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Stealthy firmware bootkit leveraged by APT in targeted attacks

Kaspersky researchers have uncovered the third known case of a firmware bootkit in the wild. Dubbed MoonBounce, this malicious implant is hidden within Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) firmware, an essential part of computers, in the SPI.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityJan 22nd, 2022

Choking local funding prevents terrorism

Terrorist attacks are highly responsive to local funding availability, and financial counter-terrorism can, thus, be effective in reducing terrorism casualties, according to new research by Nicola Limodio (Department of Finance, Bocconi University) f.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

New infosec products of the week: May 27, 2022

Here’s a look at the most interesting products from the past week, featuring releases from Corelight, Fortinet, Hunters, Kingston Digital, Netenrich, PIXM, and SafeGuard Cyber. PIXM Mobile provides real-time protection from phishing attacks on mobi.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

CyberPeace Institute and Partisia Blockchain protect humanitarian organizations against cyber threats

A strategic collaboration in cybersecurity to defend humanitarian organizations against targeted cyberattacks is announced between the CyberPeace Institute and Partisia Blockchain Foundation. This collaboration responds to the rise in cyber attacks t.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 27th, 2022

Twitter pays $150M fine for using two-factor login details to target ads

Twitter targeted ads with phone numbers and emails collected for security purposes. Enlarge (credit: Getty Images | Peter Dazeley) Twitter has agreed to pay a $150 million penalty for targeting ads at users with phone numbers.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsMay 26th, 2022

Senate Report Finds Government is Unprepared To Stop Ransomware Attacks

In the past few years, ransomware attacks have crippled schools, hospitals, city governments, and pipelines. Yet, despite the heavy toll such incidents have on both the public and private sectors, government officials have only a limited understandin.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 26th, 2022

Sigstore: Signature verification for protection against supply chain attacks

Software supply chain attacks have been increasing over the past few years, spurring the Biden administration to release an executive order detailing what government agencies are supposed to do to protect themselves against them. These attacks consis.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 26th, 2022

BlackBerry partners with NXP Semiconductors to help companies prepare for post-quantum cyber attacks

BlackBerry announced it will provide support for quantum-resistant secure boot signatures for NXP Semiconductors‘ crypto-agile S32G vehicle networking processors in a demonstration to illustrate how to mitigate the risk of potential quantum com.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022

Verizon 2022 DBIR: External attacks and ransomware reign

There has been an alarming rise (13%) in ransomware breaches – a jump greater than the past 5 years combined, Verizon Business has revealed in its 2022 Data Breach Investigations Report (2022 DBIR). Verizon Business 2022 DBIR: Key findings Veri.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022

PIXM Mobile provides real-time protection from phishing attacks on mobile devices

PIXM announced the expansion of its anti-phishing products with the launch of PIXM Mobile, which protects individuals and enterprises from targeted and unknown phishing attacks on mobile devices. PIXM Mobile is a cloud-based mobile solution developed.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022

SafeGuard Cyber adds email protection for Microsoft 365 to defend customers against sophisticated attacks

SafeGuard Cyber announces the addition of email protection for Microsoft 365 to its comprehensive security suite of protected communication channels. SafeGuard Cyber’s security for email and multi-channel communications is now available to all cust.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 25th, 2022

Account pre-hijacking attacks possible on many online services

Online accounts getting hijacked and misused is an everyday occurrence, but did you know that account pre-hijacking attacks are also possible? Inspired by previous research on preemptive account hijacking by way of single sign-on (SSO) technology, re.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

Since organizations apply more compliance programs, proper planning is essential

A-LIGN released its 2022 Compliance Benchmark Report, highlighting the concern over increased threat of ransomware attacks and the need for organizations to adopt a more streamlined approach to their compliance requirements. The post Since organizati.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

Paying ransom doesn’t guarantee data recovery

A Veeam report has found that 72% of organizations had partial or complete attacks on their backup repositories, dramatically impacting the ability to recover data without paying the ransom. Additionally, 76% of organizations admitted to paying the r.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

Paying the ransom is not a good recovery strategy

Businesses are losing the battle when it comes to defending against ransomware attacks, according to a Veeam report, which found that 72% of organizations had partial or complete attacks on their backup repositories, dramatically impacting the abilit.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 24th, 2022

Facebook-parent Meta to share more details with researchers about political ad targeting

Facebook-parent Meta on Monday said it would soon offer more transparency and information to researchers about how political and social ads are targeted to users on the platform, months before the US midterm elections......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022

By streamlining compliance, companies can focus more on security

A-LIGN released its 2022 Compliance Benchmark Report, highlighting the concern over increased threat of ransomware attacks and the need for organizations to adopt a more streamlined approach to their compliance requirements. The survey was conducted.....»»

Category: securitySource:  netsecurityRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022

Multiple habitats need protecting to save UK bumblebees, finds 10-year citizen science study

A study using 10 years of citizen science data from the Bumblebee Conservation Trust's BeeWalk scheme has found that a variety of targeted conservation approaches are needed to protect UK bumblebee species. The findings are published the British Ecol.....»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 23rd, 2022

Microsoft Warns of "Stealthy DDoS Malware" Targeting Linux Devices

"In the last six months, we observed a 254% increase in activity from a Linux trojan called XorDdos," writes the Microsoft 365 Defender Research Team. It's a trojan combining denial-of-service functionality with XOR-based encryption for communication.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsMay 21st, 2022

This Netgear Orbi firmware update actually locked out users

A Netgear Orbi firmware update prevented users from accessing the admin console......»»

Category: topSource:  marketingvoxRelated NewsMay 20th, 2022

What the new Jurassic Park movie gets wrong: Aerodynamic analysis causes a rethink of the biggest pterosaur

One of the most exciting moments of the new Jurassic Park sequel, "Jurassic World Dominion," is when the Quetzalcoatlus swoops down from the sky and attacks the heroes' aircraft. With its gigantic wings reaching 10 meters in length end to end, the Qu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsMay 20th, 2022