Super Micro conducting investigation into Bloomberg claims

In a letter sent to customers last week, executives said the company is undergoing a "complicated and time-consuming review" to address the claims made in the article.

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CMS portal breach exposes 75,000 individuals' records

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 10 hours ago

CMS says it's working to restore the breached portal and that the incident doesn't affect the operation of HealthCare.gov or open enrollment.

Lawfare editor on persistent DDoS attack: 'We wish they'd knock it off'

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

The DDoS attack is a reminder of the prevalence of this blunt attack method and of a growing security market for defenses against it.

GitHub rolls out new token scanning, security alert features

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 5 days ago

GitHub will automatically scan for access tokens in public code with its new beta. It's also launching an API for security advisories.

New research highlights Vietnamese group's custom hacking tools

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

Researchers at Cylance have uncovered remote access tools linked to the infamous Vietnamese hacking group APT32.

Meet GreyEnergy, the newest hacking group hitting Ukraine’s power grid

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

Cybersecurity researchers at ESET have identified a spinoff to the infamous Russian hacking group.

WhiteSource raises $35 million for open source flaw detection platform

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 6 days ago

WhiteSource says that as more organizations implement open source components, there's a growing need for automated open source bug monitoring services.

Report: People are crowdfunding to buy voter data off hacker forums

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 week ago

While data is being illicitly sold, it was not necessarily illicitly obtained, as voter records are in many cases public records.

Ransomware hits computer networks of North Carolina water utility

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The utility has vowed not to pay a ransom for the attack, which will force the company to rebuild its computer systems.

Facebook revises affected account number to 30 million; investigation ongoing

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The company also says the FBI has been brought in for an investigation.

Slow disclosure of Google+ flaw draws attention of senators

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Republican senators have written to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding to know why the company was reportedly slow to disclose a software flaw in its Google+ social network.

Talos: Android trojan resembling Play Store installs sophisticated spyware

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

While some companies are choosing to avoid the Google Play Store, Talos says "GPlayed" highlights the risks of downloading apps from third-party websites.

Researchers link tools used in NotPetya and Ukraine grid hacks

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

New research provides evidence that a group with Russian military ties was involved with the NotPetya and BlackEnergy incidents in Ukraine.

U.S. officials say supply-chain threat is 'very real' regardless of Bloomberg story accuracy

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

Senators sought answers from the DHS and FBI head about a reported widespread supply chain attack, as well as foreign election interference.

NSA official: Bloomberg story created a frenzied, fruitless search for supporting evidence

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

A news report claiming a compromise of U.S. companies’ supply chains by Chinese spies has triggered an extensive search for evidence that has so far turned up nothing.

Symantec reveals state-sponsored group that doesn’t care for malware

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The hacking group, dubbed "Gallmaker," has been going after diplomatic and military targets in a campaign that researchers say is difficult to detect.

Why we’re still not ready for ‘like-war’

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

A new book charts the history of the weaponization of information and explains how the U.S. is still struggling to cope with the phenomenon.

Magecart group compromises customer ratings tool, affecting 'hundreds' of online stores

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

RiskIQ says certain factors limited the scope of this compromise, and there are lessons learned as to how to avoid it.

Google shuts down Google+ for consumers due to bug found months ago

by Greg Otto • 2 weeks ago

In March, Google found that a flaw in its Google+ People API exposed data including name, email address, occupation, gender and age. "We found no evidence that any profile data was misused," the company said.

DHS, Apple push back on Bloomberg supply chain story

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

U.S. and British security agencies have backed statements by Apple and Amazon Web Services disputing an explosive news report claiming that the Chinese compromised hardware used by the tech giants.

DOJ official: Whether they're extradited or not, indicting foreign hackers is important

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Whether or not foreign government hackers see the inside of a U.S. courtroom, indicting them is key to American deterrence policy, Adam Hickey said.

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