Applying international laws used for armed conflicts to the cyber domain remains elusive because of a lack of precedent and poor visibility in cyberspace. This uncertainty and a failure to establish rules means cyber law hasn't grown as other legal fields have, a defense expert says.
A probe into alleged use of Pegasus spyware on Indian citizens identified malware on five of the 29 volunteers who submitted their devices for forensic examination. The nature of the malware was not disclosed, but Chief Justice of India said New Delhi did not cooperate with investigators.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including implications of the Russia-Ukraine cyberwar, the former CISA director’s somber message to the industry at Black Hat, and how the cryptocurrency landscape is changing.
Retailer Sephora has been fined $1.2 million as part of a settlement agreement with California's attorney general, over accusations that it violated the California Consumer Privacy Act by failing to disclose that it was selling customers' data and not honoring their opt-out requests.
Beleaguered spyware vendor NSO Group is attempting to reboot its corporate image by pledging to only sell its wares to NATO member countries, lay off 10% of its workforce and replace its CEO, as it seeks a buyer. But the company, which remains blacklisted by the U.S., faces an uphill battle.
Domain name registrars track domain name owners via "whois" data, which is a crucial tool for investigators combating cybercrime. But Kroll's Alan Brill says that since the EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect, many registrars no longer publicly share such information, and that's a problem.
As the Russia-Ukraine war continues, Ukrainian government cybersecurity official Victor Zhora says that the country's computer emergency response team has tracked more than 1,600 online attacks and that defensively, "wipers continue to be the biggest challenge."
The Cl0p ransomware group has been attempting to extort Thames Water, a public utility in England. Just one problem: the group attacked an entirely different water provider. Through ineptitude or outright lying, this isn't the first time that a ransomware group has claimed the wrong victim.
The co-chairs of Congress' Cyberspace Solarium Commission request an "urgent briefing" with Biden administration officials to discuss the state of cybersecurity in the healthcare and public health sector and call for actions to address rising cyberthreats.
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss the breach of customer engagement platform Twilio, a cyberattack on the U.K.'s NHS that has reignited concerns about supply chain security in the healthcare sector, and the U.S. Treasury clamping down on shady cryptocurrency mixers.
The ongoing Russia-Ukraine war has featured cyber operations being used to target Ukraine as well as Russia. But CyberPeace Institute, which tracks cyberattacks tied to the conflict, has so far seen 27 different countries being affected by more than 300 attacks, and many have affected civilians.
A cyberattack that temporarily paralyzed Albania's pivot to digital government likely came from Iranian hackers. The attack occurred just days before members of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq, a group dedicated to overthrow of the Islamic Republic of Iran, were set to host a two-day conference.
Britain's Conservative Party is holding a leadership contest, with the winner set to become the country's next prime minister. But the balloting process has been delayed after the National Cyber Security Center warned that hackers could abuse a process allowing members to change their online vote.
Ohio's top elections official plugged bug bounties as one way of ensuring the integrity of American elections. Secretary of State Frank LaRose, a Republican, told a congressional panel that Ohio was the first U.S. state to implement a vulnerability disclosure policy for its election systems.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will open a London office as a first step to building an international presence it hopes will result in more threat indicator data, improved international cybersecurity and more foreign governments adopting similar cybersecurity policies.