Cybersecurity News


FBI: Pranksters are hijacking smart devices to live-stream swatting incidents

The FBI said it's working with smart device makers to address the issue.
29 December 2020

Lawsuit Claims Flawed Facial Recognition Led to Man’s Wrongful Arrest

Lawsuit Claims Flawed Facial Recognition Led to Man’s Wrongful Arrest Black man sues police, saying he was falsely ID’d by facial recognition, joining other Black Americans falling victim to the technology’s racial bias.
29 December 2020

Reducing the Risk of Third-Party SaaS Apps to Your Organization

Such apps may try to leak your data, or can contain malicious code. And even legitimate apps may be poorly written, creating security risks.
29 December 2020

6 Questions Attackers Ask Before Choosing an Asset to Exploit

6 Questions Attackers Ask Before Choosing an Asset to Exploit David “moose” Wolpoff at Randori explains how hackers pick their targets, and how understanding "hacker logic" can help prioritize defenses.
29 December 2020

21 arrested after allegedly using stolen logins to commit fraud

UK police also give some food for thought to those on the verge of breaking the law

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29 December 2020

Japanese Aerospace Firm Kawasaki Warns of Data Breach

Japanese Aerospace Firm Kawasaki Warns of Data Breach The Japanese aerospace manufacturer said that starting in June, overseas unauthorized access to its servers may have compromised customer data.
29 December 2020

India: A Growing Cybersecurity Threat

Geopolitical tensions and a dramatic rise in offensive and defensive cyber capabilities lead India to join Iran, Russia, China, and North Korea as a top nation-state adversary.
29 December 2020

2020 Work-for-Home Shift: What We Learned

2020 Work-for-Home Shift: What We Learned Threatpost explores 5 big takeaways from 2020 -- and what they mean for 2021.
29 December 2020

Mac Attackers Remain Focused Mainly on Adware, Fooling Users

Despite reports that Macs have encountered more threats than Windows systems, the platform still sees far fewer exploits and malware - including ransomware.
29 December 2020

Security Pros Reflect on 2020

Security Pros Reflect on 2020 Eight cybersecurity leaders go deep on their most valuable (and very human) takeaways from a year like no other we've known.
29 December 2020

Defending the COVID-19 Vaccine Supply Chain

We must treat this supply chain like a piece of our nation's critical infrastructure, just like the electrical grid or air traffic control system.
28 December 2020

Finland says hackers accessed MPs' emails accounts

The Finnish Parliament cyber-attack took place around the same time Russian hackers breached the Norwegian Parliament's email system.
28 December 2020

Hackers Amp Up COVID-19 IP Theft Attacks

Hackers Amp Up COVID-19 IP Theft Attacks In-depth report looks at how COVID-19 research has become as a juicy new target for organized cybercrime.
28 December 2020

10 Benefits of Running Cybersecurity Exercises

There may be no better way to ascertain your organization's strengths and weaknesses than by running regular security drills.
28 December 2020

Ransomware in 2020: A Banner Year for Extortion

Ransomware in 2020: A Banner Year for Extortion From attacks on the UVM Health Network that delayed chemotherapy appointments, to ones on public schools that delayed students going back to the classroom, ransomware gangs disrupted organizations to inordinate levels in 2020.
28 December 2020

Remote Desktop Bugs: Patches That Took Priority in a Pandemic Year

Remote Desktop flaws were a patching priority this year as Microsoft distributed fixes and businesses scrambled to protect remote employees.
28 December 2020

Homomorphic Encryption: The 'Golden Age' of Cryptography

Homomorphic Encryption: The 'Golden Age' of Cryptography The ability to perform complex calculations on encrypted data promises a new level of privacy and data security for companies in the public and private sectors. So when can they get started?
28 December 2020

Vietnam targeted in complex supply chain attack

Hackers have inserted malware inside an app offered for download by the Vietnam Government Certification Authority (VGCA).
28 December 2020

Smart tech gifts: How to keep your kids and family safe

Cyberthreats can take the fun out of connected gadgets – here's how to make sure your children enjoy the tech without putting themselves or their family at risk

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25 December 2020

Russian crypto-exchange Livecoin hacked after it lost control of its servers

Hackers gained access to the Livecoin portal and modified exchange rates to 10-15 times their normal values.
24 December 2020