Is Microsoft coming to TikTok's rescue? It appears that's a very strong possibility following President Donald Trump's threat to ban the app on Friday. Microsoft hasn't committed to buying TikTok, but says if it did it would bring the popular app world-class security and privacy protections.
Hackers with suspected ties to North Korea targeted U.S. aerospace and defense firms with fake job offer emails sent to employees, according to security firm McAfee. The messages contained malware designed to gain a foothold in networks and gather data.
The European Union has imposed its first-ever sanctions against individuals and entities from Russia, China and North Korea for their alleged role in hacking activities and cyberattacks that targeted EU citizens and organizations.
A member of the infamous Infraud Organization and the creator of a malware strain called FastPOS has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges, according to the Justice Department. Valerian Chiochiu assisted other cybercriminals through the Infraud site before authorities shuttered it in 2018.
The hackers who hijacked 130 high-profile Twitter accounts as part of a cryptocurrency scam earlier this month used a telephone-based spear-phishing attack to obtain employee credentials, the social media company says.
A vulnerability that can impede the boot-loading process of an operating system could potentially affect billions of Linux and Windows machines, according to Eclypsium. The flaw, called "BootHole," could enable an attacker to gain near total control of an infected device.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the hacking of Dave, a mobile banking app. Plus: Sizing up the impact of GDPR after two years of enforcement and an assessment of IIoT vulnerabilities.
How many different shades of bizarre is the data breach notification issued by software vendor Blackbaud? Over the course of three paragraphs, Blackbaud normalizes hacking, congratulates its amazing cybersecurity team, and says it cares so much for its customers that it paid a ransom to attackers.
Numerous unanswered questions persist concerning a ransomware outbreak at Blackbaud, which provides cloud-based marketing, fundraising and customer relationship management software used by thousands of charities, universities, healthcare organizations and others.
The Lazarus Group, the North Korean hacking group behind the WannaCry worm, the theft of $81 million from a Bangladesh bank and the attacks on Sony Pictures, apparently is expanding into ransomware, according to the security firm Kaspersky.
The speed at which IoT is enabling innovation is far outpacing the ability of the security custodians to implement appropriate controls before these devices hit the market. That creates a classic target-rich environment for the bad guys - one that will require vigorous defense and oversight.
Suddenly, onboarding, servicing and securing digital accounts with advanced authentication techniques isn't just a priority for global enterprises; it is the priority. Dean Stevenson of HID Global previews an upcoming virtual roundtable discussion.
Security experts say that ransomware victims too often treat the malware infection as an isolated event, when they should instead assume that attackers remain in their network until proven otherwise. Here are eight tips for dealing with ransomware and other intrusions and making a full recovery.
Federal prosecutors have filed a superseding indictment with additional charges against two former Twitter employees and a Saudi national who were originally charged in November. They're alleged to have gathered data on behalf of the Saudi Arabian government.