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Russian interference in 2016 election allowed for better information sharing, top DHS cyber official says

by Shannon Vavra • 7 hours ago

Two top government cybersecurity officials said Monday that information sharing and collaboration on cybersecurity issues has drastically improved in recent years.

Hackable firmware lurks inside Dell, HP and Lenovo computers amid supply chain security efforts

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

"Unsigned" firmware continues to haunt the hardware industry.

Chinese-linked hacking group using Windows backdoors to go after gambling industry targets

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

The group has links with Winnti or APT27.

DHS’s cyber wing responds to ransomware attack on pipeline operator

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

The incident serves as a warning for industrial companies of the ways that ransomware can impact operations.

Iran-linked hackers use VPN exploits in far-flung spying campaign

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 days ago

A failure to patch has enabled a three-year running hacking campaign.

Class action lawsuit filed against two Puerto Rican hospitals for alleged ransomware attacks

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

The suit claims the hospitals had a 'wanton disregard' for security.

Known bugs and predictable phishing are behind your average security incident, IBM says

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

There's so much available in cybercrime forums that scammers don't need to be very creative, the X-Force team found after examining billions of incidents.

Scammers are trying to exploit coronavirus concerns to breach companies

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Phishing attempts come with a Microsoft Word document that activates a strain of malicious software, AZORult, which allows attackers to make off with sensitive data.

China-linked hackers have targeted Malaysian government, officials warn

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The alleged Chinese spying on Malaysian government organizations fits Beijing's pattern of using cyber-operations to project power in the region.

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