A pair of U.S. House committees held their first public hearings into the SolarWinds attack, with lawmakers and witnesses offering support for expanding federal cybersecurity laws to address the security failures. This includes a larger role for CISA to conduct threat hunting.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of a federal crackdown on ICO cryptocurrency scams. Also featured: An update on the SonicWall hack investigation and the use of digital IDs to verify COVID-19 testing.
The CEOs of SolarWinds, Microsoft, FireEye and CrowdStrike rolled out a series of cybersecurity recommendations to a U.S. Senate panel Tuesday while detailing how foreign actors gained access into their firms' systems as a result of the SolarWinds supply chain attack.
Venture capital firm Sequoia Capital confirmed it was recently involved in a "cybersecurity incident," but offered no details on exactly what may have transpired. Cybersecurity teams and law enforcement agencies have been notified.
Software company Accellion has released preliminary findings around the security incident that stung customers using its 20-year-old File Transfer Appliance. The attackers swiftly stole data from compromised systems, and some of those organizations have subsequently been extorted.
SonicWall was recently attacked via a zero-day flaw in one of its own products. Curiously, SonicWall hasn't said much about the extent and damage of the breach since its announcement. But there are strong indications it may have been targeted by an extortion attempt.
The "Cuba" ransomware gang has hit Seattle-based Automatic Funds Transfer Services, which processes data from California's Department of Motor Vehicles as well as many cities in Washington. Victim organizations say AFTS is investigating the incident and that an unknown amount of individuals' data was exposed.
Two more breaches have been tied to the vulnerable 20-year-old Accellion File Transfer Appliance. The latest victims are Singapore telecom company Singtel and Australian medical research institute QIMR Berghofer.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the critical security issues raised by the hacking of a Florida city water treatment plant. Also featured: The CISO of the World Health Organization discusses supply chain security; hackers steal celebrities' cryptocurrency.
The decline in the total number of U.S. data breaches in 2020 isn't all good news; it reflects that hackers are changing their tactics, says James Lee of the Identity Theft Resource Center, who offers an analysis of the center's new data breach report.
Embedded software vendor Wind River Systems is investigating a security incident within its internal network, according to a notification filed with California authorities. The data that may have been exposed includes Social Security numbers and passport details.
A data breach of a Washington state auditor's system exposed 1.4 million unemployment claimants’ records. The breach stemmed from an exploit of an unpatched system from Accellion, and the state says it was never notified of the flaw. But Accellion says it notified customers and offered a patch in December.
Wireless carrier UScellular is investigating an incident involving hackers tricking employees into downloading malicious software that compromised a customer relationship management platform, exposing personal data.
The Austrian construction equipment manufacturing firm Palfinger AG reports being hit with a cyberattack that has knocked the majority of its worldwide IT infrastructure offline, eliminating its ability to use email and conduct business.
Security vendor SonicWall is investigating what the company calls a "coordinated attack" against its internal network by threat actors using a zero-day exploit within the company's remote access products. SonicWall is urging customers to apply temporary fixes to secure VPNs and gateways.