The Belgian Ministry of Defense, which is responsible for national defense and the Belgian military, announced on Monday that it has fallen victim to a cyberattack officials say relates to the widespread Apache Log4j vulnerability. The attack "paralyzed the ministry's activities for several days."
Cyber GRX senior director and CyberEdBoard executive member Peter Gregory discusses data everyone has that is an asset, but also a liability - your contact list - and how to decrease your chances of it turning toxic.
The Chinese state-sponsored threat group Tropic Trooper has resurfaced as Earth Centaur and is targeting the transportation industry and government agencies associated with that sector, according to new research from cybersecurity firm Trend Micro.
A Trojanized malicious software known as "Joker" malware has made a comeback and was detected in a Google Play app downloaded more than 500,000 times, researchers say. Found this time on an app called Color Message, Joker had the ability to go undetected for long periods of time.
For anyone hoping to celebrate the decline and fall of ransomware by year's end, think again. While some notable operations have bowed out - at least in name - threat intelligence firm Intel 471 warns that newcomers now account for the majority of attacks, and attack volume is "still on the rise."
Apache has released Log4j version 2.17 to fix yet another high-severity denial-of-service vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-45105 with a CVSS score of 7.5 - that affects all versions from 2.0-beta9 to 2.16.0.
In an emergency directive issued on Friday regarding the explosive Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, CISA has required federal civilian departments and agencies to assess their internet-facing network assets and immediately patch the systems or implement appropriate mitigation measures.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including mitigating the Apache Log4j zero-day vulnerability, findings from a new report analyzing the Conti ransomware attack on Ireland's Health Services Executive and President Biden's drive to...
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the Log4j security flaw, including the risks and mitigation techniques, how to patch Log4j, and CISO Dawn Cappelli on Log4j response.
From the rain forest of northern Brazil to the business hub of Sao Paulo, Marco Túlio has built an impressive career in cybersecurity. He discusses the opportunity and challenge of enabling people to step up, succeed and eventually rise to be leaders in their own right.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security this week announced a "Hack DHS" bug bounty program to identify potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities within its systems and to increase DHS' overall cyber resilience. Hackers uncovering vulnerabilities will be compensated by the department.
Attackers tied to China, Iran, North Korea and Turkey have been targeting or testing exploits of the ubiquitous Apache Log4j vulnerability. Vendors are rushing to identify and patch supported software and hardware as cybersecurity agencies urge organizations to mitigate the threat and beware exploit attempts.
The White House is requiring federal agencies, including CISA and the FBI, to report cyber incidents that pose a significant threat to national security to White House advisers within 24 hours. Some security experts are questioning the merits of this new mandate.