Cybersecurity News


The Coolest Hacks of 2020

Despite a pandemic and possibly the worst cyberattack campaign ever waged against the US, the year still had some bright spots when it came to "good" and creative hacks.
31 December 2020

20 for 2020: The Edge's Top Articles of the Year

20 for 2020: The Edge's Top Articles of the Year Variety is the spice of life, and it's also the perfect analogy for the article topics that resonated most with Edge readers this past year.
31 December 2020

Would you take the bait? Take our phishing quiz to find out!

Is the message real or fake? Take our Phishing Derby quiz to find out how much you know about phishing.

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31 December 2020

New warning issued over COVID‑19 vaccine fraud, cyberattacks

Cybercriminals look to cash in on the vaccine rollout, including by falsely offering to help people jump the line

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30 December 2020

FBI Warn Hackers are Using Hijacked Home Security Devices for ‘Swatting’

FBI Warn Hackers are Using Hijacked Home Security Devices for ‘Swatting’ Stolen email credentials are being used to hijack home surveillance devices, such as Ring, to call police with a fake emergency, then watch the chaos unfold.
30 December 2020

CISA updates SolarWinds guidance, tells US govt agencies to update right away

US federal agencies must update by the end of the year or take all SolarWinds Orion apps offline.
30 December 2020

Taking a Neighborhood Watch Approach to Retail Cybersecurity

Taking a Neighborhood Watch Approach to Retail Cybersecurity Bugcrowd CTO Casey Ellis covers new cybersecurity challenges for online retailers.
30 December 2020

Mobile Endpoint Security: Still the Crack in the Enterprise's Cyber Armor

A combination of best practices and best-in-class technology will help keep your enterprise from falling victim to ever-growing threats.
30 December 2020

DDoS Attacks Spiked, Became More Complex in 2020

Global pandemic and the easy availability of for-hire services and inexpensive tool sets gave adversaries more opportunities to attack.
30 December 2020

The 5 Most-Wanted Threatpost Stories of 2020

The 5 Most-Wanted Threatpost Stories of 2020 A look back at what was hot with readers -- offering a snapshot of the security stories that were most top-of-mind for security professionals and consumers throughout the year.
30 December 2020

Happy 11th Birthday, KrebsOnSecurity!

Today marks the 11th anniversary of KrebsOnSecurity! Thank you, Dear Readers, for your continued encouragement and support! With the ongoing disruption to life and livelihood wrought by the Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 has been a fairly horrid year by most accounts. And it’s perhaps fitting that this was also a leap year, piling on an extra […]
29 December 2020

FBI: Pranksters are hijacking smart devices to live-stream swatting incidents

The FBI said it's working with smart device makers to address the issue.
29 December 2020

Lawsuit Claims Flawed Facial Recognition Led to Man’s Wrongful Arrest

Lawsuit Claims Flawed Facial Recognition Led to Man’s Wrongful Arrest Black man sues police, saying he was falsely ID’d by facial recognition, joining other Black Americans falling victim to the technology’s racial bias.
29 December 2020

Reducing the Risk of Third-Party SaaS Apps to Your Organization

Such apps may try to leak your data, or can contain malicious code. And even legitimate apps may be poorly written, creating security risks.
29 December 2020

6 Questions Attackers Ask Before Choosing an Asset to Exploit

6 Questions Attackers Ask Before Choosing an Asset to Exploit David “moose” Wolpoff at Randori explains how hackers pick their targets, and how understanding "hacker logic" can help prioritize defenses.
29 December 2020

21 arrested after allegedly using stolen logins to commit fraud

UK police also give some food for thought to those on the verge of breaking the law

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29 December 2020

Japanese Aerospace Firm Kawasaki Warns of Data Breach

Japanese Aerospace Firm Kawasaki Warns of Data Breach The Japanese aerospace manufacturer said that starting in June, overseas unauthorized access to its servers may have compromised customer data.
29 December 2020

India: A Growing Cybersecurity Threat

Geopolitical tensions and a dramatic rise in offensive and defensive cyber capabilities lead India to join Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea as a top nation-state adversary.
29 December 2020

2020 Work-for-Home Shift: What We Learned

2020 Work-for-Home Shift: What We Learned Threatpost explores 5 big takeaways from 2020 -- and what they mean for 2021.
29 December 2020

Mac Attackers Remain Focused Mainly on Adware, Fooling Users

Despite reports that Macs have encountered more threats than Windows systems, the platform still sees far fewer exploits and malware - including ransomware.
29 December 2020