Cybersecurity News


DDoS Attacks Up 31% in Q1 2021: Report

If pace continues, DDoS attack activity could surpass last year's 10-million attack threshold.
17 May 2021

Rapid7 Is the Latest Victim of a Software Supply Chain Breach

Security vendor says attackers accessed some of its source code using a previously compromised Bash Uploader script from Codecov.
17 May 2021

What a Year It’s Been: RSA 2021 Embraces ‘Resilience’

What a Year It’s Been: RSA 2021 Embraces ‘Resilience’ Keynoters from Cisco, Netflix and RSA highlighted lessons from the last year, and cybersecurity's new mandate in the post-pandemic world: Bounce back stronger.
17 May 2021

RSAC 2021: What Will SolarWinds' CEO Reveal?

RSAC 2021: What Will SolarWinds' CEO Reveal? In a keynote conversation with Forrester analyst Laura Koetzle, Sudhakar Ramakrishna will get candid about the historic breach.
17 May 2021

DarkSide Hits Toshiba; XSS Forum Bans Ransomware

DarkSide Hits Toshiba; XSS Forum Bans Ransomware The criminal forum washed its hands of ransomware after DarkSide's pipeline attack & alleged shutdown: A "loss of servers" that didn't stop another attack.
17 May 2021

Bizarro Banking Trojan Sports Sophisticated Backdoor

Bizarro Banking Trojan Sports Sophisticated Backdoor The advanced Brazilian malware has gone global, harvesting bank logins from Android mobile users.
17 May 2021

CISOs Struggle to Cope with Mounting Job Stress

CISOs Struggle to Cope with Mounting Job Stress Pandemic and evolving IT demands are having a major, negative impact on CISO’s mental health, a survey found.
17 May 2021

Latest Security News From RSAC 2021

Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive coverage of the news and security themes that are dominating RSA Conference 2021.
17 May 2021

Latest Security News from RSAC 2021

Check out Dark Reading's updated, exclusive coverage of the news and security themes that are dominating RSA Conference 2021.
17 May 2021

New Technical FAQs for PCI 3DS Security Standards

 

PCI SSC Sr. Manager Jake Marcinko discusses the two newly published PCI 3DS Core and 3DS SDK Technical FAQ documents (found here).

17 May 2021

Try This One Weird Trick Russian Hackers Hate

In a Twitter discussion last week on ransomware attacks, KrebsOnSecurity noted that virtually all ransomware strains have a built-in failsafe designed to cover the backsides of the malware purveyors: They simply will not install on a Microsoft Windows computer that already has one of many types of virtual keyboards installed -- such as Russian or Ukrainian. So many readers had questions in response to the tweet that I thought it was worth a blog post exploring this one weird cyber defense trick.
17 May 2021

Agility Broke AppSec. Now It's Going to Fix It.

Outnumbered 100 to 1 by developers, AppSec needs a new model of agility to catch up and protect everything that needs to be secured.
17 May 2021

Name That Toon: Road Trip

Name That Toon: Road Trip Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
17 May 2021

Take action now – FluBot malware may be on its way

Why FluBot is a major threat for Android users, how to avoid falling victim, and how to get rid of the malware if your device has already been compromised

The post Take action now – FluBot malware may be on its way appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

17 May 2021

Android stalkerware threatens victims further and exposes snoopers themselves

ESET research reveals that common Android stalkerware apps are riddled with vulnerabilities that further jeopardize victims and expose the privacy and security of the snoopers themselves

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17 May 2021

How Apple’s AirTag turns us into unwitting spies in a vast surveillance network

How Apple’s AirTag turns us into unwitting spies in a vast surveillance network

The tech giant says it has security safeguards in place. But these tracking devices can be hacked and put to other nefarious purposes

Apple has launched the latest version of its operating system, iOS 14.5, which features the much-anticipated app tracking transparency function, bolstering the tech giant’s privacy credentials.

But iOS 14.5 also introduced support for the new Apple AirTag, which risks doing the opposite.

Related: Apple launches new iMac, iPad Pro, AirTags and Podcast subscriptions

Being around someone with an AirTag is *very* annoying pic.twitter.com/GZj8ZeTCck

A security researcher has found out the microcontroller inside Apple's #AirTag can be reprogrammed, opening the door to AirTag modifications and potential malicious uses. https://t.co/PAKPZab7Ov pic.twitter.com/UVTvPl41Sn

Amazon Sidewalk could help extend the reach of your Wi-Fi, but the company's data-collection habits may outweigh the feature's benefits. https://t.co/gcCKqLJDFy

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16 May 2021

Rapid7 Source Code Accessed in Supply Chain Attack

An investigation of the Codecov attack revealed intruders accessed Rapid7 source code repositories containing internal credentials and alert-related data.
14 May 2021

Verizon’s 2021 DBIR: Phishing and ransomware threats looming ever larger

The report provides unique insights into how the COVID-19 pandemic affected the data breach landscape

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14 May 2021

FIN7 Backdoor Masquerades as Ethical Hacking Tool

FIN7 Backdoor Masquerades as Ethical Hacking Tool The financially motivated cybercrime gang behind the Carbanak RAT is back with the Lizar malware, which can harvest all kinds of info from Windows machines.
14 May 2021

How Faster COVID-19 Research Is Being Made Possible by Secure Silicon

How Faster COVID-19 Research Is Being Made Possible by Secure Silicon When Intel and Leidos set up a "trusted execution environment" to enable a widespread group of researchers to securely share and confidentially compute real-world data, it was no small achievement.
14 May 2021