North Korean hackers have been "targeting security researchers working on vulnerability research and development at different companies and organizations" to trick them into installing backdoored software that gives attackers remote access to their systems, warns Google's Threat Analysis Group.
The Hong Kong Monetary Authority's Cybersecurity Fortification Initiative 2.0, an updated version of a framework designed to strengthen cyber resilience in the banking and financial sector, will officially roll out in January and be implemented over the following two years.
TikTok and WeChat both received reprieves over the weekend that helped avert U.S. blocks of their social media apps. President Donald Trump says he has given his "blessing" to a deal that would see Oracle and Walmart take a stake in TikTok's U.S. operations. Separately, a federal judge suspended a WeChat ban.
An organization has successfully implemented a "zero trust" framework when it can achieve context-aware resolution of a risk, says Dr. Siva Sivasubramanian, CISO of SingTel Optus, an Australian telecommunications firm.
European banks are not ready to meet the Dec. 31 deadline to comply with the PSD2 regulation, which requires strong customer authentication when providing API access to banking platforms, says Dr. Steven J. Murdoch, a principal research fellow at University College of London.
The need for enhanced business agility and secure remote access to support digital transformation has led to the adoption of the security access service edge, or SASE, model, says Rajpreet Kaur, senior principal analyst at Gartner.
Implementing an adaptive, risk-based authentication process for remote system access is proving effective as more staff members work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic, says Ant Allan, a vice president and analyst at Gartner.
Enterprises need to move away from manual threat detection methods to leverage artificial intelligence, which can help boost defenses, says Dr. Jassim Haji, president of Artificial Intelligence Society, Bahrain Chapter.
Organizations deploying deception technology must make sure to integrate it with other technologies to reap the full benefits of intrusion alerts, says Anuj Tewari, global CISO at IT Services HCL Technologies.
A sophisticated, highly targeted phishing campaign has hit high-level executives at more than 150 businesses, stealing confidential documents and contact lists, says security firm Group-IB. The campaign, which targets Office 365 users, appears to trace to attackers operating from Nigeria and South Africa.
The notorious carder marketplace Joker's Stash is advertising a fresh batch of 400,00 stolen payment cards issued by both South Korea and U.S. banks, warns Group-IB. It says that on average, stolen APAC payment card data sells for five times more than stolen U.S. payment card data.
Mitsubishi Electric says hackers exploited a zero-day vulnerability in its anti-virus software, prior to the vendor patching the flaw, and potentially stole trade secrets and employee data. The Japanese multinational firm announced the breach more than six months after detecting it in June 2019.
Singapore's recent order requiring Facebook to label a blog critical of the ruling government as "false" has drawn harsh criticism. And the action calls into question how the country's new Protection from Online Falsehoods and Manipulation Act might be used to suppress free speech.