CISA is investigating whether five U.S. government agencies may have been breached when attackers exploited vulnerabilities in Pulse Connect Secure VPN products, according to a senior official. Security researchers believe that at least two nation-state groups have been attempting to exploit these flaws.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of British spy chief Jeremy Fleming’s "cybersecurity call to arms." Also featured: Insights on COVID-19 business continuity planning; the wisdom of the late Dan Kaminsky.
Some security experts are questioning whether Experian is doing enough to ensure security after a researcher discovered that an API the credit reporting firm uses to allow lenders to check the credit score of prospective borrowers could expose customer's scores.
A lawsuit alleges that a security flaw in a Google COVID-19 contact-tracing tool is exposing personal and medical information of millions of users to third parties through device system logs. But Google says it reviewed the issue, updated code and is ensuring the fix is rolled out to users.
He’s been an Air Force general, a CEO and the first federal CISO. Now Gregory Touhill is taking charge as director of the Carnegie Mellon University Software Engineering Institute's CERT Division. And he’s bringing all his past experience to bear in a new effort to forge partnerships and protections.
Apple has patched a zero-day flaw in macOS 11.3 that attackers have been exploiting since at least January to install advertising software on victims' systems. The flaw enables a malicious script to be deployed that bypasses Notarization, Gatekeeper and File Quarantine security defenses.
Ransomware continues to prove a reliable moneymaker for criminals, with the average cyber extortion payoff rising to $220,298, reports ransomware incident response firm Coveware. Zero-day attacks and shakedowns targeting Accellion File Transfer Appliance users helped boost criminals' profits.
Dan Kaminsky, a renowned security researcher, died last week at age 42. He gained cybersecurity fame in 2008 after discovering and helping to coordinate a patch for a massive security flaw in the internet's Domain Name System.
The FBI and CISA are warning of continued cyberthreats stemming from Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, or SVR, which the Biden administration formally accused of carrying out the SolarWinds supply chain attack. A joint alert describes how Russian attackers are targeting vulnerable networks.