Thursday, October 29, 2020

All Tricks And No Treat: Preparing For IT Chaos In 2021

If we've learned anything from this challenging year, it's to prepare for the worst. It's likely that 2021 will be full of unexpected challenges, from cybersecurity threats to data breaches, and businesses must put together emergency recovery plans immediately.

$150 Million To Bankrupt: Fraud Startup Tells Court It Had Just $25,000 Left After CEO Arrest

Las Vegas-based NS8, which filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Tuesday, is now preparing to go after money it says was allegedly stolen by its former CEO, Adam Rogas.

University Dodges A Bullet As Fake Covid-19 Survey Leads To Ransomware Attack

As the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, so too do coronavirus-themed cyberattacks.

As Global Summits Go Virtual To Beat Pandemic, Iran’s hackers Spy Weakness In Email communications

Just because your global conference has gone virtual to beat the pandemic doesn’t mean it isn’t just as big a target for nation state hackers as physical events where everybody turns up at the door with an ID.

Upskilling Cyber Teams: The Question Isn’t How, But Why

Maximizing human capability is front and center in facing down adversaries. The issue, however, is that many organizations build their human cyber capability backwards, focusing on quick wins instead of instilling skills central to their business objectives.

UK Prime Minister Sued By Own Lawmakers Over Russian Election Interference

UK prime minister Boris Johnson is being sued by a cross-party group of MPs and peers over alleged Russian election interference.

Iranian Hackers Target ‘High-Profile’ Conference Amid Rise In State-Sponsored Hacking

Hackers with links to the Iranian government have launched a cyber-attack against attendees of an upcoming security conference in Munich, according to information released by Microsoft yesterday.

Stuart McClure Joins Board Of Application Security Vendor ShiftLeft

The better we do at prevention—ensuring that developers create secure code in the first place—the less companies will have to invest in the cure—all of the layers of security detection and response required to identify and resolve security issues...

Trump Campaign Website Hacked In Cryptocurrency Scam

The hackers said the world has had enough of the "fake news spreaded daily" by the president.

UK Goverment Threatened With Lawsuit Over Test And Trace Data Protection

The UK government is facing legal action over the test and trace data collected by hospitality venues.

Grayshift, The Startup That Breaks Into Unlocked iPhones For The Feds, Raises $47 Million

Grayshift boasts doubling of revenue as cops across America buy into its powerful but possibly controversial iPhone forensics tech.

Next Microsoft Edge Update Seeks To Drag Internet Explorer Users Into The Future

People have been surfing the Web with Internet Explorer for a quarter of a century.

Why Cyber Security Is Still So Complex

Because of our daily interaction with connected devices, computers, smartphones, and tablets, it’s important that everyone - from the CEO and software developers to suppliers and employees - to be aware. Everyone can play an important part in keeping...

Trump’s Twitter Hacker Dismisses White House Denials, Says He Has ‘Evidence’

Victor Gevers speaks out after claimed hack on president's account is rejected...

Why You Should Stop Using Your Facebook Messenger App

If you use Facebook Messenger, it's time to switch to an alternative...

Ransomware Wave Targets US Hospitals: What We Know So Far

A joint advisory from the CSIA, FBI, and HHS warns of an "increased and imminent" threat to US hospitals and healthcare providers.
SecurityWeek

Community College Continues to Investigate Cyberattack

A data breach at a North Carolina community college may have affected many of its current and former students. read more
The Register

Ryuk this for a game of soldiers: Ransomware-flingers actively targeting hospitals in the US, cyber agencies warn

And infosec firms say it's only got worse over this year Ryuk ransomware is being aggressively deployed to target US healthcare institutions, government cyber organisations in the US have warned.…

How Healthcare Organizations Can Combat Ransomware

The days of healthcare organizations relying solely on endpoint security software to stop attacks are over. Here are six ways that healthcare providers can fight the ever-present threat.

All Tricks And No Treat: Preparing For IT Chaos In 2021

If we've learned anything from this challenging year, it's to prepare for the worst. It's likely that 2021 will be full of unexpected challenges, from cybersecurity threats to data breaches, and businesses must put together emergency recovery plans immediately.