The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of whether courts can trust evidence collected by Cellebrite's mobile device forensic tools. Also featured: Report shows attackers' dwell times plummeting; a call for partnership with law enforcement.
SmileDirectClub, which sells teeth-straightening appliances, expects that a recent cyberattack, which disrupted the manufacturing of its products, will take a $10 million to $15 million bite out of its second-quarter revenue.
The websites of about 200 public and private entities in Belgium were knocked fully or partially offline Tuesday by a distributed denial-of-service attack against the publicly funded internet service provider Belnet.
The average amount of time that online attackers camp out in a victim's network - or "dwell time" - has been declining, FireEye's Mandiant incident response group reports. But the surge in ransomware accounts for some attacks coming to light more quickly because those attackers announce their presence.
The NSA is offering operational technology security guidance for the Defense Department as well as third-party military contractors and others in the wake of the SolarWinds supply chain attack. The agency notes that attackers could use IT exploits to pivot to OT systems.
A bipartisan group of lawmakers has introduced a legislative proposal that would create a program, similar to the National Guard, to deploy those with tech and security skills during significant cyberthreats, such as the recent SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange attacks.
The FBI has shared 4.3 million email addresses stolen by the Emotet malware with the Have I Been Pwned breach notification site. The entry of those addresses into the site increases the chance that those infected with Emotet can take remediation actions, such as changing passwords.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Ivanti and FireEye report that federal agencies and other entities have been compromised by two attack groups, with one possibly acting on behalf of the Chinese government. The groups are exploiting vulnerabilities in Ivanti's Pulse Connect Secure.
U.S. insurance giant Geico says fraudsters stole driver's license numbers from its website after they supplied personal information that they had acquired elsewhere. The driver's license numbers are believed to have been used to fraudulently apply for unemployment benefits, the insurer says.
The White House announced Monday that it is "standing down" two Unified Coordination Groups that were created to coordinate the federal response to the SolarWinds supply chain attack and attacks on vulnerable on-premises Microsoft Exchange email servers.
As ransomware operators were attacking state and municipal networks alongside hospitals and schools, a global pandemic response to COVID-19 necessitated a move to remote work for a significant portion of the economy. Organizations had to adopt new technologies and quickly scale outside of their normal growth plans.
Chad Wolf, the former acting secretary for the Department of Homeland Security, has confirmed the accuracy of an earlier news report saying that the SolarWinds supply chain attackers gained access to his unclassified DHS email accounts, which included calendar details.