Cybersecurity News


New APT Group Targets Airline Industry & Immigration

LazyScript bears similarities to some Middle Eastern groups but appears to be a distinct operation of its own, Malwarebytes says.
24 February 2021

61% of Malware Delivered via Cloud Apps: Report

Researchers report the majority of malware is now delivered via cloud applications - a jump from 48% last year.
24 February 2021

Tax Season Ushers in Quickbooks Data-Theft Spike

Tax Season Ushers in Quickbooks Data-Theft Spike Quickbooks malware targets tax data for attackers to sell and use in phishing scams.
24 February 2021

More than 6,700 VMware servers exposed online and vulnerable to major new bug

Proof-of-concept exploit code has been published online earlier today, and active scans for vulnerable VMware systems have been detected already.
24 February 2021

Mozilla Patches Bugs in Firefox, Now Blocks Cross-Site Cookie Tracking

Mozilla Patches Bugs in Firefox, Now Blocks Cross-Site Cookie Tracking Mozilla said its Total Cookie Protection feature in Firefox 86 prevents invasive, cross-site cookie tracking.
24 February 2021

Google Invests in Linux Kernel Developers to Focus on Security

Google will fund two full-time Linux kernel developers to maintain and improve Linux security in the long term.
24 February 2021

Kaseya Buys Managed SOC Provider

Purchase extends offerings for MSP and SMB customers
24 February 2021

The Realities of Extended Detection and Response (XDR) Technology

While the term XDR has become pervasive, the technology and market remain a work in progress with lots of innovation and market confusion.
24 February 2021

VMWare Patches Critical RCE Flaw in vCenter Server

VMWare Patches Critical RCE Flaw in vCenter Server The vulnerability, one of three patched by the company this week, could allow threat actors to breach the external perimeter of a data center or leverage backdoors already installed to take over a system.
24 February 2021

Universities Face Double Threat of Ransomware, Data Breaches

Lack of strong security policies put many schools at risk of compromise, disrupted services, and collateral damage.
24 February 2021

Google’s Password Checkup tool rolling out to Android devices

People who use devices running Android 9 or newer will be alerted if their login credentials have been stolen

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24 February 2021

Cartoon Caption Winner: Be Careful Who You Trust

Cartoon Caption Winner: Be Careful Who You Trust And the winner of The Edge's February cartoon caption contest is ...
24 February 2021

Nvidia’s Anti-Cryptomining GPU Chip May Not Discourage Attacks

Nvidia’s Anti-Cryptomining GPU Chip May Not Discourage Attacks The hotly anticipated GeForce RTX 3060, a ray-tracing-friendly, advanced gaming graphics chip, will also throttle Ethereum mining.
24 February 2021

Ukraine reports cyber-attack on government document management system

Ukrainian officials blame "one of the hacker spy groups from the Russian Federation."
24 February 2021

Microsoft Lures Populate Half of Credential-Swiping Phishing Emails

Microsoft Lures Populate Half of Credential-Swiping Phishing Emails As more organizations migrate to Office 365, cybercriminals are using Outlook, Teams and other Microsoft-themed phishing lures to swipe user credentials.
24 February 2021

3 Security Flaws in Smart Devices & IoT That Need Fixing

The scope and danger of unsecured, Internet-connected hardware will only continue to deepen.
24 February 2021

Botnet Uses Blockchain to Obfuscate Backup Command & Control Information

The tactic makes it much harder for defenders to take down botnets via sinkholing and other standard techniques, Akamai says.
24 February 2021

This botnet is abusing Bitcoin blockchains to stay in the shadows

BTC transactions are being used to obfuscate malicious activity.
24 February 2021

Start Options, B2G founder indicted for alleged digital currency, investor fraud

The individual has been accused of being part of a scheme to defraud "hundreds" of investors.
24 February 2021

COVID pandemic causes spike in cyberattacks against hospitals, medical companies

IBM says attack rates have doubled against medical entities since the pandemic began.
24 February 2021