A Dutch lawmaker's Twitter account is among 36 that had some personal data compromised earlier this month when hackers targeted 130 verified accounts and launched a cryptocurrency scam. The politician told Reuters his direct messages were accessed.
The FBI is warning of an increase in distributed denial-of-service attacks using amplification techniques that are targeting U.S. organizations. The bureau notes that it's seen an uptick in attack attempts since February.
Federal regulators have slapped a small provider of discounted medical and dental services to underserved patients in rural North Carolina with a $25,000 HIPAA settlement in a case involving an email breach that occurred nearly a decade ago. It's only the second HIPAA settlement announced this year.
As information technology and operational technology converge, security leaders face the challenge of protecting the enterprise against advanced threats, says Richard Peters of Fortinet, who discusses how IT and OT teams can find a common language.
A fresh round of phishing attacks is relying on using trusted services and a well-designed social engineering scheme to trick users into enabling malware to bypass an end point's security protocols, says Aaron Higbee of the security firm Cofense.
The Emotet botnet, which recently surged back to life after a months-long hiatus, is now delivering the Qbot banking Trojan to victims' devices, security researchers say. So far, they've identified about 800,000 malicious emails attempting to spread the botnet.
Fast charging is a blessing, but there's a downside: The firmware running on some chargers can be maliciously modified. Researchers say chargers can be hacked to deliver more electricity than a device can handle.
As organizations that shifted to a remote workforce consider allowing some workers to return to the office environment, CISOs must reassess their security infrastructures, says Chris Kubic of Fidelis Cybersecurity, who formerly was CISO at the National Security Agency.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for organizations to quickly embrace change and adapt to the "new normal" to maintain business continuity. Greg Foss of VMWare Carbon Black offers insights on how to adapt and survive.
To deal with today's dynamic workforce, becoming a cloud-first business is imperative. Anupam Sahai of Unisys and John Bunn of Microsoft discuss how to meet the challenges of securing the hybrid cloud.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two Chinese nationals with hacking into the systems of hundreds of organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The suspects' activities allegedly included probing for vulnerabilities in systems at companies developing COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and testing tech.