Microsoft's Patch Tuesday rollout addressed two additional security issues within Windows Print Spooler, including one zero-day. Microsoft's August security update covers 44 vulnerabilities, with seven rated critical. Intel and Adobe also made security fixes.
More organizations are taking a "privacy by design" approach to their applications, says Barry Cook, group data protection and privacy officer at VFS Global, a Dubai-based visa outsourcing and technology services company. It's part of an effort to balance privacy and the benefits of convenience.
A hacker breached the blockchain-based Poly Network platform to steal more than $600 million in cryptocurrency, the platform announced Tuesday. But Wednesday, it appeared the hacker had returned some of the stolen assets.
On Tuesday, the Senate, by a vote of 69-30, passed a $1 trillion infrastructure spending bill that would provide additional money for cybersecurity over the next several years, including extra funds for the Department of Homeland Security and its Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency.
NIST is updating "cyber resiliency" guidance to focus on mitigating modern cyberthreats to IT networks, especially ransomware and nation-state attacks. A draft encourages security defenders to move away from a perimeter-based defense to building resilient IT systems.
The rise of ransomware as a criminal moneymaking powerhouse parallels the services offered by initial access brokers, who continue to offer affordable access to victims' networks - often via brute-forced remote desktop protocol or VPN credentials - to help attackers hit more targets in search of larger profits.
The new BlackMatter Russian-speaking ransomware-as-a-service group, which announced its launch last month, has created a Linux version of its malware designed to target VMware's ESXi servers hosting virtual machines, according to MalwareHunterTeam.
The decision by the Russian-speaking darknet forums XSS and Exploit to ban all chatter relating to ransomware attacks has had a limited impact on cyber gangs' ability to communicate, according to the threat intelligence firm Digital Shadows.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how ransomware attackers share about their inclinations, motivations and tactics. Also featured: The rise of integrity attacks; dispelling vaccine myths.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is creating the Joint Cyber Defense Collaborative to build a national cybersecurity defense strategy based on collaboration between the public and private sectors, CISA Director Jen Easterly said at the Black Hat 2021 conference Thursday.
A seemingly nonstop number of ransomware-wielding attackers have been granting tell-all media interviews. One perhaps inadvertent takeaway from these interviews is the extent to which - surprise - so many criminals use lies in an attempt to compel more victims to pay a ransom.
Chinese APT groups compromised networks of telecom providers across Southeast Asia in an effort to harvest customers' sensitive communications, according to Cybereason. As in other Chinese cyberattacks, these APT campaigns exploited flaws in Microsoft Exchange servers.
Tom Kellermann calls it a new "Twilight Zone" - an era in which cybersecurity adversaries can unleash destructive attacks that manipulate time, data, audio and video. The cybersecurity strategist shares insights and analysis from his latest Global Incident Response Threat Report.