Since Friday afternoon, Mark Loman of Sophos has been immersed in studying the scope and impact of the ransomware attack spread through Kaseya VSA's remote management platform. And he's learned enough about it to say without reservation: This the largest ransomware attack he's seen.
In the latest weekly update, a panel of Information Security Media Group editors discusses key topics, including cybersecurity trends for the second half of the year, IoT device security and the planned security features for Windows 11.
Google says it's investigating how a text advertisement was injected into SMS messages containing two-step verification security codes. The text advertisement contained a link that redirected to a VPN product from antivirus vendor Avira.
At-home fitness gear and other connected health devices pose growing potential security and privacy risks not only to the health data of consumers, but also to the environments in which individuals use these products, says Ondrej Krehel, CEO of cybersecurity and digital forensics firm LIFARS LLC.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion about why the head of Britain's National Cyber Security Center says the No. 1 cyber risk is not nation-state attackers but ransomware-wielding criminals. Also featured: Western Digital IoT flaws; an FBI agent tracks cybersecurity trends.
Taiwanese networking device manufacturer Zyxel is notifying customers about an ongoing series of attacks on some of its enterprise firewall and VPN products and is advising users to maintain proper remote access security policies as it prepares a hotfix.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is considering new cybersecurity requirements for hospitals participating in Medicare after a watchdog agency recommended CMS should require the facilities to address the cybersecurity of their networked medical devices.
The saga around how scores of aging Western Digital NAS devices were remotely erased has deepened with the discovery of a new, unknown software vulnerability. The situation underscores the problems of still-used devices that have been abandoned by manufacturers.
A government watchdog is urging NASA to make multiple improvements to its cybersecurity and risk management policies to counter threats to the space agency's network, infrastructure and data. NASA, in turn, is working toward making some security improvements outlined by the GAO by the end of this year.
Legacy technology. Connected devices. Third-party access risks. Industrial sites face the same IT and OT challenges as other business enterprises, yet often they are overlooked. Michael Shannon of Cisco shares insights on IT/OT convergence and security transformation.
Security researchers at Eclypsium have reported that they had identified four vulnerabilities that could affect 30 million users of computer technology company Dell's laptops, desktops and tablets. The vulnerabilities have a cumulative CVSS score of 8.3 (high).
Owners of Western Digital My Book Live devices have seen their data remotely wiped by attackers targeting a flaw first detailed in 2019. But WD stopped supporting these devices in 2015, which is a reminder that the best way to secure some types of internet of things devices may be to discard them.
Security specialists are offering preliminary feedback on Microsoft's sneak peek at the new security measures to be included in the Windows 11 operating system, which is slated for release in December.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of CISA's finding that agencies could have prevented follow-on attacks after the SolarWinds supply chain attack by properly configuring firewalls. Also featured: Congressman discusses deterring nation-state attacks; insider threat mitigation tips.