Cybersecurity News


Proofpoint sues Facebook to get permission to use lookalike domains for phishing tests

Facebook's crackdown on lookalike domains last year has touched some of the domains security firm Proofpoint was using for security awareness training exercises.
10 February 2021

High-Severity Vulnerabilities Discovered in Multiple Embedded TCP/IP Stacks

Flaw leaves millions of IT, OT, and IoT devices vulnerable to attack.
10 February 2021

Following Oldsmar attack, FBI warns about using TeamViewer and Windows 7

An FBI alert sent on Tuesday warns companies about the use of out-of-date Windows 7 systems, poor account passwords, and desktop sharing software TeamViewer.
10 February 2021

What’s most interesting about the Florida water system hack? That we heard about it at all.

Stories about computer security tend to go viral when they bridge the vast divide between geeks and luddites, and this week's news about a hacker who tried to poison a Florida town's water supply was understandably front-page material. But for security nerds who've been warning about this sort of thing for ages, the most surprising aspect of the incident seems to be that we learned about it at all.
10 February 2021

SASE Surge: Why the Market Is Poised to Grow

Analysts who anticipate the SASE market will expand by more than a factor of five before 2025 explain reasons behind the surge.
10 February 2021

SAP Commerce Critical Security Bug Allows RCE

SAP Commerce Critical Security Bug Allows RCE The critical SAP cybersecurity flaw could allow for the compromise of an application used by e-commerce businesses.
10 February 2021

Hacker Sets Alleged Auction for Witcher 3 Source Code

Hacker Sets Alleged Auction for Witcher 3 Source Code The ransomware gang behind the hack of CD Projekt Red may be asking for $1 million opening bids for the company's valuable data.
10 February 2021

Hybrid, Older Users Most-Targeted by Gmail Attackers

Hybrid, Older Users Most-Targeted by Gmail Attackers Researchers at Google and Stanford analyzed a 1.2 billion malicious emails to find out what makes users likely to get attacked. 2FA wasn't a big factor.
10 February 2021

Microsoft patches actively exploited Windows kernel flaw

This month’s relatively humble bundle of security updates fixes 56 vulnerabilities, including a zero-day bug and 11 flaws rated as critical

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10 February 2021

Zero Trust in the Real World

Those who are committed to adopting the concept have the opportunity to make a larger business case for it across the organization, working with executive leaders to implement a zero-trust framework across the entire enterprise.
10 February 2021

Intel Squashes High-Severity Graphics Driver Flaws

Intel Squashes High-Severity Graphics Driver Flaws Intel is warning on security bugs across its graphics drivers, server boards, compute modules and modems.
10 February 2021

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A podcast featuring Angel Grant

 

When she’s not perfecting her lock-picking skills, Angel Grant is busy building a diverse team who have the right attributes for the dynamic world of technology. In this edition of our podcast series, Angel explains that since your future job probably doesn’t exist yet, the keys to success are your transferrable skills.

10 February 2021

Multivector Attacks Demand Security Controls at the Messaging Level

As a Google-identified attack reveals, security teams need to look beyond VPNs and network infrastructure to the channels where social engineering takes place.
10 February 2021

Authorities arrest SIM swapping gang that targeted celebrities

Eight men were arrested in England and Scotland as part of an investigation into a series of SIM swapping attacks targeting US celebrities.
10 February 2021

The time for Insider Risk Management is now: Code42 2021 Data Exposure Report Reveals a Perfect Storm

The time for Insider Risk Management is now: Code42 2021 Data Exposure Report Reveals a Perfect Storm The Code42 2021 Data Exposure Report highlights the need to adopt a new approach to data security and invest in modern Insider Risk technology.
10 February 2021

Supply-Chain Hack Breaches 35 Companies, Including PayPal, Microsoft, Apple

Supply-Chain Hack Breaches 35 Companies, Including PayPal, Microsoft, Apple Ethical hacker Alex Birsan developed a way to inject malicious code into open-source developer tools to exploit dependencies in organizations internal applications.
10 February 2021

Investor data breach 'fatigue' reduces Wall Street punishment for cybersecurity failures

As data breaches are now common, acceptance now lessens the impact on share prices.
10 February 2021

Adobe patches wave of critical bugs in Magento, Acrobat, Reader

Some of the vulnerabilities were reported through a hacking contest.
10 February 2021

Microsoft warns enterprises of new 'dependency confusion' attack technique

New "dependency confusion" technique, also known as a "substitution attack," allows threat actors to sneak malicious code inside private code repositories by registering internal library names on public package indexes.
10 February 2021

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2021 Edition

Microsoft today rolled out updates to plug at least 56 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software. One of the bugs is already being actively exploited, and six of them were publicized prior to today, potentially giving attackers a head start in figuring out how to exploit the flaws.
09 February 2021