Cyber News

How Fixable Is the Unsafe Internet?

4 days 22 hours ago
A recent study from Consumer Reports' Digital Lab reveals that 96 percent of Americans agree that more should be done to protect consumer privacy. But don't expect to see a whole new alternative Internet emerging any year soon. Instead, you will see a focus on software offerings built around privacy and security rather than hardware.
Jack M. Germain

University of Hertfordshire hit by cyberattack

4 days 22 hours ago
The University of Hertfordshire was targetted by a cyberattack which resulted in the universities entire IT network being taken down, as well as all access to cloud-based services being blocked.

Security Bug Allows Attackers to Brick Kubernetes Clusters

4 days 22 hours ago
A vulnerability in one of the Go libraries that Kubernetes is based on could lead to denial of service (DoS) for the CRI-O and Podman container engines. The bug (CVE-2021-20291) affects the Go library called “containers/storage.”

DNI’s Annual Threat Assessment

4 days 22 hours ago

The office of the Director of National Intelligence released its “Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community.” Cybersecurity is covered on pages 20-21. Nothing surprising:

  • Cyber threats from nation states and their surrogates will remain acute.
  • States’ increasing use of cyber operations as a tool of national power, including increasing use by militaries around the world, raises the prospect of more destructive and disruptive cyber activity.
  • Authoritarian and illiberal regimes around the world will increasingly exploit digital tools to surveil their citizens, control free expression, and censor and manipulate information to maintain control over their populations. ...
Bruce Schneier

Malware Variants: More Sophisticated, Prevalent and Evolving in 2021

4 days 23 hours ago
A malicious program intended to cause havoc with IT systems—malware—is becoming more and more sophisticated every year. The year 2021 is no exception, as recent trends indicate that several new variants of malware are making their way into the world of cybersecurity. While smarter security solutions are popping up, modern malware still eludes and challenges cybersecurity experts.  The evolution
The Hacker News

YIKES! Hackers flood the web with 100,000 pages offering malicious PDFs

5 days ago
Cybercriminals are resorting to search engine poisoning techniques to lure business professionals into seemingly legitimate Google sites that install a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) capable of carrying out a wide range of attacks. The attack works by leveraging searches for business forms such as invoices, templates, questionnaires, and receipts as a stepping stone toward infiltrating the systems.
Ravie Lakshmanan

New WhatsApp Bugs Could've Let Attackers Hack Your Phone Remotely

5 days 3 hours ago
Facebook-owned WhatsApp recently addressed two security vulnerabilities in its messaging app for Android that could have been exploited to execute malicious code remotely on the device and even exfiltrate sensitive information. The flaws take aim at devices running Android versions up to and including Android 9 by carrying out what's known as a "man-in-the-disk" attack that makes it possible for
Ravie Lakshmanan