It's a laser-focused hack. Literally. Voice-controlled assistants such as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri and Google's Assistant can be tricked into executing commands by precisely directing a laser beam at a device's microphone, according to new research released on Monday.
Business email compromise scams continue to proliferate. Last week, Japanese media company Nikkei revealed that an employee made a $29 million fraudulent transfer as a result of a scam. And in a separate scam, the city of Ocala, Florida, suffered losses of over $742,000.
Many businesses don't seem to be able to block the ongoing scourge of sophisticated business email compromise schemes. "Incidents are just increasing; there's a huge volume of business email compromise," says David Stubley, CEO at 7 Elements, a security testing firm and consultancy.
Maliciously or unintentionally, people cause data breaches via email. But email is an essential part of enterprise life. How can the channel be made more secure? Sudeep Venkatesh of Egress offers new perspectives.
The shift to the cloud has made the perimeter-centric view of security obsolete and led to the creation of the "zero trust" approach. But how do we best manage identity as the new security perimeter? Teju Shyamsundar of Okta shares insights.
Martin Overton has worked both in cybersecurity and insurance, so he has a unique perspective on cyber insurance - the genuine benefits as well as the potential pitfalls. He shares tips on what to seek in an effective policy.
The Sophos 2020 Threat Report is out, and among the key findings: Ransomware attackers continue to leverage automated active attacks that can evade security controls and disable backups to do maximum damage in minimal time. John Shier of Sophos analyzes the trends that are most likely to shape the 2020 cybersecurity...
The cybersecurity community had been holding its breath in anticipation of mass attacks targeting the severe BlueKeep vulnerability in Windows, which Microsoft has patched. The first in-the-wild exploits have now been seen, although they don't appear to constitute an emergency - at least yet.
Many ransomware-wielding attackers continue to hack into organizations via remote desktop protocol. But some Sodinokibi ransomware-as-a-service affiliates have shifted instead to targeting victims via botnets, saying hackers' use of RDP exploits has grown too common.
The Chinese advanced threat group APT41 is using a new espionage tool to intercept SMS messages from specific phone numbers by infecting mobile telecommunication networks, according to the security firm FireEye Mandiant.
Using the largest repository of breached credentials in the world, SpyCloud has analyzed breach data tied to Fortune 1000 employees to understand what information is out there and how it can be used to commit fraud. In this video, SpyCloud Head of Product Strategy Chip Witt will walk through SpyCloud's analysis of...
Ransomware continues to be a highly profitable cybercrime. Ransomware incident response firm Coveware reports that for the third quarter of this year, the average ransom amount paid was $41,198, a six-fold increase from the same period last year, driven by strains such as Ryuk and Sodinokibi.
For Russian-speaking hackers, ransomware used to be taboo. But GandCrab killed all such ethical qualms, democratizing ransomware-as-a-service, paving the way for new profit-sharing schemes such as Sodinokibi and driving a new generation of attackers to master advanced hacking skills, a new report finds.