The U.S. Federal Communications Commission has officially designated China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corp. as "national security threats," barring American telecommunications firms from using certain federal funds to buy their equipment, such as for building 5G networks.
Palo Alto Networks product alert: All users should immediately patch a "critical" flaw in Pan-OS that can be remotely exploited to bypass authentication and take full control of systems or gain access to networks, U.S. Cyber Command and the Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency warn.
Enterprises need to move away from manual threat detection methods to leverage artificial intelligence, which can help boost defenses, says Dr. Jassim Haji, president of Artificial Intelligence Society, Bahrain Chapter.
A spear-phishing campaign is using military-themed malicious Microsoft Office documents to infect devices, according to researchers at Cisco Talos. The analysts also found this campaign is using a previously unknown dropper called IndigoDrop to spread a weaponized version of Cobalt Strike.
The Trump administration's continued press against China snared an unintended victim: America's own influence over 5G standards development. But the U.S. Commerce Department says a new rule will free U.S. firms to work with any company, including China's Huawei, on developing new telecommunications standards.
The Gamaredon hacking group is now using a new set of malicious tools to compromise Microsoft Outlook as a way of sending spear-phishing emails to victims' contact lists, according to security firm ESET. This hacking group, which appears to have ties to Russia, has primarily targeted Ukraine for years.
The National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command are ramping up to offer security protection during the presidential election in November. The program, called Cyber 9-Line, will be utilizing National Guard troops trained in cybersecurity.
Perceived wisdom is that mobile voting will be open to significant opportunities for interception, manipulation and nation-state interference. Nimit Sawney, CEO of Voatz, describes the architecture of a secure mobile voting system.
A U.S. Senate report found that three Chinese telecommunications firms operated in the United States for two decades without proper oversight from the federal agencies that were assigned to provide security guidance and advice to the Federal Communications Commission.
An ongoing phishing campaign has targeted top officials at a German multinational company tasked with procuring personal protective equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to IBM. While it's not clear if these attacks were successful, they contain the hallmarks of a nation-state group.
Several U.S. energy providers have been targeted by a spear-phishing campaign attempting to spread a recently discovered Trojan called FlowCloud, according to Proofpoint research. The analysts have found connections between these attacks and another campaign using malware called LookBack.
Surveillance researchers at Citizen Lab have tied thousands of "Dark Basin" corporate espionage phishing attacks to a small Indian cybersecurity firm called BellTroX InfoTech Services. It's led by Sumit Gupta, who was indicted by the U.S. in 2015 for criminal hacking on behalf of private investigators.
Educational institutions and healthcare entities both have been favorite targets of hackers during the coronavirus pandemic - but academic healthcare systems involved with COVID-19 research appear to be in the bullseye. Among the latest institutions reportedly hit is the University of California San Francisco.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new series of cybersecurity challenges for election officials across the U.S., including concerns about the security of mail-in ballots and vulnerable networks for local election workers still working from home, according to a new report.