Researchers at Check Point Research are tracking a new botnet dubbed "FreakOut" that's targeting vulnerabilities in Linux systems. The malware is creating a malicious network that has the potential to launch DDoS attacks.
In the waning hours of his presidency Tuesday, Donald Trump issued an executive order requiring U.S. infrastructure-as-a-service providers and other cloud service providers to maintain detailed records on foreign clients that could be used to help track down those committing cybercrimes.
Symantec Threat Intelligence says it's uncovered another malware variant used in the SolarWinds supply chain hack - a loader nicknamed "Raindrop" that apparently was used to deliver Cobalt Strike, a legitimate penetration testing tool, to a handful of targets.
Microsoft is alerting customers that starting Feb. 9, it will enforce domain controller settings within Active Directory to block connections that could exploit the unpatched Zerologon vulnerability in Windows Server. Microsoft has been warning about the urgency of patching the flaw for months.
Digital wallets, super apps and digital IDs all have substantial roles in the new consumer landscape. And identity proofing is critical for the fraud-prevention success of each of these emerging technologies, says Shai Cohen of TransUnion.
Privacy watchdogs in Europe have imposed fines totaling more than $330 million since the EU's General Data Protection Regulation went into full effect in May 2018, according to law firm DLA Piper. Over the past year, regulators received 121,000 data breach notifications, up 19% from the year before.
British Airways could face a substantial compensation payout as a result of an ongoing group lawsuit over its 2018 data breach, the first of its kind under GDPR. So, the lawsuit - and others that follow in breach cases - could create more momentum for data security enhancements and cyber insurance.
OpenWRT, an open-source project that develops operating systems, firmware and other software for connected and embedded devices, is investigating a data breach after a hacker gained access to an administrator account and apparently was able to access usernames and email addresses for community members.
The FBI is warning that hackers are increasingly using voice phishing, or vishing, to target remote and at-home workers as a way of harvesting VPN and other credentials to gain initial access to corporate networks.
President-elect Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion plan for COVID-19 relief includes nearly $10 billion in cybersecurity and IT spending. Some security experts hope the amount as just a "down payment" toward a broader effort.
The U.S. Capitol siege and the impeachment of President Trump are being exploited for disinformation purposes ahead of Inauguration Day by Russia, Iran and China, a U.S. joint threat assessment reportedly warns. But in terms of violence, domestic extremists are the principal threat.
Researchers at the security firm Proofpoint are tracking several fraud schemes leveraging COVID-19 vaccine-themed emails. The schemes include business email compromise scams, messages with malicious attachments and phishing emails designed to harvest credentials.
The governor of New Zealand's Reserve Bank says he "personally owns" responsibility for a data breach that exposed private and sensitive stakeholder information. The breach came after a serious vulnerability was disclosed in December in Accellion's File Transfer Appliance, which the bank uses.