A global law enforcement operation has taken down DarkMarket, which Europol describes as the world's largest underground marketplace of illegal goods on the dark web. The market has generated about $170 million in revenue selling drugs, malware, credit cards and more, officials say.
The new year has kicked off with a flurry of data security company acquisition activity; five deals have already been announced. Companies making acquisitions are striving to improve their secure access service edge - or SASE - posture, enter new markets or bolster their technology portfolios.
A vulnerability in a GitHub repository belonging to the United Nations Environment Program exposed over 100,000 employee records, including personally identifiable information, contact details and other sensitive data, according to a group of independent security researchers. The flaw has been patched.
Sentinel Labs researchers have identified an updated version of the cryptominer OSAMiner that targets the macOS operating system to mine for monero. The latest iteration uses new techniques to help prevent detection by security tools.
Many companies claim to be successfully using artificial intelligence for security, but the use cases are still not convincing because the technology is incapable of detecting unknown malware, says Guy Sheppard of SWIFT.
The "Sunburst" backdoor deployed in the breach of SolarWinds' Orion network monitoring tool uses some of the same code found in the "Kazuar" backdoor, which security researchers have previously tied to Russian hackers, the security firm Kaspersky reports.
Information security and privacy professionals responsible for safeguarding personal information have been left in limbo as the U.K. exits the EU. But the transfer of Europeans' data from EU member nations to the U.K. can continue unimpeded for six months until the EU makes a final ruling on the issue.
The Reserve Bank of New Zealand disclosed Sunday that hackers infiltrated its network after compromising its file-sharing system from Accellion. The nation's central bank says the attack may have exposed commercial and consumer information, and other Accellion customers also had systems compromised.
Investigators probing the violent storming of the U.S. Capitol by a mob on Wednesday have been seeking images and help in identifying suspects. The FBI, which is leading the investigation, has a range of investigative tools and technologies to help, including facial recognition software.
Adam Turteltaub, chief engagement and strategy officer at the Society of Corporate Compliance and Ethics, says compliance teams should create a dashboard of data that will help keep track of actions taken by staff members who are working remotely.
Microsoft is tackling IoT device security challenges with the Azure Sphere platform. Galen Hunt, Azure Sphere's managing director, describes how the platform draws upon hardware, software and services.
The FBI has issued a warning about the growing threat from the operators behind the Egregor ransomware variant and other cybercriminal gangs affiliated with the group. Since September, the crypto-locking malware has been associated with nearly 100 attacks worldwide.
Twitter permanently suspended the official account of President Donald Trump, with the social media firm citing concerns over violence following the riot by pro-Trump supporters at the Capitol. Facebook had already suspended Trump's account through the remainder of his term.
As security software firm SolarWinds investigates the supply chain attack involving its Orion software and looks to rebuild its security processes and reputation, it's hired former U.S. cybersecurity czar Chris Krebs and former Facebook CSO Alex Stamos as advisers.