Cybersecurity News


TrickBot Takedown Disrupts Major Crimeware Apparatus

TrickBot Takedown Disrupts Major Crimeware Apparatus Microsoft and partners went after the botnet using a copyright infringement tactic and hunting down C2 servers.
13 October 2020

Online Voting Is Coming, but How Secure Will It Be?

It's time for state governments to act as leaders, adopt digital ID standards, enable new online voting systems, and provide broad-based access to all communities for the benefit of all.
13 October 2020

Office 365: A Favorite for Cyberattack Persistence

Office 365: A Favorite for Cyberattack Persistence Bad actors are leveraging legitimate services and tools within Microsoft's productivity suite to launch cyberattacks on COVID-19 stay-at-home workers, new research finds.
13 October 2020

Malware gangs love open source offensive hacking tools

Hacking tools released by security researchers often end up being abused by bad guys as well.
13 October 2020

Software AG Continues Efforts Against $20M Ransomware Attack

The attack, which now includes extortion components, has moved into its second week.
12 October 2020

Security Firms & Financial Group Team Up to Take Down Trickbot

Microsoft and security firms ESET, Black Lotus Labs, and Symantec collaborated with the financial services industry to cut off the ransomware operation's C2 infrastructure.
12 October 2020

What is End-to-End Encryption?

What is End-to-End Encryption? Many services advertise E2EE, but not all of them actually offer it.
12 October 2020

Security Officers, Are Your Employees Practicing Good Habits from Home?

Even if you can't see your employees in the office, they still need to be reminded that criminals are always trying to spot a weak link in the chain.
12 October 2020

Security Officers, Are Your Employers Practicing Good Habits from Home?

Even if you can't see your employees in the office, they still need to be reminded that criminals are always trying to spot a weak link in the chain.
12 October 2020

A 7-Step Cybersecurity Plan for Healthcare Organizations

A 7-Step Cybersecurity Plan for Healthcare Organizations With National Cybersecurity Awareness Month shining a spotlight on the healthcare industry, security pros share best practices for those charged with protecting these essential organizations.
12 October 2020

Bitcoin wallet update trick has netted criminals more than $22 million

Criminal gangs are sending fake updates to owners of Electrum wallets, installing malware, and stealing user funds.
12 October 2020

How to Pinpoint Rogue IoT Devices on Your Network

Researchers explain how security practitioners can recognize when a seemingly benign device could be malicious.
12 October 2020

Ransomware Attackers Buy Network Access in Cyberattack Shortcut

Ransomware Attackers Buy Network Access in Cyberattack Shortcut Network access to various industries is being offered in underground forums at as little as $300 a pop - and researchers warn that ransomware groups like Maze and NetWalker could be buying in.
12 October 2020

Ransomware operators now outsource network access exploits to speed up attacks

The trend is on the rise as ransomware continues to be lucrative -- especially in the enterprise space.
12 October 2020

Microsoft Uses Trademark Law to Disrupt Trickbot Botnet

Microsoft Corp. has executed a coordinated legal sneak attack in a bid to disrupt the malware-as-a-service botnet Trickbot, a global menace that has infected millions of computers and is used to spread ransomware. A court in Virginia granted Microsoft control over many Internet servers Trickbot uses to plunder infected systems, based on novel claims that the crime machine abused the software giant's trademarks. However, it appears the operation has not completely disabled the botnet.
12 October 2020

Microsoft and others orchestrate takedown of TrickBot botnet

FS-ISAC, ESET, Lumen’s Black Lotus Labs, NTT, Symantec, and the Microsoft Defender team participated in the takedown.
12 October 2020

ESET takes part in global operation to disrupt Trickbot

Throughout its monitoring, ESET analyzed thousands of malicious samples every month to help this effort

The post ESET takes part in global operation to disrupt Trickbot appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

12 October 2020

Twitter slaps warning on President Trump tweet claiming coronavirus immunity

Trump has claimed immunity to the virus, despite no scientific backing.
12 October 2020

Hacker groups chain VPN and Windows bugs to attack US government networks

Some attacks were successful and intruders gained "unauthorized access to elections support systems."
12 October 2020

Five Eyes governments, India, and Japan make new call for encryption backdoors

Another Five Eyes meeting, another call for encryption backdoors in modern tech.
11 October 2020