Customers of Indian payments platform MobiKwik appear to have gotten a lucky break: A listing for 8.2TB of stolen data pertaining to 99 million customers was withdrawn by a cybercrime forum seller, supposedly because of the public risk posed. MobiKwik continues to deny that it was breached. Who's to be believed?
Security practitioners often tread a fine and not entirely well-defined legal line in collecting current and meaningful research. This research can also pose ethical questions when commercial sources for stolen data fall into a gray area.
The zero-day attacks against Accellion's File Transfer Appliance show that a number of big-name firms continued to use the legacy technology - even though more secure, cloud-based options were available. Evidently, many CISOs didn't see a compelling reason to move on. Of course, now they do.
An attacker added a backdoor to the source code for PHP, an open-source, server-side scripting language used by more than 75% of the world's websites. Core PHP project members say the backdoor was quickly removed.
What happens when an e-commerce retailer sends customers a data breach notification email with a subject line that reads "strictly private and confidential"? "Clearly trying to make people stay quiet," responded one unamused Fat Face customer. Others report being none the wiser as to what risks they now face.
British clothing and accessories retailer Fat Face says it detected a data breach in January, which exposed personal information - including partial payment card numbers - for an unspecified number of customers and employees. The Information Commissioner's Office is investigating.
Attackers are exploiting a critical remote code vulnerability in F5 Networks' BIG-IP server network traffic security management platform, for which the company released patches on March 10. The vulnerability is considered highly critical.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the Microsoft Exchange on-premises server hacks – from who might have leaked the vulnerability exploits to how ransomware gangs are taking advantage of the flaws. Also featured: Tackling the cybercrime business model; assessing "zero trust."
As the Biden administration makes final preparations to respond to the attacks against SolarWinds, it's been confronted by a second major cyberthreat: the hacking of Microsoft Exchange servers throughout the U.S. The response to this incident, however, will likely be much different.
It has been an open question as to how a half-dozen hacking groups began exploiting Exchange servers in an automated fashion in the days leading up to Microsoft's patches. But there are strong signs that the exploit code leaked, and the question now is: Who leaked it?
An aviation IT company that says it serves 90% of the world's airlines has been breached in what appears to be a coordinated supply chain attack. Customers of at least four companies - Malaysia Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Finnair Airlines and Air New Zealand - may have been affected by the incident.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of key takeaways from the breaches tied to flaws in the Accellion File Transfer appliance. Also featured: Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi on transforming supply chain security, plus an analysis of how "work from anywhere" is affecting cybersecurity.
Researchers with Microsoft and FireEye are disclosing additional malware used by the hacking group that targeted SolarWinds last December. These second-stage malware variants appear to have been deployed after organizations downloaded the "Sunburst" backdoor hidden in a software update.