North Korea is using weaponized versions of open-source utilities to spy on the technology, defense and entertainment sectors worldwide. Microsoft says it spotted fake profiles of supposed job recruiters who really are Pyongyang hackers manipulating victims into downloading Trojans.
Jamf plans to buy startup ZecOps to extend its ability to detect and respond to sophisticated threats across Mac, iOS and Android devices. Jamf's proposed acquisition will provide threat hunting tools to determine if any advanced attacks have compromised mobile devices.
In the latest weekly update, ISMG editors discuss the industrywide implications of a teenager hacking into Uber's internal systems, key trends in the new Gartner SD-WAN Magic Quadrant report, and how ethics and security culture are center stage due to recent CISO revelations at Uber and Twitter.
Cybercriminals are netting multimillion-dollar hauls by targeting healthcare industry payment processing, the FBI warns. The criminals use publicly available personally identifiable information and deploy social engineering techniques to impersonate care providers.
Uber is probing a hack attack after an intruder appeared to breach multiple internal systems, using the company's Slack messaging app to announce: "I am a hacker and Uber has suffered a data breach." The ride-hailing service has taken multiple systems offline while it investigates.
Invoice fraud. Payroll diversion. Gift card requests. Fraudulent wire transfers. Malicious attachments. These types of attacks have dominated the cybersecurity space for the past few years, as security leaders worldwide attempt to find ways to stop increasingly-sophisticated inbound threats.
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The latest ISMG Security Report discusses a new phishing-as-a-service toolkit designed to bypass multifactor authentication, the decision by Lloyd's of London to exclude nation-state attacks from cyber insurance policies, and challenges at Okta after it acquired customer identity giant Auth0.
The Labor Day weekend ransomware attack on the Los Angeles Unified School District is drawing serious attention from the U.S. government, which has sent the FBI. The attack vector is unknown, but nearly two dozen compromised district accounts appeared on the dark web in the months before the attack.
California's largest public school district and the second-largest in the U.S. is undergoing a ransomware attack. The attack has disrupted the district's email system but fundamental school system functions - including instruction and transportation, food and after-school programs - are unaffected.
The operators behind banking Trojan SharkBot are distributing an updated version of the malware on now-deactivated malicious applications on Google Play. Called Mister Phone Cleaner and Kylhavy Mobile Security, the apps have been downloaded 10,000 and 50,000 times, respectively, says Fox-IT.
Insurance market giant Lloyd's of London says that starting next year, its cyber insurance policies will no longer cover state-sponsored cyberattacks. But with attribution being inherently tricky, expect this move to be tested in court, says Jonathan Armstrong, a partner at Cordery law firm.
In the latest weekly update, four Information Security Media Group editors discuss key cybersecurity issues, including the high cost of BEC scams, a Cuba ransomware gang's attack on Montenegro, and why so many hacktivists couldn't overcome the technical ennui of the Russia-Ukraine cyberwar.
Food delivery firm DoorDash says its customers and employees have been impacted by the phishing attack on its third-party service provider. DoorDash says it experienced "unusual and suspicious activity" on its third-party vendor's computer network that was a victim of a phishing campaign.
An ongoing phishing campaign has compromised Twilio, Mailchimp and about 130 other organizations by using a lookalike Okta login page to trick employees into divulging their password and multi-factor authentication code. Researchers have traced the attacks to a 22-year-old suspect in North Carolina.
Domain name registrars track domain name owners via "whois" data, which is a crucial tool for investigators combating cybercrime. But Kroll's Alan Brill says that since the EU General Data Protection Regulation went into effect, many registrars no longer publicly share such information, and that's a problem.