It took 100 days for the world to record its first 1 million COVID-19 infections. A week ago, 1 million cases were added in just over one day. In advance of the Thanksgiving break, pandemic expert Regina Phelps shares insights on the virus, testing and how soon we might see vaccines.
The Manchester United football club of the U.K.'s Premier League is investigating a cybersecurity incident that has affected some of the organization's IT infrastructure, although it says it appears that fan and user data has not been exposed.
Ransomware continues to pummel many types of organizations, recently including South Korea's E-Land retail group, French newspaper Paris-Normandie and a Georgia county school system. A ransomware hit against hosting giant Managed.com has resulted in ongoing site outages for numerous others.
Last week, fraudsters targeted two cryptocurrency platforms by accessing domains managed by GoDaddy, according to notices published by the victimized firms. The domain register company previously has had issues with unauthorized access.
A Florida man has been sentenced to 37 months in prison after pleading guilty to a federal laundering money charge stemming from a $9 million business account takeover scheme, according to the Justice Department.
Researchers have identified a fresh variant of the Grelos skimmer that has co-opted the infrastructure that MageCart uses for its own skimming attacks against e-commerce sites, according to RiskIQ. The malware has been found on several small and mid-size e-commerce sites worldwide.
A U.S. unit of Italian-based eyewear maker and eye care center conglomerate Luxottica has reported a breach affecting over 829,000 individuals - the fourth largest health data breach added to the U.S. federal tally so far this year. It's unclear if a recent ransomware attack is related.
A recently uncovered vulnerability in a class of Amazon Web Service APIs can be exploited to leak AWS identity and access management user and arbitrary accounts, according to Palo Alto Networks' Unit 42.
Although the global financial industry has made strides in protecting its data from malware, including Trojans, cyberthreats such as network intrusion, ransomware and criminal gang cooperation are presenting fresh challenges, according to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced Thursday the creation of a National Cyber Force designed to strengthen Britain's cybersecurity posture and give the country new defensive and offensive capabilities. Some security experts, however, are raising concerns about recruiting enough qualified staff members.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion with Christopher Krebs, the recently fired director of the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, on his accomplishments at the agency. Also featured are updates on ransomware gangs recruiting affiliates and healthcare supply chain risks.