Cybersecurity News


APT41 Operatives Indicted as Sophisticated Hacking Activity Continues

APT41 Operatives Indicted as Sophisticated Hacking Activity Continues Five alleged members of the China-linked advanced threat group and two associates have been indicted by a Federal grand jury, on dozens of charges.
17 September 2020

California Elementary Kids Kicked Off Online Learning by Ransomware

California Elementary Kids Kicked Off Online Learning by Ransomware The attack on the Newhall District in Valencia is part of a wave of ransomware attacks on the education sector, which shows no sign of dissipating.
17 September 2020

Struggling to Secure Remote IT? 3 Lessons from the Office

The great remote work experiment has exacerbated existing challenges and exposed new gaps, but there are things to be learned from office challenges.
17 September 2020

Plugging in a strange USB drive – What could possibly go wrong?

While wanting to return a found USB flash drive is commendable, you should avoid taking unnecessary risks, lest your device get infested and your data compromised.

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17 September 2020

Human biohacking: an exciting prospect, but only for the rich?

“You want a monkey tail? Good for you.”
17 September 2020

Google 'formally' bans stalkerware apps from the Play Store

Ban is meaningless as Google leaves a giant loophole in the rules, allowing stalkerware devs to rebrand their apps as child trackers.
16 September 2020

What's on Your Enterprise Network? You Might be Surprised

The strangest connected devices are showing up, and the threats they pose to security should not be overlooked.
16 September 2020

US charges two Iranian hackers for years-long cyber-espionage, cybercrime spree

US government says the two hacked targets at the behest of the Iranian regime and for their personal financial gain.
16 September 2020

Likely Links Emerge Between Lazarus Group and Russian-Speaking Cybercriminals

Researchers examine security incidents over the past several years that seemingly connect North Korea's Lazarus Group with Russian-speaking attackers.
16 September 2020

Two Russians Charged in $17M Cryptocurrency Phishing Spree

U.S. authorities today announced criminal charges and financial sanctions against two Russian men accused of stealing nearly $17 million worth of virtual currencies in a series of phishing attacks throughout 2017 and 2018 that spoofed websites for some of the most popular cryptocurrency exchanges.
16 September 2020

DDoS Attacks Rose 151% in First Half of 2020

Attacks grew in number, size, and sophistication as the coronavirus pandemic took hold.
16 September 2020

h2c Smuggling: A New 'Devastating' Kind of HTTP Request

h2c Smuggling: A New 'Devastating' Kind of HTTP Request The newly discovered form of HTTP request smuggling could have widespread impact because any proxy can be affected, researchers say. Here's what infosec pros should know.
16 September 2020

h2c Smuggling: A New 'Devastating' Kind of HTTP Request Smuggling

h2c Smuggling: A New 'Devastating' Kind of HTTP Request Smuggling The newly discovered form of HTTP request smuggling could have widespread impact because any proxy can be affected, researchers say. Here's what infosec pros should know.
16 September 2020

Most Organizations Plan to Make COVID-19 Changes Permanent

After the pandemic, companies will continue to invest in improving IT infrastructure and security as well as automate tasks to reduce errors and improve network resiliency.
16 September 2020

Hackers Continue Cyberattacks Against Vatican, Catholic Orgs

Hackers Continue Cyberattacks Against Vatican, Catholic Orgs The China-linked threat group RedDelta has continued to launch cyberattacks against Catholic institutions since May 2020 until as recently as last week.
16 September 2020

Emotet strikes Quebec’s Department of Justice: An ESET Analysis

The cyber attack affects 14 inboxes belonging to the Department of Justice was confirmed by ESET researchers. 

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16 September 2020

US charges two Russians for stealing $16.8m via cryptocurrency phishing sites

The two hackers stole from hundreds of users of cryptocurrency exchanges Poloniex, Binance, and Gemini.
16 September 2020

US Charges Five Members of China-Linked APT41 for Global Attacks

The five Chinese nationals are among seven defendants arrested for intrusion campaigns into more than 100 organizations, the DoJ reports.
16 September 2020

8 Reasons Perimeter Security Alone Won't Protect Your Crown Jewels

Most firewalls and security devices effectively protect systems and data, but are they enough to safeguard business-critical applications?
16 September 2020

DDoS Attacks Skyrocket as Pandemic Bites

DDoS Attacks Skyrocket as Pandemic Bites More people being online during lockdowns and work-from-home shifts has proven to be lucrative for DDoS-ers.
16 September 2020