Louis Marinos of the European Cybersecurity Agency offers an analysis of the agency's new Threat Landscape 2020 report, which shows how cybercriminals have been advancing their capabilities, adapting quickly and targeting victims.
Inadequate database and privileged account monitoring, incomplete multifactor authentication and insufficient use of encryption: Britain's privacy regulator has cited a raft of failures that contributed to the four-year breach of the Starwood guest reservation system discovered by Marriott in 2018.
As part of a settlement of allegations that Zoom "engaged in a series of deceptive and unfair practices that undermined the security of its users," the U.S. Federal Trade Commission is requiring the video conferencing provider to implement and maintain a comprehensive security program within the next 60 days.
Check Point Research has uncovered a large and likely profitable business model that involves hackers attacking and gaining control of certain VoIP services, which enables them to make phone calls through a company's compromised system.
BigBasket, one of the largest online grocery stores in India, is investigating a report of a data leak that could involve as many as 20 million of its customer records. Leaked records are being offered for sale on a darknet site, according to security intelligence firm Cyble.
The operators behind a botnet dubbed "Gitpaste-12" are abusing legitimate services such as GitHub and Pastebin to help hide the malware's malicious infrastructure, according to Juniper Threat Labs. This botnet mainly targets Linux apps and IoT devices and can mine cryptocurrency.
Victims of crypto-locking malware who pay a ransom to their attackers are paying, on average, more than ever before. But investigators warn that when victims pay for a guarantee that all data stolen during an attack will get deleted, criminals often fail to honor their promises.
California voters passed Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act, on Nov. 3, which expands upon the recently activated California Consumer Privacy Act specifically when it comes to enforcement and how businesses handle personal data.
Attackers have been actively exploiting a flaw in Rackspace's hosted email service to send phishing emails, bearing legitimate and validated domain names, as part of business email compromise scams, warns IT security testing consultancy 7 Elements. Rackspace tells customers it plans to fix the problem soon.
Takeaway from the U.K.'s GDPR privacy fine against hotel giant Marriott: During M&A, review an organization's cybersecurity posture before finalizing any acquisition. Because once a deal closes, you're fully responsible for data security - IT network warts and all.
Despite the soaring list of customers reporting data breaches tied to the May ransomware attack on Blackbaud - and numerous legal actions filed against the company - the fundraising software vendor recently told Wall Street that it expects cyber insurance to cover the bulk of its costs associated with the incident.
CISA and Oracle are urging users to apply an emergency patch for a vulnerability in the software giant's WebLogic Server product. This "severe" bug is already under active exploitation and could allow an attacker to run malicious code, security experts say.
Microsoft plans to patch on Nov. 10 a zero-day kernel vulnerability found by Google's Project Zero bug-hunting team. Google released the details of the flaw after a week because attackers are using it in the wild.
In a notification letter filed to the Montana Department of Justice, precious metal trader JM Bullion has revealed that an unknown amount of customer information has been compromised in a data breach. The security incident took place over a five-month period earlier this year.