Owners of Western Digital My Book Live devices have seen their data remotely wiped by attackers targeting a flaw first detailed in 2019. But WD stopped supporting these devices in 2015, which is a reminder that the best way to secure some types of internet of things devices may be to discard them.
The Russian-linked cyberespionage group behind the supply chain attack against SolarWinds targeted Microsoft's customer support system as part of a new campaign, the company disclosed in a report. The group, called Nobelium, has been linked to recent attacks against a marketing firm used by USAID.
The number of data breach notifications jumped 140% in 2020 from the previous year, with a surge in attacks against less-regulated industries, according to Kroll's 2021 Data Breach Outlook. Brian Lapidus and Heather Williams of Kroll analyze the report's findings.
Title insurance company First American Financial Corp. will pay the SEC a $488,000 penalty as a result of a data breach revealed two years ago. Information security staff members were aware of the vulnerability in the company's EaglePro document-sharing system for five months but failed to fix it, the SEC reports.
A bipartisan group of senators is circulating a draft of a federal breach notification bill that would require federal agencies, federal contractors and businesses that have oversight over critical infrastructure to report significant cyberthreats to CISA within 24 hours of discovery.
The global law enforcement "Anom" honeypot operation racked up impressive statistics for the number of criminals tricked into using the encrypted communications service. Psychology was at play: Officials say users flocked to the service after they disrupted rivals EncroChat and Sky Global.
Volkswagen and its Audi subsidiary are notifying 3.3 million people in the U.S and Canada of a breach of personal information by a marketing services supplier. Volkswagen says 90,000 of those affected may have also had their driver's license number, loan data and other personal information exposed.
Fast-food giant McDonald's is acknowledging a data breach that affected some customer and company data from its locations in Korea and Taiwan. Phone numbers, delivery and email addresses were exposed. Payment data, however, has not been compromised.
A small U.S. nuclear weapons contractor has confirmed that it suffered a ransomware attack, resulting in the theft of data. Credit for the attack has been taken by the ransomware-as-a-service operation known as REvil, aka Sodinokibi, which the FBI recently tied to the attack against meatpacking giant JBS.
The world's largest meat supplier, JBS, says an "organized cybersecurity attack" has led it to shut down servers in North America and Australia. Experts say a prolonged outage could have a noticeable impact on the global supply of meat. The company has yet to disclose if the attack involved ransomware.
Phishing, ransomware and unauthorized access continue to be the leading cyber causes of violations of data protection rules and personal data breaches, Britain's privacy watchdog reports. U.K. authorities say that breach reporting to regulators and law enforcement agencies remains relatively steady.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is preparing cybersecurity regulations for the oil and gas industry in the wake of the ransomware attack on Colonial Pipeline Co. that resulted in the company suspending operations for several days, according to The Washington Post.
In a session at RSA Conference 2021, three cybersecurity experts said top priorities among the U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission's recommendations that have not yet been carried out are adopting a federal data breach notification law and improving public-private partnerships.
Since the supply chain attack that targeted SolarWinds was uncovered in December 2020, some members of Congress have been pushing for a nationwide data breach notification law. In a panel discussion at RSA Conference 2021, federal officials and a legal expert offered insights on what such a law might require.
The ransomware attack against Colonial Pipeline, which has disrupted the flow of gasoline and other petroleum products throughout the eastern U.S. since Friday, is prompting members of Congress to call for new cybersecurity regulations and ask probing questions about regulators' scrutiny of security measures.