Cybersecurity News


Malware Gangs Partner Up in Double-Punch Security Threat

Malware Gangs Partner Up in Double-Punch Security Threat From TrickBot to Ryuk, more malware cybercriminal groups are putting their heads together when attacking businesses.
26 February 2021

Berlin resident jailed for threatening to bomb NHS hospital unless Bitcoin ransom was paid

The bomb threats escalated over the course of six weeks to include Black Lives Matter protests and threats on UK politicians.
26 February 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Privacy bug in Brave browser – Clubhouse audio streamed to external website – Protecting children from cyberbullying in COVID-19 era

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26 February 2021

Oxford University COVID‑19 lab hacked

Neither clinical research into the coronavirus nor any patient data were affected by the incident

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26 February 2021

PCI DSS v4.0 Timeline Updated to Support an Additional RFC

 

Industry feedback is fundamental to the evolution of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Because of the broad impact PCI DSS has on the payment community, the Council is seeking additional feedback into the PCI DSS v4.0 validation documents. As a result of expanding stakeholder feedback opportunities to include these supporting documents, the Council is now targeting a Q4 2021 completion date for PCI DSS v4.0. The publication and availability of PCI DSS v4.0 is still being determined. The Council will communicate the targeted publication date in the coming months.

26 February 2021

After a Year of Quantum Advances, the Time to Protect Is Now

Innovations in quantum computing mean enterprise and manufacturing organizations need to start planning now to defend against new types of cybersecurity threats.
26 February 2021

Safeguarding children against cyberbullying in the age of COVID‑19

As screen time has increased, so has the risk of cyberbullying. What you can do to help protect your children from online harassment?

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26 February 2021

Podcast: Ransomware Attacks Exploded in Q4 2020

Podcast: Ransomware Attacks Exploded in Q4 2020 Researchers said they saw a seven-times increase in ransomware activity in the fourth quarter of 2020, across various families – from Ryuk to Egregor.
26 February 2021

Protecting Sensitive Cardholder Data in Today’s Hyper-Connected World

Protecting Sensitive Cardholder Data in Today’s Hyper-Connected World Retailers that lacked significant digital presence pre-COVID are now reaching new audiences through e-commerce sites that are accessible anytime, from anywhere, on any device.
26 February 2021

Go malware is now common, having been adopted by both APTs and e-crime groups

There's been a 2,000% increase of new malware written in Go over the past few years.
26 February 2021

Oxford University lab with COVID-19 research links targeted by hackers

Compromised machines included those used in sample analysis.
26 February 2021

Championing worthy causes: How ESET gives a helping hand

A snapshot of some of the ways ESET makes an impact supporting the well-being of people, communities and the environment

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26 February 2021

TikTok agrees to pay $92 million to settle teen privacy class-action lawsuit

The video platform was accused of collecting biometric data without consent.
26 February 2021

How $100M in Jobless Claims Went to Inmates

The U.S. Labor Department's inspector general said this week that roughly $100 million in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims were paid in 2020 to criminals who are already in jail. That's a tiny share of the estimated tens of billions of dollars in jobless benefits states have given to identity thieves in the past year. To help reverse that trend, many states are now turning to a little-known private company called ID.me. This post examines some of what that company is seeing in its efforts to stymie unemployment fraud.
25 February 2021

Inside Strata's Plans to Solve the Cloud Identity Puzzle

Strata Identity was founded to change businesses' approach to identity management as multicloud environments become the norm.
25 February 2021

Microsoft Releases Free Tool for Hunting SolarWinds Malware

Meanwhile, researchers at SecurityScorecard say the "fileless" malware loader in the attack - Teardrop - actually dates back to 2017.
25 February 2021

North Korea's Lazarus Group Expands to Stealing Defense Secrets

Several gigabytes of sensitive data stolen from one restricted network, with organizations in more than 12 countries impacted, Kaspersky says.
25 February 2021

Ransomware, Phishing Will Remain Primary Risks in 2021

Attackers have doubled down on ransomware and phishing -- with some tweaks -- while deepfakes and disinformation will become more major threats in the future, according to a trio of threat reports.
25 February 2021

Cyberattacks Launch Against Vietnamese Human-Rights Activists

Cyberattacks Launch Against Vietnamese Human-Rights Activists Vietnam joins the ranks of governments using spyware to crack down on human-rights defenders.
25 February 2021

Thousands of VMware Servers Exposed to Critical RCE Bug

Security experts report scanning activity targeting vulnerable vCenter servers after a researcher published proof-of-concept code.
25 February 2021