Online disinformation campaigns by nation-state actors are the biggest cyberthreat to the U.S. election as hackers attempt to influence final vote tallies as a way to undermine confidence, according to a Digital Shadows report. Russian hackers are most active, followed by Iran and China.
A new online platform called VulnerableThings.com is aiming to become the go-to place for reporting and viewing reports on software flaws in IoT devices. The IoT Security Foundation and Oxford Information Labs say the platform could help vendors comply with new IoT regulations and standards.
A greatly enhanced variant of the powerful Mirai botnet is already infecting IoT devices even though it's operating in a test environment, according to researchers at cybersecurity firm Avira Protection Lab.
A former vice president of a personal protective equipment packaging firm has been sentenced to prison and ordered to pay restitution for sabotaging the company's electronic shipping records during the COVID-19 pandemic - causing delays in deliveries - after he was terminated from his job.
Security researchers at Imperva have uncovered a botnet that attacks vulnerabilities in websites' underlying content management systems and then uses these compromised servers to mine for cryptocurrency or send spam to more victims.
Fraudsters operating an election-themed phishing campaign have tweaked their malicious landing pages to harvest more information, including banking credentials, account data and vehicle identification information, Proofpoint reports.
"Cybercrime is an evolution, not a revolution," says Europol's Philipp Amann, who oversees the EU law enforcement intelligence agency's annual study of the latest cyber-enabled crime trends. Ransomware, social engineering and the criminal abuse of cryptocurrency and encryption are some of the top threats.
Ignite '20, the annual cybersecurity conference sponsored by Palo Alto Networks, will be held in mid-November, Ryan Olson and Bret Padres preview the event by discussing the shifting cybersecurity landscape and what to expect to see at Ignite '20.
The Secure Access Service Edge framework was identified by Gartner barely a year ago. Yet, already it has been widely adopted and even more broadly discussed. What are the compelling uses cases and some of the biggest myths and realities? Jeff Reed of Cisco shares insight on SASE.
The Treasury Department has issued sanctions against a Russian research institute that U.S. officials now claim helped deploy Triton, destructive malware designed to damage industrial control systems. The announcement follows other economic penalties levied against Iran in the same week.
Heading into 2021, enterprises have more endpoints to secure than ever. And fortified by its acquisition of Panda Security, WatchGuard Technologies now has a stronger endpoint security strategy. Corey Nachreiner and Marc Laliberte discuss the dual evolution of targeted attacks and endpoint security solutions.
The European Union has issued sanctions against two Russian nationals alleged to have hacked Germany's lower house of parliament, or Bundestag, in 2015. EU officials say both men work for the Russian military intelligence unit GRU.
U.S. intelligence officials say a Russia-backed hacking group has compromised some state and local government computer systems since at least September and exfiltrated data. So far, however, the attackers do not appear to have attempted to otherwise interfere with or disrupt those networks.