President Joe Biden has nominated two U.S. National Security Agency veterans for top cybersecurity positions as the White House continues to confront the fallout from the SolarWinds supply chain attack as well as attacks against on-premises Microsoft Exchange email servers.
A Texas man is facing a federal charge after he allegedly tried to buy explosives from an undercover FBI agent to bomb an AWS data center in Virginia, according to the Justice Department. The suspect believed the bombing could interrupt 70% of internet traffic, prosecutors say.
Microsoft Corp. on Monday announced it will acquire cloud-based speech technology and artificial intelligence vendor Nuance Communications in an all-cash transaction valued at $19.7 billion. The deal is expected to close by the end of this year.
President Joe Biden is asking Congress to boost CISA's budget by $110 million to help enable the agency to address a range of cybersecurity issues following several high-profile incidents in the past six months.
Citing national security concerns, the U.S. Commerce Department has placed seven Chinese supercomputer organizations on the Entity List, which effectively bars them from receiving supplies or components from U.S. companies.
The increasing reliance on collaboration tools such as Slack and Discord to support those working remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic has opened up new ways for fraudsters and cybercriminals to bypass security tools and deliver malware, Cisco Talos reports.
For the second time in two years, the contents of the darknet payment card marketplace Swarmshop have been removed and posted to a competing underground forum, Group-IB reports. The content includes data on more than 600,000 payment cards as well as administrator, seller and buyer information.
The federal government should provide more funding to state and local agencies for IT projects that could enhance cybersecurity and help mitigate the risk of ransomware attacks, says Christopher Krebs, the former director of CISA.
Researchers at the security firm Intel 471 report cybercriminal gangs are using a newly uncovered malicious document builder called "EtterSilent" to create differentiated, hard-to-discover, malicious documents that can be deployed in phishing attacks.
The gang behind ransomware dubbed "Cring," which has waged a series of attacks this year, is exploiting a Fortinet VPN server vulnerability that the company patched in 2019, according to a report from the security firm Kaspersky that analyzes one attack in Europe.