A warning that a smartwatch marketed to parents for tracking and communicating with their children could be coopted by hackers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. It also reviews how a DNS hijacking campaign is hitting organizations and how "dark patterns" trick users.
Mitigating medical device cybersecurity risks can be a matter of life and death, warns federal adviser and security expert Anura Fernando, who says ensuring that medical device network connections are properly managed, monitored and secured is "much like keeping a weapon in a safe with the safety on."
Some security experts say India's government isn't doing enough to ensure the security of the Lok Sabha elections being held through May 23. They express worries that a nation-state, such as China or Pakistan, could attempt to tamper with the results.
U.S. CERT has issued a fresh warning about a newly discovered Trojan called Hoplight that is connected to a notorious APT group with links to North Korea. The malware has the ability to disguise the network traffic it sends back to its originators, making it more difficult to track its movements.
Google's latest security feature enables the use of Android phones as a security key, eliminating the need for a separate token or hardware device. The free feature is potentially more appealing that Google's Titan security keys, which cost $50.
A new type of malware, dubbed TajMahal, offers its users a host of espionage techniques, including the ability to steal documents sent to a printer queue and pilfer data from a CD, Kaspersky Lab reports. But researchers have only identified one victim so far.
Browser-based cryptocurrency miners are falling out of favor as virtual currency prices remain low, IBM says. But the company says malware-based miners are coming back, including fileless ones that rely on Powershell. Here's the lowdown.
When a company plans to make an acquisition, it should conduct a "compromise assessment" to assess whether the organization being purchased has had an undiscovered breach, says Steve Ledzian, CTO for Asia Pacific at FireEye.
The advent of IoT devices and IT/operational technology integration have dramatically expanded the attack surface. And as a result, the definition of threat intelligence is changing, says Vishak Raman of Cisco.
The ISMG Security Report features Chris Painter, commissioner of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, discussing cybersecurity policy for the 2020 U.S. elections. Plus, an update on the cost of the Norsk Hydro ransomware attack and the challenges of controlling real-time payments fraud.
Buyer beware: A new study shows used USBs offered for sale on eBay and elsewhere may contain a wealth of personal information that could potentially be used for identity theft, phishing attacks and other cybercrimes.
Federal regulators and medical device maker Medtronic have issued new warnings about cybersecurity vulnerabilities in certain cardiac devices from the manufacturer that could potentially allow attackers to manipulate the products' functionality, posing safety risks to patients.