The threat landscape continues to evolve, says Chester Wisniewski of Sophos. "The more professional, the more skilled criminals out there are moving, seemingly, away from this 'spray and pray' mass exploitation approach and getting more targeted. It's what I call a blended threat."
Hacking and extortion attempts against organizations have unfortunately become all too commonplace these days. On Tuesday, an unlikely victim went public: the British band Radiohead. But was the band really a hacking and extortion victim?
The fallout from the 2015 TalkTalk hack continues as a 22-year-old U.K. man was sentenced to jail Monday for his role in the attack and other cybercrimes, including an attack against his former school.
License plate and traveler photos collected at the U.S. border have been compromised after a federal government subcontractor was hacked. While Customs and Border Protection officials claim the image data hasn't been seen online, security experts say it's already available for download via a darknet site.
Online invitation site Evite has been hacked and information on an unspecified number of users stolen. In a data minimization fail, the breach apparently dates from earlier this year, but it's been tied to "an inactive data storage file associated with Evite user accounts" from before 2014.
A new botnet called GoldBrute is actively scanning the internet and using brute-force methods to attack 1.5 million Windows machines that have exposed Remote Desktop Protocol connections, according to research from Morphus Labs. The goal of group controlling the botnet is not clear.
Federal prosecutors brought racketeering and other charges against four people, including one U.S. citizen, related to Darkode, a notorious online forum that specialized in buying and selling of malware and other hacking tools. Law enforcement closed the site nearly four years ago.
Organizations and their applications are under attack from automated bots and bad actors. And many of these attacks are undetectable by conventional security technologies. How can organizations detect and prevent this activity? Carl Gustas of Cequence Security shares insights.
Australian National University has detected a data breach that resulted in the copying of "significant amounts" of staff and student data stretching back 19 years. The intrusion began in late 2018 and was detected on May 17.
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Reports that the city of Baltimore was attacked using a vulnerability in Windows originally stockpiled by the National Security Agency have triggered a blame game. Cybersecurity watchers are debating attacker culpability, patch management prowess and zero-day stockpiling.
Moody's has changed its financial outlook for Equifax to "negative" from "stable," reflecting concerns about how the credit reporting giant is recovering from the 2017 data breach that exposed the personal information of 148 million Americans.
A federal grand jury has indicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 18 counts under the U.S. Espionage Act for his role in publishing classified material, the Justice Department announced Thursday. He's currently serving a prison sentence in the U.K. and fighting extradition to the U.S.
European police have shuttered Bestmixer.io, considered one of the largest underground money laundering websites for cryptocurrencies used in connection with criminal activities, including ransomware attacks.
The former owner of the company behind the LeakedSource.com website, which trafficked in billions of stolen login credentials, will pay a fine equivalent to the money he made off the scam, according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.