The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the hacking of high-profile Twitter accounts. Also featured: Addressing security when offices reopen; the role of personal protective equipment, or PPE, in money laundering during the pandemic.
The "zero trust" model can play a critical role in mitigating emerging threats. That's why Information Security Media Group will host on July 27 a virtual cybersecurity summit for India on applying the model.
A Dutch lawmaker's Twitter account is among 36 that had some personal data compromised earlier this month when hackers targeted 130 verified accounts and launched a cryptocurrency scam. The politician told Reuters his direct messages were accessed.
A fresh round of phishing attacks is relying on using trusted services and a well-designed social engineering scheme to trick users into enabling malware to bypass an end point's security protocols, says Aaron Higbee of the security firm Cofense.
The Emotet botnet, which recently surged back to life after a months-long hiatus, is now delivering the Qbot banking Trojan to victims' devices, security researchers say. So far, they've identified about 800,000 malicious emails attempting to spread the botnet.
Following Twitter's admission that cryptocurrency scammers socially engineered its employees to gain control of 45 high-profile accounts, one reaction has been: Why didn't anyone crack Twitter sooner? Unfortunately, the answer is that they have, especially if you count nation-states bribing insiders.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two Chinese nationals with hacking into the systems of hundreds of organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The suspects' activities allegedly included probing for vulnerabilities in systems at companies developing COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and testing tech.
The British government was underprepared for Russia's alleged attempts to influence the outcomes of the Brexit referendum in 2016 and the 2017 general election and failed to conduct adequate investigations, according to a report by the U.K. Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee.
Twitter says attackers who hijacked more than 130 high-profile Twitter accounts used social engineering to bypass its defenses, including two-factor authentication on accounts. Experts say companies must have defenses in place against such schemes, which have long been employed by fraudsters.
A group of spoofed cryptocurrency trading apps is targeting devices running macOS to install malware called Gmera, security firm ESET reports. The malware can steal users' data as well as their cryptocurrency wallets.