The saga around how scores of aging Western Digital NAS devices were remotely erased has deepened with the discovery of a new, unknown software vulnerability. The situation underscores the problems of still-used devices that have been abandoned by manufacturers.
Mercedes-Benz USA says one of its vendors exposed 1.6 million records that pertained to its customers and interested buyers. The incident, which involved an unnamed vendor and a cloud storage platform, is similar to one recently disclosed by Volkswagen.
The code used to build copies of Babuk ransomware - to infect victims with the crypto-locking malware - has been leaked, after someone posted the software to virus-scanning service VirusTotal. Whether the leak was intentional - perhaps a rival gang seeking to burn the operation - remains unclear.
Security researchers at Eclypsium have reported that they had identified four vulnerabilities that could affect 30 million users of computer technology company Dell's laptops, desktops and tablets. The vulnerabilities have a cumulative CVSS score of 8.3 (high).
Two brothers who run Africrypt, a currency exchange service based in Johannesburg, South Africa, have been accused by law firm Hanekom Attorneys, acting on behalf of investors, of 'vanishing' along with $3.6 billion in cryptocurrency investments.
Owners of Western Digital My Book Live devices have seen their data remotely wiped by attackers targeting a flaw first detailed in 2019. But WD stopped supporting these devices in 2015, which is a reminder that the best way to secure some types of internet of things devices may be to discard them.
The Russian-linked cyberespionage group behind the supply chain attack against SolarWinds targeted Microsoft's customer support system as part of a new campaign, the company disclosed in a report. The group, called Nobelium, has been linked to recent attacks against a marketing firm used by USAID.
What is the life cycle of a ransomware attack, and how can organizations better detect and block them? Peter Mackenzie of Sophos, says that while many victims assume attackers first struck when systems got crypto-locked, the intruders had actually been in the network for "days or weeks."
Security specialists are offering preliminary feedback on Microsoft's sneak peek at the new security measures to be included in the Windows 11 operating system, which is slated for release in December.
In the latest weekly update, a panel of Information Security Media Group editors discusses key topics, including open-source software vulnerabilities, and provides insights on updating SOCs and communicating effectively with the board.
Customer identity and access management - CIAM - has taken off over the past year. But too many of the initiatives are limited in scale, says Dennis McDermott of OpenText. He shares key CIAM components and milestones.
The European Commission has proposed creating a Joint Cyber Unit to help EU member states respond to and prevent cyberattacks, especially those involving ransomware. The goal is for the unit to begin operations by the end of next year.
Federal agencies could have prevented follow-on attacks after the SolarWinds supply chain attack by using recommended firewall configurations, but this step isn't always feasible, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency says.
The number of data breach notifications jumped 140% in 2020 from the previous year, with a surge in attacks against less-regulated industries, according to Kroll's 2021 Data Breach Outlook. Brian Lapidus and Heather Williams of Kroll analyze the report's findings.
Title insurance company First American Financial Corp. will pay the SEC a $488,000 penalty as a result of a data breach revealed two years ago. Information security staff members were aware of the vulnerability in the company's EaglePro document-sharing system for five months but failed to fix it, the SEC reports.