Cybercrime groups and nation-state hacking gangs are continuing to exploit the COVID-19 pandemic to further their aims, U.K. and U.S. security agencies warn in a joint alert. While overall attack levels haven't increased, they say, "the frequency and severity of COVID-19-related cyberattacks" looks set to surge.
The operator of a newly discovered botnet dubbed "Dark Nexus" is offering cybercriminals access to an array of capabilities, include the ability to launch DDoS attacks on demand, according researchers at Bitdefender.
For nearly a decade, five hacking groups with apparent links to the Chinese government have targeted vulnerable Linux servers that make up the backend IT infrastructure of thousands of companies and organizations around the world, according to a research report from BlackBerry.
With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing federal government employees and contractors to work from home, NASA is seeing an increase in hacker attacks targeting its newly mobile workforce, the space agency's CIO reports.
As the COVID-19 outbreak has intensified, so too has cybercrime, including ransomware, Interpol, the international crime-fighting agency, warns. Despite some gangs claiming to no longer be targeting healthcare organizations, experts have seen "no abatement, empathy or free decryptor" from any of them.
Researchers at Boston University have written a research paper that proposes creating a smartphone app that uses short-range transmission technologies that can inform users if they have been in close proximity to a person infected with COVID-19 - while maintaining privacy.
Hackers are targeting Chinese government agencies and their employees by taking advantage of zero-day vulnerabilities in VPN servers to plant backdoors and other malware, researchers at the Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 report.
When it comes to threat hunting, what are the complementary uses of SIEM and EDR technologies? What are the unique use cases for each, and how can they coexist? Sam Curry of Cybereason shares tips in advance of a virtual roundtable discussion.
True predictive analysis is difficult - and it sometimes takes years of learning and data modeling to get it right, says Derek Manky, chief of security insights and global threat alliances at Fortiguard Labs.
As global enterprises get their arms around supporting and securing a near-total remote workforce, their digital adversaries are adapting - and so is the role of deception technology. Carolyn Crandall of Attivo Networks discusses how deception can help mitigate new risks.
Researchers at security firm Guardicore Labs are tracking a botnet they call Vollgar that's targeting devices running vulnerable Microsoft SQL Server databases with brute-force attacks and planting cryptominers in the infected databases.
Italian officials are investigating whether a disruption this week of access to the country's social security website was due to a hacking incident or a network overwhelmed by demand for benefits offered during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to news reports.
The stuck-at-home chronicles have fast become surreal, as remote workers face down a killer virus on the one hand and the flattening of their work and personal lives on the other. To help, many have rushed to adopt Zoom. And for many use cases - hint: not national security - it is a perfectly fine option.
Washington's governor has signed a new law that regulates the use of facial recognition technology. But some privacy advocates say the measure, which was backed by Microsoft, doesn't do enough to protect individuals' rights.