Acer fixed high-severity bugs that hackers could use to disable the secure boot in several laptops built by the Taiwanese manufacturer. The vulnerability could give threat actors control over operating system boot processes and allow them to disable some protection mechanisms.
A longer sales cycle for small businesses and delayed subscription start dates for large enterprises have forced CrowdStrike to lower its sales forecast going forward. The Austin-based endpoint security company says deals with SMB clients took 11% longer to close in the fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31.
Microsoft says vulnerabilities in outdated web servers are likely responsible for a cyberattack last month against Indian energy giant Tata Power. Attackers targeted Boa servers, which were discontinued in 2005, to potentially compromise Tata and other critical infrastructure organizations around the world.
Before the newly spotted AxLocker ransomware crypto-locks systems, it steals Discord tokens, which can be sold on cybercrime markets. Among Discord's many users are cryptocurrency and NFT enthusiasts, and experts say the stolen credentials facilitate attempts to socially engineer them.
Ten state attorneys general are urging Apple to address privacy and security gaps in third-party applications available on the App Store that track, collect or store reproductive health data. The letter comes as scrutiny intensifies over how large tech firms handle sensitive health data.
Broadcom's acquisition of VMware faces challenges from European regulatory authorities over potential competitive advantages. The $61 billion deal announced in May still needs clearance from the EU and also faces scrutiny by U.K. authorities before it can be finalized.
Complexity is the enemy of security, and information technology grows ever more complex. Have we created a problem space in computing so complicated that we will be unable to safely operate in it for its intended purposes? Fred Cohen says that's unlikely. He discusses managing risk in the future.
Federal officials released updated guidance for medical device cybersecurity incidents, including ransomware, as cyberattacks against the healthcare sector continue to surge. From mid-2020 through 2021, 82% of healthcare systems reported a cyber incident, 34% of which involved ransomware.
Russian hackers have a campaign to maliciously encrypt files of Ukrainian victims. But unlike other ransomware groups, they are doing so without the possibility of offering a decryptor. Ukraine’s Computer Emergency Response Team identifies the group as UAC-0118, also known as From Russia with Love.
The shift to remote work during COVID-19 has prompted hackers to dramatically boost phishing attacks. The pandemic has led to users reading more corporate email on personal devices and opening messages while distracted by children or pets, increasing the chances they'll click on something malicious.
A Dutch member of the European Parliament accused the European Union of weakness in the face of a threat to democracy posed by advanced spyware apps such as the NSO Group's Pegasus. Sophie in ’t Veld called for a moratorium on such apps and for a supranational crackdown.
The United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre is scanning the British internet for vulnerabilities. "We're not trying to find vulnerabilities in the U.K. for some other, nefarious purpose," says the center, a part of signals intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters.
A French-speaking gang codenamed "Opera1er" has been tied to the theft of at least $11 million from dozens of victims - mainly banks in Africa - and remains "active and dangerous," cybersecurity researchers warn, as they release indicators of compromise to help potential victims protect themselves.
Ordr has tapped Jim Hyman, a former COO and Zscaler's first non-engineering hire, to fill the CEO job. Hyman is tasked with deepening the connected device vendor's bond with security stalwarts like Cisco and CrowdStrike and moving beyond opportunistic partnerships in favor of a concerted strategy.
Federal regulators are urging healthcare sector entities to identify all instances of OpenSSL in their infrastructures and to test and deploy a patch issued to fix certain severe vulnerabilities in the software as soon as possible.