Cybersecurity News


Like the Energizer Bunny, Trickbot Goes On and On

Recent efforts to take down the virulent botnet have been largely -- but not entirely -- successful.
12 November 2020

KuCoin CEO says 84% of stolen cryptocurrency has been recovered

Estimates suggest millions of dollars in cryptocurrency could still be outstanding.
12 November 2020

New ModPipe malware targets hospitality, hotel point of sale systems

The backdoor has been created to target PoS devices actively used by thousands of hotels and restaurants.
12 November 2020

Hungry for data, ModPipe backdoor hits POS software used in hospitality sector

Backdoor authors show deep knowledge of the targeted POS software, decrypting database passwords from Windows registry values

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12 November 2020

We Secured the Election. Now How Do We Secure Trust in Results?

We Secured the Election. Now How Do We Secure Trust in Results? Disinformation campaigns are now designed not only to influence how voters fill out their ballots, but also how confident they are in the entire process. How do legislators, media organizations, security professionals, and voters respond?
12 November 2020

Microsoft urges users to stop using phone-based multi-factor authentication

Microsoft recommends using app-based authenticators and security keys instead.
12 November 2020

NSF-Funded Research Aims to Help Disrupt Cybercrime Supply Chains

The National Science Foundation awarded a grant to Georgia State University (GSU) to come up with innovative ways to thwart the supply chains for counterfeiting, loan- and unemployment fraud.
11 November 2020

Want to Avoid an Extreme Cyberloss? Focus on the Basics

New analysis of attacks and breaches -- to the tune of more than $20 million in damages and losses of at least 20 million records -- underscores the importance of planning for these events.
11 November 2020

Google patches two more Chrome zero-days

Google has now patched five Chrome zero-days in three weeks.
11 November 2020

Security Hiring Plans Remain Constant Despite Pandemic

Although we saw workforce gains this year, 56% of businesses surveyed report staff shortages are putting their organization at risk.
11 November 2020

3 Tips For Successfully Running Tech Outside the IT Department

When marketing opts for "extra-departmental IT," coordination and communication are required to keep things secured.
11 November 2020

Silver Peak SD-WAN Bugs Allow for Network Takeover

Silver Peak SD-WAN Bugs Allow for Network Takeover Three security vulnerabilities can be chained to enable unauthenticated remote code execution.
11 November 2020

7 Cool Cyberattack and Audit Tools to be Highlighted at Black Hat Europe

7 Cool Cyberattack and Audit Tools to be Highlighted at Black Hat Europe Platforms, open source tools, and other toolkits for penetration testers and other security practitioners will be showcased at the early December virtual event.
11 November 2020

Barracuda to Acquire Fyde for Zero-Trust Capabilities

Plans call for expanding the Barracuda CloudGen SASE platform.
11 November 2020

9 New Tactics to Spread Security Awareness

9 New Tactics to Spread Security Awareness Employees are often your first line of security defense when the bad guys come calling -- providing your workers are properly trained. Security leaders share how they're raising awareness.
11 November 2020

Nvidia Warns Windows Gamers of GeForce NOW Flaw

Nvidia Warns Windows Gamers of GeForce NOW Flaw Both Nvidia and Intel faced severe security issues this week - including a high-severity bug in Nvidia's GeForce NOW.
11 November 2020

Ragnar Locker Ransomware Gang Takes Out Facebook Ads in Key New Tactic

Ragnar Locker Ransomware Gang Takes Out Facebook Ads in Key New Tactic Following a Nov. 3 ransomware attack against Campari, Ragnar Locker group took out public Facebook ads threatening to release stolen data.
11 November 2020

Recent ransomware wave targeting Israel linked to Iranian threat actors

Israeli companies have seen an uptick in attacks and successful infections with the Pay2Key and WannaScream ransomware.
11 November 2020

Minecraft Apps on Google Play Fleece Players Out of Big Money

Minecraft Apps on Google Play Fleece Players Out of Big Money Seven mobile apps for Android sneakily charge fans of Minecraft and Roblox hundreds of dollars per month.
11 November 2020

How to Successfully Transition Software from PA-DSS to the PCI Secure Software Standard


On 28 October 2022, the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) program will officially close. In this blog, Jake Marcinko, PCI SSC Senior Manager, Emerging Standards, shares how PA-DSS compares to its successor, the PCI Secure Software Standard, a standard within the PCI Software Security Framework (SSF); and Tracey Harrington, PCI SSC Manager, Certification Programs, offers key timelines and suggestions on how to prepare your organization to make the transition.

11 November 2020