With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing federal government employees and contractors to work from home, NASA is seeing an increase in hacker attacks targeting its newly mobile workforce, the space agency's CIO reports.
Zero-day exploits are increasingly a commodity that advanced persistent threat groups can purchase and use to wage attacks, according to a report from security firm FireEye. The report says the number of attacks leveraging such exploits grew last year.
As the COVID-19 outbreak has intensified, so too has cybercrime, including ransomware, Interpol, the international crime-fighting agency, warns. Despite some gangs claiming to no longer be targeting healthcare organizations, experts have seen "no abatement, empathy or free decryptor" from any of them.
Hackers are targeting Chinese government agencies and their employees by taking advantage of zero-day vulnerabilities in VPN servers to plant backdoors and other malware, researchers at the Chinese security firm Qihoo 360 report.
When it comes to threat hunting, what are the complementary uses of SIEM and EDR technologies? What are the unique use cases for each, and how can they coexist? Sam Curry of Cybereason shares tips in advance of a virtual roundtable discussion.
Researchers at security firm Guardicore Labs are tracking a botnet they call Vollgar that's targeting devices running vulnerable Microsoft SQL Server databases with brute-force attacks and planting cryptominers in the infected databases.
Italian officials are investigating whether a disruption this week of access to the country's social security website was due to a hacking incident or a network overwhelmed by demand for benefits offered during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to news reports.
With the U.S. presidential election now seven months away, how have threats to the campaigns evolved, and what impact might be seen from COVID-19? Brigadier General (retired) Francis X. Taylor, a leader of the U.S. CyberDome election security effort, shares an update.
With the U.S. and other nations adopting economic stimulus packages as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic, fraudsters are now using the promise of government checks as phishing lures to spread banking Trojans, according to a pair of new security research reports.
The FBI warns that the notorious FIN7 cybercrime gang has a new trick up its sleeve: Mailing victims a $50 gift card portrayed as good for redeeming items listed on an accompanying USB storage device, which in reality downloads Griffon backdoor software to give attackers remote access.
Security practitioners around the world are struggling to cope with the challenges posed by remote workers heavily relying on virtual private networks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's a look at steps to take to help enhance security.
Disinformation campaigns with ties to Russia are continuing in an attempt to impede other governments' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, complicating public health efforts to combat the disease, European officials warn.
With the declaration of COVID-19 as a pandemic, and the global shift to work from home, Tom Kellermann of VMware Carbon Black sees a corresponding increase in hacking and espionage attempts against U.S. agencies, businesses and citizens. He says add "digital distancing" to your precautions.
Malware defenses today too often function as black boxes, producing binary results that make it difficult for security teams to prioritize, when what's needed is transparency, to enable defenders to better understand threats and prioritize their response, says Mario Vuksan, CEO of ReversingLabs.