How many ways do U.S. businesses need to be told to lock down their systems to safeguard themselves from ransomware? That's the focus of a new, joint cybersecurity advisory from the U.S. government pertaining to BlackMatter, following an advisory issued last month about Conti.
The number of breach reports filed by U.S. organizations looks set to break records, as breaches tied to phishing, ransomware and supply chain attacks keep surging, the Identity Theft Resource Center warns. It says that there's also been a rise in tardy breach notifications containing little detail.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the importance of product security, the impact of ransomware on healthcare sector entities during the pandemic and thinking about cybersecurity awareness creatively.
Rant of the day: Are we getting hacked because we now work remotely in the new normal? No, we're being hacked because we're not managing our risks and being lazy - and because the CISO is not being heard.
The top three tactics attackers have been using to break into corporate and government networks are brute-forcing passwords, exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities, and social engineering via malicious emails, says security firm Kaspersky in a roundup of its 2020 incident response investigations.
"There are so many basics we need to get right," says Daniel Dresner, professor of cyber security at Manchester University. In this interview, he discusses the cybersecurity practices that he recommends to make the task of securing small- to medium-sized enterprises less overwhelming.
Apple patched a software vulnerability on Monday that researchers say was used to deliver spyware via its iMessage platform to the mobile phones of activists. But a few changes to iMessage could make it safer overall for individuals at high risk of surveillance, says an Apple security expert.
Attackers are actively exploiting a flaw in Microsoft Windows for which no patch is yet available. Microsoft has issued workarounds and mitigations designed to block the zero-day attack for the flaw in the MSHTML browsing engine, which is being exploited via malicious Microsoft Office documents.
Researchers have released details of a serious vulnerability in Microsoft's Exchange email server, nicknamed "ProxyToken." The bug, which was patched by Microsoft in April, could be exploited to copy emails from Exchange inboxes.
A vulnerability in Microsoft Azure's database service Cosmos DB has potentially put at risk thousands of Azure customers, including many Fortune 500 companies, according to the security firm Wiz. Microsoft has mitigated the flaw.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is warning organizations to immediately patch the ProxyShell vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange email servers because security researchers say ransomware gangs are exploiting these flaws.
Security researchers are tracking several ransomware gangs that are attempting to exploit a series of bugs in Microsoft Windows collectively called "PrintNightmare." Meanwhile, Microsoft has published an out-of-band alert about another zero-day flaw related to the PrintNightmare vulnerabilities.
While the U.S. government is making strides in improving the nation's cybersecurity, it needs to do more to protect critical infrastructure from attacks and create public-private partnerships to improve national security, the Cyberspace Solarium Commission notes in a report published Thursday.
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.