Cybersecurity News


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

BECs and EACs: What's the Difference?

BECs and EACs: What's the Difference? Email accounts are common targets for attack. Understanding how attack types differ is critical for successful defense.
04 December 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers analyze Turla Crutch, Cybersecurity Trends 2021 report is out and how to stay safe when paying with your phone.

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04 December 2020

Novel Online Shopping Malware Hides in Social-Media Buttons

Novel Online Shopping Malware Hides in Social-Media Buttons The skimmer steals credit-card data, using steganography to hide in plain sight in seemingly benign images.
04 December 2020

Intel Doubles Down on Emerging Technologies for Sharing and Using Data Securely

Homomorphic encryption and federated learning could allow groups to share data and analysis while protecting the actual information.
04 December 2020

VMware Rolls a Fix for Formerly Critical Zero-Day Bug

VMware Rolls a Fix for Formerly Critical Zero-Day Bug VMware has issued a full patch and revised the severity level of the NSA-reported vulnerability to "important."
04 December 2020

Flash Dies but Warning Signs Persist: A Eulogy for Tech's Terrible Security Precedent

Flash will be gone by the end of the year, but the ecosystem that allowed it to become a software security serial killer is ready to let it happen again.
04 December 2020

IRS to Make ID Protection PIN Open to All

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) said this week that beginning in 2021 it will allow all taxpayers to apply for an identity protection personal identification number (IP PIN), a single-use code designed to block identity thieves from falsely claiming a tax refund in your name. Currently, IP PINs are issued only to those who fill out an ID theft affidavit, or to taxpayers who've experienced tax refund fraud in previous years.
04 December 2020

Vancouver Metro Disrupted by Egregor Ransomware

Vancouver Metro Disrupted by Egregor Ransomware The attack, which prevented Translink users from using their metro cards or buying tickets at kiosks, is the second from the prolific threat group just this week.
04 December 2020

Cybersecurity Advent Calendar: Let Santa in, keep hackers out!

Santa will soon come down the chimney, but there are potential entry points into your home and digital life that you should never leave open

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04 December 2020

Ransomware attack cripples Vancouver public transportation agency

TransLink customers left unable to use the agency's public ticketing kiosks and cards for two days.
04 December 2020

Assessing Cybersecurity Risk in Today's Enterprises

Assessing Cybersecurity Risk in Today's Enterprises COVID-19 has created a new IT paradigm in the enterprise - and a new level of cybersecurity risk. This report offers a look at how enterprises are assessing and managing cyber-risk under the new normal.
04 December 2020

Edward Snowden asks Trump to pardon Wikileaks founder Julian Assange

Snowden claims the pardon would save Assange's life.
03 December 2020