Cybersecurity News


Call Fraud Operator Ordered to Pay $9M to Victims

Indian national will serve 20 years in prison for running a large call center fraud operation.
01 December 2020

FBI warns of email forwarding rules being abused in recent hacks

FBI: "The web-based client's forwarding rules often do not sync with the desktop client, limiting the rules' visibility to cyber security administrators."
01 December 2020

Zoom Impersonation Attacks Aim to Steal Credentials

Zoom Impersonation Attacks Aim to Steal Credentials The Better Business Bureau warns of phishing messages with the Zoom logo that tell recipients they have a missed meeting or suspended account.
01 December 2020

Electronic Medical Records Cracked Open by OpenClinic Bugs

Electronic Medical Records Cracked Open by OpenClinic Bugs Four security vulnerabilities in an open-source medical records management platform allow remote code execution, patient data theft and more.
01 December 2020

Ivanti Acquires MobileIron & Pulse Secure

The company plans to use these acquisitions to strengthen and secure IT connections across remote devices and infrastructure.
01 December 2020

Sophos 2021 Threat Report: Navigating Cybersecurity in an Uncertain World

SPONSORED: As most of the world shifted to remote work in 2020, cybercriminals upped their game, devising ways to use the fears and anxieties of organizations and end users against them. Sophos Principal Research Scientist Chester Wisniewski discusses the fast-changing attacker behaviors outlined in the Sophos 2021 Threat Report, and how IT professionals need to update their approach to protect against more sophisticated threats.
01 December 2020

Microsoft removes 18 malicious Edge extensions for injecting ads into web pages

Some extensions mimicked official apps while others copied popular Chrome extensions.
01 December 2020

Can't Afford a Full-time CISO? Try the Virtual Version

A vCISO can align a company's information security program to business strategy and budgeting guidance to senior management.
01 December 2020

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