Microsoft's security team says the company's Office 365 suite of products did not serve as an initial entry point for the hackers who waged the SolarWinds supply chain attack. And SolarWinds' CEO says that no Office 365 vulnerability has been identified that would have opened the door to the attack.
Researchers at the security firm Netlab have identified a previously undocumented botnet dubbed "Matryosh" that is targeting vulnerable Android devices to help build its network so it can conduct distributed denial-of-service attacks.
The decline in the total number of U.S. data breaches in 2020 isn't all good news; it reflects that hackers are changing their tactics, says James Lee of the Identity Theft Resource Center, who offers an analysis of the center's new data breach report.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the persistent threat of ransomware. Also featured: Sorting out breaches tied to Accellion’s File Transfer Appliance; an update on fraud trends in 2021.
Darknet markets just had their best year ever, led by Hydra, which accounted for 75% of the $1.7 billion in 2020 revenue such markets generated, Chainalysis reports. One key to Hydra's success is the Russian-language marketplace's constant innovation.
Alejandro Mayorkas, the newly confirmed secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, says his initial priorities include reviewing all available intelligence on the SolarWinds supply chain hack and scrutinizing the government's cybersecurity programs.
Embedded software vendor Wind River Systems is investigating a security incident within its internal network, according to a notification filed with California authorities. The data that may have been exposed includes Social Security numbers and passport details.
While many details about the SolarWinds Orion hack and full victim list remain unknown, experts have ascribed the apparent espionage campaign to Russia. Now, however, Reuters reports that a separate group of Chinese hackers was also exploiting SolarWinds vulnerabilities to hack targets.
Several data breaches stemming from unpatched vulnerabilities in Accellion's File Transfer Appliance have been revealed. What went wrong? Where does the fault lie? And what can organizations do about it?
A data breach of a Washington state auditor's system exposed 1.4 million unemployment claimants’ records. The breach stemmed from an exploit of an unpatched system from Accellion, and the state says it was never notified of the flaw. But Accellion says it notified customers and offered a patch in December.
The ROI for security operations center investments has been worsening because of increasing SOC complexity and rising security engineering and management outsourcing costs, according to Chris Triolo of FireEye, who says says new SOC tools can help address these issues
To take down bigger targets more easily and quickly, ransomware gangs are increasingly tapping initial access brokers, who sell ready access to high-value networks. Economically speaking, it's a no-brainer move for cybercrime gangs.
The U.S. government should take a number of steps to help minimize the risk that benefits provided by the next rounds of economic stimulus programs designed to provide relief from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic are not fraudulently obtained, security experts say.
Drawing upon Imperva's own recent Cyber Threat Index findings, Reinhart Hansen, director of technology in the office of the CTO, talks about that latest application vulnerabilities and DDoS attack trends as we start 2021.