Cybercriminals are waging brute-force attacks that enable them to change DNS settings on home and small business routers to redirect victims to fake COVID-19-themed websites that push infostealer malware, according to the security firm Bitdefender.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed more than policy and social gaps, says U.K.-based cybersecurity expert John Walker. It's also manifested in digital exposures born out of lack of preparedness and bad practices. Walker offers insights on improving the cyber response.
Switzerland-based global insurance firm Chubb acknowledges that it's investigating a "security incident." Meanwhile, the Maze ransomware gang is claiming Chubb is its latest victim, according to researchers at the security firm Emsisoft.
Despite the global COVID-19 pandemic, which started in China, Chinese cyber espionage campaigns are continuing, with a new campaign from one APT group targeting at least 75 enterprises in 20 countries, according to the security firm FireEye.
Microsoft has announced that it will pause all non-essential updates for Windows, while both Google and Microsoft have said their Chrome and Edge browsers will, for now, receive only stability and security updates. The moves come as IT teams are continuing to respond to the ongoing fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic.
More bad ransomware news: Following in the footsteps of Maze, now even more cybercrime gangs are threatening to not only crypto-lock systems but also leak stolen data. Such moves come following a banner year for ransomware operators, who are continuing to bring more advanced tactics to bear.
At its core, cybersecurity is about applying scarce resources to the highest risk. And nothing quite puts that tenet to the test like the COVID-19 pandemic. Jim Routh, CISO of MassMutual, discusses the challenges of managing a remote workforce and third-party relationships during this crisis.
The FBI this week seized the domain of Deer.io, which federal authorities describe as a clearinghouse for stolen data and cybercriminal services operating from Russia. The alleged administrator of the now-shuttered site has been arrested and charged.
At a time when cybersecurity leaders are managing business resiliency with the world's largest remote workforce, how can enterprises remain both dynamic and grounded in fundamental security controls? Christopher Kloes of Unisys discusses this challenge.
A hacking group targeted the World Health Organization earlier this month with an apparently unsuccessful spear-phishing campaign designed to harvest credentials as the United Nations organization was grappling with the global COVID-19 pandemic.