Over the last five years, a hacking group that's apparently tied to China has been targeting government ministries in the Asia-Pacific region as part of a cyber-espionage campaign, according to Check Point Research.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the many challenges involved in developing and implementing contact-tracing apps to help in the battle against COVID-19. Also featured: A discussion of emerging privacy issues and a report on why account takeover fraud losses are growing.
In honor of World Password Day, here's a task for every organization that uses remote desktop protocol: Ensure that all of your organization's internet-facing RDP ports have a password - and that it's complex and unique.
Kaiji, a newly discovered botnet, is compromising Linux servers and IoT devices using brute-force methods that target the SSH protocol, according to the security firm Intezer. The botnet has the capability to launch DDoS attacks.
German prosecutors believe that an alleged Russian hacker who apparently is a member of an elite military unit is responsible for the 2015 cyberattack against Germany's parliament, according to a news report. Earlier, the suspect was charged in connection with U.S. 2016 election interference.
Five suspected members of the InfinityBlack hacking group have been arrested, and authorities in Europe say they've seized two databases with more than 170 million entries, including combinations of stolen usernames and passwords.
Authorities in the U.S. and U.K. are warning medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies, universities and others about "password-spraying campaigns" by advanced persistent threat groups seeking to steal COVID-19 research data. Security experts outline defensive steps that organizations can take.
Organizations that have shifted to a remote workforce as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic should help in the battle against cybercrime by reporting all security incidents to law enforcement officials for investigation, says Brijesh Singh, inspector general of police, the government of Maharashtra.
The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, a private organization that helps self-regulate brokerage firms and exchange markets in the U.S., warns that a "widespread, ongoing" phishing campaign is targeting its members.
The Bangladesh eGovernment Computer Incident Response Team, or CIRT, is taking several steps to strengthen cybersecurity, including building a sensor network to help enable all banks to share threat intelligence, says Tawhidur Rahman, CIRT's head of digital security and diplomacy.
Over the course of three days, ISMG and SecureAuth teamed up for a series of virtual roundtable discussions on the future of identity security. Bil Harmer of SecureAuth reflects on these discussions and how they inform his view of the factors influencing both the present and future of identity.