In the latest in a series of election security reports from government agencies, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security says Russia poses the most serious nation-state disruption threat to the U.S. presidential election, with China and Iran also posing threats.
Security researchers with the Chinese company Qihoo say they've spotted a new IoT botnet that brute forces telnet ports on routers and other devices and is coded with a command to erase infected devices.
John McAfee, the founder of the cybersecurity firm that bears his name who also is a serial entrepreneur and a former presidential candidate, has been charged with federal income tax evasion. Plus, the SEC is accusing him of promoting initial virtual coin offerings without disclosing he was paid to do so.
A Chinese-speaking hacking group used a rare Unified Extensible Firmware Interface bootkit dubbed "MosaicRegressor" to target nongovernment organizations and diplomatic missions with an espionage campaign for two years, the security firm Kaspersky reports.
Security researchers are warning of a fresh wave of phishing emails with election-related lures that are designed to get users to click, opening the door to spreading the Emotet botnet or harvesting users' credentials.
Death via a thousand paper cuts? The U.S. government hasn't been able to arrange a domestic court date for whistleblower Edward Snowden, but via the courts, it's successfully been awarded $5.2 million in his book royalties and revenue from speaking engagements.
U.S. President Donald Trump's positive COVID-19 test result may expose the country to increased nation-state mischief. And without a doubt, scammers, fraudsters and disinformation teams will attempt to exploit the news for their own goals.
Microsoft has issued additional instructions on how to better implement a patch to fix an elevation of privilege vulnerability called Zerologon in Windows Server that affects the Netlogon Remote Protocol. The update comes as Cisco Talos researchers report a spike in attempts to exploit the flaw.
William Dixon of the World Economic Forum is calling for the formation of a "quantum computing security coalition" to help build trust in the technology, which could play a key role in enhancing security.
A fresh round of Joker malware that targets Android users has been found in Google Play as well as third-party app stores, according to reports from Zscaler and Zimperium. The Joker apps can steal SMS messages, contact lists and device information from infected smartphones.