Twitter accounts that use SMS for two-factor authentication are at a heightened risk of account takeover with the disclosure that texting "STOP" to the verification service results in it being turned off. The vulnerability opens the door to a password reset attack or a password stuffing attack.
Embattled social media platform Twitter lost its chiefs of security, privacy and compliance, and the resignations put the company and its new owner, Elon Musk, at greater risk of regulatory enforcement. The company signed a binding two-decade agreement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission in May.
Microsoft released patches fixing a pair of Exchange vulnerabilities revealed publicly in late September and collectively known as ProxyNotShell. The computing giant assesses with "medium confidence" that state-sponsored hackers have exploited the now-squashed bugs.
Federal agents seized more than 50,000 in bitcoin stolen from Silk Road a decade ago by a man who until recently owned a Tennessee real estate development firm. James Zhong, 32, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of wire fraud while prosecutors seek to formally claim the cryptocurrency.
SolarWinds, maker of network management software famously hacked by the Russian government, may be the subject of an investigation by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission after staff made a preliminary determination in its favor. The company says it will contest the staff recommendation.
DropBox is the latest company to have employees fall for phishing emails tricking them into supplying login credentials and a one time password to threat actors. Hackers got away with copies of 130 code repositories. The company says it's speeding up an internal transition to Web Authentication.
Cookie and cracker giant Mondelez International settled litigation launched in 2018 against Zurich Insurance after the underwriter denied a claim for property damages stemming from the NotPetya malware wave. Similar litigation initiated by pharmaceutical giant Merck against its insurers continues.
The Biden administration-led International Counter Ransomware Initiative that includes three dozen countries and the European Union ended a two day huddle at the White House, emerging to vow more data sharing and anti-money laundering measures from cryptocurrency trading platforms.
The OpenSSL Project downgraded the urgency of a patch issued Tuesday after determining that the vulnerability is unlikely to be exploited in common situations. "It appears to be there would be an almost zero quantity of servers at risk," said a Sophos cybersecurity executive.
A Ukrainian man is fighting extradition to the United States, where he faces a four-count criminal indictment for his role in operating the Raccoon malware-as-a-service infostealer malware. Dutch authorities arrested Mark Sokolovsky, 26, in March, shows an unsealed indictment.
The chief executive of alcohol delivery app Drizly is set to come under a decadelong requirement imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission to ensure whatever company he oversees has an information security program. A hacker stole customer records of 2.5 million individuals from Drizly in 2020.
Days of accusations that the longtime head of the German government agency responsible for securing the government from cyberthreats has ties to Russia ended with his dismissal. Arne Schönbohm "damaged ... public confidence," said a spokesperson for the Ministry of the Interior.
Emails encrypted through Microsoft Office are vulnerable to attacks that can reveal the original content of messages due to shortcomings in the protocol, says WithSecure security researcher Harry Sintonen. Microsoft says it may finally abandon its use of the Electronic Code Book algorithm.
The Biden administration will put more critical infrastructure sectors, such as water, under mandates to ensure minimal cybersecurity standards. The White House is also ramping up interest in consumer cybersecurity by initiating a labeling program for the internet of things.
U.S. President Joe Biden will mount the third attempt to normalize commercial trans-Atlantic data flows by signing an executive order implementing privacy safeguards on American intelligence gathering. The order follows nearly two years of negotiations between Brussels and Washington.