Cybersecurity News


Threatpost Poll: Are Published PoC Exploits a Good or Bad Idea?

Threatpost Poll: Are Published PoC Exploits a Good or Bad Idea? Are publicly released proof-of-concept exploits more helpful for system defenders -- or bad actors?
17 January 2020

News Wrap: PoC Exploits, Cable Haunt and Joker Malware

News Wrap: PoC Exploits, Cable Haunt and Joker Malware Are publicly-released PoC exploits good or bad? Why is the Joker malware giving Google a headache? The Threatpost team discusses all this and more in this week's news wrap.
17 January 2020

Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019

A new report from Check Point recaps the cybercrime trends, statistics, and vulnerabilities that defined the security landscape in 2019.
17 January 2020

FBI Seizes Domain That Sold Info Stolen in Data Breaches

The website, WeLeakData.com, claimed to have more than 12 billion records gathered from over 10,000 breaches.
17 January 2020

FBI Plans to Inform States of Election Breaches

FBI Plans to Inform States of Election Breaches The agency changed its policy to provide more timely and actionable information to state and local election officials in the case of a cybersecurity breach to election infrastructure.
17 January 2020

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Penetration Test

7 Ways to Get the Most Out of a Penetration Test You'll get the best results when you're clear on what you want to accomplish from a pen test.
17 January 2020

ADP Users Hit with Phishing Scam Ahead of Tax Season

Fraudulent emails tell recipients their W-2 forms are ready and prompt them to click malicious links.
17 January 2020

Massive Oracle Patch Reverses Company's Trend Toward Fewer Flaws

Following a year that saw the fewest number of vulnerabilities reported since 2015, Oracle's latest quarterly patch fixes nearly 200 new vulnerabilities.
17 January 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Microsoft plugs a serious hole in Windows – Your options after Windows 7 end of life – iPhones as security keys for Google accounts

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17 January 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Microsoft plugs a serious hole in Windows – Your options after Windows 7 end of life – iPhones as security keys for Google accounts

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17 January 2020

JhoneRAT exploits cloud services to attack Middle Eastern countries

Google Drive, Twitter, ImgBB and Google Forms are being abused in the name of data theft.
17 January 2020

FBI shuts down website selling billions of stolen records

A subscription to the trove of personal details could be had for as little as $2

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17 January 2020

FBI shuts down website selling billions of stolen records

A subscription to the trove of personal details could be had for as little as $2

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17 January 2020

WordPress plugin vulnerability can be exploited for total website takeover

The “easily exploitable” bug in WP Database Reset has serious consequences for webmasters.
17 January 2020

A hacker is patching Citrix servers to maintain exclusive access

FireEye believes this is a bad guy hoarding Citrix servers, rather than a good-guy vigilante looking out for organizations.
17 January 2020

EU considers banning facial recognition technology in public spaces

A potential ban could last for five years to allow lawmakers to catch up.
17 January 2020

FBI seizes WeLeakInfo, a website that sold access breached data

WeLeakInfo website sold access to more than 12 billion user records that leaked from breaches at other online services.
17 January 2020

Social Media Privacy Settings

Privacy settings on social networks have limited value. They are confusing to configure and change often. Ultimately, if you do not want your parents or boss reading it, do not post it.
17 January 2020

With International Tensions Flaring, Cyber Risk is Heating Up for All Businesses

With International Tensions Flaring, Cyber Risk is Heating Up for All Businesses Risks of nation-state attacks go beyond Iran, and the need for awareness and security don't stop at any national border.
16 January 2020

New Attack Campaigns Suggest Emotet Threat Is Far From Over

Malware described by the DHS as among the worst ever continues to evolve and grow, researchers from Cisco Talos, Cofense, and Check Point Software say.
16 January 2020