An updated version of the AgentTesla information-stealing malware now boasts additional data harvesting capabilities, including the ability to target more web browsers and email clients, according to Cofense. The malware has become popular with fraudsters and BEC gangs.
Recent disclosures about security issues pertaining to certain medical devices as well as storage devices used in healthcare serve as reminders of the potential risks to patients that must be mitigated.
A mighty effort is underway to figure out which organizations may have been deeply infiltrated by a suspected Russian hacking group following the SolarWinds hack. The hunt is difficult for many reasons, some experts say, and may never result in definitive answers about whether data was stolen.
The shortage of trained cybersecurity workers has substantially declined this year as many more individuals entered the field, says Clar Rosso, CEO of (ISC)², the U.S.-based nonprofit association that offers training to cybersecurity professionals.
It's not just that ransomware attacks are up in 2020; it's that attackers have evolved their tactics and techniques. And Deepen Desai of Zscaler says this means it's time for organizations to completely reimagine their ransomware defenses.
In 2011, Sam Curry headed the response team for RSA's then-landmark breach. Today, as CSO at Cybereason, he looks at the SolarWinds supply chain attack and sees similarities - but also is struck by "the scale, the scope, the subtlety" of the incident.
As we near the end of one year of living with COVID-19, the pandemic is creating new U.S. daily records for infections, hospitalizations and deaths. "The whole country is on fire," says pandemic expert Regina Phelps.
Philip Reitinger has held senior cybersecurity leadership roles in both the public and private sectors. He's seen big breaches. And he says what he sees so far in the SolarWinds attack may be just the "tip of the iceberg" in terms of government and business entities that have been compromised.
An evolving workplace, greater reliance on IoT and the cloud, and already we have seen the new face of supply chain attacks. This is the backdrop for 2021, and Imperva's Brian Anderson offers insights into the cyber-attack outlook.
Point-of-sale device manufacturers Verifone and Ingenico have released fixes for flaws in some of their devices after researchers found the vulnerabilities could have enabled attackers to steal payment card data, clone cards or install malware.
A former seasonal worker at a tech contractor supporting Medicare open enrollment has been sentenced to serve 42 months in prison after pleading guilty in connection with improperly accessing patient records, some of which were used to open fraudulent credit lines.
Vulnerability management is vulnerable. This year's transformation has revealed new gaps in processes and tools, inspiring a new evolution to the discipline of Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response. Mehul Revankar of Qualys discusses VMDR and how to embrace it.