Hacking groups linked to China's government are targeting research and healthcare facilities that are working on developing vaccines, testing procedures and treatments for COVID-19, the FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warn in an alert.
From 2016 to 2019, sophisticated nation-state attackers preferred to target 10 vulnerabilities more than all others, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and FBI warn in a new alert. They say many of these flaws are years old, yet remain unpatched and actively exploited.
Anubis, one of the most potent Android botnets, apparently is getting a refresh a year after its source code was leaked, security researchers say. The changes could help fraudsters more closely monitor activity on hacked devices.
Over the last five years, a hacking group that's apparently tied to China has been targeting government ministries in the Asia-Pacific region as part of a cyber-espionage campaign, according to Check Point Research.
Kaiji, a newly discovered botnet, is compromising Linux servers and IoT devices using brute-force methods that target the SSH protocol, according to the security firm Intezer. The botnet has the capability to launch DDoS attacks.
Authorities in the U.S. and U.K. are warning medical institutions, pharmaceutical companies, universities and others about "password-spraying campaigns" by advanced persistent threat groups seeking to steal COVID-19 research data. Security experts outline defensive steps that organizations can take.
Declaring that threats to the United States' power grid are a national emergency, President Donald Trump is taking steps designed to help defend the grid from foreign interference by focusing on the supply chain.
In an apparent attempt to spread TrickBot malware, cybercriminals are sending fake emails designed to look like notifications from the Labor Department concerning changes to the Family and Medical Leave Act, according to IBM X-Force.
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It's not so much that the threats have changed amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It's that the attack surface has broadened, and it's more challenging for defenders to coordinate intelligence, tooling and processes, says Jimmy Astle of VMware Carbon Black.