Telecom giant Singtel is managing multiple data breaches just weeks after Australian subsidiary Optus reported a breach affecting 9.8 million individuals. One of the new breaches is also in Australia. The other stems from a 2021 zero-day vulnerability in file transfer application Accellion FTA.
Australian fruit and vegetable supplier Costa Group says it was subjected to a malicious and sophisticated phishing attack in August that resulted in unauthorized access to its servers. The company, listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, says that the attack occurred on Aug. 21.
The U.S. Department of Defense uncovered almost 350 vulnerabilities in the department's networks as part of its experimental bug bounty program launched on American Independence Day. The weeklong bug bounty challenge called "Hack U.S." ran from July Fourth to July 11.
With 63% of global security decision-makers suffering from at least one breach in 2021, it’s apparent that incident response involves so much more than just response. The work of rebuilding trust with both internal and external stakeholders post-breach is equally as important for building future security and...
Researchers uncovered a never-before-seen advanced threat actor dubbed Metador targeting telecommunications, internet service providers and universities in several countries in the Middle East and Africa for cyberespionage. They found two different Windows-based malware platforms.
A criminal investigation is underway into a breach at Optus, Australia’s second-largest telecommunications company. Optus' CEO says the company will notify those affected. It's unknown so far who perpetrated the attack, and the data has not appeared on the dark web.
The chief executive of Portugal's state-owned airline said she will not negotiate with hackers even as the Ragnar Locker ransomware-as-a-service group posted online the data of 1.5 million customers. "We hope you support us in this ethical attitude," said Christine Ourmières-Widener.
Uber is fingering adolescent extortion hacking group Lapsus$ for the disruption to its internal systems. A self-proclaimed 18-year-old last week spammed the company with vulgar messages and shared online screenshots of the company's cloud storage and code repositories. The FBI is investigating.
Password manager LastPass says the attackers behind the August security incident had access to its systems for four days. LastPass CEO Karim Toubba, sharing details about last month's breach, confirms that there is no evidence of any threat actor activity beyond the established timeline.
Existing security operations tools focus too much on detecting threats and creating alerts rather than stopping attacks before they happen, says Check Point CEO Gil Shwed, who claims the firm's new MPR and XPR tools will reduce the number of events security analysts handle by at least 90%.
The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation reported a hacking incident that affected 236,000 individuals, potentially including any current or former inmate who since 2008 received a mental health diagnosis while incarcerated.
The Lazarus Group, a North Korean advanced persistent threat gang, recently targeted energy companies in Canada, the U.S. and Japan to establish long-term access into victim networks to conduct espionage operations by deploying custom-built malware implants VSingle, YamaBot and MagicRAT.
The operators behind banking Trojan SharkBot are distributing an updated version of the malware on now-deactivated malicious applications on Google Play. Called Mister Phone Cleaner and Kylhavy Mobile Security, the apps have been downloaded 10,000 and 50,000 times, respectively, says Fox-IT.
Last year, Rowland Johnson took on the role of president of CREST, the international not-for-profit membership body representing the global cybersecurity industry. Over the past 12 months, he says, he's taken time to "pause and reflect" and "define a new vision and mission" for CREST.
As ransomware continues to pummel organizations left, right and center, two states have responded by banning certain types of ransom payments, and more look set to soon follow suit. But experts warn such bans could have "terrible consequences," leading to costlier and more complicated recovery.