Cybersecurity News


The Story of McAfee: How the Security Giant Arrived at a Second IPO

Industry watchers explore the story of McAfee, from its founding in 1987, to its spinoff from Intel, to how it's keeping up with competitors.
26 October 2020

The rise of the social bandits: How politics, injustice shapes how we view hacktivism

If they don’t listen to us, do they deserve it?
26 October 2020

KashmirBlack botnet behind attacks on CMSs like WordPress, Joomla, Drupal, others

New KashmirBlack botnet is believed to have infected hundreds of thousands of websites since November 2019.
26 October 2020

U.S. Levies Sanctions Against Russian Research Institution Linked to Triton Malware

U.S. Levies Sanctions Against Russian Research Institution Linked to Triton Malware The latest in a flurry of actions this week, tied to foreign threats against U.S. computer systems, includes sanctions by the Department of the Treasury.
23 October 2020

US Treasury Sanctions Russian Institution Linked to Triton Malware

Triton, also known as TRISIS and HatMan, was developed to target and manipulate industrial control systems, the US Treasury reports.
23 October 2020

Cybercriminals Could be Coming After Your Coffee

Cybercriminals Could be Coming After Your Coffee Researchers show no IoT device is too small to fall victim to ransomware techniques.
23 October 2020

Cybercriminals Could be Coming After Your Coffee

Cybercriminals Could be Coming After Your Coffee Researchers show no IoT device is too small to fall victim to ransomware techniques.
23 October 2020

IoT Device Takeovers Surge 100 Percent in 2020

IoT Device Takeovers Surge 100 Percent in 2020 The COVID-19 pandemic, coupled with an explosion in the number of connected devices, have led to a swelling in IoT infections observed on wireless networks.
23 October 2020

Flurry of Warnings Highlight Cyber Threats to US Elections

FBI and intelligence officials issue fresh warnings about election interference attempts by Iranian and Russian threat actors.
23 October 2020

Louisiana Calls Out National Guard to Fight Ransomware Surge

Louisiana Calls Out National Guard to Fight Ransomware Surge An investigation showed a custom backdoor RAT and the Emotet trojan in the networks of municipal victims of the attacks.
23 October 2020

US Treasury sanctions Russian research institute behind Triton malware

US imposes sanctions against Russia's Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics (CNIIHM).
23 October 2020

Election Security: Beyond Mail-In Voting

Election Security: Beyond Mail-In Voting There are many areas of the election process that criminal hackers can target to influence election results.
23 October 2020

Apple notarizes six malicious apps posing as Flash installers

Apple notarization process bypassed for the second time in six weeks.
23 October 2020

Georgia Election Data Hit in Ransomware Attack

Georgia Election Data Hit in Ransomware Attack With Election Day approaching, local governments need to be prepared for malware attacks on election infrastructure.
23 October 2020

COVID-19 Vaccine-Maker Hit with Cyberattack, Data Breach

COVID-19 Vaccine-Maker Hit with Cyberattack, Data Breach Dr. Reddy's, the contractor for Russia’s “Sputinik V” COVID-19 vaccine and a major generics producer, has had to close plants and isolate its data centers.
23 October 2020

Phishing groups are collecting user data, email and banking passwords via fake voter registration forms

With the election window closing, phishing groups are striking the iron while it's hot.
23 October 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Security challenges for connected medical devices – Zero-day in Chrome gets patched – How to avoid USB drive security woes

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23 October 2020

Nvidia Warns Gamers of Severe GeForce Experience Flaws

Nvidia Warns Gamers of Severe GeForce Experience Flaws Versions of Nvidia GeForce Experience for Windows prior to 3.20.5.70 are affected by a high-severity bug that could enable code execution, denial of service and more.
23 October 2020

A Pause to Address 'Ethical Debt' of Facial Recognition

Ethical use will require some combination of consistent reporting, regulation, corporate responsibility, and adversarial technology.
23 October 2020

Ransomware Takes Down Network of French IT Giant

Ransomware Takes Down Network of French IT Giant Sopra Steria hit with cyber attack that reportedly encrypted parts of their network on Oct. 20 but has remained mostly mum on details.
23 October 2020