Researchers at security firm Guardicore Labs are tracking a botnet they call Vollgar that's targeting devices running vulnerable Microsoft SQL Server databases with brute-force attacks and planting cryptominers in the infected databases.
Italian officials are investigating whether a disruption this week of access to the country's social security website was due to a hacking incident or a network overwhelmed by demand for benefits offered during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to news reports.
What missteps led to hackers stealing details on 145 million Americans from Equifax in 2017? The answer to that question can be found in numerous reports and a Justice Department indictment. Security researcher Adrian Sanabria says they're essential reading for anyone responsible for cybersecurity defenses.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of the phases businesses will go through in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, plus an assessment of new risks resulting from the work-at-home shift and lessons learned from the Equifax breach.
As companies deal with a remote workforce as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, they face serious business continuity issues, regardless of whether their applications operate in the cloud or on the company's own servers, says Anish Ravindranathan, security and cloud architect at Tata Digital.
As CISOs in India scramble to deal with challenges related to the COVID-19 crisis, they're discovering effective strategies. For example, they're adopting the "zero trust" model for the remote workforce and devising ways to deal with the security issues raised by "shadow IT" and "free software."
The stuck-at-home chronicles have fast become surreal, as remote workers face down a killer virus on the one hand and the flattening of their work and personal lives on the other. To help, many have rushed to adopt Zoom. And for many use cases - hint: not national security - it is a perfectly fine option.
The day after security researcher Patrick Wardle disclosed two zero-day vulnerabilities in the macOS client version of Zoom's teleconferencing platform, the company on Thursday rushed out patches for these flaws and one other.
Supermarket giant Morrisons is not liable for a data breach caused by a rogue employee, Britain's Supreme Court has ruled, bringing to a close the long-running case - the first in the country to have been filed by data breach victims.
The Global Cyber Alliance is one of 13 nonprofit organizations that have banded together to offer businesses security tips for their newly remote workforces. Andy Bates, executive director of the alliance, discusses the coalition's core guidelines for reducing cyber risk.
An Australian company that sells a GPS tracking smartwatch for kids accidently exposed personal data a second time. But this time around, it has not notified users about the bug, which also could have been used to spoof the location of children.
The world's privacy laws, including the EU's GDPR, generally have provisions that apply in times of a crisis, says Shivangi Nadkarni, CEO at Arrka Consulting in Mumbai. She describes how privacy laws should be followed in emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic.
As CISO of SoftBank Investment Advisers, Gary Hayslip is dealing with a familiar crisis management challenge: Supporting a remote workforce, with extra emphasis on secure identities. But he's also keeping a close eye on his team and the risks of burnout.
Popular teleconferencing software Zoom is continuing to fall under scrutiny as questions are raised over its privacy and security practices. The latest issue: a feature that inadvertently reveals strangers' email addresses and profile photos.