Cybersecurity News


Mysterious APT Leaves Curious ‘KilllSomeOne’ Clue

Mysterious APT Leaves Curious ‘KilllSomeOne’ Clue APT cloaks identity using script-kiddie messages and advanced deployment and targeting techniques.
04 November 2020

GrowDiaries Exposes Emails, Passwords of 1.4M Cannabis Growers

GrowDiaries Exposes Emails, Passwords of 1.4M Cannabis Growers Cannabis journaling platform GrowDiaries exposed more than 3.4 million user records online, many from countries where pot is illegal.
04 November 2020

Google Forms Abused to Phish AT&T Credentials

Google Forms Abused to Phish AT&T Credentials More than 200 Google Forms impersonate top brands - including Microsoft OneDrive, Office 365, and Wells Fargo - to steal victims' credentials.
04 November 2020

Hexagon Announces Deal to Acquire PAS Global

The Houston-based PAS Global will operate as part of Hexagon's PPM (formerly Intergraph Process, Power & Marine) division.
04 November 2020

Why Paying to Delete Stolen Data is Bonkers

Companies hit by ransomware often face a dual threat: Even if they avoid paying the ransom and can restore things from scratch, about half the time the attackers also threaten to release sensitive stolen data unless the victim pays for a promise to have the data deleted. Leaving aside the notion that victims might have any real expectation the attackers will actually destroy the stolen data, new research suggests a fair number of victims who do pay up may see some or all of the stolen data published anyway.
04 November 2020

Prepare for the Unexpected: Costs to Consider in Security Budgets

Organizations that update business models to include cybersecurity as part of a strategic planning process may be able to better withstand unexpected disruptions.
04 November 2020

Russian authorities make rare arrest of malware author

Malware dev made the grave error of deploying his malware inside Russia's borders.
04 November 2020

Toymaker Mattel Hit by Ransomware Attack

Toymaker Mattel Hit by Ransomware Attack Financial disclosure filings describe a ransomware attack that delivered a weak punch.
04 November 2020

Containers for Data Analysis Are Rife With Vulnerabilities

Old software components and the inclusion of unnecessary code created a massive attack surface area in containers for scientific analysis, researchers say.
04 November 2020

VMware Issues Updated Fix For Critical ESXi Flaw

VMware Issues Updated Fix For Critical ESXi Flaw A previous fix for the critical remote code execution bug was "incomplete," according to VMware.
04 November 2020

CSA Moves to Redefine Cloud-Based Intelligence

The new paradigm seeks to understand, integrate, and automate data workflows, and better yet, doesn't require significant investment or more personnel.
04 November 2020

Code42 Incydr Series: Why Most Companies Can’t Stop Departing Employee Data Theft

Code42 Incydr Series: Why Most Companies Can’t Stop Departing Employee Data Theft According to Code42’s Data Exposure Report, 63% of employees say they brought data with them from their previous employer to their current employer.
04 November 2020

Police to Livestream Ring Camera Footage of Mississippi Residents

Police to Livestream Ring Camera Footage of Mississippi Residents Pilot program again sparks privacy fears from ACLU as Amazon takes its partnership with law enforcement to the next level.
04 November 2020

As Maze retires, clients turn to Sekhmet ransomware spin-off Egregor

The ransomware’s ‘retirement’ has left a hole that Egregor operators may capitalize on.
04 November 2020

Police launch pilot program to tap resident Ring camera live streams

The small trial could herald a wider rollout with participating residents in the future.
04 November 2020

23,600 hacked databases have leaked from a defunct 'data breach index' site

Site archive of Cit0day.in has now leaked on two hacking forums after the service shut down in September.
04 November 2020

Toy maker Mattel discloses ransomware attack

Mattel said the ransomware attack had "no material impact to [its] operations or financial condition."
03 November 2020

REvil ransomware gang 'acquires' KPOT malware

Ransomware gang who claims to have earned $100 million buys the source code of the KPOT information stealer trojan for $6,500.
03 November 2020

Securing the 2020 Election: 'We're Not Out of the Woods Yet'

Election Day brought instances of misinformation, robocalls, and technical glitches, but officials are more worried about coming days and weeks.
03 November 2020

APT Groups Get Innovative -- and More Dangerous -- in Q3

In "curious" trend, more threat actors diversified their tool sets in third quarter than usual.
03 November 2020