Cybersecurity News


Ukraine calls for volunteer hackers to protect critical infrastructure: report

The country is reportedly asking volunteers to join digital defensive and surveillance missions.
25 February 2022

White House Denies Mulling Massive Cyberattacks Against Russia

White House Denies Mulling Massive Cyberattacks Against Russia The options reportedly included tampering with trains, electric service and internet connectivity, hampering Russia's military operations in Ukraine.
24 February 2022

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Debbie Zaller

 

Raised by a single mother, Debbie Zaller learned how to be independent at a young age. This independence eventually gave her confidence to step out of her role as an accountant and volunteer to learn an entirely new industry in PCI assessments. She would go on to become her firm’s first female Principal. In this edition of our blog, Debbie describes the path that led to her success, and how that path continues to change for women.

24 February 2022

The Harsh Truths of Cybersecurity in 2022, Part II

The Harsh Truths of Cybersecurity in 2022, Part II Sonya Duffin, ransomware and data-protection expert at Veritas Technologies, shares three steps organizations can take today to reduce cyberattack fallout.
24 February 2022

Zenly Social-Media App Bugs Allow Account Takeover

Zenly Social-Media App Bugs Allow Account Takeover A pair of bugs in the Snap-owned tracking app reveal phone numbers and allow account hijacking.
24 February 2022

Microsoft App Store Sizzling with New ‘Electron Bot’ Malware

Microsoft App Store Sizzling with New ‘Electron Bot’ Malware The SEO poisoning bot, capable of full system takeover, is actively taking over social media accounts, masquerading as popular games like Temple Run.
24 February 2022

Russia unleashed data-wiper virus on Ukraine, say cyber experts

Russia unleashed data-wiper virus on Ukraine, say cyber experts

UK government and banks on alert for new form of malware said to have infected hundreds of machines

Cyber experts have identified a new strain of computer-disabling malware unleashed on Ukrainian targets as part of Russia’s offensive, as the UK government and banks said they were on alert for online attacks.

Russia was widely expected to launch a cyber assault alongside its military campaign, and the run-up to the invasion of Ukraine was marked by the deployment of a “wiper” virus. A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack, which paralyses websites by bombarding them with spurious information requests, also hit Ukrainian government sites.

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24 February 2022

Web Filtering and Compliances for Wi-Fi Providers

Web Filtering and Compliances for Wi-Fi Providers Demand for public Wi-Fi is on the rise. Usually free of charge, but there is a risk of expensive losses. Learn ways to protect yourself from cyber-threats.
24 February 2022

Cyberattackers Leverage DocuSign to Steal Microsoft Outlook Logins

Cyberattackers Leverage DocuSign to Steal Microsoft Outlook Logins A targeted phishing attack takes aim at a major U.S. payments company.
24 February 2022

The Art of Non-boring Cybersec Training–Podcast

The Art of Non-boring Cybersec Training–Podcast With human error being the common factor in most cyberattacks, employee training has got to get better. To that end, Trustwave cybersec training expert Darren Van Booven explains the importance of fish stress balls and management buy-in.
24 February 2022

Darktrace acquires attack surface analytics firm Cybersprint

Darktrace says the deal will bolster the firm's artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities.
24 February 2022

HermeticWiper: New data‑wiping malware hits Ukraine

Hundreds of computers in Ukraine compromised just hours after a wave of DDoS attacks brings down a number of Ukrainian websites

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24 February 2022

Samsung Shattered Encryption on 100M Phones

Samsung Shattered Encryption on 100M Phones One cryptography expert said that 'serious flaws' in the way Samsung phones encrypt sensitive material, as revealed by academics, are 'embarrassingly bad.'
23 February 2022

Sextortion Rears Its Ugly Head Again

Sextortion Rears Its Ugly Head Again Attackers are sending email blasts with malware links in embedded PDFs as a way to evade email filters, lying about having fictional "video evidence."
23 February 2022

Coffee with the Council Podcast: What’s New in 2022 Featuring Lance Johnson

 

Alicia Malone: Welcome to the first episode of our new podcast series, “Coffee with The Council”. I'm Alicia Malone, senior manager of public relations for the PCI Security Standards Council. Today, we'll be talking about what you can expect in the year ahead for PCI SSC with Lance Johnson, our executive director. Welcome, Lance.

23 February 2022

Creaky Old WannaCry, GandCrab Top the Ransomware Scene

Creaky Old WannaCry, GandCrab Top the Ransomware Scene Nothing like zombie campaigns: WannaCry's old as dirt, and GandCrab threw in the towel years ago. They're on auto-pilot at this point, researchers say.
23 February 2022

Technology, Progress, and Climate

The climate solutions we need to transform every sector are here. The question is: what role will you play in this transformation? You, your community, your business, your government?

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23 February 2022

Malware authors target rivals with malicious npm packages

Trojan packages reveal what could be internal rivalry between cybercriminals.
23 February 2022

These new hacking groups are striking industrial, operational tech targets

Two of the new groups are sophisticated enough to reach ICS/OT networks directly.
23 February 2022

Hackers tried to shatter the spine of global supply chains in 2021

IBM researchers say supply chains were the focus of criminals last year and manufacturers bore the brunt of attacks.
23 February 2022