A senior Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee pledged to block Air Force Lt. Gen. Timothy Haugh from serving as director of the National Security Agency until the agency says whether it is purchasing data on U.S. citizens from data brokers, including location data and web browsing history.
Hackers could use a firmware specification designed to flash a corporate logo during computer bootup to deliver a malicious payload that circumvents the industry standard for only loading trusted operating systems. The flaw stems from graphic image parsers embedded into system firmware.
Winter in London features Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland, Christmas lights galore, and the return of the Black Hat Europe cybersecurity conference, featuring briefings on everything from quantum cryptography and router pwning to dissecting iOS zero-days and training generative AI to attack.
According to a recent pulse poll from ISACA on generative AI, only 6% of respondents' organizations are providing training to all staff on AI, and more than half - 54% - say that no AI training is provided at all, even to teams directly affected by AI.
A Russian national pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court for his role in developing TrickBot. Operators of the malware targeted hospitals and healthcare centers with ransomware attacks during the height of the novel coronavirus pandemic. Vladimir Dunaev faces up to 35 years in prison.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss Sam Altman and OpenAI's brief leadership nightmare, the state of generative AI one year after the general release of ChatGPT, and how police nabbed a suspected ransomware group ringleader in Ukraine.
A large, Seattle-based surgical group is notifying nearly 437,400 individuals that their information was potentially compromised in a ransomware and data theft incident earlier this year. The breach is part of a larger, disturbing trend in the healthcare sector in 2023.
Operators of a new ransomware strain dubbed Cactus are using critical vulnerabilities in a data analytics platform to gain access to corporate networks. Cactus ransomware operators are also getting an assist from deploying Danabot malware that is distributed through malvertising.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers urged the Biden administration to consider intensifying restrictions on semiconductor sales to Chinese companies in a bid to ensure that U.S. remote-sensing technology doesn't aid Beijing's national security efforts.
British Conservative lawmakers are pushing ahead with legislation modifying the U.K. codification of European privacy law despite objections from privacy advocates and concerns about the legislation's impact on European trade. Government backers say the bill will bolster the domestic AI industry.
To service the perpetually cash-starved regime of North Korea, hackers will continue their relentless onslaught on cryptocurrency - and all users of it - with state backing to industrialize their hacking and money laundering capabilities, experts warn.
It looks as if Carbon Black's days as part of Broadcom are numbered. Broadcom CEO Hock Tan told staff at newly acquired VMware in both an email and town hall meeting that he plans to "review strategic alternatives." The move comes just four years after VMware purchased Carbon Black for $2.1 billion.
Okta has paused product development and internal projects for 90 days to beef up its security architecture and operations for applications, hardware and third-party vendors. Okta will move to strengthen its cyber posture, including a security action plan and engaging with third-party cyber firms.
The United States on Thursday sanctioned North Korean cyberespionage threat actor Kimsuky, known for its social engineering campaigns against targets it suspects of holding intelligence on geopolitical events and negotiations affecting the Hermit Kingdom.
New Jersey-based hospital group Capital Health is dealing with a network outage, caused by a cyberattack earlier this week, which is affecting some patient services. Capital Health is at least the second healthcare provider in the Garden State responding to a cyberattack this week.