Ransomware attacks remain the top cyber-enabled threat seen by law enforcement. But phishing, business email compromises and other types of fraud - many now using a COVID-19 theme - also loom large, Europol warns in its latest Internet Organized Crime Threat Assessment.
The Xplora 4 kids smartwatch was shipped with a backdoor that could be activated remotely by an encrypted SMS to take secret screenshots. The manufacturer says the code was mistakenly left in the firmware, and it has issued a patch to remove it.
Stop me if you think that you've heard this one before: The U.S., U.K. and some allied governments are continuing to pretend that criminals will get a free pass - and police won't be able to crack cases - so long as individuals and businesses have access to products and services that use strong encryption.
In January 2020, an independent research firm, commissioned by Veeam, completed a survey of 1,550 enterprises across 18 countries on what their data protection challenges and goals were. That research included 217 financial services organisations.
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Two types of autopilot systems can be tricked into reacting after seeing split-second images, according to new research into autonomous vehicles. Although this could pose a risk, deep-learning software could keep the systems from being tricked.
2019 saw the biggest attack ever recorded but, overall, attacks were
smaller, shorter, and more persistent.
For some time now, carrying out a DDoS attack has no longer required any technical skills.
With a myriad of "stressing" or DDoS-for-Hire services available to carry out both network
and application layer...
To ensure data and services are protected against attack, DevOps is evolving to incorporate
cybersecurity practices across the lifecycle. Organizations need to take into account the fast-moving
nature of continuous innovation, and a rapidly evolving and fragmented threat landscape: otherwise
security can get in the...
Microsoft's IoT platform, Azure Sphere, which launched in February, is the company's bet to address the growing security and management problems around connected devices. A three-month bug bounty program for the platform resulted in resolving a number of vulnerabilities and awarding $374,000 in bounties.
Security researchers with the Chinese company Qihoo say they've spotted a new IoT botnet that brute forces telnet ports on routers and other devices and is coded with a command to erase infected devices.
Despite the shift to e-commerce during the pandemic, attacks against POS devices persist. For example, Visa's payment fraud disruption team uncovered recent malware attacks on POS devices used by two North American hospitality companies.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes cybersecurity firm McAfee's plans to again become a publicly traded company. Also featured: 'Zero trust' strategic insights and an IoT security flaw saga.