Banking institutions, cryptocurrency exchanges and other companies have begun implementing video-based identity verification. But deepfake technology can be used to circumvent these security checks, says Ilya Volovik, a researcher at Gemini Advisory.
Pre-IPO investments in Israeli cybersecurity firms totaled $2.9 billion in 2020, up 70% from the previous year, and exports of products and services increased as well, according to the Israel National Cyber Directorate. Security experts offer insights on the reasons behind the growth.
As the investigation into the hacking of a water treatment facility in Florida continues, cybersecurity experts say the incident points to the urgent need to enhance operational technology security. Here are five key questions the incident raises.
Good news in the fight to prevent COVID-19 infections: Researchers report that a digital contact-tracing app rolled out in England and Wales that's designed to keep users' data private and secure is helping to blunt the spread of the pandemic. They urge continuing global uptake of such apps.
A hacker breached a Florida city's water treatment network, increasing the amount of lye that would be added to the water to a dangerous level. Officials say they caught the change immediately and reversed it. Reuters reports that the system was accessed via the city's TeamViewer remote access software.
Three CISOs offer real-world insights on addressing the challenges involved in implementing a "zero trust" framework to enhance security in an era when so many remote employees are accessing applications and data in the cloud as well as within internal networks.
Hackers used a fake Forcepoint extension, leveraging the Google Chrome Sync feature, to exfiltrate data and send commands to infected browsers, according to a report by a Croation security researcher writing for the SANS Institute.
In the wake of COVID-19-accelerated transformation and the SolarWinds hack, the importance of understanding your organization's digital exposure is more critical than ever. In this latest Cybersecurity Leadership panel, CEOs and CISOs discuss asset discovery and attack surface vulnerability.
Researchers at Kaspersky are warning that fraudsters are targeting Discord users with a scam centered on a fake cryptocurrency exchange and using the lure of free bitcoin or ethereum cryptocurrency to steal money and personal data.
Researchers with NetScout are warning that attackers are abusing certain versions of the Plex media server app to strengthen and amplify DDoS attacks. The FBI has also warned about increases in DDoS attacks that use these types of amplification techniques.
Microsoft's security team says the company's Office 365 suite of products did not serve as an initial entry point for the hackers who waged the SolarWinds supply chain attack. And SolarWinds' CEO says that no Office 365 vulnerability has been identified that would have opened the door to the attack.
Researchers at the security firm Netlab have identified a previously undocumented botnet dubbed "Matryosh" that is targeting vulnerable Android devices to help build its network so it can conduct distributed denial-of-service attacks.