Microsoft warned CrowdStrike of a failed attempt by unidentified attackers to access and read the company's emails, according to a blog post published by the security firm. The unsuccessful hacking incident is reportedly tied to the breach of SolarWinds.
In his first remarks about the massive hacking operation that leveraged a tainted SolarWinds Orion software update, President Donald Trump on Saturday downplayed the seriousness of the incident and contradicted Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who had pointed a finger at Russia.
The NSA has issued a warning about two hacking techniques that could allow threat actors to access cloud resources by bypassing authentication mechanisms. The alert follows a week's worth of revelations over the SolarWinds breach that has affected government agencies and other organizations.
Five U.S. government agencies have been hit so far via a sophisticated supply chain attack. The intrusions appear linked to subverted software updates for SolarWinds' Orion network monitoring product, which is widely used by businesses and the U.S. government.
CISA is warning that local K-12 school districts are increasingly under assault by cyberthreats targeting vulnerable networks that are disrupting physical and virtual education throughout the U.S. The top security problems include ransomware, Trojans and other malware as well as DDoS attacks.
Hackers with possible links to Iran appear to have breached an unprotected human-machine interface system at an Israeli water reservoir that connected directly to the internet. The system appeared to lack security protocols, according to researchers with Otorio.
Italian authorities arrested two employees of the Italian defense contractor Leonardo S.p.A. for installing a backdoor Trojan into the company's systems and exfiltrating 10GB of data over a two-year period, according to local law enforcement officials.
The top Republican and Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee have issued a warning about the national security threats posed by the Chinese government. The statement follows an opinion article published by DNI Director John Ratcliffe that called out China's cyber and other capabilities.
Ex-CISA Director Christopher Krebs revealed in a "60 Minutes" interview what made officials confident that the election results were accurate: paper ballots. Krebs didn't mention President Trump by name, but refuted claims by his administration and personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, that the election was fraudulent.
Based on the threats and tactics unleashed in 2020, cybersecurity promises to be a top-of-mind business risk for the next president to manage. Bill Swearingen of IronNet Cybersecurity reflects on a virtual roundtable discussion about what to expect over the next four years.
CISA is warning about a possible password leak that could affect vulnerable Fortinet VPNs and lead to further exploitation. The latest agency notice comes just days after hackers began publishing what they claim are leaked passwords on underground forums, according to researchers.
Although the global financial industry has made strides in protecting its data from malware, including Trojans, cyberthreats such as network intrusion, ransomware and criminal gang cooperation are presenting fresh challenges, according to the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features a discussion with Christopher Krebs, the recently fired director of the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency, on his accomplishments at the agency. Also featured are updates on ransomware gangs recruiting affiliates and healthcare supply chain risks.