Amazon reports that it's been fined 746 million euros ($885 million) under the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation for violating privacy rights in its advertising program. The company says it plans to appeal.
The Russian-linked group that targeted SolarWinds using a supply chain attack compromised at least one email account at 27 U.S. Attorneys' Offices in 15 states and Washington D.C. throughout 2020, according to an update posted by the Justice Department.
Citing a need to secure artificial intelligence technologies, NIST is working to create risk management guidance around the usage of AI and machine learning, the agency announced this week. Specifically, NIST seeks feedback to address governance challenges.
Researchers at the security firm RiskIQ have uncovered about 35 active command-and-control servers connected with an ongoing malware campaign that has been linked to a Russian-speaking attack group known as APT29 or Cozy Bear.
A joint cybersecurity advisory issued by several agencies this week highlighting the ongoing exploits of longstanding software vulnerabilities illustrates the woeful state of patch management, security experts say.
In the latest weekly update, three editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the latest ransomware trends, plus an update on NIST's "zero trust" initiative.
Nearly three weeks ago, Iran's state railway company was hit with a cyberattack that was disruptive and - somewhat unusually - also playful. Security firm SentinelOne says analyzing the wiper malware involved offers tantalizing clues about the attackers' skills, but no clear attribution.
The bug hunting team at pentesting firm Haxolot.com uncovered a remote code execution vulnerability in Moodle, an open-source online learning platform widely used by universities worldwide. The flaw has since been patched.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the disappearance of ransomware-as-a-service groups, such as REvil and Darkside, and how that impacts the wider cybercrime ecosystem. Also featured: ransomware recovery tips; regulating cyber surveillance tools.
Cyber insurance provider Coalition Inc. says its clients' average claims for losses when they were hit by a ransomware attack totaled $184,000 in the first half of this year, down 45% compared to the second half of 2020. Negotiating lower ransoms and more efficient recovery were key factors.
The Israeli government paid a visit on Wednesday to NSO Group, the company whose spyware is alleged to have been covertly installed on the mobile devices of journalists and activists. The visit comes as Israel faces growing pressure to see if NSO Group's spyware, called Pegasus, has been misused.
To recruit and retain cybersecurity specialists, organizations must "stop expecting people just to be sort of 'focused monkeys' and doing one particular task and turning the handle," says Keith Martin, professor of information security at Royal Holloway University in the U.K.