A hacking group targeted the World Health Organization earlier this month with an apparently unsuccessful spear-phishing campaign designed to harvest credentials as the United Nations organization was grappling with the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Can quantum cryptography help in containing malware-as-a-service? Kiran Sivakumar, superintendent of police, Central Bureau of Investigation, GoI, says that while there isn't any real case study yet, he is hopeful that the technology will play a future role in combating the menace of this type of cybercrime.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, California's attorney general on March 11 released a second modification of the proposed regulations to implement the California Consumer Protection Act. Attorney Sadia Mirza explains what's included in this "spring cleaning."
Security researchers are tracking a variant of the prolific Mirai botnet called Mukashi, that's taking advantage of vulnerabilities in network-area storage devices made by Zyxel and giving its operators the ability to launch DDoS attacks. Zyxel has issued a patch for the vulnerability.
Microsoft is warning that attackers are exploiting a pair of critical, zero-day flaws in Windows that allow for remote code execution, which could enable a threat actor to take over an infected device. Although a patch for the flaws is not expected until April, the company described workarounds.
Finastra, a large financial services software provider based in London, continues to recover from a ransomware attack that forced the company to take its IT operations offline Friday to prevent further damage to its corporate network, according to the company's CEO.
Disinformation campaigns with ties to Russia are continuing in an attempt to impede other governments' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, complicating public health efforts to combat the disease, European officials warn.
The SOC has evolved from a log collector to a threat intelligence tool that helps organizations prepare in advance for attacks, says Anand Pande, CISO of the Goods and Services Tax Network, a non-profit, organization that manages the entire IT system of the goods and services tax portal in India.
Not knowing where all the data resides in an organization is a major hurdle when it comes to protecting and securing that data, says Prakash Kumar Ranjan, senior manager and lead, IT and information security audit, Airtel Payments Bank.
As the global COVID-19 pandemic worsens, security firms and law enforcement, including the FBI, are warning of increasing phishing and other the cybercriminal scams targeting a largely at-home workforce.
TA505, a notorious cybercriminal group believed to be operating in Russia, is using business email compromise tactics to target a new group of victims - HR departments, according to security researchers, who describe the new scheme.
With the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, and the global shift to work from home, Tom Kellermann of VMware Carbon Black sees a corresponding increase in hacking and espionage attempts against U.S. agencies, businesses and citizens. He says add "digital distancing" to your precautions.
The Trump administration is reportedly in talks with tech companies, including Facebook and Google, to explore whether it's possible to use real-time location data from smartphones to support efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. But some privacy advocates are raising concerns about such tracking efforts.