In October, Missouri's governor accused a journalist of hacking after he alerted the state to exposed personal information on a state education website. Now, emails reveal that state planned on thanking him before it chose to pursue prosecution and that the FBI immediately dismissed the incident.
The FBI warns that the "Cuba" ransomware-wielding attackers have extorted $43.9 million in ransom payments from victims after compromising at least 49 organizations across five critical infrastructure sectors - financial services, government, healthcare, manufacturing and IT - since early November.
Spyware from sanctioned Israeli firm NSO Group has reportedly been detected on at least nine iPhones belonging to U.S. State Department officials with "state.gov" email addresses, who are located in Uganda or whose work focuses on Uganda, according to Reuters.
The U.S. Transportation Security Administration has issued new security directives for higher-risk freight railroads, passenger rail, and rail transit that it says will strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to growing threats to critical infrastructure.
A former employee of a New York-based technology company, likely to be IoT technology company Ubiquiti, has been arrested for stealing confidential data and extorting his employer for nearly $2 million. If convicted, the suspect faces up to 37 years in prison.
Advanced voice impersonation and deepfake technologies are giving rise to cybercrime groups that offer Vishing-as-a-Service, security researchers say. Vishing is proving to be successful in tricking victims and bypassing voice authorization mechanisms.
Many ransomware-wielding attackers continue to rely on initial access brokers to easily gain deep access to victims' systems, allowing them to steal data and attempt to pressure victims into paying via data leak sites. Researchers say that the number of victims being listed on such sites has surged.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including how the FBI has seized bitcoins from an alleged REvil ransomware affiliate, how to mitigate risks from BIN attacks and the latest COVID-19 trends globally.
Multiple APT groups from Russia, China and India are adopting a new phishing attack technique using RTF template injection, which makes attacks harder to detect. The template is compatible with Microsoft Office, which makes it easier for an attacker to open or edit these documents.
The SaaS explosion of the past two years has brought great work and lifestyle changes – but it’s also brought risks. Mario Espinoza of Palo Alto Networks discusses how to mitigate these risks by focusing on four key elements for secure use of SaaS apps.
Several cybersecurity officials charged with safeguarding U.S. critical infrastructure on Thursday outlined both current progress and the complexity of today's network defense. Oversight officials also testifying before the House discussed top-line items that remain outstanding among major agencies.
A new variant of the Aberebot banking Trojan has been discovered by Cyble's researchers. Christened Aberebot-2.0, the latest malware version not only uses more advanced spying capabilities, it also has increased its target list to 213 banking apps and nine crypto wallets in 22 countries.
A recently discovered botnet is infecting thousands of AT&T internet subscribers in the U.S., using a critical-severity blind command injection flaw first reported in 2017, according to new findings from China-based cybersecurity researchers.
Unidentified threat actors are using fake cryptocurrency-related websites to distribute the SpyAgent malware, which abuses legitimate remote access tools. They have targeted a legitimate Russian remote access tool called Safib Assistant, Trend Micro researchers note.
The FBI has seized 39.9 bitcoins worth $2.3 million from an alleged affiliate of the notorious REvil - aka Sodinokibi - ransomware group. A forfeiture notice filed by the government accuses Russian national Aleksandr Sikerin of having amassed the cryptocurrency via victims' ransom payments.