Security experts and law enforcement officials have long argued that paying ransoms doesn't pay. For starters, it directly funds the cybercrime ecosystem and makes it attractive for criminals to keep launching ransomware attacks.
Hacking groups linked to China's government are targeting research and healthcare facilities that are working on developing vaccines, testing procedures and treatments for COVID-19, the FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warn in an alert.
From 2016 to 2019, sophisticated nation-state attackers preferred to target 10 vulnerabilities more than all others, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and FBI warn in a new alert. They say many of these flaws are years old, yet remain unpatched and actively exploited.
Australian shipping giant Toll Group has vowed to again not pay a ransom after suffering its second ransomware attack of the year. In the latest incident, however, the company warns that attackers also stole corporate data - and it may get leaked.
Microsoft addressed vulnerabilities in a dozen of its software products in its Patch Tuesday update for May. And while none of the flaws are currently being exploited, several of the most critical flaws require immediate attention, the company says.
Anubis, one of the most potent Android botnets, apparently is getting a refresh a year after its source code was leaked, security researchers say. The changes could help fraudsters more closely monitor activity on hacked devices.
Over the last five years, a hacking group that's apparently tied to China has been targeting government ministries in the Asia-Pacific region as part of a cyber-espionage campaign, according to Check Point Research.
In honor of World Password Day, here's a task for every organization that uses remote desktop protocol: Ensure that all of your organization's internet-facing RDP ports have a password - and that it's complex and unique.
Kaiji, a newly discovered botnet, is compromising Linux servers and IoT devices using brute-force methods that target the SSH protocol, according to the security firm Intezer. The botnet has the capability to launch DDoS attacks.
Despite the need to battle COVID-19, several nations' in-development digital contact-tracing apps are already dogged by security and privacy concerns. Whether enough users will ever trust these apps to make them effective remains a major question. Is it too late to get more projects back on track?
Authorities in the U.S. and U.K. are warning medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies, universities and others about "password-spraying campaigns" by advanced persistent threat groups seeking to steal COVID-19 research data. Security experts outline defensive steps that organizations can take.
Google and Apple on Monday released privacy and security guidelines for their jointly developed contact-tracing infrastructure. The companies note that apps developed using their APIs can only be developed by or for public health authorities - and solely to collect information to trace COVID-19 infections.