The Conti ransomware gang has published corporate plans, contracts, spreadsheets, and personal information about staff, amongst other files stolen in a ransomware attack against the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA). Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
Joe Biden is now the President of the United States of America, and what are the papers talking about? His internet-connected Peloton exercise bike.
In the coming weeks Google will be rolling out a new feature to users of its Chrome browser which will make it easier to check for weak passwords and warn if stored passwords have been compromised in a past data breach. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
Following a devastating ransomware attack, the London Borough Council of Hacney is looking for some external expertise to evaluate its staff's understanding of their security responsibilities, and help them adopt effective security practices. Do you think you could help them?
Your privacy may be at risk if you're on Fleek, hackers not only steal COVID-19 vaccine data but then tamper with it to spread mistrust, and the Bitcoin bungles keep on coming... All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by Hacker Valley Studio's Ron Eddings.
The world of cybersecurity isn’t fair. Security teams need to secure everything, but attackers need only find one weak link. For most organizations, cloud workload security is dependent upon the installation and maintenance of security agents across all assets. Something that rarely happens, as Orca Security's new report reveals.
The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has confirmed that it is continuing to respond to an ongoing ransomware attack that has encrypted files, disrupted systems and seen 1.2 GB of data stolen by cybercriminals. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
Members of one of England's most exclusive golf clubs has warned its 4000 members that their personal details may have fallen into the hands of hackers following a ransomware attack.
Hackers are still making hay hijacking the accounts of verified celebrity users to promote cryptocurrency scams.
The US Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has issued a warning to companies to better protect their cloud-based accounts after several recent successful attacks. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
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Penile penal problems, identifying rioters in Washington DC, and can a sticker protect you from radiation? All this and much more is discussed in the latest edition of the award-winning "Smashing Security" podcast by computer security veterans Graham Cluley and Carole Theriault, joined this week by The Cyberwire's Dave Bittner. And don't miss our featured interview with CrowdSec's Philippe Humeau.
Microsoft has patched a security vulnerability that was - ironically - exploiting usage of the company's own Windows security product, Microsoft Defender Antivirus.
IoT device vendor Ubiquiti has told customers that they should change their passwords after a security breach left user details exposed. Read more in my article on the Hot for Security blog.
The CEO of FireEye, the cybersecurity company hacked by a state-sponsored attack, received a postcard at his home mocking any claims that Russia might have been responsible.
The biographies of outgoing US President Donald Trump and his Vice President Mike Pence were mysteriously changed on the official US State Department website at some point on Monday. Visitors to www.state.gov were unable to view facts about the country's top politicians, as somebody appeared to have mysteriously wiped them - only to be replace them with a solitary line detailing the end of their term.
In their attempt to extort as much money as quickly as possible out of companies, ransomware gang know some effective techniques to get the full attention of a firm's management team. And one of them is to specifically target the sensitive information stored on the computers used by a company's top executives, in the hope of finding valuable data that can best pressure bosses into approving the payment of a sizeable ransom. Read more in my article on the Tripwire State of Security blog.
The cybercrime gang behind the PYSA ransomware has released files which they claim to have stolen from the London borough council of Hackney during an attack last year.
Have you been emailed a file claiming to be video evidence of a Donald Trump sex scandal? Don't click!
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