More than a year after the December 2020 cyberattack on Accellion's File Transfer Appliance, the company has agreed to a $ 8.1 million settlement to resolve a class action against it following the data exposure that resulted in the theft of both consumer and patient data.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the importance of incident repose planning; the worldwide impact of the LOg4j flaw, which may lead to 2022 being the year of the SBOM; and the increasingly blurred line between conventional...
Mozilla has released its latest Firefox browser version 96 with a host of new features and improvements for both desktop and mobile browsing. Mozilla has also fixed 18 security vulnerabilities, including 9 high-severity issues and 9 other medium- or low-severity flaws.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how attackers are distributing Night Sky crypto-locking malware to exploit Log4j vulnerabilities, lessons learned from Log4j and a security flaw that affects some Tesla-built vehicles.
In the wake of the explosive Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, the White House hosted tech leaders and federal agencies in a summit to discuss ways to improve open-source software security. The meeting was hosted by Deputy National Security Adviser for Cyber and Emergency Technology Anne Neuberger.
Microsoft released its first rollout of 2022 patches that covers 96 new CVEs, plus 24 CVEs patched by Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based) earlier this month and two other CVEs fixed previously in open-source projects. This makes a January total of 122 CVEs. Nine are rated critical in severity.
Healthcare and public health sector entities must heed the warnings this week by federal authorities of Russian state-sponsored cyberthreats to critical infrastructure organizations, some experts say. Why are the stakes so high?
Cisco Talos researchers have discovered a heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in the Chitubox Anycubic plug-in. The vulnerability - which scores a 7.8 in criticality - triggers if the user opens a specially crafted .gf file. There is no official fix available.
Attackers wielding Night Sky ransomware are among the latest groups that have been attempting to exploit critical vulnerabilities in widely used Apache Log4j software. Microsoft says that among other attacks, a China-based ransomware operator has been exploiting Log4j flaws in VMware Horizon.
The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
Top U.S. cybersecurity leaders continue to warn against the peril of Apache Log4j vulnerabilities, confirming on Monday that hundreds of millions of devices worldwide are likely affected by the logging utility flaw, although the response, in terms of scope and speed, has been "exceptional."
Researchers have identified a new wave of phishing attacks exploiting a vulnerability in the comments feature of Google Docs to deliver malicious phishing websites. It hit more than 500 inboxes across 30 tenants, with hackers using more than 100 different Gmail accounts, Avanan researchers say.
Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., who chairs the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said this week that his committee convened a virtual briefing with both CISA and National Cyber Director Chris Inglis to discuss efforts to mitigate the threat posed by the Log4j vulnerability.
The Apache Log4j vulnerability capped the end of a long year for CISOs and incident responders. Security leaders Pooja Shimpi and Deepayan Chanda discuss how their teams have tackled Log4j - and significant lessons learned about incident response and information sharing.
The JFrog research team discovered a new RCE vulnerability, which will be tracked by NIST as CVE-2021-42392, in the H2 database console. Although the researchers say the root cause of this critical flaw is similar to the flaw in Apache's Log4j, they believe the differences may lessen its impact.