Steve King, director of cybersecurity advisory services for ISMG's CyberTheory, has just been appointed a member of the Forbes Technology Council. He discusses the role, his passion for Zero Trust and new initiatives to expect from CyberTheory in 2022.
It's no surprise that as some ransomware-wielding criminals have been hitting healthcare, pipelines and other sectors that provide critical services, governments have been recasting the risk posed by ransomware not just as a business threat but as an urgent national security concern.
A security flaw in Kafdrop, an open-source user interface and management interface for distributed event-streaming platform Apache Kafka, has exposed data of "major global players ... in healthcare, insurance, media and IoT," a report by cybersecurity company Spectral says.
A new Microsoft Teams feature makes it possible for employees to communicate with people outside the organization and vice versa through Teams. Security researchers believe the new update potentially opens up avenues for threat actors to target organizations through phishing attacks.
Casey Ellis, founder and CTO of Bugcrowd, shares insights from the company's annual report, Inside the Mind of a Hacker 2021, which reveals that 8 out of 10 ethical hackers recently identified a vulnerability they had never seen before.
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.
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.
A Microsoft zero-day vulnerability has not been fixed by the technology giant despite having been reported months ago, according to a security researcher. To protect users, a micropatching service, 0patch, has issued unofficial, free patches.
Researchers have identified a new remote access Trojan that uses a unique stealth technique to help it stay undetected on a victim's infrastructure and conceal Magecart malware. Dubbed CronRAT, it hides in the Linux calendar subsystem as a task that has a nonexistent date.
An Iranian attacker has been targeting users who have failed to patch a remote code execution vulnerability in a Microsoft browser engine to spy on Farsi-speaking victims, paralleling a similar campaign being run by North Korean attackers, researchers warn.
The Israeli government's Ministry of Defense reportedly has cut the list of countries to which Israeli companies’ cyber spyware can be exported from 102 to 37, reducing Israel's surveillance tool export market by two-thirds. The list specifically restricts doing business with those involved in offensive cyber.
Web hosting giant GoDaddy confirms that a data breach which affected about 1.2 million of its active and inactive Managed WordPress customers, has also hit Managed WordPress users tsoHost, Media Temple, 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet, and Host Europe.
Critical issues in India's digital lending ecosystem were identified by a RBI working group. These include the existence of fake and illegal apps and unscrupulous money recovery practices. Establishment of a self-regulatory body to oversee operations of lending platforms is recommended.
"Garbage in, garbage out." That's a fundamental problem with traditional application security management, which lacks both context and automation. But Idan Plotnik, co-founder and CEO of Apiiro, proposes a new approach to application risk management.
Hacker group MosesStaff has targeted Israeli organizations with encryption attacks, according to Check Point researchers. Archived records show that at least 16 organizations - including the Israel Post, the Ministry of Defense and Israeli Intelligence Corps Unit 8200 - were targeted.