Cybersecurity News


FTC: ID Theft Doubled in 2020

The Federal Trade Commission said a surge in reports of identity theft occurred amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
02 February 2021

Agent Tesla Upgrades with New Delivery & Evasion Tactics

A new version of the remote access Trojan targets Microsoft Anti-Malware Software Interface to bypass endpoint detection.
02 February 2021

TrickBot Continues Resurgence with Port-Scanning Module

TrickBot Continues Resurgence with Port-Scanning Module The infamous malware has incorporated the legitimate Masscan tool, which looks for open TCP/IP ports with lightning-fast results.
02 February 2021

Average Ransom Payments Declined Last Quarter

More victims appear to be realizing that paying a ransom doesn't guarantee stolen data will be purged.
02 February 2021

Average Ransom Payments Declined Last Quarter

More victims appear to be realizing that paying a ransom doesn't guarantee stolen data will be purged.
02 February 2021

Crypto Crook Hired Steven Seagal to Promote Scam, Now Faces Charges

Crypto Crook Hired Steven Seagal to Promote Scam, Now Faces Charges Feds charged California-based private detective for stealing $11M from investors, with help from actor Steven Seagal.
02 February 2021

‘ValidCC,’ a Major Payment Card Bazaar and Looter of E-Commerce Sites, Shuttered

ValidCC, a dark web bazaar run by a cybercrime group that for more than six years hacked online merchants and sold stolen payment card data, abruptly closed up shop last week. The proprietors of the popular store said their servers were seized as part of a coordinated law enforcement operation designed to disconnect and confiscate its infrastructure.
02 February 2021

RF Enables Takeover of Hostile Drones

Tempting as it may be to blast drones out of the sky, a less aggressive approach may yield better data about attackers - and keep bystanders safe.
02 February 2021

Tiny Kobalos Malware Bedevils Supercomputers to Steal Logins

Tiny Kobalos Malware Bedevils Supercomputers to Steal Logins The sophisticated backdoor steals SSH credentials for servers in academic and scientific high-performance computing clusters.
02 February 2021

Magento Web Skimmers Piggyback in Ongoing Costway Website Compromise

Magento Web Skimmers Piggyback in Ongoing Costway Website Compromise An e-commerce credit-card skimmer is being used by a second skimmer to steal payment data - and both are on Costway's website.
02 February 2021

Attackers Continue to Nibble at Apple's iOS Security

For the second time in less than three months, Apple has patched vulnerabilities in the software for iPhone and iPad, warning that the issues are already being targeted by attackers.
02 February 2021

SonicWall Confirms Zero-Day Vulnerability

The confirmation arrives as researchers with NCC Group detect a SonicWall zero-day flaw under active attack.
02 February 2021

Google funds project to secure Apache web server project with new Rust component

Funded by Google and led by the Internet Security Research Group, Apache's web server is set to receive a new Rust-based mod_ssl module.
02 February 2021

Ransomware gangs made at least $350 million in 2020

The figure represents a 311% increase over ransomware payments recorded the previous your, in 2019.
02 February 2021

Fighting Fileless Malware, Part 1: What Is It?

Fighting Fileless Malware, Part 1: What Is It? Despite multiple layers of protection, fileless malware cyberattacks remain rampant and difficult to defeat. In this, the first of The Edge's three-part series about the cyberthreat and how to fight back, you'll learn what fileless malware is and why it's so dangerous.
02 February 2021

Agent Tesla Trojan ‘Kneecaps’ Microsoft’s Anti-Malware Interface

Agent Tesla Trojan ‘Kneecaps’ Microsoft’s Anti-Malware Interface A new version of the Agent Tesla RAT can 'kneecap' endpoint protection software supported by Microsoft ASMI.
02 February 2021

How Recruiting Women Can Help Solve Security's Biggest Problems

We can solve cybersecurity's longstanding talent gap by bringing more women into the field.
02 February 2021

Identity Theft Spikes Due to COVID-19 Relief

Identity Theft Spikes Due to COVID-19 Relief Cases reported to the FTC doubled last year as cybercriminals took advantage of increased filing for government relief benefits due to the pandemic.
02 February 2021

Agent Tesla ramps up its game in bypassing security walls, attacks endpoint protection

The malware now attempts to disable Microsoft antivirus protection.
02 February 2021

Interview With a Russian Cybercriminal

A LockBit ransomware operator shares why he became involved in cybercrime, how he chooses victims, and what's in his toolbox.
02 February 2021