Cybersecurity News


Academics find crypto bugs in 306 popular Android apps, none get patched

Only 18 of 306 app developers replied to the research team, only 8 engaged with the team after the first email.
08 September 2020

France, Japan, New Zealand warn of sudden spike in Emotet attacks

Emotet activity has ramped up to new levels in September 2020, alarming some cyber-security agencies.
07 September 2020

Chilean bank shuts down all branches following ransomware attack

All BancoEstado branches will remain closed on Monday, September 7, and possibly more days.
07 September 2020

How Zero Trust and SASE Can Redefine Network Defenses for Remote Workforces

How Zero Trust and SASE Can Redefine Network Defenses for Remote Workforces The SASE model for remote access and security coupled with Zero Trust can help redefine network and perimeter defenses when a traditional “perimeter” no longer exists.
07 September 2020

CEOs Could Be Held Personally Liable for Cyberattacks that Kill

CEOs Could Be Held Personally Liable for Cyberattacks that Kill As IT systems, IoT and operational technology converge, attacks on cyber-physical systems in industrial, healthcare and other scenarios will come with dire consequences, Gartner predicts.
07 September 2020

Money from bank hacks rarely gets laundered through cryptocurrencies

SWIFT: "Identified cases of laundering through cryptocurrencies remain relatively small compared to the volumes of cash laundered through traditional methods."
07 September 2020

Webmaster forum database exposed data of 800,000 users

A database belonging to Digital Point exposed user email addresses, names, and more.
07 September 2020

TikTok Family Pairing: Curate your children’s content and more

With TikTok being all the rage especially with teens, we look at a feature that gives parents greater control over how their children interact with the app

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07 September 2020

Most cyber-security reports only focus on the cool threats

Academics: Only 82 of the 629 commercial cyber-security reports (13%) published in the last decade discuss a threat to civil society, with the rest focusing on cybercrime, nation-state hackers, economic espionage.
06 September 2020

Millions of WordPress sites are being probed & attacked with recent plugin bug

An easy-to-exploit vulnerability in a popular WordPress plugin has triggered an internet-wide hacking spree.
06 September 2020

Malware gang uses .NET library to generate Excel docs that bypass security checks

They were still Excel documents. Just not your typical Excel files. Enough to trick some security systems, though.
05 September 2020

Name That Toon: Mask Out

Name That Toon: Mask Out Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
05 September 2020

White House publishes a cyber-security rulebook for space systems

Nothing in it about protecting thermal exhaust ports, though.
04 September 2020

How Cybercriminals Take the Fun Out of Gaming

How Cybercriminals Take the Fun Out of Gaming It's all fun and games until someone loses their V-Bucks, right? Here's how cyberattackers are cheating the gaming biz -- and winning big.
04 September 2020

DDoS Attacks on Education Escalate in 2020

The number of DDoS attacks affecting educational resources was far higher between February and June 2020 compared with 2019.
04 September 2020

Threema E2EE chat app to go 'fully open source' within months

Threema follows in the footsteps of Signal and Wickr and opens its apps' codebase.
04 September 2020

Warner Music Group Admits Breach

The months-long breach hit financial details for customers.
04 September 2020

Social Media: Thwarting The Phishing-Data Goldmine

Social Media: Thwarting The Phishing-Data Goldmine Cybercriminals can use social media in many ways in order to trick employees.
04 September 2020

Collection of Metadata -- as Done by the NSA -- Likely Unconstitutional, US Court Suggests

A ruling in an appeal by four men convicted of material support for terrorism finds that the National Security Agency's metadata collection program not only violated the prevailing law at the time but was also likely unconstitutional.
04 September 2020

Vulnerability Disclosure: Ethical Hackers Seek Best Practices

Vulnerability Disclosure: Ethical Hackers Seek Best Practices Cybersecurity researchers Brian Gorenc and Dustin Childs talk about the biggest vulnerability disclosure challenges in IoT and the industrial vertical.
04 September 2020