The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency has issued an emergency directive requiring executive branch agencies to mitigate by Friday the risks posed by a zero-day vulnerability and three other recently patched flaws in Pulse Connect Secure VPN products.
A second former medical researcher has been sentenced to serve time in federal prison for his part in a conspiracy to steal trade secrets from an Ohio children’s hospital and sell them to China. Meanwhile, the hospital has filed suit, alleging violations of employment provisions involving data security.
The REvil - aka Sodinokibi - ransomware gang is threatening to release stolen Apple device blueprints unless it receives a massive payoff. The extortion threat - with a reported $50 million opening demand - was unveiled hours before Apple made a series of major new product announcements.
SonicWall has patched three zero-day vulnerabilities in the hosted and on-premises versions of its Email Security product after attackers began exploiting them last month. Attackers can exploit the flaws to access email and pivot deeper into organizations' systems, FireEye Mandiant reports.
The European Union has officially proposed a strict new regulation on artificial intelligence that would ban the use of biometrics for surveillance, citing privacy concerns. The regulation would prohibit the use of facial recognition and other biometrics in public places.
The Lazarus group, an offensive hacking team with ties to North Korea, rolled out a new weapon during a recent phishing campaign targeting South Koreans: Image-laden documents containing malicious bitmap files, reports security firm Malwarebytes.
Ransomware attacks now routinely feature multifaceted extortion efforts, and defenses need to evolve, says Stuart McKenzie of FireEye, who offers an analysis of the findings of the FireEye M-Trends 2021 report.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Ivanti and FireEye report that federal agencies and other entities have been compromised by two attack groups, with one possibly acting on behalf of the Chinese government. The groups are exploiting vulnerabilities in Ivanti's Pulse Connect Secure.
Given the surge in the use of telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic - and expectations for continued growth - the Healthcare and Public Health Sector Coordinating Council has unveiled guidance on safeguarding patient data during remote care encounters.
U.S. insurance giant Geico says fraudsters stole driver's license numbers from its website after they supplied personal information that they had acquired elsewhere. The driver's license numbers are believed to have been used to fraudulently apply for unemployment benefits, the insurer says.
The White House announced Monday that it is "standing down" two Unified Coordination Groups that were created to coordinate the federal response to the SolarWinds supply chain attack and attacks on vulnerable on-premises Microsoft Exchange email servers.