Cybersecurity News


Lumu to Emerge from Stealth at RSAC

The new company will focus on giving customers earlier indications of network and server compromise.
18 February 2020

Cyber Fitness Takes More Than a Gym Membership & a Crash Diet

Make cybersecurity your top priority, moving away from addressing individual problems with Band-Aids and toward attaining a long-term cyber-fitness plan.
18 February 2020

DHS says ransomware hit US gas pipeline operator

Operations halted for two days at unnamed US natural gas compression facility.
18 February 2020

Encoding Stolen Credit Card Data on Barcodes

Crooks are constantly dreaming up new ways to use and conceal stolen credit card data. According to the U.S. Secret Service, the latest scheme involves stolen card information embedded in barcodes affixed to phony money network rewards cards. The scammers then pay for merchandise by instructing a cashier to scan the barcode and enter the expiration date and card security code.
18 February 2020

Sensitive plastic surgery photos exposed online

Other leaked records include videos, facial and body scans, as well as a range of patients' personal data

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18 February 2020

Active Exploits Hit Vulnerable WordPress ThemeGrill Plugin

Active Exploits Hit Vulnerable WordPress ThemeGrill Plugin Websites using a vulnerable version of the WordPress plugin, ThemeGrill Demo Importer, are being targeted by attackers.
18 February 2020

1.7M Nedbank Customers Affected via Third-Party Breach

A vulnerability in the network of marketing contractor Computer Facilities led to a breach at the South African bank.
18 February 2020

Plugin flaw leaves up to 200,000 WordPress sites at risk of attack

A fix is available, so you may want to make sure that you run the plugin’s latest version

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18 February 2020

Ring to enable 2FA for all user accounts after recent hacks

Google made 2FA mandatory for all Nest users last week.
18 February 2020

Firmware Weaknesses Can Turn Computer Subsystems into Trojans

Network cards, video cameras, and graphics adapters are a few of the subsystems whose lack of security could allow attackers to turn them into spy implants.
18 February 2020

Staircase to the Cloud: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners

Staircase to the Cloud: Dark Reading Caption Contest Winners A humorous nod to the lack of gender equity in cybersecurity hiring was our judges' unanimous choice. And the winners are ...
18 February 2020

The Road(s) to Riches

You could be making millions in just two years!
18 February 2020

Hacker Scheme Threatens AdSense Customers with Account Suspension

Hacker Scheme Threatens AdSense Customers with Account Suspension Scam threatens to flood sites using Google’s banner-ad program with bot and junk traffic if owners don’t pay $5K in bitcoin.
18 February 2020

16 DDoS attacks take place every 60 seconds, rates reach 622 Gbps

With over 23,000 recorded attacks per day, customer-facing enterprise services are bearing the brunt of attacks.
18 February 2020

8 Things Users Do That Make Security Pros Miserable

8 Things Users Do That Make Security Pros Miserable When a user interacts with an enterprise system the result can be productivity or disaster. Here are 8 opportunities for the disaster side to win out over the productive.
18 February 2020

Lenovo, HP, Dell Peripherals Face Unpatched Firmware Bugs

Lenovo, HP, Dell Peripherals Face Unpatched Firmware Bugs A lack of proper code-signing verification and authentication for firmware updates opens the door to information disclosure, remote code execution, denial of service and more.
18 February 2020

Five years after the Equation Group HDD hacks, firmware security still sucks

Device manufacturers are not forcing driver signatures at all times.
18 February 2020

Microsoft to deploy ElectionGuard voting software for the first time tomorrow

Residents in Fulton, Wisconsin will elect representatives for the Wisconsin Supreme Court via voting machines running Microsoft's ElectionGuard voting software.
17 February 2020

Microsoft to deploy ElectionGuard voting software for the first time

Residents in Fulton, Wisconsin will elect representatives for the Wisconsin Supreme Court via voting machines running Microsoft's ElectionGuard voting software.
17 February 2020

Bug in WordPress plugin can let hackers wipe up to 200,000 sites

Same bug can also let attackers gain access to the admin account.
17 February 2020