Email and collaboration platforms are the connective tissue
of most businesses and organizations, where information
is shared, plans are hatched, and alliances formed. Yet as a
human-driven medium, email often represents the 'weakest
link' in an organization's security strategy. Indeed, 94% of
Within a few days of President Donald Trump testing positive for a COVID-19 virus infection, fraudsters began deploying phishing emails using the president's health as a lure, according to the security firms Proofpoint and KnowBe4.
Ransomware has emerged as the No. 1 online threat targeting public and private organizations this year. Seeking maximum returns, more gangs have moved beyond opportunistic attacks to target organizations with "post-intrusion ransomware." Meanwhile, many victims fail to report such crimes to police.
In the latest in a series of election security reports from government agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says Russia poses the most serious nation-state disruption threat to the U.S. presidential election, with China and Iran also posing threats.
Microsoft is warning that hackers with connections to Iran, as well as other threat actors, are attempting to exploit a critical vulnerability in Windows Server dubbed Zerologon, for which it has issued a partial patch.
Security researchers with the Chinese company Qihoo say they've spotted a new IoT botnet that brute forces telnet ports on routers and other devices and is coded with a command to erase infected devices.
John McAfee, the founder of the cybersecurity firm that bears his name who also is a serial entrepreneur and a former presidential candidate, has been charged with federal income tax evasion. Plus, the SEC is accusing him of promoting initial virtual coin offerings without disclosing he was paid to do so.
2020's health crisis has created an unexpected boom in telemedicine initiatives. But with this rapid innovation and adoption comes a corresponding uptick in fraud. Dean Nicolls of Jumio Corporation talks about how improving identity verification can help curb the trend.
Using intrusive technologies to check staff behavior in an effort to fight against supply chain fraud is ineffective, says Richard Dailly, managing director in Hong Kong at the security firm Kroll, who explains why.
A Chinese-speaking hacking group used a rare Unified Extensible Firmware Interface bootkit dubbed "MosaicRegressor" to target nongovernment organizations and diplomatic missions with an espionage campaign for two years, the security firm Kaspersky reports.
Security researchers are warning of a fresh wave of phishing emails with election-related lures that are designed to get users to click, opening the door to spreading the Emotet botnet or harvesting users' credentials.
In an exclusive interview, Roger Severino, director of the HHS Office for Civil Rights, which enforces HIPAA, spells out critical steps healthcare organizations must take to safeguard patient information and ensure patient safety in light of the surge in ransomware and other hacking incidents.