The FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are warning that malicious actors are spreading disinformation - claiming to have hacked voter databases - in an attempt to manipulate public opinion, discredit the electoral process and undermine confidence in U.S. democratic institutions.
The COVID-19 pandemic has shifted the dynamic of card fraud in favor of the fraudsters due to the massive increase of online transactions, says Andrei Barysevich of the fraud intelligence company Gemini Advisory. And many fraudsters are using more sophisticated tools, including anti-fingerprinting technology.
McAfee is set to become a public company once again, with the cybersecurity firm filing for an IPO with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to trade under "MCFE" on the Nasdaq Stock Market. Separately, Ivanti announced that it would buy security firms MobileIron and Pulse Secure.
A fresh round of Joker malware that targets Android users has been found in Google Play as well as third-party app stores, according to reports from Zscaler and Zimperium. The Joker apps can steal SMS messages, contact lists and device information from infected smartphones.
Following a ransomware attack last week that affected its corporate network and phone systems, Tyler Technologies, a supplier of software and services to local, state and federal government agencies, is urging its customers to reset their passwords after reports of "suspicious logins to client systems."
A federal judge Sunday granted TikTok's request for a temporary injunction to block the Trump administration's order that would have banned the Chinese social media app from the U.S. The order came hours before the ban was scheduled to go into effect.
An internet-connected coffee machine is the latest IoT device to show security problems. The security firm Avast infected the Smarter Coffee machine with ransomware that causes uncontrollable spinning of its grinder and dispensing of hot water. The only option to stop it? Unplug the machine.
The FBI is warning organizations in the financial sector about an increase in botnet-launched credential stuffing attacks that are leading to the theft of millions. Many of these attacks, which target APIs, are being fed by billions of stolen credentials leaked over the last several years.
Microsoft removed 18 apps from its Azure cloud platform that were being used by hackers as part of their command-and-control infrastructure. The threat group, called Gadolinium, was abusing the infrastructure to launch phishing email attacks, Microsoft researchers say.
Facebook is again cracking down on fake accounts and pages linked to a Russian IRA troll farm or the country's military intelligence units that were being used for disinformation campaigns. Meanwhile, the FBI issued a fresh warning that threat actors are attempting to target U.S. voting infrastructure.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office is urging Congress to pass legislation to reestablish a White House cybersecurity coordinator role. The position would coordinate the government's response to online attacks and other cybersecurity challenges facing the nation.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis on why criminals continue to use darknet markets, despite the risks. Also featured: Hackers target Virgin Mobile KSA; coping with COVID-19 stress.
Training employees to resist phishing emails is key to preventing compromises. But an exercise run by Tribune Publishing Co. created a searing backlash after its phishing exercise tempted employees with bogus bonuses in a year in which they had already endured financial hardships.