Attackers wielding Night Sky ransomware are among the latest groups that have been attempting to exploit critical vulnerabilities in widely used Apache Log4j software. Microsoft says that among other attacks, a China-based ransomware operator has been exploiting Log4j flaws in VMware Horizon.
Cybercrime gang FIN7 is impersonating the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Amazon to trick enterprises in the U.S. into using a malicious flash drive, according to the FBI. The threat actor targeted undisclosed companies in the transportation, defense and insurance sectors.
The Cyberspace Administration of China's new regulation for companies that offer algorithm-based recommendation services has been met with caution. Some statements in the regulation, which is to go into effect on March 1, are vague enough to be abused, and confidentiality is also a concern.
QNAP, a Taiwan-based company that manufactures network-attached storage devices, urges users to take immediate actions to secure QNAP NAS device suite amid reports of wide targeting of all its networking devices by ransomware and brute-force attacks.
Top U.S. cybersecurity leaders continue to warn against the peril of Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, confirming on Monday that hundreds of millions of devices worldwide are likely affected by the logging utility flaw, although the response, in terms of scope and speed, has been "exceptional."
U.S. authorities are warning healthcare sector entities of rising threats involving Pysa ransomware and the cybercriminal gang Mespinoza, which operates the malware variant. Meanwhile, healthcare entities in the U.S. and globally continue to battle an assortment of cyberattacks and their fallout.
The EU's law enforcement agency, Europol, has been ordered by a watchdog to not retain for longer than six months any personal data it stores pertaining to individuals who reside in the EU, unless it has ascertained that the individuals are tied to an investigation or criminal activities.
Researchers have identified a new wave of phishing attacks exploiting a vulnerability in the comments feature of Google Docs to deliver malicious phishing websites. It hit more than 500 inboxes across 30 tenants, with hackers using more than 100 different Gmail accounts, Avanan researchers say.
The increasingly connected home is a vulnerable part of the extended enterprise, especially as the line blurs between personal life and work, says Forrester principal analyst Heidi Shey. She encourages organizations to adopt a two-pronged approach to protecting the "work from home" workforce.
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said this week that his committee convened a virtual briefing with both CISA and National Cyber Director Chris Inglis to discuss efforts to mitigate the threat posed by the Log4j vulnerability.
The JFrog research team discovered a new RCE vulnerability, which will be tracked by NIST as CVE-2021-42392, in the H2 database console. Although the researchers say the root cause of this critical flaw is similar to the flaw in Apache's Log4j, they believe the differences may lessen its impact.
French data protection agency CNIL has imposed fines of $170 million on Google and $66 million on Facebook for not complying with cookie regulations. The watchdog has ruled that the firms should make opting out of cookies as simple as opting in, or pay a $113,000 fine for each day of delay.
A Chicago-based fertility center has reported that a hacking incident detected in February 2021 has affected the protected health information of nearly 80,000 individuals. The breach is among the latest major security incidents involving fertility healthcare providers.
A senior executive at a Russian cybersecurity services firm has been denied bail after being extradited from Switzerland to the U.S. to face charges that he participated in a hacking scheme that stole pre-public earnings information for publicly traded companies to make $82.5 million via insider trading.
In the latest update, four ISMG editors discuss key cybersecurity issues, including myth busting from the founder of Zero Trust, the reason behind the surge in high-profile cryptocurrency scams in India and how ransomware attackers routinely lie about their inclinations, motivations and tactics.