Garmin, a fitness tracker and navigation device firm, apparently paid a ransom to recover from a July 23 security incident that encrypted several of its systems, according to two news reports as well as expert analysis. The company says it's still experiencing 'temporary limitations" on services.
WastedLocker, a ransomware strain that reportedly shut down Garmin's operations for several days in July, is designed to avoid security tools within infected devices, according to a technical analysis from Sophos.
Will the COVID-19 pandemic lead to a spike in the number of reported data breaches? Not necessarily, says cybersecurity expert Brian Honan. But he says that the rush to adopt cloud-based services and expanded remote services might change the types of breaches being reported.
The NSA has issued an alert warning those working in the national security and defense sectors to mitigate the risks posed by mobile and internet of things devices, along with apps, that collect location data.
The FBI is warning organizations that are still using Microsoft Windows 7 they are in danger of attackers exploiting vulnerabilities in the unsupported operating system to gain network access. The agency points to an uptick in such attack attempts.
Too many companies that are implementing behavioral biometrics to combat fraud lack a complete understanding of how to make the most of the technology, says David Lacey, managing director at IDCARE, Australia and New Zealand's not-for-profit national identity and cyber support service.
For the second year in a row, the House of Representatives has voted to lift the ban on the Department of Health and Human Services funding the development or adoption of a unique, national patient identifier. But will it be derailed again in the Senate?
It's a new and permanent extended enterprise, as cybersecurity leaders budget for 2021. What are the top threats and vulnerabilities? How have enterprises hardened their endpoint defenses? Stacia Tympanick of VMWare Carbon Black previews a new virtual roundtable.
A California-based organization that helps telemarketing companies avoid lawsuits for unsolicited calls exposed its internal files to the internet. Ironically, the breach exposed the phone numbers of those who've filed complaints about unsolicited telemarketing.
Suspects in the epic attack against Twitter were uncovered, in part, by the use of their real photo identification for cryptocurrency accounts they used to broker the sale of stolen usernames. The mistakes proved crucial to their identification, according to court documents.
As more reports emerge regarding data breaches at pharmacy chains as a result of earlier break-ins and looting incidents during civil unrest, security experts are calling attention to important security issues, including the need to check physical security measures as well as encrypt mobile devices.
Phishing, pandemic-themed malware and ransomware - the threat landscape is familiar. But what is the deeper impact on cybersecurity visibility and response? Keith McCammon of Red Canary shares insight in advance of a virtual roundtable.
Is Microsoft coming to TikTok's rescue? It appears that's a very strong possibility following President Donald Trump's threat Friday to ban the app in the U.S. Microsoft hasn't committed to buying part of TikTok, but says if it did, it would bring the popular app world-class security and privacy protections.