The National Institute of Standards and Technology today announced a first group of encryption algorithms designed to withstand the assault of a future quantum computer. Selection of the four algorithms comes after six years of evaluation by the U.S. federal agency.
The Django web framework patched a high-severity vulnerability affecting its main branch and three other versions - 3.2, 4.0 and 4.1. Developers who match inputs against safelists are unaffected. There are more than 91,000 websites using the Django framework, many of them based in the United States.
A misconfigured Alibaba private cloud server has led to the leak of around 1 billion Chinese nationals' personal details. An unknown hacker, identified as "ChinaDan," posted an advertisement on a hacker forum selling 23 terabytes of data for 10 bitcoin, equivalent to about $200,000.
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The U.S. and Israel have agreed to a new joint cybersecurity program called BIRD Cyber to enhance the cyber resilience of both countries' critical infrastructures. Grants of up to $1.5 million will be given to entities who jointly develop advanced cybersecurity applications under this program.
The Biden executive order on cybersecurity was a catalyst for action, with tight delivery times for steps including promotion of SBOMs and zero trust. The cyber-physical nexus and expanding threat surface mean it's not easy to maintain vigilance, but recognizing that is the first step.
Ukrainian private energy firm DTEK Group alleges that the Russian Federation has carried out a cyberattack against its facilities, crippling its infrastructure in retaliation for its owners' support of the country's fight against Russian invaders.
The Twitter and YouTube accounts of the British Army were briefly taken over on Sunday evening by unidentified hackers who posted content related to cryptocurrency and NFTs. The situation has now been resolved, but the U.K. Ministry of Defense says the investigation is ongoing.
The Evilnum hacking group has updated its tactics, techniques and procedures and now uses MS Office Word documents and leverages document template injection to deliver malicious payloads to its victims' machines. First seen in 2018, the group mainly targets fintech firms in the U.K. and Europe.
The U.S. Department of Justice is touting a string of indictments against accused cryptocurrency and NFT fraudsters, including against a Vietnamese man who is allegedly behind the Baller Ape rug pull, the largest such NFT fraud to date. Rug pulls are the largest form of cryptocurrency-based crime.
Identity titan Okta has awarded $1.02 million in grants to groups focused on linking nonprofits with the talent needed to configure and manage security technology. Nonprofits have limited access to infrastructure and human capital to address their cybersecurity needs, and Okta hopes to change that.
India's stock brokers and depository participants must now report all cyberattacks and breaches to the Securities and Exchange Board of India within six hours of detection under a mandate implementing what is likely the world's tightest breach reporting timeline requirement.
Four ISMG editors discuss important issues, including how Russia's cyber and kinetic wars in Ukraine have changed the cybersecurity landscape, what recent layoffs at cybersecurity firms mean for the industry and how cybercriminals are taking a page out of the white hat hacker playbook
Unemployment benefits websites across the United States are offline after a malware attack was detected at third-party vendor Geographic Solutions Inc. The vendor, which serves dozens of state labor departments, says no personally identifiable information has been affected by the attack.
Emails shared with NFT marketplace OpenSea were disclosed to an unauthorized external party, the company is warning patrons. Anyone who shared an email address should be on guard for phishing attacks. The cause was a rogue employee at a third-party email delivery vendor.