"Social media is probably the newest and most impactful thing that we've seen from a cybersecurity perspective at Maricopa County," says its CISO, Lester Godsey. The only response to misinformation and disinformation campaigns, he says, is to use the same platform and respond with the facts.
Hacktivist group DragonForce Malaysia says it hacked and defaced about 70 Indian government and private sector organizations' websites in a dayslong attack last week. The attacks were reportedly payback for anti-Muslim remarks made by a spokesperson of India's ruling political party.
A $150 million penalty has been slapped on Twitter for deceptively using account security data of millions of users for targeted advertising, the U.S. Justice Department and the Federal Trade Commission say. Twitter says it has paid the fine and ensured that personal user data is secure and private.
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Globant, the Luxembourg-based software development company, on Thursday confirmed that an undisclosed actor - reportedly Lapsus$ - has illegally accessed the company's code repository, containing source code associated with some of its clients.
Days after the recent Okta data breach, parts of a security report, allegedly created by Mandiant, were leaked, giving the breach timeline and how the threat group gained access to Okta's environment. Security experts, including an Okta customer, discuss the report, supply chain risks and redress.
As Russia continues its invasion of Ukraine, Western governments and certain hacktivists remain steadfast in opposition. On social media, international hacktivist collective Anonymous says it has successfully hacked websites of the Russian government, media and banks.
Days ago, the Ukrainian Ministry of Defense issued a call for Ukrainian hackers to safeguard its networks and tap into Russian infrastructure. Now, Mykhailo Fedorov, Ukraine's vice prime minister and minister of digital transformation, says he is creating an IT army and calling for digital talents.
As the Russian invasion of Ukraine escalates, organizations in the U.S. and Western Europe wonder: What is the potential blowback if the U.S. strikes back at Russia? Sam Curry, veteran CSO of Cybereason, reviews the possibilities and advises about how best to approach risk and preparedness.
Twitter has said it is firing Peiter "Mudge" Zatko, the network security expert it hired in November 2020 as head of security. The security team changes - the CISO is also set to depart - follow "an assessment of how the organization was being led," according to a corporate memo shared with The New York Times.
The Cyberspace Administration of China's new regulation for companies that offer algorithm-based recommendation services has been met with caution. Some statements in the regulation, which is to go into effect on March 1, are vague enough to be abused, and confidentiality is also a concern.
As Russia masses troops on its border with Ukraine, the White House says Russian disinformation campaigns have been aimed at destabilizing Ukraine's government, while experts have seen a surge in "cyber intrusions" against infrastructure, banking and government targets in advance of a potential invasion.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how cybercriminals are turning to cryptomixing services to conceal the proceeds of ransomware activities from law enforcement officials. Also featured: Criminals exploit a misconfigured FBI server and the future of zero trust.
The National Security Council Secretariat has launched the Indian Citizens Assistance for Mobile Privacy & Security, or I-CAMPS, project to protect user privacy and secure the mobile ecosystem, says national cybersecurity coordinator Lt. Gen. Rajesh Pant.
Facebook plans to shut down its facial recognition system, saying the regulatory landscape is unclear and citing ongoing concerns about the effects on society of using such systems. The company plans to delete more than 1 billion facial profiles.