How big is the step from humans using drones to kill other humans to building lethal autonomous weapons systems that can kill on their own? Ethically and technologically, that's a huge leap. But military planners are working to build what some call "killer robots." And the UN wants them banned.
The developers behind TrickBot have updated it to run from an infected device's memory to help better avoid detection, according to researchers at Palo Alto Network's Unit 42. The use of this malware has increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A Russian government-backed hacking group that's been tied to a series of cyberespionage campaigns has been quietly exploiting a critical remote code execution vulnerability in Exim email servers since 2019, the U.S. National Security Agency warns in an alert.
"Hack for hire" groups operating in India are spoofing World Health Organization emails to steal credentials from financial services and healthcare firms around the world, according to Google's Threat Analysis Group.
Turla, a sophisticated hacking group with suspected ties to the Russian government, recently used a revamped version of its malware to target government entities in Eastern Europe, according to new research from the security firm ESET.
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A bipartisan group of U.S lawmakers is requesting more information from the FBI and CISA about efforts to crack down on hacking groups linked to China's government that are targeting American facilities conducting COVID-19 research.
As ransomware gangs attempt to boost their illicit profits, the RagnarLocker ransomware gang has brought a new tactic to bear: installing a full virtual machine on victims' systems to hide their crypto-locking malware while it forcibly encrypts files, security firm Sophos warns.
Microsoft is warning Windows users about an ongoing "massive" COVID-19-themed phishing campaign that is attempting to install the NetSupport Manager on devices. Attackers can turn NetSupport into a remote access Trojan, or RAT.
A recent phishing campaign bypassed multifactor authentication protections within Microsoft Office 365 to steal users' credentials stored in the cloud or launch other attacks, according to the security firm Cofense.
The U.S. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is alerting financial institutions about surging COVID-19 themed scams and other "illicit activities," ranging from fraud involving the sale of fake cures, tests and vaccines to price gouging for supplies.
Cryptocurrency-mining hackers appear to be behind a recent spate of supercomputer and high-performance computing system intrusions. But it's unclear if attackers might also have had data-stealing or espionage intentions.
U.S. facilities that produce, use or store hazardous chemicals are vulnerable to cyberattacks, in part because cybersecurity guidelines from the Department of Homeland Security are outdated, according to a recent GAO audit.
Besides hospitals and academic institutions, dozens of nonprofits, including nongovernmental organizations - or NGOs - around the world must protect their COVID-19 research and related activities from those seeking to steal data or disrupt their operations, says cyber risk management expert Stanley Mierzwa.
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