Cybersecurity News


DDoS Attacks Skyrocket as Pandemic Bites

DDoS Attacks Skyrocket as Pandemic Bites More people being online during lockdowns and work-from-home shifts has proven to be lucrative for DDoS-ers.
16 September 2020

Chrome now lets high-risk APP users scan suspicious files on demand

Users part of Google's Advanced Protection Program can now send suspicious downloads to Google and have them scanned on demand.
16 September 2020

CISA Joins MITRE to Issue Vulnerability Identifiers

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will become a peer of MITRE in the CVE program, likely leading to continued increases in disclosed vulnerabilities.
16 September 2020

DoJ Indicts Two Hackers for Defacing Websites with Pro-Iran Messages

DoJ Indicts Two Hackers for Defacing Websites with Pro-Iran Messages The two hackers allegedly hacked more than 50 websites hosted in the U.S. and vandalized them with pro-Iran messages.
16 September 2020

US charges five hackers part of Chinese state-sponsored group APT41

US says APT41 orchestrated intrusions at more than 100 companies across the world, ranging from software vendors, video gaming companies, telcos, and more.
16 September 2020

Meet the Computer Scientist Who Helped Push for Paper Ballots

Meet the Computer Scientist Who Helped Push for Paper Ballots Security Pro File: Award-winning computer scientist and electronic voting expert Barbara Simons chats up her pioneering days in computer programming, paper-ballot backups, Internet voting, math, and sushi.
16 September 2020

Cerberus banking Trojan source code released for free to cyberattackers

An auction designed to net the developer of the Android malware $100,000 failed.
16 September 2020

Cybersecurity Bounces Back, but Talent Still Absent

While the demand for cybersecurity talent rebounds, organizations will need to focus on cyber-enabled roles to fill immediate skills gaps.
16 September 2020

PCI DSS in Practice Case Study: PicPay

 

In this PCI DSS in Practice Case Study, Brazil Regional Engagement Board Member PicPay shares how the PCI DSS helped foster a culture of information security in the company.

16 September 2020

Report Looks at COVID-19’s Massive Impact on Cybersecurity

Report Looks at COVID-19’s Massive Impact on Cybersecurity Cynet's report shares several interesting data points and findings, such as the cyberattack volume change observed in various industry sectors, the increased use of spearphishing as an initial attack vector, and the approaches being used to distribute malware in spearphishing attacks.
16 September 2020

Bluetooth Spoofing Bug Affects Billions of IoT Devices

Bluetooth Spoofing Bug Affects Billions of IoT Devices The 'BLESA' flaw affects the reconnection process that occurs when a device moves back into range after losing or dropping its pairing, Purdue researchers said.
16 September 2020

Half of US citizens would share medical data beyond COVID-19 despite surveillance state worries

US residents are willing to serve the greater good but have reservations concerning government use of their data.
16 September 2020

Sports data for ransom – it’s not all just fun and games anymore

Sports and training data are more sophisticated and affordable than ever. With the democratization of (sports) performance data, are your personal information safe?

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16 September 2020

Adobe out-of-band patch released to tackle Media Encoder vulnerabilities

The bugs could be exploited to leak information.
16 September 2020

New MrbMiner malware has infected thousands of MSSQL databases

A hacker group is brute-forcing MSSQL servers with weak passwords and installing crypto-mining malware.
16 September 2020

How IT Security Organizations are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem

How IT Security Organizations are Attacking the Cybersecurity Problem The COVID-19 pandemic turned the world -- and enterprise computing -- on end. Here's a look at how cybersecurity teams are retrenching their defense strategies, rebuilding their teams, and selecting new technologies to stop the oncoming rise of online attacks.
16 September 2020

Rethinking Resilience: Tips for Your Disaster Recovery Plan

As more organizations face disruptions, a defined approach to recovery is imperative so they can successfully recover, experts say.
15 September 2020

Data Breaches Exposes Vets, COVID-19 Patients

Data Breaches Exposes Vets, COVID-19 Patients Social engineering and employee mistakes lead to breach Veteran's Administration and the National Health Service.
15 September 2020

More Cyberattacks in the First Half of 2020 Than in All of 2019

The pandemic-related shift to remote work and the growing availability of ransomware-as-a-service were two major drivers, CrowdStrike says.
15 September 2020

Billions of devices vulnerable to new 'BLESA' Bluetooth security flaw

New BLESA attack goes after the often ignored Bluetooth reconnection process, unlike previous vulnerabilities, most found in the pairing operation.
15 September 2020