China could collect the personal data on Americans through the social media apps TikTok and WeChat for intelligence-gathering purposes, a senior Justice Department official says in explaining why the White House wants to ban these apps.
Hackers with suspected ties to North Korea's government are conducting a cyber espionage campaign that's circulating "job opportunity" spear-phishing emails targeting employees of defense contractors, according to the security firm ClearSky.
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Who watches the penetration-testing testers? Questions are circulating over how some organizations train their employees for the CREST pen-testing certification after some leaked internal documents appeared to contain material from past tests.
Since 2018, an advanced persistent threat group dubbed RedCurl, which has served as a team of for-hire hackers specializing in corporate espionage, has hit at least 14 targets in Canada, Russia, the U.K. and beyond, says cybersecurity firm Group-IB.
To help mitigate the risks posed by business email compromise scams that target privileged users, enterprises need to create a detailed enterprise risk management plan that spells out procedures to secure accounts, says Espen Otterstad, CISO at Norwegian telematics company ABAX AS.
Sen. Kamala Harris of California, presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's pick for his vice presidential running mate, has a track record of interest in election security issues. But so far, none of her sponsored measures have won Congressional approval.
Yet another ransomware-wielding gang has threatened to steal and leak the data of any victims who refuse to pay a ransom: The operators of Avaddon ransomware have created a dedicated data-leak site that already lists a construction firm victim, and the gang continues to recruit new affiliates.
The operators behind the AgentTesla remote access Trojan have upgraded the infostealer with additional capabilities, including the ability to steal credentials from VPNs, web browsers, FTP files and email clients, Sentinel Labs reports. The low-cost malware is used in BEC scams and other campaigns.
Qualcomm is prepping patches for its Snapdragon Digital Signal Processor, used in an estimated 1 billion or more Android devices, after researchers at Check Point counted 400 flaws that attackers could exploit to take control of devices and steal all data they store.