Cybersecurity News


Zoom to begin testing end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) calls

E2EE calls available starting next week with Zoom technical preview releases.
14 October 2020

Zoom to roll out end-to-end encrypted (E2EE) calls

Zoome E2EE calls to be available starting next week.
14 October 2020

FIN11 Cybercrime Gang Shifts Tactics to Double-Extortion Ransomware

FIN11 Cybercrime Gang Shifts Tactics to Double-Extortion Ransomware The Clop ransomware has become a tool of choice for the financially motivated group.
14 October 2020

Intel Adds Memory Encryption, Firmware Security to Ice Lake Chips

Intel Adds Memory Encryption, Firmware Security to Ice Lake Chips Intel's addition of memory encryption to its upcoming 3rd generation Xeon Scalable processors matches AMD's Secure Memory Encryption (SME) feature.
14 October 2020

50,000 home cameras reportedly hacked, footage posted online

Some footage has already appeared on adult sites, with cybercriminals offering lifetime access to the entire loot for US$150

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14 October 2020

German authorities raid FinFisher offices

Raids took place last week at 15 locations in Germany and at a connected company in Romania.
14 October 2020

NIST Quantum Cryptography Program Nears Completion

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's first post-quantum cryptography standard will address key issues, approaches, an arms race, and the technology's uncertain future.
14 October 2020

Google, Intel Warn on ‘Zero-Click’ Kernel Bug in Linux-Based IoT Devices

Google, Intel Warn on ‘Zero-Click’ Kernel Bug in Linux-Based IoT Devices Intel and Google are urging users to update the Linux kernel to version 5.9 or later.
14 October 2020

Cybercriminals Steal Nearly 1TB of Data from Miami-Based International Tech Firm

Cybercriminals Steal Nearly 1TB of Data from Miami-Based International Tech Firm Databases of sensitive, financial and personally identifiable info and documents from Intcomex were leaked on Russian-language hacker forum after a ransomware attack.
14 October 2020

'Network access' sold on hacker forums estimated at $500,000 in September 2020

The number of ads peddling access to "hacked networks" tripled in September 2020 compared to the month before.
14 October 2020

TrickBot botnet survives takedown attempt, but Microsoft sets new legal precedent

Microsoft successfully argued in court against the use of Windows SDKs inside malware code, a precedent it would be able to use again and again in future botnet crackdowns.
13 October 2020

Microsoft Fixes Critical Windows TCP/IP Flaw in Patch Rollout

The October 2020 Patch Tuesday fixed 87 vulnerabilities, including 21 remote code execution flaws, in Microsoft products and services.
13 October 2020

Coalition Pokes Five Eyes on Call for Backdoors

The Five Eyes international law enforcement group had called for implementing backdoors for law enforcement in all encryption implementations.
13 October 2020

October Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Patches Critical, Wormable RCE Bug

October Patch Tuesday: Microsoft Patches Critical, Wormable RCE Bug There were 11 critical bugs and six that were unpatched but publicly known in this month's regularly scheduled Microsoft updates.
13 October 2020

Lemon Duck Cryptocurrency-Mining Botnet Activity Spikes

Lemon Duck Cryptocurrency-Mining Botnet Activity Spikes Researchers warn of a spike in the cryptocurrency-mining botnet since August 2020.
13 October 2020

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, October 2020 Edition

It's Cybersecurity Awareness Month! In keeping with that theme, if you (ab)use Microsoft Windows computers you should be aware the company shipped a bevy of software updates today to fix at least 87 security problems in Windows and programs that run on top of the operating system. That means it's once again time to backup and patch up.
13 October 2020

Phishing in Troubled Waters: 3 Ways Email Attacks May Impact Elections

Phishing in Troubled Waters: 3 Ways Email Attacks May Impact Elections The state of email defenses has a role to play in the US presidential election.
13 October 2020

Software AG Data Released After Clop Ransomware Strike – Report

Software AG Data Released After Clop Ransomware Strike – Report The Clop group attacked Software AG, a German conglomerate with operations in more than 70 countries, threatening to dump stolen data if the whopping $23 million ransom isn’t paid.
13 October 2020

Treasury Dept. Advisory Shines Spotlight on Ransomware Negotiators

With attacks showing no signs of abating, some companies have begun offering services to help reduce ransom demands, buy more time, and arrange payments.
13 October 2020

25% of BEC Cybercriminals Based in the US

While the US is known to be a prime target for BEC attacks, just how many perpetrators are based there came as a surprise to researchers.
13 October 2020