Microsoft says vulnerabilities in outdated web servers are likely responsible for a cyberattack last month against Indian energy giant Tata Power. Attackers targeted Boa servers, which were discontinued in 2005, to potentially compromise Tata and other critical infrastructure organizations around the world.
China again accused the United States of cyberespionage as it seeks to reframe the global narrative on hacking. China's status as the world's worst cyber thief "annoys them tremendously," says Jim Lewis of CSIS. Beijing says it caught the NSA hacking into Northwestern Polytechnical University.
Chinese intelligence is conducting cyberespionage campaigns targeting corporations involved with energy extraction in the South China Sea, researchers say. Proofpoint and PwC conclude with moderate confidence the campaign is the work of the threat actor known as TA423 or Red Ladon.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the latest ransomware trends from the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, findings from the first-ever Cyber Safety Review Board on the Log4j incident, and how security and privacy leaders are harmonizing new U.S. privacy laws.
Thales plans to enter the customer identity and access management market through its purchase of an emerging European CIAM player. The French firm plans to capitalize on OneWelcome's strong product by extending its footprint beyond Europe and into North America and Asia-Pacific.
Indian hyperlocal logistics provider Grab says it wasn't hacked by a Malaysian hacktivist group. DragonForce Malaysia posted last Saturday on Twitter and Telegram the purported details of Grab delivery personnel. The group is amid an active campaign dubbed OpsPatuk against Indian targets.
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Nearly three weeks ago, Iran's state railway company was hit with a cyberattack that was disruptive and - somewhat unusually - also playful. Security firm SentinelOne says analyzing the wiper malware involved offers tantalizing clues about the attackers' skills, but no clear attribution.
As organizations prepare a plan for migrating to the Secure Access Service Edge, or SASE, model, they need to carefully assess the need for reorganization of the networking and security departments, says Nat Smith, senior director, security analyst at Gartner, which coined the SASE term.
North Korean hackers have been "targeting security researchers working on vulnerability research and development at different companies and organizations" to trick them into installing backdoored software that gives attackers remote access to their systems, warns Google's Threat Analysis Group.
TikTok and WeChat both received reprieves over the weekend that helped avert U.S. blocks of their social media apps. President Donald Trump says he has given his "blessing" to a deal that would see Oracle and Walmart take a stake in TikTok's U.S. operations. Separately, a federal judge suspended a WeChat ban.
The need for enhanced business agility and secure remote access to support digital transformation has led to the adoption of the security access service edge, or SASE, model, says Rajpreet Kaur, senior principal analyst at Gartner.
Implementing an adaptive, risk-based authentication process for remote system access is proving effective as more staff members work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Ant Allan, a vice president and analyst at Gartner.