Cybersecurity News


Dealing With Insider Threats in the Age of COVID

Dangerous gray areas like new BYOD policies and shadow IT devices have increased, thanks to the rapid shift to remote working.
21 October 2020

Oracle Kills 402 Bugs in Massive October Patch Update

Oracle Kills 402 Bugs in Massive October Patch Update Over half of Oracle's flaws in its quarterly patch update can be remotely exploitable without authentication; 65 are critical, and two have CVSS scores of 10 out of 10.
21 October 2020

How AI Will Supercharge Spear-Phishing

How AI Will Supercharge Spear-Phishing To keep pace with intelligent, unpredictable threats, cybersecurity will have to adopt an intelligent security of its own.
21 October 2020

IASME Consortium to Kick-start New IoT Assessment Scheme

The IASME Consortium has been awarded a DCMS grant, enabling the UK organization to kick-start an Internet of Things (IoT) assessment scheme. IASME is looking for manufacturers interested in getting their IoT device certified cyber secure for free via the new pilot scheme.
21 October 2020

WordPress deploys forced security update for dangerous bug in popular plugin

More than one million WordPress sites were running a vulnerable version of the Loginizer plugin.
21 October 2020

Beware of Account Testing Attack


PCI SSC's Troy Leach and NCFTA's Matt LaVigna share guidance and information on protecting against Account Testing Attacks.

21 October 2020

Are You One COVID-19 Test Away From a Cybersecurity Disaster?

One cybersecurity failure can result in a successful ransomware attack or data breach that could cause tremendous damage. There's no need to panic, but neither is there time to ignore the issue.
21 October 2020

Iranian Cyberattack Group Deploys New PowGoop Downloader Against Mideast Targets

Seedworm Group, aka MuddyWater, is also deploying commodity ransomware as part of espionage attacks on companies and government agencies in the Middle East region.
21 October 2020

Egregor Claims Responsibility for Barnes & Noble Attack, Leaks Data

Egregor Claims Responsibility for Barnes & Noble Attack, Leaks Data The ransomware gang claims to have bought network access to the bookseller's systems before encrypting the networks and stealing "financial and audit data."
21 October 2020

Google patches Chrome zero‑day under attack

In addition to patching the actively exploited bug, the update also brings fixes for another four security loopholes

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21 October 2020

Modern Day Insider Threat: Network Bugs That Are Stealing Your Data

Attacks involving an unmanaged device and no malware expose gaps in cybersecurity that must be addressed.
21 October 2020

Cybercriminals Step Up Their Game Ahead of U.S. Elections

Cybercriminals Step Up Their Game Ahead of U.S. Elections Ahead of the November U.S. elections, cybercriminals are stepping up their offensive in both attacks against security infrastructure and disinformation campaigns - but this time, social media giants, the government and citizens are more prepared.
21 October 2020

Google Patches Actively-Exploited Zero-Day Bug in Chrome Browser

Google Patches Actively-Exploited Zero-Day Bug in Chrome Browser The memory-corruption vulnerability exists in the browser’s FreeType font rendering library.
21 October 2020

Adobe releases another out-of-band patch, squashing critical bugs across creative software

10 products are impacted, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, and InDesign.
21 October 2020

MobileIron enterprise MDM servers under attack from DDoS gangs, nation-states

Threat actors range from DDoS botnets to Chinese state-sponsored hacking groups.
21 October 2020

Ransomware Attacks Show Little Sign of Slowing in 2021

Attackers have little motivation to stop when businesses are paying increasingly larger ransoms, say security experts who foresee a rise in attacks.
20 October 2020

Ransomware Group Makes Splashy $20K Donation to Charities

Ransomware Group Makes Splashy $20K Donation to Charities Cybercriminal gang Darkside sent $20K in donations to charities in a ‘Robin Hood’ effort that’s likely intended to draw attention to future data dumps, according to experts.
20 October 2020

Google releases Chrome security update to patch actively exploited zero-day

Google Chrome 86.0.4240.111 released with a fix.
20 October 2020

Microsoft says it took down 94% of TrickBot's command and control servers

TrickBot survived an initial takedown attempt, but Microsoft and its partners are countering TrickBot operators after every move, taking down any new infrastructure the group is attempting to bring up online.
20 October 2020

Do Standards Exist That Certify Secure IoT Systems?

Do Standards Exist That Certify Secure IoT Systems? The IoT industry remains fragmented with a lot of players, big and small, churning out a lot of products.
20 October 2020