The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
In 2021, there were 1,862 data compromises - a 68% increase over 2020, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center's Annual Data Breach Report. "In this past year, there were more cyberattack-related data breaches than there were all forms of data breaches in 2020," says ITRC COO James E. Lee.
Microsoft researchers tracking Apache Log4j exploits last week discovered a previously undisclosed vulnerability in SolarWinds' Serv-U software. SolarWinds subsequently responded, investigated and fixed the flaw. Some observers described the new vulnerability as "surprising" and "disturbing."
Among the simplest things that vendors can do to help improve the cybersecurity of their products is providing better transparency, especially regarding the third-party components contained in their technology, says Rob Suárez, CISO of medical device maker Becton Dickinson.
Endpoint detection and response software news: The entity formerly known as McAfee Enterprise and FireEye Products has a new name: Trellix. Think of a "security trellis to businesses across the globe, giving them support they need to keep them safe," says CEO Bryan Palma. Will customers and prospects buy in?
Mozilla has released its latest Firefox browser version 96 with a host of new features and improvements for both desktop and mobile browsing. Mozilla has also fixed 18 security vulnerabilities, including 9 high-severity issues and 9 other medium- or low-severity flaws.
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.
Bernalillo County, the largest county in New Mexico, shut down its IT systems after reportedly suffering a ransomware attack on Wednesday. County officials say they are working with third-party vendors to remediate the incident. County staff are working remotely as systems are restored.
A Zloader malware campaign has been exploiting Microsoft’s digital signature verification to steal cookies, passwords and sensitive information, according to Check Point Research. The threat actor, likely MalSmoke, used legitimate remote management software to gain initial access.
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the nation's top consumer protection agency, issued notice that it "intends to use its full legal authority to pursue companies" failing to mitigate against Apache's Log4j vulnerabilities – or similar vulnerabilities in the future.
A Florida-based gastroenterology practice is in the process of notifying more than 212,500 individuals of a December 2020 breach involving a business email compromise and fraud. What steps can other entities take to prevent falling victim to similar incidents?