Microsoft collaborated with cybersecurity companies and government agencies to take down the million-device Trickbot botnet in an effort to help protect the Nov. 3 U.S. election and stop the global spread of ransomware and other malware.
Plaintiffs in the patent infringement case Centripetal Networks v. Cisco Networks won the day thanks to clear testimony and using Cisco's own technical documents in unaltered form. By contrast, the judge slammed Cisco for offering disagreeing witnesses and attempting to focus on old, irrelevant technology.
CISA is warning that sophisticated hacking groups are chaining together vulnerabilities, such as the recent Zerologon bug and other flaws, to target state and local government networks. In some cases, attackers gained access to election support systems.
A hacking group is taking aim at industrial targets in an ongoing cyberespionage campaign, security firm Kaspersky reports. The group, dubbed "MontysThree," uses a variety of techniques, including steganography, to avoid detection.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes why clothing retailer H&M was hit with a hefty fine for violating the EU's General Data Protection Rule. Also featured: The coming of age of digital identities; deputy CSO at Mastercard on top priorities for 2021.
A hack-for-hire group dubbed "Bahamut" is renting out its espionage and disinformation services to the highest bidder to target nonprofit organizations and diplomats across the Middle East and southern Asia, according to security researchers at BlackBerry.
Ransomware has emerged as the No. 1 online threat targeting public and private organizations this year. Seeking maximum returns, more gangs have moved beyond opportunistic attacks to target organizations with "post-intrusion ransomware." Meanwhile, many victims fail to report such crimes to police.
Microsoft is warning that hackers with connections to Iran, as well as other threat actors, are attempting to exploit a critical vulnerability in Windows Server dubbed Zerologon, for which it has issued a partial patch.
Security researchers with the Chinese company Qihoo say they've spotted a new IoT botnet that brute forces telnet ports on routers and other devices and is coded with a command to erase infected devices.
Despite the shift to e-commerce during the pandemic, attacks against POS devices persist. For example, Visa's payment fraud disruption team uncovered recent malware attacks on POS devices used by two North American hospitality companies.
John McAfee, the founder of the cybersecurity firm that bears his name who also is a serial entrepreneur and a former presidential candidate, has been charged with federal income tax evasion. Plus, the SEC is accusing him of promoting initial virtual coin offerings without disclosing he was paid to do so.