A warning that a smartwatch marketed to parents for tracking and communicating with their children could be coopted by hackers leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. It also reviews how a DNS hijacking campaign is hitting organizations and how "dark patterns" trick users.
The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday released a redacted version of a confidential report prepared for the U.S. attorney general by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, summarizing his two-year investigation into Russian election interference and whether President Donald Trump obstructed the probe.
A nation-state sponsored espionage campaign dubbed "Sea Turtle" has been manipulating the domain name system to target more than 40 organizations, including intelligence agencies - especially in North Africa and the Middle East, Cisco Talos warns. Experts say defenses against DNS hijacking lag.
U.S. CERT has issued a fresh warning about a newly discovered Trojan called Hoplight that is connected to a notorious APT group with links to North Korea. The malware has the ability to disguise the network traffic it sends back to its originators, making it more difficult to track its movements.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's hacker roots and nontraditional approach to journalism may prove damaging following his arrest on Thursday. He's been charged with one count of conspiracy, but U.S. prosecutors still have time to file more serous charges pending his extradition from the U.K.
The exits of the Department of Homeland Security secretary and Secret Service director are prompting discussion about the continuity of U.S. cybersecurity policy because the agencies play a key role in securing infrastructure and investigating financial cybercrime.
Federal investigators have opened a counterintelligence investigation into possible spying by the Chinese government following the arrest of a 32-year old woman at the Trump Organization's Mar-a-Lago private club in Florida last week, according to the Miami Herald.
Microsoft is using its legal muscle to push back against an advanced persistent threat group that is says is "widely associated with Iranian hackers." Following court approval, it is taking control of 99 website domains allegedly used by the attackers as part of an ongoing spear-phishing campaign.
Distinguishing nation-state attacks from organized crime continues to grow more difficult because some attackers wear both hats, a Europol official reports. Further complicating the picture: Young attackers enjoy access to ever-more sophisticated and inexpensive tools and services.
The ISMG Security Report features Chris Painter, commissioner of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, discussing cybersecurity policy for the 2020 U.S. elections. Plus, an update on the cost of the Norsk Hydro ransomware attack and the challenges of controlling real-time payments fraud.
A sophisticated attack campaign dubbed "Operation ShadowHammer" involved an advanced persistent threat group planting backdoors within Asus computers by subverting the Taiwan-based PC maker's third-party supply chain and updater software, Kaspersky Lab warns.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's two-year investigation into Russia's 2016 election interference has concluded, finding no evidence that President Trump's campaign coordinated with Moscow, although Mueller declined to exonerate Trump over obstruction of justice, says U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
Life after WannaCry and NotPetya: Europol, the EU's law enforcement intelligence agency, wants member states to be able to rapidly respond to the next big cyberattack against Europe. But with warnings of ongoing Russian election interference campaigns, the next big attack may already be underway.
Web hosting firm XBT/Webzilla's infrastructure was used to attack the U.S. Democratic Party and for 2016 election interference, a former National Security Council official said in a court report filed as part of a since-dismissed defamation lawsuit over the Steele dossier's release.
North Korea's cybercrime capabilities have given the country the ability to flaunt international sanctions by allowing the regime to steal millions in currency not only from banks but also from cryptocurrency exchanges, according to a report from the United Nation's Security Council.