A leaked database compiled by a Chinese company has suddenly become the focus of news media reports warning that it could be used as an espionage instrument by Beijing. But on closer examination, the alleged "social media warfare database" looks like public information largely scraped from social media sites.
A bipartisan bill looks to take some initial steps toward creating nationwide digital identity standards that can address a range of security issues, including theft and fraud stemming from data breaches. The legislation is backed by the Better Identity Coalition.
The number of individuals affected by the May ransomware attack on cloud-based software vendor Blackbaud continues to soar. And breach reports tied to the incident now total over 170, according to one estimate.
A Russian national who is allegedly part of an ongoing disinformation campaign targeting the upcoming U.S. election faces a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Independent bug hunters who find flaws in products and services often struggle to hand off their vulnerability report to someone in a position to get it fixed, says longtime security researcher Daniel Cuthbert. He describes steps organizations must take to be able to receive - and act on - bug reports.
A recently uncovered Linux malware variant dubbed "CDRThief" is targeting VoIP networks to steal phone metadata, such as caller IP addresses, ESET reports. The malware appears to be designed for cyberespionage or fraud.
Since March, the operators behind ProLocker ransomware have focused on targeting large enterprise networks with ransomware demands sometimes exceeding $1 million, the security firm Group-IB reports. The gang has recently started to use the Qbot banking Trojan.
After a six-month hiatus, the Zeppelin ransomware variant returned in late August, according to Juniper Threats Labs. The malware now uses an updated Trojan downloader to better hide its activities from security tools.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes how criminals keep finding new ways to make ransomware victims pay. Also featured: Preventing digital currency counterfeits; a proposed health data privacy framework.
Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers are targeting organizations and individuals associated with the Republican and Democratic U.S. presidential campaigns, Microsoft reports, noting that the majority of the attacks appear to have been blocked.
Consumers hate passwords, criminals love them. And while the journey to passwordless authentication takes time, there are lessons to be learned from major global organizations who have started down the path. Dr. Rolf Lindemann of Nok Nok Labs shares insights.
Disruption, distortion and deterioration - these cybersecurity threats are amplified by the ongoing pandemic. Which poses the greatest threat and why? We asked this exclusive panel of CEOs and CISOs, and their responses might surprise you.
The security firm Positive Technologies discovered six vulnerabilities in Palo Alto Networks' PAN-OS, the software that runs the company's next-generation firewalls. The firewall developer has issued patches.
TeamTNT, a recently uncovered hacking group, is weaponizing Weave Scope, a legitimate cloud monitoring tool, to help install cryptominers in cloud environments, according to reports from Intezer and Microsoft.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning of an increase in targeted distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial and government organizations worldwide. And security firms also are tracking the incidents in these and other sectors.