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U.S. Levies Sanctions Against Russian Research Institution Linked to Triton Malware

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 16:26
The latest in a flurry of actions this week, tied to foreign threats against U.S. computer systems, includes sanctions by the Department of the Treasury.

Louisiana Calls Out National Guard to Fight Ransomware Surge

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 15:28
An investigation showed a custom backdoor RAT and the Emotet trojan in the networks of municipal victims of the attacks.

Election Security: Beyond Mail-In Voting

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 14:10
There are many areas of the election process that criminal hackers can target to influence election results.

Georgia Election Data Hit in Ransomware Attack

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 13:21
With Election Day approaching, local governments need to be prepared for malware attacks on election infrastructure.

COVID-19 Vaccine-Maker Hit with Cyberattack, Data Breach

Fri, 10/23/2020 - 12:04
Dr. Reddy's, the contractor for Russia’s “Sputinik V” COVID-19 vaccine and a major generics producer, has had to close plants and isolate its data centers.

Feds: Iran Behind ‘Proud Boys’ Email Attacks on Democratic Voters

Thu, 10/22/2020 - 08:43
Messages that threaten people to ‘vote for Trump or else’ are part of foreign adversaries’ attempts to interfere with the Nov. 3 election, according to feds.

Bug Parade: NSA Warns on Cresting China-Backed Cyberattacks

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 15:31
The Feds have published a Top 25 exploits list, rife with big names like BlueKeep, Zerologon and other notorious security vulnerabilities.

Cybercriminals Step Up Their Game Ahead of U.S. Elections

Wed, 10/21/2020 - 08:48
Ahead of the November U.S. elections, cybercriminals are stepping up their offensive in both attacks against security infrastructure and disinformation campaigns - but this time, social media giants, the government and citizens are more prepared.

Rapper Scams $1.2M in COVID-19 Relief, Gloats with ‘EDD’ Video

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 14:22
"Nuke Bizzle" faces 22 years in prison after brazenly bragging about an identity-theft campaign in his music video, "EDD."

Microsoft Exchange, Outlook Under Siege By APTs

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 10:09
A new threat report shows that APTs are switching up their tactics when exploiting Microsoft services like Exchange and OWA, in order to avoid detection.

Biden Campaign Staffers Targeted in Cyberattack Leveraging Antivirus Lure, Dropbox Ploy

Fri, 10/16/2020 - 15:00
Google's Threat Analysis Group sheds more light on targeted credential phishing and malware attacks on the staff of Joe Biden's presidential campaign.

TrickBot Takedown Disrupts Major Crimeware Apparatus

Tue, 10/13/2020 - 09:45
Microsoft and partners went after the botnet using a copyright infringement tactic and hunting down C2 servers.

Feds Sound Alarm Over Emotet Attacks on State, Local Govs

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 14:15
CISA warned already-strained public-sector entities about disturbing spikes in Emotet phishing attacks aimed at municipalities.

PoetRAT Resurfaces in Attacks in Azerbaijan Amid Escalating Conflict

Wed, 10/07/2020 - 08:25
Spear-phishing attacks targeting VIPs and others show key malware changes and are likely linked to the current conflict with Armenia.

Grindr’s Bug Bounty Pledge Doesn’t Translate to Security

Tue, 10/06/2020 - 14:44
At SAS@Home, Luta Security CEO Katie Moussouris stressed that bug bounty programs aren't a 'silver bullet' for security teams.

Rare Bootkit Malware Targets North Korea-Linked Diplomats

Mon, 10/05/2020 - 12:12
The MosaicRegressor espionage framework is newly discovered and appears to be the work of Chinese-speaking actors.

Researchers Mixed on Sanctions for Ransomware Negotiators

Fri, 10/02/2020 - 13:03
Financial institutions, cyber-insurance firms, and security firms have all been put on notice by the U.S. Department of the Treasury.

NFL, NBA Players Hacked in Would-Be Cyber-Slam-Dunk

Thu, 10/01/2020 - 12:10
Federal prosecutors charged two men with crimes that carry up to 20 years in prison.

Las Vegas Students’ Personal Data Leaked, Post-Ransomware Attack

Tue, 09/29/2020 - 10:33
A researcher said he discovered an open data cache with names, grades, birthdates and more, after the Clark County School District refused to pay the ransom.

Mac, Linux Users Now Targeted by FinSpy Variants

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 14:09
FinSpy has returned in new campaigns targeting dissident organizations in Egypt - and researchers uncovered new samples of the spyware targeting macOS and Linux users.