Cybersecurity News


Emotet botnet returns after a five-month absence

2019's most active malware botnet returns to life with new spam campaign after it previously went dark on February 7, 2020.
17 July 2020

Emotet botnet returns after a four-month absence

2019's most active malware botnet returns to life with new spam campaign after it previously went dark on February 7, 2020.
17 July 2020

Election Security: Recovering from 2016, Looking Toward 2020

Researchers publish the results of a four-year investigation and discuss whether the US is ready to secure its largest elections.
17 July 2020

Twitter Hack Update: What We Know (and What We Don’t)

Twitter Hack Update: What We Know (and What We Don’t) With limited confirmed information, a raft of theories and circumstantial evidence has come to light as to who was behind the attack and how they carried it out.
17 July 2020

Cybercriminals Targeted Streaming Services to Provide Pandemic Entertainment

Prior to 2020, about 1 in 5 credential attacks targeted video services, but that's nothing compared to the first quarter of 2020, according to newly published data.
17 July 2020

US judge: WhatsApp lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm NSO can proceed

US judge: WhatsApp lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm NSO can proceed

NSO Group was sued last year by messaging app owned by Facebook

An Israeli company whose spyware has been used to target journalists in India, politicians in Spain, and human rights activists in Morocco may soon be forced to divulge information about its government clients and practices after a judge in California ruled that a lawsuit against the company could proceed.

NSO Group was sued by WhatsApp, which is owned by Facebook, last year, after the popular messaging app accused the company of sending malware to 1,400 of its users over a two-week period and targeting their mobile phones.

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17 July 2020

CISA Emergency Directive Orders Immediate Fix of Windows DNS Server Bug

CISA Emergency Directive Orders Immediate Fix of Windows DNS Server Bug An emergency directive orders some federal agencies to apply Microsoft’s patch for a critical DNS vulnerability by Friday, July 17 at 2 p.m. (ET).
17 July 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Trojanized cryptocurrency trading apps targeting Mac users – An Android chat app turns out to be spyware – Twitter sustains a massive hack

The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

17 July 2020

Cloud provider stopped ransomware attack but had to pay ransom demand anyway

BlackBaud said it had to pay a ransom demand to ensure hackers would delete data they stole from its network.
17 July 2020

Cisco releases security fixes for critical VPN, router vulnerabilities

The worst bugs can be exploited for remote code execution and privilege escalation attacks.
17 July 2020

Google says a bug is erroneously showing security alerts for TiVO devices

TiVO streaming dongle owners are getting a security alert when linking their Google account to their device.
16 July 2020

8 Signs of a Smartphone Hack

8 Signs of a Smartphone Hack A rapidly dwindling battery life or sudden spike in data usage could indicate your iOS or Android device has been compromised.
16 July 2020

Who’s Behind Wednesday’s Epic Twitter Hack?

Twitter was thrown into chaos on Wednesday after accounts for some of the world's most recognizable public figures, executives and celebrities starting tweeting out links to bitcoin scams. Twitter says the attack happened because someone tricked or coerced an employee into providing access to internal Twitter administrative tools. This post is an attempt to lay out some of the timeline of this attack, and point to clues about who may have been behind it.
16 July 2020

DHS CISA tells government agencies to patch Windows Server DNS bug within 24h

CISA cites "likelihood of the vulnerability being exploited" and widespread use of Windows Server as primary reason for today's rare measure.
16 July 2020

Major Flaws Open the Edge to Attack

Attackers are using critical exploits for flaws in VPN appliances, app-delivery services, and other network-edge hardware and software to punch through corporate perimeters. What can companies do?
16 July 2020

Enterprise Data Security: It’s Time to Flip the Established Approach

Enterprise Data Security: It’s Time to Flip the Established Approach Companies should forget about auditing where data resides and who has access to it.
16 July 2020

Twitter: No evidence hackers accessed user passwords

Social network has no plans to reset user passwords after yesterday's massive hack that spread a Bitcoin scam on the platform.
16 July 2020

EU Court Ruling Means New Global Protections for EU Customer Data

The ruling in a case involving Facebook means that international companies must provide EU-level privacy controls for EU-generated data no matter where it's stored or transferred.
16 July 2020

Twitter Attack Raises Concerns Over its Internal Controls

Attackers temporarily gained control of the accounts of Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and others, to tweet a bitcoin scam.
16 July 2020

Hackers Look to Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research

Hackers Look to Steal COVID-19 Vaccine Research The Russia-linked APT29 has set its sights on pharma research in Western nations in a likely attempt to get ahead on a cure for coronavirus.
16 July 2020