Cybersecurity News


NSS Labs Revises Endpoint Security Test Model

New product ratings system comes amid growing shift in the testing market toward more "open and transparent" evaluation of security tools.
03 March 2020

Former Microsoft Software Engineer Convicted of Fraud

The 25-year-old was convicted of 18 charges stemming from illegal access to money stored in online gift cards.
03 March 2020

Have I Been Pwned No Longer For Sale

Have I Been Pwned No Longer For Sale Troy Hunt said the popular HIBP will continue to be run as an independent service.
03 March 2020

Brave comes out on top in browser privacy study

By contrast, two web browsers share identifiers that are tied to the device hardware and so persist even across fresh installs

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03 March 2020

The Case for Limiting Your Browser Extensions

Last week, KrebsOnSecurity reported to health insurance provider Blue Shield of California that its Web site was flagged by multiple security products as serving malicious content. Blue Shield quickly removed the unauthorized code. An investigation determined it was injected by a browser extension installed on the computer of a Blue Shield employee who'd edited the Web site in the past month. The incident is a reminder that browser extensions -- however useful or fun they may seem when you install them -- typically have a great deal of power and can effectively read and/or write all data in your browsing sessions. And as we'll see, it's not uncommon for extension makers to sell or lease their user base to shady advertising firms, or in some cases abandon them to outright cybercriminals.
03 March 2020

Chinese Nationals Charged with Laundering $100M in Cryptocurrency

The two defendants allegedly laundered $100 million for the benefit of North Korean threat actors who stole the funds in 2018.
03 March 2020

The Cybercrime Pandemic Keeps Spreading

The World Economic Forum says cyberattacks will be one of the top global business risks over the next 10 years.
03 March 2020

Chinese security firm says CIA hacked Chinese targets for the past 11 years

Qihoo 360 becomes second Chinese security vendor to blame the CIA for hacks against its civil aviation sector.
03 March 2020

DoppelPaymer Ransomware Used to Steal Data from Supplier to SpaceX, Tesla

DoppelPaymer Ransomware Used to Steal Data from Supplier to SpaceX, Tesla Cyber attack at Visser Precision, which builds custom parts for the aerospace and automotive industries, reveals sensitive company data.
03 March 2020

5 reasons to consider a career in cybersecurity

From competitive salaries to ever-evolving job descriptions, there are myriad reasons why a cybersecurity career could be right for you

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03 March 2020

Keeping Passwords Simple

We know at times this whole password thing sounds really complicated. Wouldn't be great if there was a brain dead way you could keep passwords simple and secure at the same time? Well, it's not nearly as hard as you think. Here are three tips to keeping passwords super simple while keeping your accounts super secure.
03 March 2020

US government warns foreign actors with sharp consequences if they meddle in Super Tuesday

DOS, DOJ, DOD, DHS, ODNI, FBI, NSA, and CISA issue joint statement ahead of Super Tuesday primary.
02 March 2020

Why Threat Intelligence Gathering Can Be a Legal Minefield

In new guidance, the Department of Justice says security researchers and organizations run real risks when gathering threat intelligence or dealing with criminals in underground online marketplaces.
02 March 2020

How Security Leaders at Starbucks and Microsoft Prepare for Breaches

Executives discuss the security incidents they're most worried about and the steps they take to prepare for them.
02 March 2020

How Security Leads at Starbucks and Microsoft Prepare for Breaches

Executives discuss the security incidents they're most worried about and the steps they take to prepare for them.
02 March 2020

NetSupport Manager RAT Spread via Bogus NortonLifeLock Docs

NetSupport Manager RAT Spread via Bogus NortonLifeLock Docs The legitimate remote-access tool is being used to maliciously infect victims and allow remote code-execution.
02 March 2020

Gamer Alert: Serious Nvidia Flaw Plagues Graphics Driver

Gamer Alert: Serious Nvidia Flaw Plagues Graphics Driver Several flaws found in Nvidia's graphics drivers could enable denial of service, remote code execution and other malicious attacks.
02 March 2020

Walgreens' Mobile App Exposes Customers' Info

An error in the app allowed some secure chat users to see medical information that wasn't theirs.
02 March 2020

US Treasury sanctions two Chinese nationals for laundering cryptocurrency for North Korean hackers

Two Chinese men laundered funds from two hacked cryptocurrency exchanges.
02 March 2020

Forrester: Keeping Smart Cities Safe From Hacks

Forrester: Keeping Smart Cities Safe From Hacks As cities grow more connected, municipal operators must deal with new risks like ransomware, IoT hacks and more.
02 March 2020