Cybersecurity News


Are Ransomware Attacks the New Pandemic?

Ransomware has been a problem for decades, so why is government just now beginning to address it?
21 June 2021

State‑sponsored or financially motivated: Is there any difference anymore?

What does the increasingly fuzzy line between traditional cybercrime and attacks attributed to state-backed groups mean for the future of the threat landscape?

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21 June 2021

Attackers Find New Way to Exploit Google Docs for Phishing

Tactic continues recent trend by attackers to use trusted cloud services to send and host malicious content.
18 June 2021

Accidental Insider Leaks Prove Major Source of Risk

Research reports highlight growing concerns around insider negligence that leads to data breaches.
18 June 2021

This Week in Database Leaks: Cognyte, CVS, Wegmans

Billions of records were found exposed this week due to unprotected databases owned by major corporations and third-party providers.
18 June 2021

11 Security Certifications to Seek Out This Summer

11 Security Certifications to Seek Out This Summer The more you know, the more you grow. The Edge takes a fresh look at leading security certifications that can help advance your career.
18 June 2021

What’s Making Your Company a Ransomware Sitting Duck

What’s Making Your Company a Ransomware Sitting Duck What's the low-hanging fruit for ransomware attackers? What steps could help to fend them off, and what’s stopping organizations from implementing those steps?
18 June 2021

Carnival Cruise Cyber-Torpedoed by Cyberattack

Carnival Cruise Cyber-Torpedoed by Cyberattack This is the fourth time in a bit over a year that Carnival’s admitted to breaches, with two of them being ransomware attacks.
18 June 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

5 steps to take to minimize damage from a ransomware attack – The double-edged sword of OSINT – Watch out for vishing scams

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18 June 2021

4 Habits of Highly Effective Security Operators

These good habits can make all the difference in advancing careers for cybersecurity operators who spend their days putting out fires large and small.
18 June 2021

Insider Versus Outsider: Navigating Top Data Loss Threats

Insider Versus Outsider: Navigating Top Data Loss Threats Troy Gill, manager of security research at Zix, discusses the most common ways sensitive data is scooped up by nefarious sorts.
18 June 2021

‘Oddball’ Malware Blocks Access to Pirated Software

‘Oddball’ Malware Blocks Access to Pirated Software Rather than steal credentials or hold data for ransom, a recent campaign observed by Sophos prevents people from visiting sites that offer illegal downloads.
18 June 2021

First American Financial Pays Farcical $500K Fine

In May 2019, KrebsOnSecurity broke the news that the website of mortgage settlement giant First American Financial Corp. [NYSE:FAF] was leaking more than 800 million documents -- many containing sensitive financial data -- related to real estate transactions dating back more than 16 years. This week, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission settled its investigation into the matter after the Fortune 500 company agreed to pay a paltry penalty of less than $500,000.
18 June 2021

Faux ‘DarkSide’ Gang Takes Aim at Global Energy, Food Sectors

Faux ‘DarkSide’ Gang Takes Aim at Global Energy, Food Sectors A DarkSide doppelganger mounts a fraud campaign aimed at extorting nearly $4 million from each target.
18 June 2021

A deep dive into the operations of the LockBit ransomware group

Most victims are from the enterprise and are expected to pay an average ransom of $85,000.
18 June 2021

5 essential things to do before ransomware strikes

By failing to prepare you are preparing to fail – here’s what you can do today to minimize the impact of a potential ransomware attack in the future

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18 June 2021

Dark Web

The Dark Web is a network of systems connected to the Internet designed to share information securely and anonymously. These capabilities are abused by cyber criminals to enable their activities, for example selling hacking tools or purchasing stolen information such as credit card data. Be aware that your information could be floating around the Dark Web, making it easier for cyber criminals to create custom attacks targeting you..
18 June 2021

Data Breaches Surge in Food & Beverage, Other Industries

Six previously "under-attacked" vertical industries saw a surge in data breaches last year due to COVID-19 related disruptions and other factors, new data shows.
17 June 2021

One in Five Manufacturing Firms Targeted by Cyberattacks

Information-stealing malware makes up about a third of attacks, a study finds, but companies worry most about ransomware shutting down production.
17 June 2021

Carnival Cruise Line Reports Security Breach

The cruise ship operator says the incident affected employee and guest data.
17 June 2021