CISA and the FBI warn in a new alert that unidentified nation-state actors are scanning for three vulnerabilities in Fortinet's operating system, FortiOS, to potentially target government agencies and companies for cyberespionage.
A Kansas man faces federal charges for allegedly accessing the network of a local water treatment facility and tampering with the systems that control the cleaning and disinfecting procedures, according to the Justice Department. The charges follow a similar security incident at a Florida facility.
A North Korean government-backed threat group that was detected targeting security researchers in January is once again staging a campaign against them using advanced social engineering techniques, Google reports.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of retailer Fat Face’s awkward "strictly private and confidential" data breach notification. Also featured: Discussions on the ethics of buying leaked data and the rise of central bank digital currencies.
An Israeli citizen who served as the administrator of the now-shuttered DeepDotWeb portal that connected internet users with dark web marketplaces selling malware, data and contraband has pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy charge.
The Iranian-linked threat group TA453, also known as Charming Kitten and Phosphorus, conducted a phishing campaign, dubbed "BadBlood," in late 2020 that targeted senior U.S. and Israeli medical researchers in an attempt to obtain their Microsoft Office credentials, according to Proofpoint.
Although SolarWinds has released a second round of patches for flaws in its Orion network monitoring platform that was targeted in a supply chain attack, some security experts say organizations need to go far beyond patching to manage the risks involved.
Security practitioners often tread a fine and not entirely well-defined legal line in collecting current and meaningful research. This research can also pose ethical questions when commercial sources for stolen data fall into a gray area.
Android device users are being targeted by a sophisticated spyware app that disguises itself as a "system update" application, warns mobile security firm Zimperium. The app can steal data, messages and images and take control of phones.
An attacker added a backdoor to the source code for PHP, an open-source, server-side scripting language used by more than 75% of the world's websites. Core PHP project members say the backdoor was quickly removed.
Over the last 12 months, federal prosecutors have charged 474 suspects with trying to steal more than $569 million through COVID-19-related fraud schemes, including attempts to swindle the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses.