A new OAuth-related vulnerability in an open-source application development framework could expose Facebook, Google, Apple and Twitter users to account takeover, personal data leakage, identity theft, financial fraud and unauthorized actions on other online platforms, security researchers said.
Organizations lack visibility into their network and assets to fully understand their threat and risk exposure, said Liberty Strategic Capital's Michael D'Ambrosio. The trend of accessing corporate networks from remote locations has made it tough for businesses to know what's on their network.
The use of cloud by financial services firms has risen from 91% to 98%, and multi-cloud for critical operations has risen dramatically, triggering greater risk and regulatory scrutiny, said Troy Leach, chief strategy officer at the Cloud Security Alliance, citing a new survey.
Social engineering is typically used to trick human beings to gain unauthorized access to computer networks and steal personal information, financial data or intellectual property. It is now becoming popular as a career option for ethical hackers, said Alethe Denis of Bishop Fox.
Many organizations are finally improving basic cyber hygiene, but the major problem facing defenders and governments is how to achieve scale across all sizes of businesses including nonprofits around the world, said Phil Reitinger, CEO and president of Global Cyber Alliance.
2023 is the year of exposure, said Cyentia Institute's Wade Baker. Exposure dominated Cyentia research this year, and many breaches were linked to mistakes in vulnerability management and poorly managed identities. Organizations are struggling with prioritizing hardware and software vulnerabilities.
Offensive security is transitioning from traditional penetration testing to a more continuous, technology-led approach, says Aaron Shilts, president and CEO at NetSPI. The security posture of organizations is constantly changing, making a point-in-time pen test less effective.
Organizations with a security-by-design approach need to go beyond being reactive to a proactive, offensive strategy to strengthen their security posture, says Mrutyunjay Mahapatra, member board of directors and chairman of the audit committee at Reserve Bank Innovation Hub.
Hackers are attempting to infect a consumer-grade Wi-Fi router model with Mirai botnet malware following the discovery of zero-days in the device in a December hacking competition. TP-Link released a patch in mid-March. Telemetry shows infections in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.
The United States sent its top cyber offensive team to NATO ally Albania to help secure the nation's critical infrastructure networks. The Cyber National Mission Force helped find cyberthreats and vulnerabilities on networks likely targeted last year by Iranian threat actors.
Hitachi Energy joined the ranks of victims hit by the Clop ransomware group, which has exploited a zero-day vulnerability in Fortra's widely used managed file transfer software, GoAnywhere MFT. Clop claimed responsibility for the hack, which compromised networks used by 130 different organizations.
The Biden administration has unveiled its new national cybersecurity strategy, detailing top challenges facing the U.S. and plans for addressing them. Goals include minimum security requirements for critical infrastructure sector organizations and liability for poor software development practices.
CyberMaxx has landed the former CEO of cloud security vendor Threat Stack to bring offensive and defensive cybersecurity services together on one platform. The Nashville-based firm has tasked Brian Ahern with creating managed detection and response bundles with offensive and defensive capabilities.
Intel 471 has promoted second-in-command Jason Passwaters to CEO and tasked him with onboarding less-mature security organizations for narrower use cases. The company plans to land more threat intelligence customers by focusing on areas such as vulnerability management and patch prioritization.
In today's rapidly evolving threat landscape, cyber attacks are becoming more sophisticated, with spear phishing attacks now the most common way for cybercriminals to enter an organization. With the advent of new technologies like ChatGPT and Deepfakes, the situation is only getting worse. ChatGPT is being used to...