President Joe Biden has nominated two U.S. National Security Agency veterans for top cybersecurity positions as the White House continues to confront the fallout from the SolarWinds supply chain attack as well as attacks against on-premises Microsoft Exchange email servers.
A Texas man is facing a federal charge after he allegedly tried to buy explosives from an undercover FBI agent to bomb an AWS data center in Virginia, according to the Justice Department. The suspect believed the bombing could interrupt 70% of internet traffic, prosecutors say.
Facebook has been attempting to dismiss the appearance of a massive trove of user data by claiming it wasn't hacked, but scraped. No matter how the theft is characterized, 533 million users have just learned that their nonpublic profile details were stolen and sold to fraudsters.
President Joe Biden is asking Congress to boost CISA's budget by $110 million to help enable the agency to address a range of cybersecurity issues following several high-profile incidents in the past six months.
Citing national security concerns, the U.S. Commerce Department has placed seven Chinese supercomputer organizations on the Entity List, which effectively bars them from receiving supplies or components from U.S. companies.
The increasing reliance on collaboration tools such as Slack and Discord to support those working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic has opened up new ways for fraudsters and cybercriminals to bypass security tools and deliver malware, Cisco Talos reports.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of why transparent communication in the aftermath of a data breach pays off. Also featured: Mastercard on digital identity issues; building a more diverse and inclusive cybersecurity workforce.
For the second time in two years, the contents of the darknet payment card marketplace Swarmshop have been removed and posted to a competing underground forum, Group-IB reports. The content includes data on more than 600,000 payment cards as well as administrator, seller and buyer information.
The federal government should provide more funding to state and local agencies for IT projects that could enhance cybersecurity and help mitigate the risk of ransomware attacks, says Christopher Krebs, the former director of CISA.
Researchers at the security firm Intel 471 report cybercriminal gangs are using a newly uncovered malicious document builder called "EtterSilent" to create differentiated, hard-to-discover, malicious documents that can be deployed in phishing attacks.
The gang behind ransomware dubbed "Cring," which has waged a series of attacks this year, is exploiting a Fortinet VPN server vulnerability that the company patched in 2019, according to a report from the security firm Kaspersky that analyzes one attack in Europe.