Cybersecurity News


Burning Man Tickets for $225? Yep, Too Good to Be True

Burning Man Tickets for $225? Yep, Too Good to Be True Scammers are posing as event organizers in a sophisticated fraud effort.
21 February 2020

NRC Health Ransomware Attack Prompts Patient Data Concerns

The organization, which sells patient administration tools to hospitals, could not confirm whether patient data was accessed.
21 February 2020

Google to put a muzzle on Android apps accessing location data in the background

Google will also update Android's location access permission prompt (again).
21 February 2020

Olympics Could Face Disruption from Regional Powers

Destructive attacks and disinformation will likely target the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, two groups of threat experts say.
21 February 2020

How to Get CISOs & Boards on the Same Page

These two groups have talked past each other for years, each hobbled by their own tunnel vision and misperceptions.
21 February 2020

ObliqueRAT linked to threat group launching attacks against government targets

The new Trojan is attacking organizations across Southeast Asia.
21 February 2020

ISS World Hit with Malware Attack that Shuts Down Global Computer Network

ISS World Hit with Malware Attack that Shuts Down Global Computer Network The incident cut off access to e-mail and shared IT services across customer sites of the multinational Denmark-based facility-management firm.
21 February 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Hunting down Linux threats – The implications of DNS encryption for business security – MGM Resorts breach hits millions of people

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21 February 2020

Security Now Merges With Dark Reading

Readers of Security Now will join the Dark Reading community, gaining access to a wide range of cybersecurity content.
21 February 2020

Google denies claims that free school Chromebooks are illegally collecting student data

A lawsuit filed in New Mexico alleges the free devices are serving a nefarious purpose -- data collection without parental consent.
21 February 2020

Haken Malware Family Infests Google Play Store

Haken Malware Family Infests Google Play Store Eight apps - mostly camera utilities and children's games - were discovered spreading a new malware strain that steals data and signs victims up for expensive premium services.
21 February 2020

Up close and personal with Linux malware

What are the main security threats facing Linux? A Q&A with ESET Senior Malware Researcher Marc‑Etienne M.Léveillé, whose work has been instrumental in uncovering a number of malware strains hitting Linux servers.

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21 February 2020

Digital Inheritance

What happens to our digital presence when we die or become incapacitated? Many of us have or know we should have a will and checklists of what loved ones need to know in the event of our passing. But what about all of our digital data and online accounts? Consider creating some type of digital will, often called a "Digital Inheritance" plan.
21 February 2020

DOD DISA discloses data breach

The Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) handles IT and telecommunications support for the White House and military troops.
20 February 2020

Google Bans 600 Android Apps for Obnoxious Ads

Google Bans 600 Android Apps for Obnoxious Ads The Google Play apps violated the tech behemoth's disruptive advertising policies.
20 February 2020

Popular Mobile Document-Management Apps Put Data at Risk

Most iOS and Android apps that Cometdocs has published on Google and Apple app stores transmit entire documents - unencrypted.
20 February 2020

Google removes 600 Android apps in Play Store adware crackdown

Google removes Android apps and bans app developers who used out-of-app ads to spam users.
20 February 2020

Microsoft Announces General Availability of Threat Protection, Insider Risk Management

Microsoft made several security announcements ahead of RSA Conference, including its decision to bring Microsoft Defender to iOS and Android.
20 February 2020

Ransomware Damage Hit $11.5B in 2019

A new report shows the scale of ransomware's harm and the growth of that damage year-over-year -- an average of $141,000 per incident.
20 February 2020

It's Time to Break the 'Rule of Steve'

Today, in a room full of cybersecurity professionals, there are still more people called Steve than there are women.
20 February 2020