Week in security with Tony Anscombe
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As coronavirus challenges mount, WHO's reputation is being hijacked for data theft scamsA potential pandemic, an “infodemic,” and scams are all challenges being faced by the WHO.
Critical Citrix RCE Flaw Still Threatens 1,000s of Corporate LANsRCE and myriad other types of attacks could take aim at the 19 percent of vulnerable companies that haven't yet patched CVE-2019-19781.
Ransomware installs Gigabyte driver to kill antivirus productsRobbinHood ransomware deploys novel technique to make sure it can encrypt files without being interrupted.
5 Measures to Harden Election TechnologyVoting machinery needs hardware-level security. The stakes are the ultimate, and the attackers among the world's most capable.
Phishing Campaign Targets 250 Android Apps with Anubis MalwareNew attacks discovered by Cofense can perform keylogging, steal data and completely hijack a mobile device.
Critical Bluetooth bug leaves Android users open to attack
Google releases a fix for the security hole that, if left unplugged, could allow attackers to run malicious code with no user interaction
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UK government rolls out red carpet for infamous spyware vendorNSO Group will be touting its wares to visiting officials, including those potentially from oppressive regimes.
Magecart Gang Attacks Olympic Ticket Reseller and Survival Food SitesA recent slew of skimming attacks have been linked back to Magecart Group 12.
Device security firm Forescout snapped up by Advent in $1.9 billion dealThe agreement represents a premium of roughly 30 percent on closing share prices.
US Attorney General says US and allies should invest in Huawei competitorsUS Attorney General Barr says the US and its allies should invest in Nokia and Ericsson.
Malaysia warns of Chinese hacking campaign targeting government projectsMyCERT security alert points the finger at APT40, a Chinese state-sponsored hacking crew.
Google fixes no-user-interaction bug in Android's Bluetooth componentFixes are available via the Android Security Bulletin for February 2020.
Researchers Reveal How Smart Lightbulbs Can Be Hacked to AttackNew exploit builds on previous research involving Philips Hue Smart Bulbs.
90% of CISOs Would Cut Pay for Better Work-Life BalanceBusinesses receive $30,000 of 'free' CISO time as security leaders report job-related stress taking a toll on their health and relationships.
Phishing PersonifiedWhat makes these scams so completely obvious in the physical form?
Google to block some HTTP file downloads starting with Chrome 83Google will block files from being downloaded via HTTP when the website domain shows HTTPS.
Cybersecurity Vendor Landscape Transforming as Symantec, McAfee Enter New ErasTwo years ago, Symantec and McAfee were both primed for a comeback. Today, both face big questions about their future.
Forescout Acquired by Private Equity TeamThe deal, valued at $1.9 billion, is expected to close next quarter.
Women in Payments: Q&A with Amy Zirkle
We at the PCI Security Standards Council believe strongly that there is a need for more women in cybersecurity and in 2020 we are pleased to be launching the second blog post in the Women in Payments: Closing the Gender Gap in Payment Security series. This series will profile a different woman in our industry each month and highlight their remarkable career as well as their guidance and advice to other women on how to develop a career path in cybersecurity. Today we profile Amy Zirkle, Vice President, Industry Affairs at Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) .