Tag: Security

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Twitter says ‘phone spear phishing attack’ used to gain network access in crypto scam breach

July 31, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Twitter has revealed a little more detail about the security breach it suffered earlier this month when a number of high profile accounts were hacked to spread a cryptocurrency scam — writing in a blog post that a “phone spear […]

Operations Security, Security

Time running out to protect US November elections

July 15, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Four years have passed since the 2016 presidential election when revelations of Russian hacking of the DNC threw political contests into turmoil. In the aftermath, the Mueller investigation, Justice Department indictments and other efforts made clear that the US election […]

Applications, Cloud Infrastructure, Infrastructure

Google Cloud steps up security and compliance for applications, government

July 14, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Google is taking important steps to secure customer data in the cloud when used by applications and prevent potentially unauthorized access to sensitive computing workloads run by government institutions and their contractors. To meet the strict security and compliance requirements […]

Networking, Tech

Senate narrowly rejects plan to require a warrant for Americans’ browsing data

May 13, 2020

Via: Tech Crunch

Senators have narrowly rejected a bipartisan amendment that would have required the government first obtain a warrant before accessing Americans’ web browsing data. The amendment brought by Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Steve Daines (R-MT) — just seven lines in […]

Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Security warning: State-backed hackers are trying to steal coronavirus research

May 5, 2020

Via: ZDnet

State-backed hacking groups are targeting healthcare and other organisations involved in national and international responses to coronavirus pandemic, the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) and the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) have […]

Networking Security, Security

Artificial intelligence will be used to power cyber attacks, warn security experts

April 27, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Intelligence and espionage services need to embrace artificial intelligence (AI) in order to protect national security as cyber criminals and hostile nation-states increasingly look to use the technology to launch attacks. The UK’s intelligence and security agency GCHQ commissioned a […]

Attacks & Breaches, Networking Security, Security

Security researcher identifies new APT group mentioned in 2017 Shadow Brokers leak

April 22, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Three years and eight days ago, on April 14, 2017, a mysterious group of hackers known as the Shadow Brokers published a collection of hacking tools that ended up changing the internet forever. Known as the “Lost in Translation” dump, […]

Software, Tech

Microsoft reports new zero-day vulnerability in Windows that is being actively exploited

March 23, 2020

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft posted a new security advisory today (ADV200006), detailing what it’s calling “Type 1 Font Parsing Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.” They have given the vulnerability a “critical” severity rating, which is the highest severity rating Microsoft gives. The flaw seems […]

Networking Security, Security

Why fixing security vulnerabilities in medical devices, IoT is so hard

February 19, 2020

Via: ArsTechnica

When your family opened up that brand-new computer when you were a kid, you didn’t think of all of the third-party work that made typing in that first BASIC program possible. There once was a time when we didn’t have […]

Mobile Security, Networking Security, Security

Presidential campaigns taking email security more seriously–not so much at the local level

February 10, 2020

Via: CSO Online

The 2020 election season got off to what could be a record-setting rocky start with delays in the reporting of the Iowa caucus results due to a poorly developed app. The failure of the mobile IowaReporterApp developed for the Democratic […]