Cybersecurity News


Find Your Framework: Thinking Fast and Slow

Economist Daniel Kahneman's classic book has lessons for those in security, especially now.
24 April 2020

News Wrap: Nintendo Account Hacks, Apple Zero Days, NFL Security

News Wrap: Nintendo Account Hacks, Apple Zero Days, NFL Security Nintendo account hacks, two Apple zero days reportedly being exploited in the wild, and the NFL virtual draft were all hot topics in the security space this week.
24 April 2020

Unproven Coronavirus Therapy Proves Cash Cow for Shadow Pharmacies

Many of the same shadowy organizations that pay people to promote male erectile dysfunction drugs via spam and hacked websites recently have enjoyed a surge in demand for medicines used to fight malaria, lupus and arthritis, thanks largely to unfounded suggestions that these therapies can help fight the COVID-19 pandemic. A review of the sales figures from some of the top pharmacy affiliate programs suggests sales of drugs containing hydroxychloroquine rivaled that of their primary product -- generic Viagra and Cialis -- and that this as-yet-unproven Coronavirus treatment accounted for as much as 25 to 30 percent of all sales over the past month.
24 April 2020

Sextortion Campaigns Net Cybercriminals Nearly $500K in Five Months

Tracking the cryptocurrency paid by victims finds that, even with a low rate of payout, the scheme netted a cool half million for the various groups involved.
24 April 2020

Facebook-NSO lawsuit: Hundreds of WhatsApp attacks linked to one IP address

Facebook fights to keep the lawsuit on track after NSO filed a motion to dismiss the case earlier this month.
24 April 2020

Narrow the Scope of Compliance

Many organizations are doing more than they need regarding compliance.
24 April 2020

Nintendo Confirms Breach of 160,000 Accounts

Nintendo Confirms Breach of 160,000 Accounts After gamers reported unauthorized logins and purchases, Nintendo confirmed that over 160,000 accounts had been hacked.
24 April 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research into vulnerabilities in smart home hubs – Discovering and disrupting a botnet in Latin America – Digital assistants in the work-from-home era

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24 April 2020

Apple Pushes Back Against Zero-Day Exploit Claims

Apple Pushes Back Against Zero-Day Exploit Claims Company said there is no evidence that iOS bugs revealed by ZecOps earlier this week were ever used against customers.
24 April 2020

Nintendo says 160,000 users impacted in recent account hacks

Nintendo disconnects NNID legacy login system from main Nintendo profiles after massive account hijacking campaign.
24 April 2020

Apple disputes recent iOS zero-day claim

Apple says it "thoroughly investigated" a recent report about three iOS Mail bugs but "found no evidence they were used against customers."
24 April 2020

Stuck at home, UK lockdown DIY fans slammed with Robert Dyas data breach

The hardware store is the latest victim of card-skimmer malware.
24 April 2020

Google will now demand online advertisers provide proof of identity and location

The company is clamping down on fake content and scams by expanding checks previously reserved for political advertising.
24 April 2020

Why Consumers, SMBs Are Likely to Fall for Coronavirus Scams

Data reveals both a lack of skepticism and a willingness to engage with emails crafted to seem like government communications.
23 April 2020

Paay Misconfiguration Leaves Transaction Data Exposed

The New York-based credit-card processor left a server without password protection for approximately three weeks.
23 April 2020

RIPE opposes China's internet protocols upgrade plan

RIPE speaks out against China and Huawei's "New IP" internet upgrade plan, says internet standards should be left to the IETF, not the UN.
23 April 2020

How the Dark Web Fuels Insider Threats

New decentralized, criminal marketplaces and "as-a-service" offerings make it easy for employees to monetize their knowledge and access to enterprise networks and systems.
23 April 2020

Communication, Cloud & Finance Apps Most Vulnerable to Insider Threat

Businesses say customer data, financial data, and intellectual property are the types of data most vulnerable to insider attacks.
23 April 2020

Resiliency: The Trait National Sporting Leagues Share with Security & IT Teams

During unprecedented times such as these, both businesses and professional sports are forced to go back to basics.
23 April 2020

iOS Mail app flaws may have left iPhone users vulnerable for years

A pair of vulnerabilities in the default email app on iOS devices is believed to have been exploited against high-profile targets

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23 April 2020