Cybersecurity News


Former NSS Labs CEO Launches New Security Testing Organization

Member-based CyberRatings.org to offer free to tiered paid access to tested security product and services ratings.
01 December 2020

Bomb Threat, DDoS Purveyor Gets Eight Years

A 22-year-old North Carolina man has been sentenced to nearly eight years in prison for conducting bomb threats against thousands of schools in the U.S. and United Kingdom, launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and for possessing sexually explicit images of minors.
01 December 2020

Magecart Attack Convincingly Hijacks PayPal Transactions at Checkout

Magecart Attack Convincingly Hijacks PayPal Transactions at Checkout New credit-card skimmer uses postMessage to make malicious process look authentic to victims to steal payment data.
01 December 2020

2020 Cybersecurity Holiday Gift Guide for Kids

2020 Cybersecurity Holiday Gift Guide for Kids Grab some wrapping paper: These STEM toys and games are sure to spark creativity and hone coding and logic skills among a future generation of cybersecurity pros.
01 December 2020

'Hacker_R_US' gets eight years in prison for bomb threats and DDoS extortion

'Hacker_R_US' was one of the two members of the Apophis Squad hacker group.
01 December 2020

2020's worst cryptocurrency breaches, thefts, and exit scams

Cryptocurrency exchanges have felt the impact of everything from vulnerability exploit to social engineering scams over this year.
01 December 2020

The biggest hacks, data breaches of 2020

A pandemic is no reason for hackers to hold off cyberattacks against everything from government bodies to healthcare providers.
01 December 2020

Microsoft links Vietnamese state hackers to crypto-mining malware campaign

Vietnamese state hackers imitate Chinese groups and start making money on the side while spying for their government.
30 November 2020

Driven by Ransomware, Cyber Claims Rise in Number & Value

Companies are on track to file 27% more cyber claims in 2020, one insurer estimates, while another underwriter finds five out of every 100 companies file a claim each year.
30 November 2020

Manchester United Cyberattack Highlights Controversy in Paying Ransomware Attackers

The Premier League English football (soccer) club team is reportedly being held to ransom by cyberattackers. Manchester United may face a difficult decision: whether to pay a ransom for release of its stolen data.
30 November 2020

Baltimore County Public Schools Closed Due to Ransomware Attack

The incident struck the day before Thanksgiving and interfered with online classes for some 115,000 students, officials report.
30 November 2020

Post-Cyberattack, UVM Health Network Still Picking Up Pieces

Post-Cyberattack, UVM Health Network Still Picking Up Pieces More than a month after the cyberattack first hit, the UVM health network is still grappling with delayed payment processing and other issues.
30 November 2020

Docker malware is now common, so devs need to take Docker security seriously

Three years after the first malware attacks targeting Docker, developers are still misconfiguring and exposing their Docker servers online.
30 November 2020

Conti Gang Hits IoT Chipmaker Advantech with $14M Ransom Demand

Conti Gang Hits IoT Chipmaker Advantech with $14M Ransom Demand The ransomware group has leaked stolen data to add pressure on the company to pay up.
30 November 2020

Digitally Signed Bandook Trojan Reemerges in Global Spy Campaign

Digitally Signed Bandook Trojan Reemerges in Global Spy Campaign A strain of the 13-year old backdoor Bandook trojan has been spotted in an espionage campaign.
30 November 2020

Industrial Computer Maker Confirms Ransomware, Data Theft

Advantech reports the stolen data was confidential but did not contain high-value documents.
30 November 2020

MacOS Users Targeted By OceanLotus Backdoor

MacOS Users Targeted By OceanLotus Backdoor The new backdoor comes with multiple payloads and new detection evasion tactics.
30 November 2020

Pandemic, A Driving Force in 2021 Financial Crime

Pandemic, A Driving Force in 2021 Financial Crime Ransomware gangs with zero-days and more players overall will characterize financially motivated cyberattacks next year.
30 November 2020

Four years after the Dyn DDoS attack, critical DNS dependencies have only gone up

If Cloudflare, AWS, or GoDaddy go down, around 40% of the Alexa Top 100,000 websites will also go down with DNS resolution problems.
30 November 2020

Four years after the Dyn DDoS attack, critical DNS dependencies went up by 4.7%

If Cloudflare, AWS, or GoDaddy go down, around 40% of the Alexa Top 100,000 websites will also go down with DNS resolution problems.
30 November 2020