Two senior U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials have been forced to resign, and a senior cybersecurity official fears he will be fired by the Trump administration, according to news reports. The moves have raised questions over U.S. stability during the transition period to President-elect Joe Biden.
Chat and collaboration software tools such as Slack are critical for software development teams. But a data breach experienced by Utah-based software developer WildWorks illustrates why developers should think twice before sharing sensitive database keys over chat.
Darkside is the latest ransomware operation to announce an affiliate program in which a ransomware operator maintains crypto-locking malware and a ransom payment infrastructure while crowdsourced and vetted affiliates find and infect targets. When a victim pays, the operator and affiliate share the loot.
Inadequate database and privileged account monitoring, incomplete multifactor authentication and insufficient use of encryption: Britain's privacy regulator has cited a raft of failures that contributed to the four-year breach of the Starwood guest reservation system discovered by Marriott in 2018.
Victims of crypto-locking malware who pay a ransom to their attackers are paying, on average, more than ever before. But investigators warn that when victims pay for a guarantee that all data stolen during an attack will get deleted, criminals often fail to honor their promises.
California voters passed Proposition 24, the California Privacy Rights Act, on Nov. 3, which expands upon the recently activated California Consumer Privacy Act specifically when it comes to enforcement and how businesses handle personal data.
Takeaway from the U.K.'s GDPR privacy fine against hotel giant Marriott: During M&A, review an organization's cybersecurity posture before finalizing any acquisition. Because once a deal closes, you're fully responsible for data security - IT network warts and all.
CISA and Oracle are urging users to apply an emergency patch for a vulnerability in the software giant's WebLogic Server product. This "severe" bug is already under active exploitation and could allow an attacker to run malicious code, security experts say.
Microsoft plans to patch on Nov. 10 a zero-day kernel vulnerability found by Google's Project Zero bug-hunting team. Google released the details of the flaw after a week because attackers are using it in the wild.
In a notification letter filed to the Montana Department of Justice, precious metal trader JM Bullion has revealed that an unknown amount of customer information has been compromised in a data breach. The security incident took place over a five-month period earlier this year.
Large, recently levied privacy fines against the likes of British Airways, H&M and Marriott show regulators continuing to bring the EU's General Data Protection Regulation to bear after businesses get breached. But in the case of Marriott and BA, were the final fines steep enough?
Hotel giant Marriott has been hit with the second largest privacy fine in British history, after it failed to contain a massive, long-running data breach. But the final fine of $23.8 million was just 20% of the penalty initially proposed by the U.K.'s privacy watchdog, owing in part to COVID-19's ongoing impact.
Dr. Reddy's Laboratories, a multinational pharmaceutical company based in India that's testing a COVID-19 vaccine, says it isolated its data center services Thursday following what it calls a "detected cyberattack."
An indictment unsealed this week demonstrates the degree to which Western intelligence agencies have apparently been able to infiltrate the Russian intelligence apparatus to trace attacks back to specific agencies - and individual operators. Shouldn't Russian spies have better operational security?
VMware Carbon Black is out with its latest Global Incident Response Threat Report, which describes "the perfect storm" for increasingly sophisticated attacks heading into 2021. Cybersecurity strategist Tom Kellermann discusses what that means - and how these trends should inform our defensive strategies.