Lucifer, a botnet that has been infecting Windows devices with cryptominers and using compromised systems for distributed denial-of-service attacks, now has the ability to compromise Linux-based systems as well, according to Netscout's ATLAS Security Engineering & Response Team.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes why ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims. Also featured: Lessons learned from Twitter hacking response; security flaw in Amazon's Alexa.
A data breach affecting the South African branch of credit reporting company Experian exposed information on 24 million consumers and almost 800,000 businesses, according to the South African Banking Risk Information Center. But Experian says no consumer credit or financial information was exposed.
Never store hardcoded credentials in code uploaded to public-facing GitHub repositories, and make sure none of your business associates are doing that. Those are just two takeaways from a new report that describes how nine organizations were inadvertently exposing health records for at least 150,000 patients.
The genie is out of the bottle - and working remotely. Global enterprises have fundamentally and permanently changed the way they work. What does this mean as we plan for 2021, and how can organizations automate many of their remaining manual processes? Kelsey Nelson of Okta shares insights.
Marriott faces another lawsuit, filed in Britain, over the breach of its Starwood guest reservation system. The breach ran from 2014 to 2018 - Marriott acquired Starwood in 2016 - and exposed personal information for an estimated 7 million customers in the U.K.
Implementing an adaptive, risk-based authentication process for remote system access is proving effective as more staff members work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Ant Allan, a vice president and analyst at Gartner.
The Senate Intelligence Committee Tuesday released its fifth and final report on Russia's attempts to influence the 2016 election, providing more details on how Russian hackers resided on Democratic National Commitee servers for months and citing shortcomings in the FBI's investigation.
The emerging cloud-delivered service model known as security access service edge, or SASE, is designed to help simplify security for remote access, says Sean Duca of Palo Alto Networks, who explains how the model works.
Copycats using well-known threat actor names, such as Fancy Bear and Armada Collective, are launching extortion campaigns tied to distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial institutions, according to Akamai's Security Intelligence Research Team.
Ransomware gangs continue to see bigger payoffs from their ransom-paying victims, driven by "big-game hunting," data exfiltration and smaller players seeking larger returns, according to ransomware incident response firm Coveware.
An expired digital certificate for Quest Diagnostics, a major test provider, and several technology woes temporarily prevented the state of California from receiving timely COVID-19 lab test data, resulting in an inaccurate tally of cases.