Cybersecurity News


Hellman & Friedman Acquires Checkmarx for $1.5B

The private equity firm will buy Checkmarx from Insight Partners, which will continue to own a minority interest.
16 March 2020

Fewer Vulnerabilities in Web Frameworks, but Exploits Remain Steady

Attackers continue to focus on web and application frameworks, such as Apache Struts and WordPress, fighting against a decline in vulnerabilities, according to an analysis.
16 March 2020

4 Ways Thinking 'Childishly' Can Empower Security Professionals

Younger minds -- more agile and less worried by failure -- provide a useful model for cyber defenders to think more creatively.
16 March 2020

The Web’s Bot Containment Unit Needs Your Help

Anyone who's seen the 1984 hit movie Ghostbusters likely recalls the pivotal scene where a government bureaucrat orders the shutdown of the ghost containment unit, effectively unleashing a pent-up phantom menace on New York City. Now, something similar is in danger of happening in cyberspace: Shadowserver.org, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that works to help Internet service providers (ISPs) identify and quarantine malware infections and botnets, has lost its longtime primary source of funding.
16 March 2020

COVID‑19 and the forced workplace exodus

As the COVID-19 pandemic forces many employees to work from home, can your organization stay productive – and safe?

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16 March 2020

Slack fixes vulnerability exploitable for session hijacking, account takeovers

Slack’s team jumped on the critical bug and patched the flaw within a matter of hours.
16 March 2020

WordPress to add auto-update feature for themes and plugins

Auto-update feature is only available for the WordPress CMS core now. To be expanded for themes and plugins.
16 March 2020

Security Technology Cannot Stop All Attacks

Technology alone cannot protect you. Bad guys are constantly developing new ways to get past firewalls, anti-virus and filters. You are the best defense against any attacker.
16 March 2020

Microsoft Bing team launches COVID-19 tracker

Microsoft's COVID-19 tracker is located at bing.com/covid.
15 March 2020

Browser vendor leaks data via open server

Blisk browser devs left an Elasticsearch server exposed online without a password.
14 March 2020

Beware scams exploiting coronavirus fears

From malware-laden emails to fake donations, these are some of the most common cons you should watch out for amid the public health crisis

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13 March 2020

DDoS Attack Trends Reveal Stronger Shift to IoT, Mobile

Attackers are capitalizing on the rise of misconfigured Internet-connected devices running the WS-Discovery protocol, and mobile carriers are hosting distributed denial-of-service weapons.
13 March 2020

Working from Home: COVID-19’s Constellation of Security Challenges

Working from Home: COVID-19’s Constellation of Security Challenges Organizations are sending employees and students home to work and learn -- but implementing the plan opens the door to more attacks, IT headaches and brand-new security challenges.
13 March 2020

WordPress Plugin Bug in Popup Builder Threatens 100K Websites

WordPress Plugin Bug in Popup Builder Threatens 100K Websites The high-severity flaw allows malicious code injection into website pop-up windows.
13 March 2020

Big BEC Bust Brings Down Dozens

Two dozen individuals have been named in the latest arrests of alleged participants in a business email compromise scheme that cost victims $30 million.
13 March 2020

Czech hospital hit by cyber-attack while in the midst of a COVID-19 outbreak

One of the Czech Republic's biggest COVID-19 testing laboratories hit by mysterious cyber-attack.
13 March 2020

Beyond Burnout: What Is Cybersecurity Doing to Us?

Beyond Burnout: What Is Cybersecurity Doing to Us? Infosec professionals may feel not only fatigued, but isolated, unwell, and unsafe. And the problem may hurt both them and the businesses they aim to protect.
13 March 2020

Coronavirus-Themed APT Attack Spreads Malware

Coronavirus-Themed APT Attack Spreads Malware The APT group was spotted sending spear-phishing emails that purport to detail information about coronavirus - but they actually infect victims with a custom RAT.
13 March 2020

What Cybersecurity Pros Really Think About Artificial Intelligence

What Cybersecurity Pros Really Think About Artificial Intelligence While there's a ton of unbounded optimism from vendor marketing and consultant types, practitioners are still reserving a lot of judgment.
13 March 2020

Princess Cruises Confirms Data Breach

The cruise liner, forced to shut down operations due to coronavirus, says the incident may have compromised passengers' personal data.
13 March 2020