Cybersecurity News


CISO Confidence Is Rising, but Issues Remain

New research reveals how global CISOs dealt with COVID-19 and their plans for 2022-2023.
01 June 2021

How Mobile Ad Fraud has Evolved in the Year of the Pandemic

How Mobile Ad Fraud has Evolved in the Year of the Pandemic Mobile ad fraud has always been a challenge for network operators in all parts of the globe, but the pandemic has made users more vulnerable than ever before due to the sheer amount of time they now spend with their devices.
01 June 2021

Cybersecurity Group Hopes to Push 30 More National Priorities

The Cyberspace Solarium Commission worked with legislators and the Trump administration to get 27 recommendations implemented in policy last year. It's aiming for 30 more in 2021.
01 June 2021

Cyberattack Forces Meat Producer to Shut Down Operations in U.S., Australia

Cyberattack Forces Meat Producer to Shut Down Operations in U.S., Australia Global food distributor JBS Foods suffered an unspecified incident over the weekend that disrupted several servers supporting IT systems and could affect the supply chain for some time.
01 June 2021

GPs urged to refuse to hand over patient details to NHS Digital

GPs urged to refuse to hand over patient details to NHS Digital

Senior doctors call on colleagues not to share personal data, in effort to buy time to raise awareness of plans

Senior GPs have called on colleagues to refuse to hand over patients’ personal data to NHS Digital, in a move they hope will buy time to raise awareness of plans to place all medical records in England on a central database.

All 36 doctors’ surgeries in Tower Hamlets, east London, have already agreed to withhold the data when collection begins on 1 July, the Guardian understands. An email has been circulated to about 100 practices across north-east London calling on them to also consider whether the data collection is legitimate, with the hope that it will spread to many more. The email makes clear the refusal to share the data is technically a breach of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

Related: The Guardian view on medical records: NHS data grab needs explaining | Editorial

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01 June 2021

Asian cybercrime takedown leads to intercept of $83 million in financial theft

Police intercepted funds that were on their way to the accounts of financial fraudsters.
01 June 2021

SEC charges US promoters for marketing alleged BitConnect cryptocurrency Ponzi scheme

Promoters of a suspected, high-profile exit scam are now in the hot seat.
01 June 2021

5 common scams targeting teens – and how to stay safe

From knock-off designer products to too-good-to-be-true job offers, here are five common schemes fraudsters use to trick teenagers out of their money and sensitive data

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01 June 2021

Scamming You Through Social Media

You may be aware that cyber attacks will try to trick you over the phone or through email using phishing attacks, but do you realize they may try to attack you also over social media channels, such as Snapchat, Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn? Just like in email, if you get any social media messages that are highly urgent or too good to be true, it may be an attack.
01 June 2021

3 SASE Misconceptions to Consider

SASE is all the rage, promising things IT leaders have long dreamed about, but a purist approach may create consequences.
31 May 2021

On the Taxonomy and Evolution of Ransomware

On the Taxonomy and Evolution of Ransomware Not all ransomware is the same! Oliver Tavakoli, CTO at Vectra AI, discusses the different species of this growing scourge.
31 May 2021

Don’t feed the trolls and other tips for avoiding online drama

You may not be able to escape internet trolls, but you have a choice about how you will deal with them – here’s how you can handle trolls without losing your cool

The post Don’t feed the trolls and other tips for avoiding online drama appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

31 May 2021

Careers in Cybersecurity

Have you considered a career in cybersecurity? It is a fast-paced, highly dynamic field with a huge number of specialties to choose from, including forensics, endpoint security, critical infrastructure, incident response, secure coding, and awareness and training. In addition, a career in cybersecurity allows you to work almost anywhere in the world, with amazing benefits and an opportunity to make a real difference. However, the most exciting thing is you do NOT need a technical background, anyone can get started.
31 May 2021

Using Fake Reviews to Find Dangerous Extensions

Fake, positive reviews have infiltrated nearly every corner of life online these days, confusing consumers while offering an unwelcome advantage to fraudsters and sub-par products everywhere. Happily, identifying and tracking these fake reviewer accounts is often the easiest way to spot scams. Here's the story of how bogus reviews on a counterfeit Microsoft Authenticator browser extension exposed dozens of other extensions that siphoned personal and financial data.
29 May 2021

Chinese APT Groups Continue to Pound Away on Pulse Secure VPNs

Security vendor says it has observed threat groups using a set of 16 tools specifically designed to attack Pulse Secure devices since April 2020.
28 May 2021

Hackers Exploit Post-COVID Return to Offices

Hackers Exploit Post-COVID Return to Offices Spoofed CIO ‘pandemic guideline’ emails being used to steal credentials.
28 May 2021

Chart: Cloud Concerns

Chart: Cloud Concerns As more organizations make their way to the cloud, their eyes are wide open to the associated cybersecurity risks that tag along for the ride.
28 May 2021

Modern SOCs a 'Painful' Challenge Amid Growing Complexity: Report

A new study examines the tools and technologies driving investment and activities for security operations centers.
28 May 2021

SolarWinds Attackers Impersonate USAID in Advanced Email Campaign

Microsoft shares the details of a wide-scale malicious email campaign attributed to Nobelium, the group linked to the SolarWinds supply chain attack.
28 May 2021

A Wrench and a Screwdriver: Critical Infrastructure's Last, Best Lines of Defense?

A Wrench and a Screwdriver: Critical Infrastructure's Last, Best Lines of Defense? Critical infrastructure's cybersecurity problems are complex, deep-rooted, and daunting. Addressing them won't be easy...but it isn't impossible.
28 May 2021