The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers leadership lessons from Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi and Mastercard's deputy CSO, Alissa "Dr. Jay" Abdullah. Also featured: An assessment of cybersecurity priorities for President-elect Joe Biden.
The U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is alerting financial institutions about the potential for fraud, ransomware attacks or similar types of criminal activity related to COVID-19 vaccine research and distribution organizations.
The growth in the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 crisis means that healthcare providers must carefully reassess and bolster the security of the connected devices, applications and systems used, says Kelly Rozumalski of the consultancy Booz Allen Hamilton.
Kawasaki Heavy Industries is reporting that an unknown threat actor gained access to its internal network through servers located in an overseas office, according to a company statement. The result: Some corporate data may have leaked to a third party.
He's commanded armed forces, directed the National Security Agency, and now he is president of vendor IronNet Cybersecurity. From this unique perspective, retired General Keith Alexander says the SolarWinds breach is "a call for action."
After a nearly two-month hiatus, the Emotet botnet recently sprung back to life with a fresh spamming and phishing campaign designed to spread other malware as secondary payloads, according to security researchers. The botnet has also been revamped to better avoid network defenses.
The FBI, Europol and other law enforcement agencies shut down a virtual private network Tuesday that was providing a "bulletproof hosting service" that allowed cybercriminals to conduct illegal operations, including ransomware attacks, while remaining hidden from police.
A key player in the now-defunct "Silk Road" darknet marketplace who hid his involvement with the creation and operation of the website has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison for making false statements to federal investigators.
Microsoft says it has removed malware related to an expansive hacking campaign that has ensnared thousands of organizations and U.S. government agencies. Meanwhile, CISA warns the SolarWinds Orion supply chain compromise may not be the only infection vector.
Researchers at the security firm Avast have found 28 malicious third-party browser extensions used with Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge that have been downloaded about 3 million times. These extensions are capable of spreading malware, stealing information and altering search engine results.
Intel and Cisco are among the thousands of SolarWinds Orion customers that were running a Trojanized version of the security software. FireEye, together with Microsoft and GoDaddy, have devised a "kill switch" to disrupt attackers' ability to access the malware on at least some infected systems.
A previously documented cryptomining worm dubbed Gitpaste-12 has returned with a wide-ranging series of attacks targeting web applications and IoT devices that exploit at least 31 vulnerabilities, according to Juniper Threat Labs.