A House panel has approved a measure designed to make sure Congress is informed when U.S. companies sell offensive cyber technologies to other nations' governments. The measure was introduced after a U.S. firm sold technologies to the United Arab Emirates that were used to target activists and journalists.
U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a long-expected executive order that bans the purchase of telecommunication equipment from nations deemed to pose a spying risk. Also, Huawei was banned by the Commerce Department from buying U.S. components without obtaining a license first.
Facebook is warning users of its WhatsApp messaging app to update immediately to fix a flaw that is being used to remotely install Pegasus surveillance software from Israel's NSO Group. WhatsApp says a "select number" of targets were hit by the attacks, which it has blamed on "an advanced cyber actor."
Attackers exploiting a buffer overflow in WhatsApp's signaling software to automatically infect devices with malware - without users even having to answer their phone - and then alter call logs to hide attack traces is "a bit of a nightmare scenario," says cybersecurity expert Alan Woodward.
The indictment of two Chinese men for a 2014 cyberattack on health insurer Anthem that compromised information on nearly 80 million individuals contains extensive details about the incident that security professionals can use to help with their breach prevention strategies.
The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security have issued a joint warning about new malware called "Electricfish." Investigators suspect it was developed by the advanced persistent threat group Hidden Cobra, which has been linked to North Korea.
A sophisticated nation-state spy network has quietly exploited a backdoor in Microsoft Exchange servers that gave attackers unprecedented access to the emails of at least three targets over five years, security firm ESET warns.
A Chinese hacking group was using exploits and tools developed by the NSA months before the tools were released by another group, Symantec says in a new report. The surprising report deepens the mystery around an extraordinary situation in which the U.S.'s most effective cyberweapons were compromised.
Despite a doxing of its targets and tools in March, the advanced persistent threat group known as OilRig remains a significant threat to governments and businesses, researchers at Palo Alto Network's Unit 42 report.
With cyberattacks, online espionage and data breaches happening at a seemingly nonstop pace, Western intelligence agencies are bringing many of their capabilities out of the shadows to help businesses and individuals better safeguard themselves and respond. We need all the help we can get.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes a discussion among "Five Eyes" intelligence agencies at the recent CyberUK conference. Plus, an update on a Huawei 'backdoor' allegation and new research on managing third-party risk.
Vodafone is disputing a Bloomberg report that security vulnerabilities and backdoors within Huawei networking equipment could have allowed unauthorized access to its fixed-line carrier network in Italy. The report comes as Huawei continues to face concerns over its engineering practices and government ties.
The director of Britain's GCHQ intelligence agency said at this week's CyberUK conference that declassifying and putting "time-critical, secret information" for stopping online threats into the public's hands "in a matter of seconds" is an imperative.
For the first time, members of the secretive "Five Eyes" intelligence-sharing group will make a joint public appearance to discuss how they collaborate, sharing a stage in Glasgow, Scotland, during the CyberUK conference. The Five Eyes alliance comprises Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the U.K. and U.S.
Robert Mueller's report into Russian interference clearly states: "The Russian government interfered in the 2016 presidential election in sweeping and systematic fashion." In the wake of the Trump administration lifting some Russian sanctions, one expert says it must take the opposite tack.