Cybersecurity News


Advanced Obfuscation Marks Widespread Info-Stealing Campaign

Advanced Obfuscation Marks Widespread Info-Stealing Campaign Agent Tesla and LokiBot are common payloads in the botnet-driven spam effort.
31 January 2020

Evil Corp Returns With New Malware Infection Tactic

Evil Corp Returns With New Malware Infection Tactic Researchers have observed the cybercrime group back in action, now using a new tactic for distributing malware.
31 January 2020

What It's Like to Be a CISO: Check Point Security Leader Weighs In

Jony Fischbein shares the concerns and practices that are top-of-mind in his daily work leading security at Check Point Software.
31 January 2020

'George' the Most Popular Password That's a Name

A new study of stolen passwords reflects the consequences of password overload.
31 January 2020

Iowa Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Men Hired to Test Their Security

On Sept. 11, 2019, two security experts at a company that had been hired by the state of Iowa to test the physical and network security of its judicial system were arrested while probing the security of an Iowa county courthouse, jailed in orange jumpsuits, charged with burglary, and held on $100,000 bail. On Thursday Jan. 30, prosecutors in Iowa announced they had dropped the criminal charges. The news came while KrebsOnSecurity was conducting a video interview with the two accused (featured below).
31 January 2020

Iranian Hackers Target U.S. Gov. Vendor With Malware

Iranian Hackers Target U.S. Gov. Vendor With Malware APT34 has been spotted in a malware campaign targeting customers and employees of a company that works closely with U.S. federal agencies, and state and local governments.
31 January 2020

Ashley Madison Breach Returns with Extortion Campaign

The recent attack messages use new techniques to extort Bitcoin payments from Ashley Madison users hit in massive 2015 data breach.
31 January 2020

Name That Toon: Private (Button) Eye

Name That Toon: Private (Button) Eye Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
31 January 2020

Ransomware hits TV & radio news monitoring service TVEyes

Newsrooms, political campaigns, and PR agencies panic as they lose access to one of their crucial media monitoring tools.
31 January 2020

AppSec Concerns Drove 61% of Businesses to Change Applications

AppSec Concerns Drove 61% of Businesses to Change Applications According to new Dark Reading research, some respondents have even left behind commercial off-the-shelf software and migrated to open-source or in-house homegrown applications. Click image to read more.
31 January 2020

Zero Day Initiative Bug Hunters Rake in $1.5M in 2019

Zero Day Initiative Bug Hunters Rake in $1.5M in 2019 Microsoft OS flaws, out-of-bounds reads, ICS gear and a record number of high-severity bugs marked 2019 for the ZDI program.
31 January 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research into a campaign of the Winnti Group – The FBI warns of a job scam – What IoT legislation means for device makers and users

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31 January 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research into a campaign of the Winnti Group – The FBI warns of a job scam – What IoT legislation means for device makers and users

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31 January 2020

Embracing a Prevention Mindset to Protect Critical Infrastructure

A zero-trust, prevention-first approach is necessary to keep us safe, now and going forward.
31 January 2020

Three suspects arrested in Maltese bank cyber-heist

Suspects used stolen funds to buy Rolex watches, along with a Jaguar and an Audi A5.
31 January 2020

Sodinokibi Ransomware Group Sponsors Hacking Contest

Sodinokibi Ransomware Group Sponsors Hacking Contest Larger winnings for underground skills competitions are attracting sophisticated crime groups.
31 January 2020

Don’t get sacked! Scams to look out for this Super Bowl

As the teams prepare to battle it out on the gridiron, fraudsters are waiting to intercept your funds

The post Don’t get sacked! Scams to look out for this Super Bowl appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

31 January 2020

Don’t get sacked! Scams to look out for this Super Bowl

As the teams prepare to battle it out on the gridiron, fraudsters are waiting to intercept your funds

The post Don’t get sacked! Scams to look out for this Super Bowl appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

31 January 2020

Jeff Bezos met FBI investigators in 2019 over alleged Saudi hack

Jeff Bezos met FBI investigators in 2019 over alleged Saudi hack

Amazon founder interviewed as FBI conducts inquiry into Israeli firm linked to malware

Jeff Bezos met federal investigators in April 2019 after they received information about the alleged hack of the billionaire’s mobile phone by Saudi Arabia, the Guardian has been told.

Bezos was interviewed by investigators at a time when the FBI was conducting an investigation into the Israeli technology company NSO Group, according to a person who was present at the meeting.

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31 January 2020

Microsoft Offers Rewards of Up to $20,000 in New Xbox Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft Offers Rewards of Up to $20,000 in New Xbox Bug Bounty Program Program is the latest the tech giant has launched that pay users and security researchers to find vulnerabilities in its numerous products.
31 January 2020