Four editors at Information Security Media Group - Tom Field, Anna Delaney, Mathew Schwartz and Tony Morbin - review this week’s most important cybersecurity developments, from nation-state threats and supply chain risk, to combating ransomware and adopting a zero trust strategy.
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A Swiss national who recently highlighted flaws in Verkada surveillance cameras has been charged with criminal hacking by a U.S. federal grand jury and accused of illegally accessing and leaking data from numerous organizations, apparently including Intel, Nissan and the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office.
A Russian national who conspired to extort millions from electric car manufacturer Tesla by trying to plant malware in the company's network has pleaded guilty to a single federal conspiracy charge, according to the U.S. Justice Department. The FBI thwarted the plot before it could be carried out.
This tax season, as in years past, a major phishing campaign is targeting U.S. taxpayers in an effort to deliver malware, according to researchers at security firm Cybereason. This time, the messages contain remote access Trojans.
Hackers used Trojanized Xcode projects to install backdoors on developers' devices as part of a supply chain attack, according to security firm Sentinel Labs. Xcode is Apple's integrated development environment for macOS.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the Microsoft Exchange on-premises server hacks – from who might have leaked the vulnerability exploits to how ransomware gangs are taking advantage of the flaws. Also featured: Tackling the cybercrime business model; assessing "zero trust."
Internet-enabled crime has surged during the pandemic, with more than $4.2 billion in losses reported by victims to U.S. authorities in 2020. The most lucrative type of crime continues to be business email compromise scams, which last year accounted for at least $1.8 billion in losses, the FBI reports.
The White House on Wednesday unveiled the formation of a Unified Coordination Group to lead the government's response to attacks exploiting unpatched vulnerabilities in on-premises Microsoft Exchange email servers.
A malvertising campaign that purports to offer Telegram's desktop app for Windows is persisting. A security researcher based in Switzerland, who nearly fell for the ruse, takes a deep dive into the campaign.
From Thursday through Monday, Check Point Research tracked a tenfold increase in the number of global attempts to exploit vulnerable on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers as organizations race to install patches.
Hacking incidents - including ransomware attacks, phishing scams and episodes involving vendors - are still the dominant culprits in major health data breaches being reported to federal regulators so far this year. Why?
U.S. public schools faced a record number of cyber incidents in 2020, with over 400 attacks reported. This led to a spike in school cancellations, as IT staff members struggled to get systems back online while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, reports the K-12 Cybersecurity Resource Center.
A new malware spam email campaign is delivering the NanoCore remote access Trojan as a malicious Adobe icon to infect its victims, a new report by security firm Trustwave finds. The malware is designed to steal passwords and emails.
An ongoing spear-phishing campaign by the threat group TA800 is distributing a new malware loader based on the Nim programming language that's designed to help avoid detection, according to the cybersecurity company Proofpoint.