Unemployment benefits websites across the United States are offline after a malware attack was detected at third-party vendor Geographic Solutions Inc. The vendor, which serves dozens of state labor departments, says no personally identifiable information has been affected by the attack.
Ransomware-wielding criminals constantly refine their behavior and tactics to maximize the chance of a payday, and recently they have been implementing fresh strategies for monetizing stolen data, says Steve Rivers at threat intelligence firm Kela.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has begun issuing alerts about 56 flaws across operational technology equipment built by 10 different vendors. Researchers at Forescout Technologies say the flaws trace to poor design decisions by vendors.
The Canadian government is backing bills aimed at improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity and consumer privacy. "Cybersecurity is national security," says Minister of Public Safety Marco Mendicino. New privacy measures will ensure Canadians trust online services, government officials say.
Iranian hackers may be responsible for rocket sirens sounding for almost an hour in two Israeli cities on Sunday night. This comes amid heightened tensions between Tehran and Jerusalem and discovery of a phishing campaign in Israel that cybersecurity firm Check Point has attributed to Iran.
Police in Nigeria this week arrested a 37-year-old man who's been charged with masterminding "a criminal syndicate tied to massive business email compromise and phishing campaigns," Interpol says. But with known BEC losses last year exceeding $2.4 billion, will the arrest have a noticeable impact?
EDR deployments will be underway at more than half of federal civilian agencies by the end of September, according to federal officials. CISA is currently in the process of deploying EDR across 26 federal civilian agencies and expects to have work underway at 53 agencies by Sept. 30, 2022.
A high-ranking U.S. government official has been convicted of stealing the personal information of thousands of federal workers as well as government software. Murali Y. Venkata, 56, was acting branch chief at the DHS's Information Technology Division in the Office of the Inspector General.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report reviews the latest cyber resilience "call to action" from the White House and also explores authentication provider Okta's failure to inform hundreds of customers in a timely manner that their data could have been stolen by the Lapsus$ group.
If Russia uses hack attacks to support its invasion, would Western governments want to immediately attribute those attacks or disruptions? Enter a Thursday alert from the U.S. government warning that it is "aware of possible threats to U.S. and international satellite communication networks."
With Ukraine having called on the world to join its "IT Army" and help it hack Russia and ally Belarus, what could possibly go wrong? For starters, launching distributed denial-of-service attacks - at least from outside Ukraine - remains illegal and risks triggering an escalation by Moscow.
As Western cybersecurity officials warn that Russia's Ukraine invasion poses an elevated cybersecurity risk to all, kudos to Cloudflare, CrowdStrike and Ping Identity for offering free endpoint security and other defenses to the healthcare sector and power sectors, for at least four months.
As Russia's ground invasion and air assault against Ukraine continues, so too do online attacks being launched against Ukrainian targets. A Ukrainian cybersecurity official says his country is fighting the first-ever "hybrid war" that bridges both the physical and online realms.
As Russia's invasion of Ukraine continues, what should global CISOs and security teams do to ensure that their organizations stay protected? Beyond following cybersecurity agencies' guidance, experts offer advice on how to brief the board of directors, appeal for resources, support teams and more.
With a Russian invasion of Ukrainian territory now ensuing, Ukraine's network defenders say they've prepared to safeguard critical assets, which are now centrally stored in its capital, Kyiv. Only time will tell whether Russian troops advance toward the city.