As concerns about the number of attacks targeting domain name system protocols continue to grow, the NSA and CISA have released new guidance on how to choose and deploy a Protective Domain Name System service to strengthen security.
As the Biden administration makes final preparations to respond to the attacks against SolarWinds, it's been confronted by a second major cyberthreat: the hacking of Microsoft Exchange servers throughout the U.S. The response to this incident, however, will likely be much different.
U.S. authorities have extended the crackdown on the Sky ECC cryptophone service by charging the CEO of parent company Sky Global and its alleged main distributor - both Canadians - with running an "illicit secret communications network" for criminals and hiding profits via shell companies and cryptocurrency.
It has been an open question as to how a half-dozen hacking groups began exploiting Exchange servers in an automated fashion in the days leading up to Microsoft's patches. But there are strong signs that the exploit code leaked, and the question now is: Who leaked it?
Tales of poorly secured internet-connected cameras come along regularly. But the latest installment seems especially egregious because it involves Verkada, a widely used "surveillance camera as a service" startup, and led to remote hackers being able to spy on customers via their own cameras.
Serious vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange have been exploited by at least 10 APT groups that have been collectively been hitting thousands of companies over the last three months, including prior to when Microsoft was first alerted to the flaws and issued a patch, security researchers warn.
Police say they have disrupted Sky ECC - a global encrypted communications network allegedly used by numerous criminals to plan their operations - and made numerous arrests. Authorities say starting in February, they "unlocked" 3 million messages exchanged daily by the service's 170,000 users.
Computer security researchers have acquired an enormous list of compromised email servers from the perpetrators of the mass Microsoft Exchange compromises. But a big question looms: How bad is this situation going to get?
Russian hackers apparently weren't the only ones targeting SolarWinds customers. An attack last year by the Spiral hacking group, believed to be based in China, against one organization used malware that targeted a vulnerability in SolarWinds' Orion software, according to the Secureworks Counter Threat Unit.
Nearly four years after the WannaCry ransomware hit the world, targeting the EternalBlue vulnerability in Microsoft SMB version 1, security firms say the malware continues to be a top threat detected in the wild by endpoint security products. Why won't WannaCry just die?
Just days after Microsoft disclosed four serious flaws in Microsoft Exchange email servers, attackers are going on a wide hunt for vulnerable machines, some security experts say. The flaws could be exploited for creating backdoors for email accounts or installing ransomware and cryptominers.