From Thursday through Monday, Check Point Research tracked a tenfold increase in the number of global attempts to exploit vulnerable on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers as organizations race to install patches.
Microsoft has released an interim mitigation tool designed to help smaller organizations take quick action to prevent attacks that exploit the unpatched ProxyLogon flaw in on-premises Microsoft Exchange servers.
Attackers wielding DearCry - aka DoejoCrypt - ransomware have begun to exploit the serious proxy-logon flaw in unpatched versions of Microsoft Exchange running on premises. The vulnerability is one of four zero-day flaws patched last week by Microsoft, which APT attackers began exploiting in January.
John Matherly, founder of Shodan, a search engine that can find devices connected to the internet using a variety of filters, explains why some cyber insurers and companies considering mergers and acquisitions are using the search engine to probe for network vulnerabilities.
Tales of poorly secured internet-connected cameras come along regularly. But the latest installment seems especially egregious because it involves Verkada, a widely used "surveillance camera as a service" startup, and led to remote hackers being able to spy on customers via their own cameras.
Insider risk is a challenge across many industries. Financial services companies face some of the worst outcomes. A recent benchmark study found that the Financial services sector experienced the highest average yearly cost. Containing insider threats costs the industry $14.5 million annually. That is a 20.3% increase...
The $1.9 trillion economic relief package known as the American Rescue Plan, which the House approved Wednesday and President Biden signed Thursday afternoon, includes about $2 billion for cybersecurity and IT modernization, rather than the $10 billion the president originally proposed.
Microsoft's rerelease on Patch Tuesday of the seven patches for the widely exploited Exchange vulnerabilities has given security experts a chance to reiterate the urgent need to install these and other critical security updates.
The 2021 PwC Global Digital Trust Insights survey shows 96% of businesses will adjust their cybersecurity strategies as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe Nocera and Vikas Agarwal of PwC offer an analysis.
Microsoft is warning users of its Azure cloud platform that hackers are using several "living off the land" attack techniques to evade security measures, escalate privileges and deploy cryptominers. The software giant released a threat detection and mitigation strategy for the platform.
The cybersecurity firm McAfee Corp. announced Monday it will sell its enterprise business unit to the private equity firm Symphony Technology Group for $4 billion cash and then focus solely on its consumer business. STG also owns RSA.
Ransomware dominated the online-enabled crime landscape in 2020, some security experts say, thanks to the massive profits it's been generating and the relative ease of use for attackers - including support from a burgeoning cybercrime-as-a-service market.
An unsecured server belonging to UK-based data analytics company Polecat exposed an estimated 30 terabytes of data, including 12 billion records related to social media, according to Wizcase CyberResearch Team.