Cybersecurity News


Healthcare in Crisis: Diagnosing Cybersecurity Shortcomings in Unprecedented Times

Healthcare in Crisis: Diagnosing Cybersecurity Shortcomings in Unprecedented Times In the early fog of the COVID-19 pandemic, cybersecurity took a back seat to keeping patients alive. Lost in the chaos was IT security.
07 December 2020

As DNA Synthesis Evolves, Cyber-Physical Attack Worries Grow

Israeli scientists warn that cybersecurity around DNA synthesis devices needs improvement -- or else the industry risks harmful DNA produced through cyber means.
07 December 2020

Chart: Cyberthreats Follow Workers Home

Chart: Cyberthreats Follow Workers Home The COVID-19 crisis has raised the level of cyber-risk significantly over previous Dark Reading Strategic Security surveys.
07 December 2020

QNAP High-Severity Flaws Plague NAS Systems

QNAP High-Severity Flaws Plague NAS Systems The high-severity cross-site scripting flaws could allow remote-code injection on QNAP NAS systems.
07 December 2020

Name That Toon: Winter Forecast

Name That Toon: Winter Forecast Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
07 December 2020

NortonLifeLock buys Avira in $360 million cash deal

Avira acquisitions brings 30M+ active devices to the Norton family, 1.5M paying customers.
07 December 2020

Avoiding a 1984-Like Future

We must not simply trust technology to be safe. Technology providers and users should agree on severe security practices, and these standards must be implemented wherever data goes.
07 December 2020

RansomExx Ransomware Gang Dumps Stolen Embraer Data: Report

RansomExx Ransomware Gang Dumps Stolen Embraer Data: Report The group published files stolen from the Brazilian aircraft manufacturer in a ransomware attack last month.
07 December 2020

Credit card stealer discovered in social media buttons

Web skimmer (Magecart) gangs find a new ways to attack e-commerce stores and online shoppers.
07 December 2020

Italian police arrest suspects in Leonardo military, defense data theft

A former employee and collaborator are accused of siphoning off sensitive information for almost two years.
07 December 2020

NSA warns of Russian state-sponsored hackers exploiting VMWare vulnerability

Russian hackers are using a VMWare bug to plant web shells inside hacked networks and pivot to Microsoft ADFS servers from where they steal sensitive data.
07 December 2020

Hackers leak data from Embraer, world's third-largest airplane maker

The Brazilian company was the victim of a ransomware attack last month, in November.
06 December 2020

Kazakhstan government is intercepting HTTPS traffic in its capital

This marks the third time since 2015 that the Kazakh government is mandating the installation of a root certificate on its citizens' devices.
06 December 2020

Ransomware hits helicopter maker Kopter

Data from Kopter's internal network has been published on the LockBit gang's blog, hosted on the dark web.
05 December 2020

Ransomware gangs are now cold-calling victims if they restore from backups without paying

Tactic used since August by ransomware gangs like Sekhmet, Maze, Conti, and Ryuk.
04 December 2020

Microsoft Cloud Security Exec Talks New Tech, WFH, Gamification

Gunter Ollman explains the benefits of CPSM technology, how IT security teams have evolved, and how the pandemic has shaped security.
04 December 2020

Making Sense of the Security Sensor Landscape

Making Sense of the Security Sensor Landscape Chris Calvert of Respond Software (now part of FireEye) outlines the challenges that reduce the efficacy of network security sensors.
04 December 2020

Kmart Hit by Egregor Ransomware

Egregor is also behind recent attacks on UbiSoft and Barnes & Noble.
04 December 2020

High-Severity Chrome Bugs Allow Browser Hacks

High-Severity Chrome Bugs Allow Browser Hacks Desktop versions of the browser received a total of eight fixes, half rated high-severity.
04 December 2020

Johnson & Johnson CISO: Healthcare orgs are seeing nation-state attacks every single minute of every single day

Johnson & Johnson is one of six COVID-19 research companies that have been recently targeted by North Korean state-sponsored hackers.
04 December 2020