Emerging cyberattacks and threats
- November 28, 2018
A compromised NPM package targeted a popular bitcoin wallet with cryptocurrency-stealing code and experts say the issue highlights the lack of a chain of trust in open source software.
- November 21, 2018
Researchers have developed AI-generated synthetic fingerprints -- known as DeepMasterPrints -- that can spoof biometric scanners and potentially be used to launch practical attacks.
- November 16, 2018
On this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, Chet Wisniewski of Sophos discusses his company's latest research and explains why there's reason for optimism in the war on cybercrime.
- November 06, 2018
The latest side-channel attack against Intel chips, known as PortSmash, targets Hyper-Threading in order to steal data, such as private OpenSSL keys from a TLS server.
- November 02, 2018
News roundup: SamSam ransomware targeted 67 organizations in 2018, according to research. Plus, Equifax is sending its breach victims to Experian for credit monitoring, and more.
- November 02, 2018
Researchers found Kraken ransomware has become more popular after being packaged in the Fallout exploit kit and becoming part of an affiliate program.
- October 22, 2018
A zero-day in jQuery File Upload could affect thousands of projects because the jQuery plugin vulnerability has existed for eight years and actively exploited for at least three years.
- October 19, 2018
Researchers claim a new threat group called GreyEnergy is the successor to BlackEnergy, but experts are unsure if the evidence supports the claims or warnings of future attacks.
- October 18, 2018
A 4-year-old libSSH vulnerability can allow attackers to easily log in to servers with full administrative control, but it is still unclear exactly how many devices are at risk.
- October 16, 2018
The Department of Defense said a Pentagon data breach exposed travel records for approximately 30,000 military and civilian personnel, but the investigation is still in progress.
- October 12, 2018
News roundup: An APT group called TeleBots group was linked to Industroyer malware and NotPetya ransomware, according to researchers. Plus, Imperva is acquired by Thoma Bravo and more.
- October 05, 2018
News roundup: A Bloomberg report claimed China infiltrated U.S. companies and government agencies through tiny Supermicro chips on motherboards. Plus, a new Telegram flaw and more.
- September 28, 2018
Nearly 50 million accounts were affected in a Facebook breach, but it is still unclear what data attackers may have obtained and who might have been behind the breach.
- September 14, 2018
The idea of cold boot attacks began 10 years ago, but researchers at F-Secure found the attack can be used on modern computers to steal encryption keys and other data.
- September 11, 2018
Brittany 'Straithe' Postnikoff studied robot social engineering and found personification of robots can lead to effective attacks, regardless of whether or not AI is involved.