Cybersecurity News


Apple Releases Urgent iOS Updates to Patch New Zero-Day Bug

Apple Releases Urgent iOS Updates to Patch New Zero-Day Bug The bug is under attack. Within hours of the patch release, a researcher published POC code, calling it a "great" flaw that can be used for jailbreaks and local privilege escalation.
12 October 2021

Ransomware cost US companies almost $21 billion in downtime in 2020

The victims lost an average of nine days to downtime and two-and-a-half months to investigations, an analysis of disclosed attacks shows

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11 October 2021

Incident Response: 5 Principles to Boost the Infosec/Legal Relationship

Incident Response: 5 Principles to Boost the Infosec/Legal Relationship Effective cyber-incident response means working well with legal. Matt Dunn, associate managing director for cyber-risk at Kroll, lays out how to do it.
11 October 2021

FontOnLake malware strikes Linux systems in targeted attacks

The malware is accompanied by a rootkit to sink its claws firmly into vulnerable machines.
11 October 2021

FBI arrests engineer for flogging nuclear warship data hidden in peanut butter sandwich

A husband and wife team tried to sell critical information on US submarine nuclear reactors.
11 October 2021

NSO Pegasus spyware can no longer target UK phone numbers

NSO Pegasus spyware can no longer target UK phone numbers

Israeli maker of surveillance software blocked +44 code after detecting hack against Princess Haya, source says

The powerful spyware used to hack into mobile phones belonging to Princess Haya and her divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton is no longer effective against UK numbers, sources familiar with the software’s developer have said.

NSO Group, the Israeli maker of the Pegasus surveillance tool, implemented a change preventing client countries from targeting +44 numbers, the sources said, after it became aware of the British hacking scandal on 5 August last year.

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08 October 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research discovers ESPecter bootkit – FontOnLake targeting Linux – Fake SafeMoon app update

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08 October 2021

BrewDog exposed data of 200,000 shareholders for over a year

The beer's on BrewDog, too.
08 October 2021

Navy Warship’s Facebook Page Hacked to Stream ‘Age of Empires’ Gaming

Navy Warship’s Facebook Page Hacked to Stream ‘Age of Empires’ Gaming The destroyer-class USS Kidd streamed hours of game play in a funny incident that has serious cybersecurity ramifications.
07 October 2021

Twitch Leak Included Emails, Passwords in Clear Text: Researcher

Twitch Leak Included Emails, Passwords in Clear Text: Researcher A researcher combed through the Twitch leak and found what they said was evidence of PayPal chargebacks with names and emails; employees' emails; and more.
07 October 2021

Cybersecurity Month: Be Cyber Smart


As an  Official Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Council will be sharing educational resources on payment security best practices on the PCI Perspectives blog, and through our Twitter (@PCISSC) and LinkedIn pages. The Council will align these resources with the four weekly themes outlined by the National Cyber Security Alliance:

07 October 2021

4 Key Questions for Zero-Trust Success

4 Key Questions for Zero-Trust Success Anurag Kahol, CTO & co-founder at Bitglass, offers tips for avoiding implementation pitfalls for zero trust.
07 October 2021

No honor among thieves: One in five targets of FIN12 hacking group is in healthcare

The group strikes big game targets with annual revenues of over $6 billion.
07 October 2021

FontOnLake: Previously unknown malware family targeting Linux

ESET researchers discover a malware family with tools that show signs they’re used in targeted attacks

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07 October 2021

Former Kent police officer sentenced for downloading child sex abuse material

The disgraced officer has avoided jail.
07 October 2021

Canopy Parental Control App Wide Open to Unpatched XSS Bugs

Canopy Parental Control App Wide Open to Unpatched XSS Bugs The possible cyberattacks include disabling monitoring, location-tracking of children and malicious redirects of parent-console users.
06 October 2021

VMware ESXi Servers Encrypted by Lightning-Fast Python Script

VMware ESXi Servers Encrypted by Lightning-Fast Python Script The little snippet of Python code strikes fast and nasty, taking less than three hours to complete a ransomware attack from initial breach to encryption.
06 October 2021

ESPecter Bootkit Malware Haunts Victims with Persistent Espionage

ESPecter Bootkit Malware Haunts Victims with Persistent Espionage The rare UEFI bootkit drops a fully featured backdoor on PCs and gains the ultimate persistence by modifying the Windows Boot Manager.
06 October 2021

Becoming a new chief information security officer today: The steps for success

It's no easy ride -- but here are some tips from an experienced CISO.
06 October 2021

Google to turn on 2FA by default for 150 million users, 2 million YouTubers

Two-factor authentication is a simple way to greatly enhance the security of your account

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06 October 2021