Cybersecurity News


Going Down the Spyware Rabbit Hole with SilkBean Mobile Malware

Going Down the Spyware Rabbit Hole with SilkBean Mobile Malware An Android spyware attack was recently discovered that targeted the Uyghur ethnic minority group - since 2013.
22 July 2020

Privacy watchdogs urge videoconferencing services to boost privacy protections

The open letter highlights five security and privacy principles that require heightened attention from videoconferencing services

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22 July 2020

Prometei botnet exploits Windows SMB to mine for cryptocurrency

The new botnet has been quietly operating since March.
22 July 2020

Q&A: How Systemic Racism Weakens Cybersecurity

Q&A: How Systemic Racism Weakens Cybersecurity Cybersecurity policy expert and attorney Camille Stewart explains how to dismantle systemic racism in the industry - and build a more diverse and representative workforce.
22 July 2020

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic

Cybersecurity Lessons from the Pandemic How does cybersecurity support business and society? The pandemic shows us.
22 July 2020

University of York discloses data breach, staff and student records stolen

Third-party cloud service provider Blackbaud has been blamed.
22 July 2020

Leak Exposes Private Data of Genealogy Service Users

Leak Exposes Private Data of Genealogy Service Users An exposed ElasticSearch server belonging to Software MacKiev put 60,000 users of Ancestry.com’s Family Tree Maker software at risk.
22 July 2020

Fundamentals of Network Traffic Decryption and Risk Management

Visibility into and inspection of inbound encrypted network traffic is essential for sound enterprise network security. Decryption approaches must soon change due to increasing cost and complexity, but alternative technologies are emerging.
22 July 2020

Adobe issues emergency fixes for critical vulnerabilities in Photoshop, Bridge, Prelude

13 vulnerabilities, the majority critical, are being tackled in the out-of-band security update.
22 July 2020

DDoS Botnets Are Entrenched in Asia & Amplification Attacks Set Records

China, Vietnam, and Taiwan are top sources of DDoS botnet activity, but the top data floods use a variety of amplification attacks, a report finds.
21 July 2020

Emotet Returns in Malspam Attacks Dropping TrickBot, QakBot

Emotet Returns in Malspam Attacks Dropping TrickBot, QakBot Emotet has resurfaced after a five-month hiatus, with more than 250,000 malspam messages being sent to email recipients worldwide.
21 July 2020

The State of Hacktivism in 2020

Activism via hacking might not be as noisy as it once was, but it hasn't been silenced yet.
21 July 2020

US Indicts 2 Chinese Nationals for Stealing IP & Business Secrets, Including COVID-19 Research

Pair working on behalf of themselves and China's Ministry of State Security, Justice Department says.
21 July 2020

Microsoft 365 Updated with New Security, Risk, Compliance Tools

Microsoft 365 Updated with New Security, Risk, Compliance Tools Updates built for remote employees include an endpoint data loss prevention platform, insider risk management, and double key encryption.
21 July 2020

Fortinet Buys Cloud Security Firm OPAQ

The company plans to add zero-trust networking capabilities to its Secure Access Service Edge architecture.
21 July 2020

Chris Vickery: AI Will Drive Tomorrow’s Data Breaches

Chris Vickery: AI Will Drive Tomorrow’s Data Breaches Chris Vickery talks about his craziest data breach discoveries and why "vishing" is the next top threat no one's ready for.
21 July 2020

The Data Privacy Loophole Federal Agencies Are Still Missing

Why knowledge-based authentication is leaving federal contact centers vulnerable to an increasingly sophisticated hacker community.
21 July 2020

Argentine telecom company hit by major ransomware attack

Telecom Argentina says it has contained the attack and regained access to its systems without paying up

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21 July 2020

G Suite Security Updates Bring New Features to Gmail, Meet & Chat

New security features include support for a new standard in Gmail, phishing protection in Chat, and additional admin controls.
21 July 2020

Critical Adobe Photoshop Flaws Patched in Emergency Update

Critical Adobe Photoshop Flaws Patched in Emergency Update Adobe issued out-of-band patches for critical flaws tied to 12 CVEs in Photoshop and other applications.
21 July 2020