Enterprises should have an incident response plan with a continuous monitoring threat intelligence sharing mechanism to help protect critical infrastructure from nation-state attacks, says Jayesh Ranjan, principal secretary-IT, government of Telangana
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of a serious Apple iOS "zero-click exploit" that could have allowed hackers to remotely gain complete control of a device. Also featured: a discussion of identity proofing challenges and a review of New Zealand's updated Privacy Act.
Trickbot malware has been updated with a bootkit module, nicknamed Trickboot, which can search for UEFI/BIOS firmware vulnerabilities, according to a report from the security firms Eclypsium and Advanced Intelligence. These flaws, if exploited, can give an attacker the ability to brick a device.
CISA, citing a new report by IBM, is warning organizations involved in COVID-19 vaccine production and distribution of a global phishing campaign targeting the cold storage and transport supply chain. Many vaccines in development must be kept at low temperatures before being administered.
It's not yet clear what action the state of Kerala will take now that it has abruptly withdrawn Section 118A of the Kerala Police Act, which was intended to help prevent social media abuses, including attacks on women and children.
Social media poses special risks for minors. Data scientist David Stier, who has discovered leaks of minors' personally identifiable information on Instagram, shares insights on how social media companies should better protect PII.
Interpol the international law enforcement organization, is warning of a potential surge in organized crime activity tied to COVID-19 vaccines. The alert follows recent reports of spikes in alleged cyberattacks by suspected North Korean hackers against companies working on vaccines and treatments.
An enterprise's cross-functional groups responsible for the business growth and brand reputation should be held equally accountable for cybersecurity. That's the view of a CISO and a CTO who participated in a fireside chat at ISMG's recent Virtual Cybersecurity Summit.
A botnet called DarkIRC is exploiting a remote execution vulnerability in Oracle WebLogic, according to Juniper Threat Labs. Meanwhile, the malware used to create the botnet is being offered for sale on a darknet hacking forum.
As part of a cyberespionage campaign, the Russian hacking group known as Turla deployed a backdoor called "Crutch" that uses Dropbox resources to help gather stolen data, according to the security firm ESET.
The gang behind the Conti ransomware variant has posted data to its darknet website that it says it stole during a ransomware attack on industrial IoT chipmaker Advantech last month. The company reportedly confirmed the attack on Monday.
Check Point Research has identified new variants of the long-dormant Bandook spyware that are being used for espionage campaigns across the world targeting government, financial, energy, food industry, healthcare, education, IT and legal organizations.