Cybersecurity News


REvil Ransomware Gang Starts Auctioning Victim Data

The criminal group behind the REvil ransomware enterprise has begun auctioning off sensitive data stolen from companies hit by its malicious software. The move marks an escalation in tactics aimed at coercing victims to pay up -- and publicly shaming those don't. But it may also signal that ransomware purveyors are searching for new ways to profit from their crimes as victim businesses struggle just to keep the lights on during the unprecedented economic slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
02 June 2020

Risk Assessment & the Human Condition

Five lessons the coronavirus pandemic can teach security professionals to better assess, monitor, manage, and mitigate organizational risk.
02 June 2020

Two Critical Android Bugs Open Door to RCE

Two Critical Android Bugs Open Door to RCE Google and Qualcomm both addressed significant vulnerabilities in their June updates.
02 June 2020

Severe Cisco DoS Flaw Can Cripple Nexus Switches

Severe Cisco DoS Flaw Can Cripple Nexus Switches Cisco has patched a high-severity flaw that could lead to denial-of-service attacks on its Nexus switch lineup.
02 June 2020

REvil ransomware gang launches auction site to sell stolen data

Ransomware gang takes extortion to a whole new level. Threatens to auction Madonna's legal documents in a future auction.
02 June 2020

Thycotic Buys Onion ID to Extend PAM Portfolio

The acquisition brings three new products into Thycotic's privileged access management lineup.
02 June 2020

Women in Payments: Q&A with Diane Rogerson


Diane Rogerson didn’t choose a career in cybersecurity; rather, it chose her. In this month’s blog series, find out how Rogerson’s transferrable skillsets were more valuable than her subject matter expertise around cybersecurity, and how she thinks other women can be successful in this regard, too.  

02 June 2020

Octopus Scanner Sinks Tentacles into GitHub Repositories

Octopus Scanner Sinks Tentacles into GitHub Repositories At least 26 different open-source code repositories were found to be infected with an unusual attack on the open-source software supply chain.
02 June 2020

Google adds Nest devices to Advanced Protection Program

You can now shore up your smart home security by leveraging Google's top security offering

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02 June 2020

Cybersecurity Spending Hits 'Temporary Pause' Amid Pandemic

For now, security teams face freezes in projects and hiring - and budget cuts, security industry analysts say.
02 June 2020

Banking on Data Security in a Time of Insecurity

How banks can maintain security and data integrity in the middle of a pandemic.
02 June 2020

Apple Jailbreak Zero-Day Gets a Patch

Apple Jailbreak Zero-Day Gets a Patch The zero-day vulnerability tracked as CVE-2020-9859 is exploited by the "Uncover" jailbreak tool released last week.
02 June 2020

Podcast: Why Identity Access Management is the New Perimeter

Podcast: Why Identity Access Management is the New Perimeter DivvyCloud discusses the changing nature of identity access management (IAM) - and what kind of challenges and opportunities that is creating for businesses.
02 June 2020

G Suite Marketplace primed for a privacy scandal, researchers warn

G Suite apps that have access to Drive and Gmail data found communicating with undisclosed external services.
02 June 2020

Amtrak discloses data breach, potential leak of customer account data

The rail service says that customer PII may have been compromised.
02 June 2020

VMware Cloud Director vulnerability could lead to hijack of enterprise server infrastructure

The security flaw handed over the keys to enterprise infrastructure.
02 June 2020

Data on Indian Mobile Payments App Reportedly Exposed via Open S3 Bucket

Over 7 million records exposed, according to vpnMentor, but app maker says there is no sign of malicious use.
01 June 2020

Apple Pays Researcher $100,000 for Critical Vulnerability

Apple has fixed a flaw in the "Sign in with Apple" feature that could have enabled attackers to break into user accounts for third-party services.
01 June 2020

White House says security incidents at US federal agencies went down in 2019

US federal agencies reported 28,581 cyber-security incidents in 2019, down by 8% from 31,107 in 2018.
01 June 2020

26 IoT Flaws Enable Denial-of-Service Attacks, Privilege Escalation

Research details vulnerabilities in the Zephyr Real Time Operating Systems and MCUboot, both used in IoT devices and sensors.
01 June 2020