The start of classroom and online instruction at Hartford Public Schools in Connecticut was canceled Tuesday as a result of a ransomware attack - the latest in a series of online attacks, including distributed denial-of-service disruptions, that have interrupted some schools' return to teaching this fall.
A federal grand jury has formally indicted a Russian national in connection with a thwarted attempt at stealing corporate data from electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla so it could be used to extort a $4 million ransom.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission estimates the total cost for smaller and rural telecom carriers to rip and replace Huawei and ZTE gear from their networks to enhance national security will be over $1.8 billion.
A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed last year against Google and the University of Chicago Medicine involving complex privacy and other issues related to the use of patients' de-identified electronic health record data. But the court left the door open to filing an amended complaint.
A flaw in how contactless cards from Visa - and potentially other issuers - have implemented the EMV protocol can be abused to bypass PIN verification for high-value transactions, ETH Zurich researchers warn. But Visa says the exploits would be "impractical for fraudsters to employ" in real-world attacks.
The secure access service edge model, or SASE, treats identity as the new perimeter, says Lee Dolsen Singapore-based chief architect for Zscaler in the Asia Pacific region, who offers implementation insights.
With apologies to Jay-Z, getting hit with ransomware might make victims feel like they have 99 problems, even if a decryptor ain't one. That's because ransomware-wielding gangs continue to find innovative new ways to extort cryptocurrency from crypto-locking malware victims.
In the three years since Equifax suffered a massive data breach, the consumer credit reporting firm says it has worked tirelessly to overhaul the security shortcomings that allowed the breach to happen. Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi and other security experts weigh in on important lessons learned.
Ransomware continues to pose a "significant" threat, and email remains one of the top attack vectors being used by both criminals and nation-states, Australia's Cyber Security Center warns in its latest "Cyber Threat Report," which urges organizations to improve their defenses.
The average amount stolen in a business email compromise scam increased 48% during the second quarter of 2020, but the number of attacks decreased during that period, the Anti-Phishing Working Group reports.
Recent hacking incidents, including one targeting Twitter, are raising awareness of the importance of privileged access management, says David Boda, group head of information security for Camelot Group, operator of the U.K. National Lottery. He describes PAM best practices.
In a court filing, online voting startup Voatz argues that most security research should be limited to those who have clear permission to probe systems and software for vulnerabilities. The amicus brief is part of a U.S. Supreme Court case that could redefine a federal computer law.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is ordering most executive branch agencies and departments to create vulnerability disclosure programs by March 2021. Some agencies, such as the Pentagon, already have robust programs in place.
So-called "cybersquatting" attacks are surging, with financial and e-commerce websites - including those of PayPal, Royal Bank of Canada, Bank of America and Amazon - among the most frequent targets, according to Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42.