Cybersecurity News


Nine in 10 Applications Contain Outdated Software Components

Almost every application uses open-source components and 91% use libraries that are out of date or that have been abandoned altogether.
12 May 2020

Secure Contact Tracing Needs More Transparent Development

Experts worry that without proper planning, today's decisions about developing contact-tracing apps could have unforeseen consequences in the years to come.
12 May 2020

REvil Ransomware Attack Hits A-List Celeb Law Firm

REvil Ransomware Attack Hits A-List Celeb Law Firm Cybercriminals used the REvil ransomware to attack a law firm used by the likes of Lady Gaga, Drake and Madonna. Now, they're threatening to leak the 756 gigabytes of stolen data.
12 May 2020

Google removed 813 creepware apps from the Android Play Store

The applications were discovered with a new algorithm called CreepRank, developed by a team of academics.
12 May 2020

DHS, FBI & DoD Report on New North Korean Malware

Three new reports detail malware coming out of the Hidden Cobra cyber operations in North Korea.
12 May 2020

Microsoft Addresses 111 Bugs for May Patch Tuesday

Microsoft Addresses 111 Bugs for May Patch Tuesday Important-rated EoP flaws made up the bulk of the CVEs; SharePoint continued its critical run with four worrying bugs.
12 May 2020

Three Years After WannaCry, Ransomware Accelerating While Patching Still Problematic

Using a known exploit to infect unmaintained systems, the WannaCry ransomware worm remains a study in preventable catastrophes. Yet many companies continue to ignore its lessons.
12 May 2020

The Modern SOC Demands New Skills

Automation and other technologies are improving the organizational structure of the security operations center. This is ultimately for the better, but it means that roles will change too.
12 May 2020

Microsoft May 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 111 vulnerabilities

Third-largest Patch Tuesday in Microsoft's history started rolling out earlier today.
12 May 2020

On the three-year anniversary of WannaCry, US exposes new North Korean malware

US cyber-security officials expose today three new North Korean malware strains named COPPERHEDGE, TAINTEDSCRIBE, and PEBBLEDASH.
12 May 2020

A-List Celebrity Law Firm Confirms Cyberattack

Attackers claim to steal 756GB of data from Grubman Shire Meiselas & Sacks, which includes Madonna and Lady Gaga among its clients.
12 May 2020

WordPress Page Builder Plugin Bugs Threaten 1 Million Sites with Full Takeover

WordPress Page Builder Plugin Bugs Threaten 1 Million Sites with Full Takeover Severe CSRF to XSS bugs open the door to code execution and complete website compromise.
12 May 2020

Adobe Kills 16 Critical Flaws in Acrobat and Reader, Digital Negative SDK

Adobe Kills 16 Critical Flaws in Acrobat and Reader, Digital Negative SDK Adobe patched 36 flaws, including critical vulnerabilities in Acrobat and Reader and its DNG Software Development Kit.
12 May 2020

Coronavirus, Data Privacy & the New Online Social Contract

How governments can protect personal privacy in contact tracing while saving peoples' lives
12 May 2020

Chatbooks Confirms Breach After ‘Shiny Hunters’ Sell Data

Chatbooks Confirms Breach After ‘Shiny Hunters’ Sell Data Photo print service Chatbooks has disclosed a data breach after customers' emails, passwords and more were listed for sale on underground forums.
12 May 2020

Anubis Malware Upgrade Logs When Victims Look at Their Screens

Anubis Malware Upgrade Logs When Victims Look at Their Screens Threat actors are cooking up new features for the sophisticated banking trojan that targets Google Android apps and devices.
12 May 2020

WannaCryptor remains a global threat three years on

WannaCryptor is still alive and kicking, so much so that it sits atop the list of the most commonly detected ransomware families

The post WannaCryptor remains a global threat three years on appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

12 May 2020

6 Free Cybersecurity Training and Awareness Courses

6 Free Cybersecurity Training and Awareness Courses Most are designed to help organizations address teleworking risks related to COVID-19 scams.
12 May 2020

Texas courts slammed by ransomware attack

Officials say they will not bow to any blackmail or ransom demands.
12 May 2020

WordPress plugin Page Builder by SiteOrigin patched against code execution attacks

The vulnerabilities impacted over one million websites.
12 May 2020