Cybersecurity News


Vulnerabilities in popular open source projects doubled in 2019

Jenkins and MySQL vulnerabilities have had the most weaponized vulnerabilities in the past five years.
08 June 2020

Defense Contractor Compromised with MAZE Ransomware

Westech MAZE Ransomware Compromise; InfoSec News asks an Expert About the Fallout By William Knowles @c4i Senior Editor InfoSec News June 8, 2020 Troubling Cybersecurity/National Security news via Sky News, which is reporting that criminal hackers have stolen confidential information from Westech International. Westech serves as a U.S. military contractor for a number of Washington […]
08 June 2020

Owners of DDoS-for-Hire Service vDOS Get 6 Months Community Service

The co-owners of vDOS, a now-defunct service that for four years helped paying customers launch more than two million distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that knocked countless Internet users and websites offline, each have been sentenced to six months of community service by an Israeli court.
07 June 2020

Apple publishes free resources to improve password security

The new tools are meant to help the developers of password managers and Apple hopes the tools will reduce the instances where users chose their own password rather than rely on the password manager.
05 June 2020

Q&A: Eugene Spafford on the Risks of Internet Voting

Q&A: Eugene Spafford on the Risks of Internet Voting Allowing people to cast their ballots online to circumvent coronavirus-related health concerns introduces problems that we simply don't know how to manage, says the Purdue University professor and security leader.
05 June 2020

Spear Phishing Campaign Hits Developer Collaboration System Users

Users of Zeplin, a popular developer and designer collaboration system, have been hit with new waves of spearphishing attacks in the last month.
05 June 2020

Flaws Found in Some Open Source Projects Exploited More Often

A study of major open source projects finds that 3.3% of vulnerabilities are exploited, but the rate of exploitation varies significantly.
05 June 2020

FTC Slams Children’s App Developer for COPPA Violations

FTC Slams Children’s App Developer for COPPA Violations Children's app developer HyperBeard must pay $150,000 after the FTC claimed it violated privacy laws.
05 June 2020

Electrolux, Others Conned Out of Big Money by BEC Scammer

Electrolux, Others Conned Out of Big Money by BEC Scammer Kenenty Hwan Kim has pleaded guilty to swindling the appliance giant and other companies in a set of elaborate schemes.
05 June 2020

News Wrap: Fake Minneapolis Police Breach, Zoom End-To-End Encryption Debate

News Wrap: Fake Minneapolis Police Breach, Zoom End-To-End Encryption Debate Threatpost editors discuss debunked reports of a Minneapolis police department breach and Zoom announcing only paying users would get end-to-end encryption.
05 June 2020

QNAP NAS devices targeted in another wave of ransomware attacks

eCh0raix ransomware gang returns with a new wave of attacks against QNAP NAS devices.
05 June 2020

Name That Toon: Sign of the Tides

Name That Toon: Sign of the Tides Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
05 June 2020

WhatsApp Phone Numbers Pop Up in Google Search Results — But is it a Bug?

WhatsApp Phone Numbers Pop Up in Google Search Results — But is it a Bug? A researcher found that phone numbers tied to WhatsApp accounts are indexed publicly on Google Search creating what he claims is a “privacy issue” for users.
05 June 2020

Local, State Governments Face Cybersecurity Crisis

Ransomware hit small government organizations hard in 2019. Now they have to deal with budget cuts, pandemic precautions, social unrest, and the coming election cycle.
05 June 2020

The Privacy & Security Outlook for Businesses Post-COVID-19

Long-term business needs -- and the ethical implications that result -- don't simply go away just because we're navigating a global health crisis.
05 June 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

A deep-clean of your Facebook history – Google's Advanced Protection-Nest integration – Talking to your kids before they join social media

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05 June 2020

How secure is your phone’s lock screen?

From the humble passcode to biometric authentication, there are quite a few options to lock your Android phone. But which of them are more secure than the others?

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05 June 2020

China, Iran, and Russia worked together to call out US hypocrisy on BLM protests

Report from social media research group shows foreign diplomats and state-controlled media pounced on the US' abysmal handling of the BLM protests to attack the US as a beacon of freedom and further their own political goals.
04 June 2020

New 'Tycoon' Ransomware Strain Targets Windows, Linux

Researchers say Tycoon ransomware, which has targeted software and educational institutions, has a few traits they haven't seen before.
04 June 2020

Tycoon Ransomware Banks on Unusual Image File Tactic

Tycoon Ransomware Banks on Unusual Image File Tactic To fly under the radar, the newly discovered ransomware is compiled into a Java image file format that's rarely used by developers.
04 June 2020