Cybersecurity News


WikiLeaks founder charged with conspiring with Anonymous and LulzSec hackers

US Department of Justice claims Assange tried to recruit hackers to commit crimes on his behalf. One of the hackers was an FBI informant, said the FBI.
24 June 2020

Emerging Ransomware Targets Photos, Videos on Android Devices

Emerging Ransomware Targets Photos, Videos on Android Devices The CryCryptor malware strain is a brand-new family of threats, leveraging COVID-19 to spread.
24 June 2020

Self-Propagating Lucifer Malware Targets Windows Systems

Self-Propagating Lucifer Malware Targets Windows Systems A new devilish malware is targeting Windows systems with cryptojacking and DDoS capabilities.
24 June 2020

Apple Buys Fleetsmith

The fleet management company becomes part of Apple in a deal announced today.
24 June 2020

No Internet Access? Amid Protests, Here's How to Tell Whether the Government Is Behind it

Government-mandated Internet shutdowns occur far more regularly than you might expect.
24 June 2020

Zoom hires Jason Lee from Salesforce to serve as new CISO

Lee to become Zoom's new CISO starting June 29, next week.
24 June 2020

Sony launches PlayStation bug bounty program with rewards of $50K+

Sony will pay security researchers for bugs in the PlayStation 4 gaming console, its operating system, official PS4 accessories, but also the PlayStation Network and related websites.
24 June 2020

Average Cost of a Data Breach: $116M

Sensitivity of customer information and time-to-detection determine financial blowback of cybersecurity breaches.
24 June 2020

Black Hat Survey: Breach Concerns Hit Record Levels Due to COVID-19

Annual "Black Hat USA Attendee Survey" indicates unprecedented concern over possible compromises of enterprise networks and US critical infrastructure.
24 June 2020

New Bill Targeting ‘Warrant-Proof’ Encryption Draws Ire

New Bill Targeting ‘Warrant-Proof’ Encryption Draws Ire The Lawful Access to Encrypted Data Act is being decried as "an awful idea" by security experts.
24 June 2020

Experts Denounce Racial Bias of Crime-Predictive Facial-Recognition AI

Experts Denounce Racial Bias of Crime-Predictive Facial-Recognition AI An open letter signed by experts in the field from MIT, Microsoft and Google aim to stop the ‘tech to prison’ pipeline.
24 June 2020

Rethinking Enterprise Access, Post-COVID-19

New approaches will allow businesses to reduce risk while meeting the needs of users, employees, and third parties. Here are three issues to consider when reimagining enterprise application access.
24 June 2020

CryptoCore hacker group has stolen more than $200m from cryptocurrency exchanges

The hacker group is believed to operate out of Eastern Europe, based on current evidence.
24 June 2020

New Zealand freezes $90 million in BTC-e money laundering case

The ongoing case claims the owner of BTC-e permitted the platform to be used for money laundering.
24 June 2020

New ransomware masquerades as COVID-19 contact-tracing app on your Android device

The malware surfaced just days after health officials in Canada announced the launch of a tracing app in the fight against COVID-19.
24 June 2020

Twitter bans DDoSecrets account over 'BlueLeaks' police data dump

Twitter said DDoSecrets account leaked and promoted BlueLeaks, a huge collection of files stolen from more than 200 US police departments and fusion training centers.
23 June 2020

New ransomware posing as COVID‑19 tracing app targets Canada; ESET offers decryptor

ESET researchers dissect an Android app that masquerades as an official COVID-19 contact-tracing app and encrypts files on the victim's device

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23 June 2020

Microsoft Previews Windows Defender ATP for Android

In addition, the first release of Defender ATP for Linux is now generally available.
23 June 2020

Sodinokibi Ransomware Now Scans Networks For PoS Systems

Sodinokibi Ransomware Now Scans Networks For PoS Systems Attackers are compromising large companies with the Cobalt Strike malware, and then deploying the Sodinokibi ransomware.
23 June 2020

Twitter Says Business Users Were Vulnerable to Data Breach

The now-patched vulnerability left business users' personal information in web browser caches for anyone to find.
23 June 2020