The U.S. Internal Revenue Service says it will pull back plans to use facial recognition for authentication of new users of its online accounts. The move comes amid concerns from Congress members and privacy advocates about cybersecurity, software bias and third-party transparency issues around the IRS' proposal to...
Swissport, a global company that provides aviation-related services, confirmed it was hit by a ransomware attack on Thursday. The incident has now been contained, and a full system cleanup and recovery process is underway with no significant delays in sight, a company spokesperson says.
ESET says it has patched a high-severity privilege escalation bug affecting its clients who use Windows-based systems. The company has released software updates for all affected versions of its product, as well as a workaround, and says no exploits have been reported.
Greek data protection authority Hellenic DPA has imposed fines totaling more than $10 million on two telecommunication companies for GDPR violations including inadequate information disclosure to subscribers in the wake of data breaches, illegal data processing and inadequate security measures.
The European Systemic Risk Board has proposed a new systemic cyber incident coordination framework called EU-SCICF. This framework will be designed to counter any major cross-border cyber incidents in the financial sector space with a coordinated response.
A new malware dubbed DazzleSpy has been found targeting macOS users in Hong Kong. The malware is being planted through pro-democracy radio station D100's news website, which was earlier compromised through a watering hole campaign, researchers from cybersecurity firm ESET report.
Microsoft successfully mitigated a 3.47 Tbps distributed denial-of-service attack that was targeted at one of its Azure customers from Asia, the company reports in an Azure blog post on DDoS attack trends for Q3 and Q4. The tech giant says that it believes this is the largest attack ever reported.
A hacktivist group named Belarusian Cyber-Partisans says it has successfully attacked the country's railroad systems and encrypted some servers, databases and workstations to disrupt its operations. The group says its aim is "preventing the presence of Russian troops on the territory of Belarus."
The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation has issued a warning to consumers about cybercriminals targeting people through maliciously crafted quick response - or QR - codes that direct them to links where their credentials and financial information are siphoned off.
The European Union has initiated plans to build its own high-performance and secure DNS resolution infrastructure to reduce reliance on a few public DNS resolvers operated by non-EU entities. The service, named DNS4EU, is to be made available to all EU citizens and organizations.
Data on more than 515,000 "highly vulnerable people" has been compromised as the result of a supply chain cyberattack, the International Committee of the Red Cross has disclosed. The organization's humanitarian activities are already being impacted.
OpenSubtitles, a website providing free movie subtitles, confirmed to its users today that it had been hacked last August and the hacker had demanded a ransom to remain silent about the attack and to delete the leaked data. This data breach affected 6,783,158 users.
The services of domain name registrar and web hosting provider Enom Inc. were plagued by downtime issues during a scheduled data center migration activity. An update on its support center says "extended" maintenance is complete, but customers still report issues accessing their websites and emails.
Mozilla has released its latest Firefox browser version 96 with a host of new features and improvements for both desktop and mobile browsing. Mozilla has also fixed 18 security vulnerabilities, including 9 high-severity issues and 9 other medium- or low-severity flaws.