A sophisticated cyber-espionage campaign using spyware called Mandrake has been targeting Android users for at least four years, according to security firm Bitdefender. The malware has the ability steal a range of data, including SMS authentication messages from banks.
If an organization fails to stop a ransomware attack, how does it recover the data? Backups, of course, are essential. But Peter Marelas of Dell Technologies says organizations should have a well-developed strategy for backups because attackers are increasingly targeting those systems as well.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report discusses securing RDP to prevent ransomware attacks. Also featured: A look at three likely scenarios for the COVID19 pandemic, and an analysis of why we're still using PINs for certain card payments.
The increasing use of internet-connected devices in manufacturing facilities is opening up new ways for hackers to target so-called "smart" factories with unconventional attack methods, according to an analysis by security firm Trend Micro and the Polytechnic University of Milan.
The COVID-19 pandemic caught many global enterprises by surprise. But as they prepare to emerge from quarantine and reopen their doors, they are taking a thoughtful approach to bolstering cybersecurity for on-premise and remote workers alike. Pamela Kubiatowski of Zscaler shares insights.
Security experts and law enforcement officials have long argued that paying ransoms doesn't pay. For starters, it directly funds the cybercrime ecosystem and makes it attractive for criminals to keep launching ransomware attacks.
Australian shipping giant Toll Group has vowed to again not pay a ransom after suffering its second ransomware attack of the year. In the latest incident, however, the company warns that attackers also stole corporate data - and it may get leaked.
New research shows it's possible to unlock a password-protected Windows computer in about five minutes by exploiting vulnerabilities in Intel's Thunderbolt hardware controller. The vulnerabilities add to a growing list of issues around Thunderbolt, which is used for connecting peripherals.
Anubis, one of the most potent Android botnets, apparently is getting a refresh a year after its source code was leaked, security researchers say. The changes could help fraudsters more closely monitor activity on hacked devices.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the many challenges involved in developing and implementing contact-tracing apps to help in the battle against COVID-19. Also featured: A discussion of emerging privacy issues and a report on why account takeover fraud losses are growing.
In honor of World Password Day, here's a task for every organization that uses remote desktop protocol: Ensure that all of your organization's internet-facing RDP ports have a password - and that it's complex and unique.
Despite the need to battle COVID-19, several nations' in-development digital contact-tracing apps are already dogged by security and privacy concerns. Whether enough users will ever trust these apps to make them effective remains a major question. Is it too late to get more projects back on track?
Forget "whitelists" and "blacklists" in cybersecurity. So recommends Britain's National Cyber Security Center, in a bid to move beyond the racial connotations inherent to the terminology. Henceforth, NCSC - part of intelligence agency GCHQ - will use the terms "allow list" and "deny list." Will others follow?
Technology is no panacea, including for combating COVID-19. While that might sound obvious, it's worth repeating because some governments continue to hype contact-tracing apps. Such apps won't magically identify every potential exposure. But they could make manual contact-tracing programs more effective.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is reminding government agencies to continue using an approved DNS resolution service at a time when a large portion of the federal workforce has been shifted to home offices because of the COVID-19 pandemic.