New Bug Prompts Earlier End to Google+ Social Network

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 20:57:54 +0000

Google said Monday it will close the consumer version of its online social network sooner than originally planned due to the discovery of a new software bug. read more

Tor Project Releases Financial Documents

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:45:49 +0000

The Tor Project, the organization behind the Tor anonymity network, has published financial documents for the past two years, and while they show that its revenue has increased significantly, it’s still small compared to the budgets of potential adversaries. read more

Researchers Find a Dozen Undocumented OpenSSH Backdoors

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:45:57 +0000

ESET security researchers have discovered 12 new OpenSSH backdoor families that haven’t been documented before. read more

New Mac Malware Combines Open-Source Backdoor and Crypto-Miner

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 16:04:05 +0000

A recently discovered piece of malware targeting Mac systems is a combination of two open-source programs, Malwarebytes security researchers warn.  read more

Getting ROI From a Security Advisory Board That Works: Part 2

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 15:04:29 +0000

Over the years, I have participated in many advisory boards. In every case, I have been a strong supporter of the business and wanted to contribute. However, in almost every case, I ended up feeling like I provided little more than my name on a pitch deck slide. In 2016, I was tasked with working with outside advisor Gary McGraw to create an advisory board focused on improving security for Ntrepid. read more

Australia Anti-Encryption Law Rushed to Passage

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 13:42:34 +0000

A newly enacted law rushed through Australia's parliament will compel technology companies such as Apple, Facebook and Google to disable encryption protections so police can better pursue terrorists and other criminals. read more

U.K. Teen Responsible for Bomb Threats, DDoS Attacks Sentenced to Prison

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 12:49:51 +0000

A British teenager involved in making false bomb threats and launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks has been sentenced to three years in prison. read more Defaced via DNS Hijack

Mon, 10 Dec 2018 06:46:14 +0000

The community website was defaced last week after someone gained access to its associated registrar account and modified DNS settings. read more

168 Arrested in Money Mule Crackdown

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:52:45 +0000

Europol this week announced that 168 people were arrested in a massive operation that resulted in the identification of 1,504 money mules.  read more

Under Fire Huawei Agrees to UK Security Demands: Report

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:32:37 +0000

Embattled Chinese telecoms giant Huawei has agreed to British intelligence demands over its equipment and software as it seeks to be  part of the country's 5G network plans, the FT reported Friday. read more

California Man Gets 26-Month Prison Sentence for DDoS Attacks

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 16:25:12 +0000

The U.S. Department of Justice announced this week that a 44-year-old man from California has been sentenced to 26 months in prison for launching distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on two popular astronomy websites. read more

Google Launches Cloud Security Command Center in Beta

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:35:47 +0000

Google this week announced the availability of several new features for its Google Cloud Platform (GCP) customers, as part of the beta release of its Cloud Security Command Center (Cloud SCC).  read more

EU Should Worry About Huawei, Other Chinese Firms: Official

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 15:06:47 +0000

The European Union and its citizens should be "worried" about telecoms giant Huawei and other Chinese firms that cooperate with Beijing's intelligence services, a senior EU official warned Friday. read more

DeepPhish Project Shows Malicious AI is Not as Dangerous as Feared

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:58:29 +0000

Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly becoming a de facto necessity for cybersecurity. The asymmetric nature of cyberattacks simply overwhelms traditional manual analyst defenses, and organizations must increasingly use AI and machine learning (ML)-enhanced technologies to detect known attacks and predict (determine the probability) of new and unknown attacks at machine speed. read more

Vulnerability Exposes Rockwell Controllers to DoS Attacks

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:54:38 +0000

Some of Rockwell Automation’s MicroLogix controllers and ControlLogix communications modules are affected by a potentially serious vulnerability that can be exploited for denial-of-service (DoS) attacks. read more

Preparing for Tomorrow's Threats Today

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 14:40:49 +0000

Disrupting the Criminal Economic Model Can be Achieved by Tightly Integrating Security Systems into a Cohesive Framework read more

North Korea-linked Hackers Target Academic Institutions

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 12:04:40 +0000

A threat group possibly originating from North Korea has been targeting academic institutions since at least May of this year, NetScout’s security researchers reveal. read more

New Lawsuit Claims Marriott Still Exposes Customer Information

Fri, 07 Dec 2018 08:55:39 +0000

A new class action filed against Marriott following the massive data breach alleges that the hotel giant’s systems are affected by a serious vulnerability that still exposes customer information. read more

Arrest of Tech Exec Signals Tougher US Stand on China Tech Firms

Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:58:28 +0000

The arrest of a top executive of tech giant Huawei at the request of US authorities signals a toughening stand in Washington on dealing with Chinese tech firms amid longstanding concerns over cyberespionage. read more