Cybersecurity News


Elon Musk Confirms, Tesla Factory a Target of Foiled Cyberattack

Elon Musk Confirms, Tesla Factory a Target of Foiled Cyberattack A Tesla employee was reportedly approached by a Russian national and asked to install malware on the company's systems.
28 August 2020

Ransomware Red Flags: 7 Signs You're About to Get Hit

Ransomware Red Flags: 7 Signs You're About to Get Hit Caught off guard by a ransomware attack? Security experts say the warning signs were there all along.
28 August 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Canada's government services hit by cyberattacks – Vishing attacks surge amid COVID-19 pandemic – DDoS extortionists strike again

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28 August 2020

Redefining What CISO Success Looks Like

Key to this new definition is the principle that security programs are designed to minimize business risk, not to achieve 100% no-risk.
28 August 2020

Sendgrid Under Siege from Hacked Accounts

Email service provider Sendgrid is grappling with an unusually large number of customer accounts whose passwords have been cracked, sold to spammers, and abused for sending phishing and email malware attacks. Sendgrid's parent company Twilio says it is working on a plan to require multi-factor authentication for all of its customers, but that solution may not come fast enough for organizations having trouble dealing with the fallout in the meantime.
28 August 2020

DoJ Aims to Seize 280 Cryptocurrency Accounts Used by Hackers

DoJ Aims to Seize 280 Cryptocurrency Accounts Used by Hackers Complaint details collaboration with China to funnel $250m in stolen funds as part of state-sponsored attacks.
28 August 2020

Former engineer pleads guilty to Cisco network damage, causing Webex Teams account chaos

The engineer was responsible for damage that cost Cisco $2.4 million to rectify.
28 August 2020

Academics bypass PINs for Visa contactless payments

Researchers: "In other words, the PIN is useless in Visa contactless transactions."
27 August 2020

Elon Musk confirms Russian hacking plot targeted Tesla factory

A Russian hacker tried to recruit a Tesla employee working for the company's factory in Sparks, Nevada.
27 August 2020

Is China the World's Greatest Cyber Power?

While the US, Russia, Israel, and several European nations all have sophisticated cyber capabilities, one threat intelligence firm argues that China's aggressive approach to cyber operations has made it "perhaps the world's greatest cyber power."
27 August 2020

DDoS Attacks Halt NZ Exchange Trading for Third Day

New Zealand Exchange officials say the motive for the attacks is unclear.
27 August 2020

Vulnerability Volume Poised to Overwhelm Infosec Teams

The collision of Microsoft and Oracle patches on the same day has contributed to risk and stress for organizations.
27 August 2020

Ex-Cisco Employee Pleads Guilty to Deleting 16K Webex Teams Accounts

Ex-Cisco Employee Pleads Guilty to Deleting 16K Webex Teams Accounts Former Cisco employee Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh admitted to accessing Cisco’s cloud infrastructure and deleting 16,000 Webex Teams employee accounts.
27 August 2020

US sues to recover cryptocurrency funds stolen by North Korean hackers

US officials are going after 280 BTC and ETH accounts storing funds North Korean hackers stole from two cryptocurrency exchanges.
27 August 2020

Old Malware Tool Acquires New Tricks

Latest version of Qbot has acquired a new feature for collecting email threads from Outlook clients.
27 August 2020

Fastly to Acquire Signal Sciences for $775M

Signal Sciences' technology will be used to build a new web application and API security tool called Secure@Edge.
27 August 2020

Facebook sues maker of advertising SDK for refusing to participate in audit

Facebook also sued the operator of a website selling Instagram followers, likes, and comments.
27 August 2020

The Inside Threat from Psychological Manipulators

How internal manipulators can actually degrade your organization's cyber defense, and how to defend against them.
27 August 2020

Iranian hackers impersonate journalists to set up WhatsApp calls and gain victims' trust

Iranian hackers impersonated journalists from German TV Deutsche Welle and Israeli magazine Jewish Journal, and the Wall Street Journal in earlier attacks this year.
27 August 2020

Confessions of an ID Theft Kingpin, Part II

Yesterday's piece told the tale of Hieu Minh Ngo, a hacker the U.S. Secret Service described as someone who caused more material financial harm to more Americans than any other convicted cybercriminal. Ngo was recently deported back to his home country after serving more than seven years in prison for running multiple identity theft services. He now says he wants to use his experience to convince other cybercriminals to use their skills for good. Here's a look at what happened after he got busted.
27 August 2020