MacOS backdoor appears to be update of tool previously used by Vietnam-linked group

Researchers at Trend Micro say a newly discovered MacOS backdoor uses tactics previously associated with the group known as APT32 or OceanLotus.

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It's hard to keep a big botnet down: TrickBot sputters back toward full health

by Tim Starks • 2 hours ago

Microsoft and U.S. Cyber Command made progress against TrickBot, but it doesn't appear to have been lasting.

Networking giant Belden says hackers accessed data on employees, business partners

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

The U.S. firm issued a statement with few details.

Senators warn YouTube to buck up on misinformation

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

Video content poses a unique threat.

UK bill proposes stiff fines for companies that violate Huawei ban

by Joe Warminsky • 6 days ago

Legislation proposed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government would levy fines of as much as 100,000 pounds per day.

Baidu apps in Google Play Store left users vulnerable to tracking, Palo Alto finds

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

It's some of the most sensitive device data.

'Smart' doorbells for sale on Amazon, eBay came stocked with security vulnerabilities

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 days ago

The findings point to “a wider culture that favors shortcuts over security in the manufacturing process," one researcher said.

After years of work, Congress passes 'internet of things' cybersecurity bill — and it's kind of a big deal

by Tim Starks • 7 days ago

Sens. Mark Warner and Cory Gardner teamed up with Reps. Robin Kelly and Will Hurd to get significant cybersecurity legislation across the finish line.

Another 'Minecraft' lesson for kids: Beware of deceitful adware apps

by Joe Warminsky • 1 week ago

More than 20 "mods" recently available in the Google Play Store didn't do much for "Minecraft" at all, and instead displayed ads "in an extremely intrusive manner," according to researchers at Kaspersky.

Police arrest 2 in connection with CyberSeal, Dataprotector crime services

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

It’s another move by law enforcement agencies to strike at the heart of cybercriminal infrastructure.

Apple says iOS anti-tracking feature is still on the way, also takes shot at Facebook

by Joe Warminsky • 1 week ago

The App Tracking Transparency (ATT) technology will arrive in early 2021, an Apple executive said Thursday while charging that Facebook wants to "collect as much as possible" about users.

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