Singapore Invites Cyberattacks to Strengthen Defenses

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:15:43 +0000

Hundreds of hackers have targeted Singapore's defence ministry –- but the attacks were at the government's invitation in an unusual attempt to strengthen cybersecurity. read more

Cryptocurrency Fraud: In the Midst of a Gold Rush, Beware of Scammers

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 11:05:59 +0000

Bitcoin is the pioneer and obvious leader in the cryptocurrency market. But in 2017 alternative coins, or “altcoins,” began to transform the market. Nearly 1,500 cryptocurrencies are currently in circulation, and new altcoins emerge every week with Monero, Zcash and Ethereum among the top challengers to Bitcoin.  read more

SEC Tells Execs Not to Trade While Investigating Security Incidents

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 09:39:06 +0000

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Wednesday announced updated guidance on how public companies should handle the investigation and disclosure of data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents. read more

Global Cybercrime Costs $600 Billion Annually: Study

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:38:15 +0000

The annual cost of cybercrime has hit $600 billion worldwide, fueled by growing sophistication of hackers and proliferation of criminal marketplaces and cryptocurrencies, researchers said Wednesday. read more

Automated Compliance Testing Tool Accelerates DevSecOps

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:26:42 +0000

Chef Software's InSpec 2.0 Compliance Automation Tool Helps Organizations Maintain an Up-to-Date View of Compliance Status read more

The Rise of ICS Malware: How Industrial Security Threats Are Becoming More Surgical

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:05:41 +0000

Last December, a malware variant specifically designed to attack industrial safety systems was discovered. read more

Palo Alto Networks Releases New Rugged Firewall

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:59:45 +0000

Palo Alto Networks on Tuesday announced that it has updated its PAN-OS operating system and released a new next-generation firewall designed for use in industrial and other harsh environments. read more

Top Experts Warn Against 'Malicious Use' of AI

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:28:40 +0000

Artificial intelligence could be deployed by dictators, criminals and terrorists to manipulate elections and use drones in terrorist attacks, more than two dozen experts said Wednesday as they sounded the alarm over misuse of the technology. read more

North Korea Cyber Threat 'More Aggressive Than China': US Firm

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:20:50 +0000

North Korean hackers are becoming more aggressive than their Chinese counterparts, a leading US cybersecurity firm warned Tuesday, as it identified a Pyongyang-linked group as an "advanced persistent threat". read more

Intel Releases Spectre Patches for More CPUs

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:34:26 +0000

Intel has released firmware updates that fix the Spectre vulnerability for many of its processors and patches for dozens more are nearly ready for use in production environments. read more

Malicious RTF Persistently Asks Users to Enable Macros

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:05:01 +0000

A malicious RTF (Rich Text Format) document has been persistently displaying an alert to ask users to enable macros, Zscaler security researchers have discovered. read more

Hacker Detection Firm Vectra Networks Raises $36 Million

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:41:49 +0000

Vectra Networks, a cybersecurity firm that helps customers detect “in-progress” cyberattacks, today announced that it has closed a $36 million Series D funding round, bringing the total amount raised to date by the company to $123 million. read more

Google Researcher Finds Critical Flaws in uTorrent Apps

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:23:55 +0000

Google researcher Tavis Ormandy discovered several critical vulnerabilities in the classic and web-based versions of BitTorrent’s uTorrent application. Patches have been released, but the expert says not all flaws have been fixed properly. read more

U.S. Justice Department Launches Cybersecurity Task Force

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:22:45 +0000

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday the launch of a new cybersecurity task force whose role is to help the Department of Justice find ways to combat cyber threats and become more efficient in this area. read more