Cybersecurity News


Security researcher discloses four IBM zero-days after company refused to patch

Zero-days impact the IBM Data Risk Manager (IDRM), one of IBM's enterprise security tools.
21 April 2020

How gamification can boost your cybersecurity training

Security is not a game, but learning about it could be – here’s why adding the fun factor can help employees become more cyber-aware

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21 April 2020

France asks Apple to relax iPhone security for coronavirus tracking app development

A technical issue is stymying the development of a government app for tracing COVID-19.
21 April 2020

Nintendo accounts are getting hacked and used to buy Fortnite currency

Nintendo has recommended that users enable two-factor authentication on their accounts.
21 April 2020

Chinese hackers targeted company behind 'Ragnarok Online' MMORPG

Security firm finds new Chinese malware aimed at the Gravity game maker's network. Unclear if the attempted intrusion succeeded.
20 April 2020

How Can I Help My Users Spot Disinformation?

How Can I Help My Users Spot Disinformation? A combination of clever tools, good education, and better mindfulness might keep users from being manipulated.
20 April 2020

Mootbot Botnet Targets Fiber Routers with Dual Zero-Days

Mootbot Botnet Targets Fiber Routers with Dual Zero-Days Researchers saw several IoT botnets using one of the bugs in the wild after a proof-of-concept was published in March.
20 April 2020

Starbleed bug impacts FPGA chips used in data centers, IoT devices, industrial equipment

Xilinx 7-series and some 6-series FPGAs deemed vulnerable to new Starbleed vulnerability.
20 April 2020

Maze Ransomware Attack Hits Cognizant

Maze Ransomware Attack Hits Cognizant Cognizant has confirmed that a Friday evening Maze ransomware attack has disrupted its systems.
20 April 2020

Stimulus Payments Are Popular Leverage for Cyberattacks

More than 4,300 domains related to stimulus and relief packages, many of them malicious, have been registered since January.
20 April 2020

Who’s Behind the “Reopen” Domain Surge?

The past few weeks have seen a large number of new domain registrations beginning with the word "reopen" and ending with U.S. city or state names. The largest number of them were created just hours after President Trump sent a series of all-caps tweets urging citizens to "liberate" themselves from new gun control measures and state leaders who've enacted strict social distancing restrictions in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's a closer look at who and what appear to be behind these domains.
20 April 2020

IT Services Firm Cognizant Hit with Maze Ransomware

Cognizant is working with cyber defense firms and law enforcement to investigate the attack, disclosed April 17.
20 April 2020

Foxit PDF Reader, PhantomPDF Open to Remote Code Execution

Foxit PDF Reader, PhantomPDF Open to Remote Code Execution Foxit Reader and PhantomPDF are plagued by several high-severity flaws that, if exploited, could enable remote code execution.
20 April 2020

COVID-19 Caption Contest Winners

COVID-19 Caption Contest Winners It was a tough choice! And the winner is...
20 April 2020

Bitcoin Stealers Hide in 700+ Ruby Developer Libraries

Bitcoin Stealers Hide in 700+ Ruby Developer Libraries Cybercriminals uploaded typosquatted malicious libraries to RubyGems, which contains open-source components that are used as basic application building blocks by software developers.
20 April 2020

Remote Access Makes a Comeback: 4 Security Challenges in the Wake of COVID-19

As companies continue to support increasing numbers of work-from-home employees, the pressure to secure access and reduce risk has never been greater.
20 April 2020

Work from home: Should your digital assistant be on or off?

Being at your beck and call is central to the "personality" of your digital friend, but there are situations when the device could use some time off

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20 April 2020

Cloudflare debuts Border Gateway Protocol safety check tool

The tool can be used to see if your ISP is adhering to modern BGP security frameworks.
20 April 2020

Students, university clash over forced installation of remote exam monitoring software on home PCs

The use of remote spying software to prevent cheating has raised an outcry from students.
20 April 2020

Hey there! Are you using WhatsApp? Your account may be hackable

Can someone take control of your WhatsApp account by just knowing your phone number? We ran a small test to find out.

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20 April 2020