Cybersecurity News


How Ransomware Encourages Opportunists to Become Criminals

And what's needed to stop it: Better information sharing among private organizations and with law enforcement agencies.
19 May 2021

Bug Exposes Eufy Camera Private Feeds to Random Users

Bug Exposes Eufy Camera Private Feeds to Random Users Customers panic and question parent company Anker’s security and privacy practices after learning their home videos could be accessed and even controlled by strangers due to a server-upgrade glitch.
19 May 2021

Bizarro banking Trojan surges across Europe

Operators have so far targeted customers of at least 70 banks across Europe and South America.
19 May 2021

Amazon extends ban on police using Rekognition facial recognition technology, no end in sight

The existing moratorium will continue as Congress has not tackled concerns raised by the use of the technology in criminal cases.
19 May 2021

Cybercriminals scanned for vulnerable Microsoft Exchange servers within five minutes of news going public

Research suggests the cheap hire of cloud services has allowed cyberattackers to quickly pick out targets.
19 May 2021

Colonial Pipeline attack: Hacking the physical world

The attack is a reminder of growing cyberthreats to critical infrastructure while also showing why providers of essential services are ripe targets for cybercriminals

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19 May 2021

This is how the Cobalt Strike penetration testing tool is being abused by cybercriminals

Cobalt Strike is a popular tool with cybersecurity professionals. Unfortunately, it’s also utilized by threat actors.
19 May 2021

How to Get Employees to Care About Security

How to Get Employees to Care About Security Want to a security awareness program that sticks? Make it fun and personal -- and offer free lunch.
18 May 2021

How Attackers Weigh the Pros and Cons of BEC Techniques

Security researchers discuss attackers' evolving methodologies in business email compromise and phishing campaigns.
18 May 2021

Scammers Pose as Meal-Kit Services to Steal Customer Data

Scammers Pose as Meal-Kit Services to Steal Customer Data Attackers are sending messages disguised as offers from meal-kit services, like HelloFresh.
18 May 2021

Request for Comments: P2PE v3.1 Draft Standard

 

P2PE Assessors and Participating Organizations are invited to provide feedback on the draft P2PE v3.1 Standard minor revision during a 30-day request for comments (RFC) period running from 18 May through 17 June 2021. This minor revision primarily includes updates to Domain 5 to align with the updates, as applicable, from the PCI PIN v3.1 Standard minor revision published in March 2021. Additional errata updates are also included.

18 May 2021

Stalkerware Apps Riddled with Security Bugs

Stalkerware Apps Riddled with Security Bugs Attackers can take advantage of the fact these apps access, gather, store and transmit more information than any other app their victims have installed.
18 May 2021

Splunk to Acquire TruStar for Data Management

Splunk said it will integrate TruStar's data-sharing capabilities into its Data-to-Everything platform following the acquisition.
18 May 2021

FBI's IC3 Logs 1M Complaints in 14 Months

The FBI's IC3 reportsCOVID-related scams and an increase in online retail may be behind the upswing in complaints.
18 May 2021

Why Anti-Phishing Training Isn't Enough

Not only is relying on employees' awareness insufficient to prevent sophisticated social engineering attacks, some training methods can create other problems.
18 May 2021

Scams target families of missing persons, FBI warns

Con artists use social media to find and target victims for various nefarious ends, including to extort relatives of missing persons

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18 May 2021

Antivirus software, explained

Antivirus software isn’t enough to protect our devices and accounts any longer, but it still provides a key layer of defense.
18 May 2021

Best 11 Quotes From Cryptographers' Panel

Best 11 Quotes From Cryptographers' Panel Cryptographers at an RSA Conference panel aren't worried about adversarial quantum cryptography. Machine learning, though, causes pressing practical issues.
18 May 2021

It’s Time to Prepare for a Rise in Insider Threats

It’s Time to Prepare for a Rise in Insider Threats Anurag Kahol, CTO at Bitglass, discusses options for detecting malicious or dangerous activity from within an organization.
18 May 2021

Unsuccessful Conti Ransomware Attack Still Packs Costly Punch

Unsuccessful Conti Ransomware Attack Still Packs Costly Punch Separate attacks last week on the country’s Department of Health and Health Service Executive forced the shutdown of networks and services that still haven’t been fully restored.
18 May 2021