and offline.
07 May 2021

Anti-Virus

Make sure you have anti-virus software installed on your computer and that it is automatically updating. However, keep in mind that no anti-virus can catch all malware; your computer can still be infected. That is why it's so important you use common sense and be wary of any messages that seem odd or suspicious.
07 May 2021

Troy Hunt: Organizations Make Security Choices Tough for Users

The Have I Been Pwned founder took the virtual stage at Black Hat Asia to share stories about his work and industrywide challenges.
06 May 2021

Popular routers found vulnerable to hacker attacks

Millions of Brits could be at risk of cyberattacks due to poor default passwords and a lack of firmware updates

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06 May 2021

New Techniques Emerge for Abusing Windows Services to Gain System Control

Organizations should apply principles of least privilege to mitigate threats, security researcher says.
06 May 2021

Google Plans to Automatically Enable Two-Factor Authentication

The company plans to automatically enroll users in two-step verification if their accounts are properly configured.
06 May 2021

Qualcomm Chip Bug Opens Android Fans to Eavesdropping

Qualcomm Chip Bug Opens Android Fans to Eavesdropping A malicious app can exploit the issue, which could affect up to 30 percent of Android phones.
06 May 2021