Security researchers have uncovered a Russian cybercrime gang that creates fake merger and acquisition (M&A) scenarios over email to trick senior employees into transferring vast sums of cash.
Aside from their parallel presence in public consciousness, it would be easy to think that there is little to connect contact tracing and the Black Lives Matter protests, but according to Brittany Kaiser, former Cambridge Analytica whistleblower and founder of the Own Your Data foundation, the two risk being more closely linked.
Earlier this week, the California Consumer Privacy Act came into force.
In the wake of the Black Lives Matter protests, as industries, organisations and people around the world discussed the reality and impact of entrenched racism, the cybersecurity industry began to explore the issue for itself.
Last month it was announced that the UK would be making a sudden u-turn on its contact tracing strategy, adopting a Bluetooth-powered decentralised framework developed by Apple and Google instead of the centralised app that was being developed by NHSX.
UK law enforcement, the UK National Crime Agency and other European forces have made “a massive breakthrough” in the battle against organised crime after infiltrating encrypted communication system Encrochat.
The UK’s defence secretary Ben Wallace reassured MPs today that Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei has no direct role in the nation’s defence communication infrastructure.
The need for security, along with the idea that innovation is critical to counter the evolving threat landscape, will drive cybersecurity spending despite Covid-19’s economic impact.
A coalition of leading cybersecurity experts, organisations, lawyers and academics have sent an open letter to Prime Minister Boris Johnson urging him to reform the UK’s cybercrime legislation, warning that it makes it harder for professionals to defend against cyber threats.
The rollout of contact tracing apps in several countries around the world has brought the issue of health data, and ensuring it is stored securely and privately, to the forefront.
Researchers have discovered that cybercriminals are exploiting the release of contact tracing apps as a way of distributing malware.
More than half of the US population is now working from home because of the coronavirus pandemic, but many employees have not been given clear guidelines on how to handle sensitive data from home.
Amazon Web Services has said it has stopped the largest ever distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack.
A “state-based cyber actor” has been launching “sophisticated” cyberattacks against Australian public and private sector institutions, the Australian government has revealed.
Video conferencing firm Zoom will now offer end-to-end encryption to all users after previously suggesting it would only be available to paying customers.
Artificial Intelligence is most effective in cybersecurity with “a human involved”, according to the CTO of internet security company ESET.
The time it takes for cybersecurity teams to detect system compromises, known as dwell time, has grown, but the majority are overconfident about their abilities, according to a report published today.
Nine human rights activists, journalists, academics and lawyers in India have been targeted by a “coordinated” spyware operation, according to an investigation by Amnesty International and the Citizen Lab.
The new remote work reality is good news for cybercriminals seeking to capitalise on security shortcomings – including workers using personal WiFi networks to access corporate resources remotely and without the help of company IT.
Researchers at antivirus company ESET have discovered hacker group Gamaredon has developed new tools to target Microsoft Outlook and Office.
Babylon Health’s GP appointment app has suffered a data breach, and health secretary Matt Hancock is among the app’s users.
Furloughed employees will return to work in the next few months and many will face a huge backlog of emails.
Japanese carmaker Honda has been hit by a cyberattack that has halted production at several factories around the world.
A UK-based cybersecurity firm that threatened legal action against a security blogger has confirmed that a contractor temporarily exposed a database containing five billion email addresses and passwords collated from previous data breaches.
Anti-racism organisations have been the victims of a surge in cyberattacks, particularly DDoS attacks, according to research by Cloudflare.
Etienne Greeff is the CTO of Orange Cyberdefense, the cybersecurity division of French telecommunications firm Orange Group.
Cybersecurity firm SentinelOne has become the official cybersecurity provider to car manufacturer Aston Martin.
Cybersecurity firm Thycotic has acquired privilege access management platform Onion ID for an undisclosed figure to expand its privileged access tools to cloud-based applications.
Mobile phishing incidents targeting enterprises are on the rise, with the cost of single incidents potentially running into the hundreds of millions, according to research published today by Lookout.
Just under half of UK citizens believe the contact tracing app under development by NHSX to track the spread of the coronavirus will be used by hackers to launch cyberattacks.