Is Microsoft coming to TikTok's rescue? It appears that's a very strong possibility following President Donald Trump's threat Friday to ban the app in the U.S. Microsoft hasn't committed to buying part of TikTok, but says if it did, it would bring the popular app world-class security and privacy protections.
The European Union has imposed its first sanctions against individuals and entities from Russia, China and North Korea for their alleged roles in hacking activities and cyberattacks that targeted EU citizens and organizations.
As part of their latest COVID-19 economic relief legislation unveiled this week, Senate Republicans are proposing to allocate about $53 million to the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency to help combat hackers targeting virus vaccine research.
With less than 100 days to go before the U.S. election, intelligence officials are warning of attempted interference by Russia, China and Iran. But Congressional lawmakers are disagreeing about the severity of these threats.
In a private industry alert, the FBI warns U.S. firms of possible malware hidden in tax software the Chinese government requires companies doing business in the nation to use. The warning follows reports by Trustwave about backdoors that can give hackers access to entire networks.
Lazarus Group, a sophisticated hacking group associated with the North Korean government, is using a new malware framework to spread ransomware and steal databases from victims, according to security firm Kaspersky.
The NSA and CISA issued a joint warning that U.S. critical infrastructure is increasingly becoming a hacking target and organizations need to guard against attacks. The alert notes that remote access to OT systems by a decentralized workforce creates risk.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two Chinese nationals with hacking into the systems of hundreds of organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The suspects' activities allegedly included probing for vulnerabilities in systems at companies developing COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and testing tech.
The British government was underprepared for Russia's alleged attempts to influence the outcomes of the Brexit referendum in 2016 and the 2017 general election and failed to conduct adequate investigations, according to a report by the U.K. Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and two other Democratic lawmakers sent a letter to the FBI this week requesting a classified briefing on a "concerted foreign interference campaign" targeting lawmakers ahead of the November election.
An Iranian-backed hacking group appears to have accidentally left over 40 GB of training videos and other material exposed online, according to researchers at IBM, who found the unprotected server. The material includes videos describing attacks aimed at U.S. Navy and State Department personnel.
The U.S. should restore the position of cybersecurity coordinator at the White House because the number of threats against the nation is increasing, several security experts testified this week at a House hearing. But some Republicans question whether the move would create unnecessary bureaucracy.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the latest developments in banning Huawei technology from 5G networks. Also featured are discussions of how to respond better to cybercrime and whether we're on the cusp of a digital currency revolution.
Government officials in the U.S., U.K. and Canada issued a joint advisory Thursday warning that a Russian hacking group is targeting various research organizations in those countries involved in COVID-19 vaccine development.