Dark Reading: Attacks/Breaches
7 Hot Cyber Threat Trends to Expect at Black Hat
A sneak peek of some of the main themes at Black Hat USA next month.
Law Firm for Ford, Pfizer, Exxon Discloses Ransomware Attack
Campbell Conroy & O'Neil reports the attack affected personal data including Social Security numbers, passport numbers, and payment card data for some individuals.
US Accuses China of Using Criminal Hackers in Cyber Espionage Operations
DOJ indicts four Chinese individuals for alleged role in attacks targeting intellectual property, trade secrets belonging to defense contractors, maritime companies, aircraft service firms, and others.
NSO Group Spyware Used On Journalists & Activists Worldwide
An investigation finds Pegasus spyware, intended for use on criminals and terrorists, has been used in targeted campaigns against others around the world.
Researchers Create New Approach to Detect Brand Impersonation
A team of Microsoft researchers developed and trained a Siamese Neural Network to detect brand impersonation attacks.
Recent Attacks Lead to Renewed Calls for Banning Ransom Payments
While attackers in protected jurisdictions continue to get massive sums for continuing to breach organizations, the ransomware threat will only continue to grow.
Attackers Exploited 4 Zero-Day Flaws in Chrome, Safari & IE
At least two government-backed actors -- including one Russian group -- used the now-patched flaws in separate campaigns, Google says.
State Dept. to Pay Up to $10M for Information on Foreign Cyberattacks
The Rewards for Justice program, a counterterrorism tool, is now aimed at collecting information on nation-states that use hackers to disrupt critical infrastructure.
CISA Launches New Website to Aid Ransomware Defenders
StopRansomware.gov provides information to help organizations protect against, and respond to, ransomware attacks.
Microsoft: Israeli Firm's Tools Used to Target Activists, Dissidents
Candiru sold spyware that exploited Windows vulnerabilities and had been used in attacks against dissidents, activists, and journalists.
IoT-Specific Malware Infections Jumped 700% Amid Pandemic
Gafgyt and Mirai malware represented majority of IoT malware, new data from Zscaler shows.
SonicWall: 'Imminent' Ransomware Attack Targets Older Products
The attack exploits a known vulnerability that was fixed in new versions of firmware released this year.
Targeted Attack Activity Heightens Need for Orgs. to Patch New SolarWinds Flaw
A China-based threat actor -- previously observed targeting US defense industrial base organizations and software companies -- is exploiting the bug in SolarWinds' Serv-U software, Microsoft says.
New Phishing Campaign Targets Individuals of Interest to Iran
TA453 group spoofed two scholars at University of London to try and gain access to email inboxes belonging to journalists, think tank personnel, academics, and others, security vendor says.
Why We Need to Raise the Red Flag Against FragAttacks
Proliferation of wireless devices increases the risk that corporate networks will be attacked with this newly discovered breed of Wi-Fi-based cyber assault.
Can Government Effectively Help Businesses Fight Cybercrime£
From the Biden administration's pledge to take action to INTERPOL's focus on ransomware as a global threat, governments are looking to help businesses cope with cyberattacks. But can it really work£
SolarWinds Discloses Zero-Day Under Active Attack
The company confirms this is a new vulnerability that is not related to the supply chain attack discovered in December 2020.
Kaseya Releases Security Patch as Companies Continue to Recover
Estimates indicate the number of affected companies could grow, while Kaseya faces renewed scrutiny as former employees reportedly criticize its lack of focus on security.
How Dangerous Is Malware£ New Report Finds It's Tough to Tell
Determining which malware is most damaging, and worthy of immediate attention, has become difficult in environments filled with alerts and noise.
New Framework Aims to Describe & Address Complex Social Engineering Attacks
As attackers use more synthetic media in social engineering campaigns, a new framework is built to describe threats and provide countermeasures.
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