New Zealand's stock exchange, NZX, recently fell under a massive distributed denial-of-service attack that was part of an extortion attempt. Security specialist Daniel Ayers breaks down what went wrong and how other organizations can avoid similar issues.
A leaked database compiled by a Chinese company has suddenly become the focus of news media reports warning that it could be used as an espionage instrument by Beijing. But on closer examination, the alleged "social media warfare database" looks like public information largely scraped from social media sites.
A bipartisan bill looks to take some initial steps toward creating nationwide digital identity standards that can address a range of security issues, including theft and fraud stemming from data breaches. The legislation is backed by the Better Identity Coalition.
Independent bug hunters who find flaws in products and services often struggle to hand off their vulnerability report to someone in a position to get it fixed, says longtime security researcher Daniel Cuthbert. He describes steps organizations must take to be able to receive - and act on - bug reports.
A recently uncovered Linux malware variant dubbed "CDRThief" is targeting VoIP networks to steal phone metadata, such as caller IP addresses, ESET reports. The malware appears to be designed for cyberespionage or fraud.
Since March, the operators behind ProLocker ransomware have focused on targeting large enterprise networks with ransomware demands sometimes exceeding $1 million, the security firm Group-IB reports. The gang has recently started to use the Qbot banking Trojan.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes how criminals keep finding new ways to make ransomware victims pay. Also featured: Preventing digital currency counterfeits; a proposed health data privacy framework.
Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers are targeting organizations and individuals associated with the Republican and Democratic U.S. presidential campaigns, Microsoft reports, noting that the majority of the attacks appear to have been blocked.
The key components of an effective "zero trust" architecture include multifactor authentication, network segmentation and a defense-in-depth approach, says Dr. Erdal Ozkaya, regional CISO and managing director at Standard Chartered Bank in the United Arab Emirates.
Disruption, distortion and deterioration - these cybersecurity threats are amplified by the ongoing pandemic. Which poses the greatest threat and why? We asked this exclusive panel of CEOs and CISOs, and their responses might surprise you.
The security firm Positive Technologies discovered six vulnerabilities in Palo Alto Networks' PAN-OS, the software that runs the company's next-generation firewalls. The firewall developer has issued patches.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning of an increase in targeted distributed denial-of-service attacks against financial and government organizations worldwide. And security firms also are tracking the incidents in these and other sectors.
When startups succeed, they typically hire more employees to handle increasingly specialized tasks. The same goes for ransomware gangs, which, as they grow, have been hiring experts with advanced hacking, encryption, negotiation and other skills to help take down larger targets, says Coveware's Bill Siegel.
The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted some banks in Bangladesh to consider moving to a completely digital model - but most banks aren't ready, says Prabeer Sarkar, CEO at Dhaka Distributions, a cybersecurity software company
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed last year against Google and the University of Chicago Medicine involving complex privacy and other issues related to the use of patients' de-identified electronic health record data. But the court left the door open to filing an amended complaint.