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Microsoft has raised the alarm after discovering Chinese cyber-espionage operators chaining multiple zero-day exploits to siphon e-mail data from corporate Microsoft Exchange servers. [Read More]
The cyber-incident forced the company to shut down the IT networks at multiple hospitals in the United States. [Read More]
France-based dairy giant Lactalis has been targeted by hackers, but the company claims it has found no evidence that data has been compromised. [Read More]
A Ryuk ransomware variant observed in early 2021 is capable of lateral movement within the infected networks. [Read More]
An artificial intelligence commission led by former Google CEO Eric Schmidt is urging the U.S. to boost its AI skills to counter China, including by pursuing “AI-enabled” weapons. [Read More]
The CEO of Gab, a social network favored by the US political right, said the platform had been attacked by "demon hackers" after an activist group released user data described as an important resource for research on the far right. [Read More]
Threat intelligence vendor Recorded Future is reporting a wave of targeted attacks against power plants, electricity distribution centers and seaports in India. [Read More]
Asian food distributor JFC International says its IT systems were briefly disrupted by a ransomware attack. [Read More]
The company was forced to shut down all systems to prevent malware from spreading and is still working on restoring them. [Read More]
State and local governments will be required to spend a portion of nearly $1.9 billion in annual federal public safety grants on the fight against domestic extremism and improved cybersecurity. [Read More]

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Joshua Goldfarb's picture
Playing whack-a-mole with malicious code infections, phishing sites, and compromised credentials won’t help an enterprise reduce losses due to fraud.
Idan Aharoni's picture
Speak with security professionals who are involved in monitoring the Dark Web and you will probably end up getting varied responses as to what it is and what it is comprised of.
Torsten George's picture
Vishing is a form of criminal phone fraud, combining one-on-one phone calls with custom phishing sites.
Torsten George's picture
Ransomware is just one of many tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) that threat actors are using to attack organizations by compromising remote user devices.
Idan Aharoni's picture
Many organizations are steadfast in their belief that dark web monitoring is a critical part of their security operations and the security industry is happy to fuel that belief.
Alastair Paterson's picture
Researchers have undertaken a deep dive into the shadowy, cyber world of those whose work involves abusing others online through trickery, extortion, fraud, and theft resulting from COVID-19.
Justin Fier's picture
CISA has recently designated many cyber security positions ‘essential roles', and our understanding of essential businesses and essential employees will continue to change as the pandemic evolves.
Alastair Paterson's picture
The barriers to entering the field of cybercrime have been significantly lowered, and for modest amounts of money, would-be scammers can buy high-quality phishing tools online.
Torsten George's picture
Most of today’s cyber-attacks are front ended by phishing campaigns. So, what can organizations do to prevent their users from falling for the bait of these attacks?
Laurence Pitt's picture
Many of us are familiar with the two most common types of socially engineered attacks – phishing and spear-phishing – but there are many more to be aware of.