The U.S. Department of Justice has revised its policy on who it charges with violations under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. The DOJ now specifies that good-faith security research and researchers cannot be charged under the CFAA because they help improve cybersecurity standards.
An emergency directive from the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency advises all federal agencies in the country to immediately patch and address two vulnerabilities - one with a critical CVSS score and the other with a high score - that affect at least five VMware products.
Poor security configurations, weak controls and gaps in authentication protocols are among the common initial access vectors "routinely exploited" by threat actors, the Five Eyes cybersecurity alliance says. Firms offering cybersecurity services weigh in on the gaps and implementation challenges.
Hundreds of thousands of Konica Minolta printers used in businesses have reportedly been vulnerable to three critical flaws since 2019. Although a patch was available, deployment was delayed as the firmware update required physical access to the printers and COVID-19 made that difficult.
The Five Eyes alliance of cybersecurity authorities from the U.S., U.K., Australia, New Zealand and Canada issued a warning to managed service providers about targeted attacks, advising MSP customers on how to protect sensitive data and reassess their security posture and contractual agreements.
The "financial burden" of a December 2021 cyberattack and the aftereffects of the COVID-19 pandemic forced 157-year-old Lincoln College in Illinois to cease operations on Friday, its president, David Gerlach, says. The school underwent a three-month-long recovery period during enrollment season.
The European Parliament has granted Europol permission to receive and process datasets from private parties and pursue research projects for better handling of security-related cases. Use of these powers will be overseen by the European Data Protection Supervisor and the Fundamental Rights Officer.
New cyber incident reporting rules are set to come into effect in the U.S. on May 1. Banks in the country will be required to notify regulators within 36 hours after an organization suffers a qualifying "computer-security incident." What does this mean for banks, and what are the likely challenges?
The Five Eyes intelligence alliance has released a set of the 15 most routinely exploited vulnerabilities in the past year. Nine of the 15 vulnerabilities allow remote code execution, and the rest include privilege escalation, security bypass and path traversal, among other flaws.
Australian software firm Atlassian has issued fixes for a critically rated vulnerability in its Jira software that could allow an unauthenticated attacker to remotely bypass authentication protections in place. Both Jira and Jira Service Management are vulnerable to this bug.
The Conti ransomware group has been targeting the U.S. and its allies since the beginning of the Russia-Ukraine war. But in the latest large-scale attack on a single country, Conti has reportedly targeted at least five Costa Rican government agencies and leaked nearly 40GB of exfiltrated data.
A week after the Spring4shell vulnerability was first detected, security companies Microsoft, Check Point and Akamai have identified exploitation attempts, and Trend Micro has confirmed the first successful attempt - the Mirai botnet leveraging CVE-2022-22965 for its malicious operations.
The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned Russian darknet marketplace Hydra and cryptocurrency exchange Garantex. The German Bundeskriminalamt shut down Hydra on Tuesday, and Garantex allegedly was involved in ransomware and cybercriminal activities targeting U.S. citizens and other entities.
The German police say they have shuttered Russian darknet marketplace Hydra, which has been known to offer stolen credit and SIM cards, VPN access, and cryptocurrency laundering services. The police also have seized 543 bitcoins, worth about $25 million, associated with the marketplace.
A data breach involving email marketing firm Mailchimp has affected customers of cryptocurrency hardware wallet provider Trezor, which launched an investigation after its customers received phishing emails containing their Trezor email addresses. Mailchimp says it learned of the breach on March 26.