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Twitter announces measures to protect accounts of people involved in 2020 Presidential election

Twitter announced that it will adopt new security measures to protect high-profile accounts during the upcoming election in the United States. Twitter announced new measures to protect high-profile accounts during the upcoming US Presidential election. The types of accounts that are in this designated group are: US Executive Branch and CongressUS G
Publish At:2020-09-19 04:14 | Read:301 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Social Networks Hacking hacking news

Apple releases iOS 14, watchOS 7 and more with security updates

This week Apple released updates to most of its operating systems and the macOS version of the Safari browser. Here’s a brief rundown of the security fixes included with each update as well as some of the non-security changes.iOS 14.0 and iPadOS 14.0Available for: iPhone 6s and later, iPod touch 7th generation, iPad Air 2 and later, and iPad mini 4 and
Publish At:2020-09-19 02:22 | Read:125 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security News Security Updates IOS security

Leading U.S. laser developer IPG Photonics hit with ransomware

IPG Photonics, a leading U.S. developer of fiber lasers for cutting, welding, medical use, and laser weaponry has suffered a ransomware attack that is disrupting their operations.Based out of Oxford, Massachusets, IPG Photonics has locations worldwide where they employ over 4,000 people and have a $1.3 billion revenue in 2019.The company's lasers were u
Publish At:2020-09-18 16:49 | Read:223 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

The Week in Ransomware - September 18th 2020 - Schools under attack

With schools worldwide back in session, ransomware operations are barraging them with cyberattacks that disrupt the start of the school year.Over the past few weeks, we have seen a steady barrage of attacks against K-12 schools, colleges, and universities where ransomware operators target exposed remote desktop servers and network devices' vulnerabilities.To
Publish At:2020-09-18 16:49 | Read:238 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

Microsoft removes Windows Defender ability after security concerns

Microsoft has removed the ability to download files using Windows Defender after it was demonstrated how it could be used by attackers to download malware onto a computer.Last week, we reported that Microsoft quietly added the ability to download files using Windows Defender for an unknown reason.When this was discovered, there was concern fro
Publish At:2020-09-18 12:55 | Read:139 | Comments:0 | Tags:Microsoft Security security

#GartnerSEC: Cybersecurity Leaders Must Start Preparing for the Next Decade

Cybersecurity leaders need to prepare for the long-term picture as well as deal with current day-to-day issues, according to Toby Bussa, VP analyst at Gartner, speaking during the Gartner Security and Risk Virtual Summit.As we emerge from a decade of substantial change in the cybersecurity landscape, Bussa expects to see a similar evolution occur i
Publish At:2020-09-18 12:36 | Read:48 | Comments:0 | Tags: security cyber cybersecurity

US Bans WeChat, TikTok Citing Privacy, National Security

The U.S. will ban the downloads of the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat on Sunday, with a total ban on the use of the latter, citing national security and data privacy concerns.A total ban on the use of TikTok will follow on Nov. 12, but Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said early Friday on Fox Business Network that access to that app may be possible if certain
Publish At:2020-09-18 11:18 | Read:113 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile Security NEWS & INDUSTRY Risk Management Mobile &

#GartnerSEC: Combine Security and Customer Experience Online to Tackle Fraud

Creating trust on the internet requires the aligning of effective online fraud protection with good customer experience, according to Jonathan Care, senior director analyst at Gartner.Speaking during the Gartner Security and Risk Virtual Summit, he observed that currently, many e-business fraud prevention teams are overly focused on loss prevention; indeed,
Publish At:2020-09-18 10:14 | Read:83 | Comments:0 | Tags: security

#GartnerSEC: Ensuring Buy-In for Security Awareness

Ensure management adoption and employee engagement in your security awareness program by delivering suitable content in an understandable language.Speaking at the Gartner Security and Risk Virtual Summit, senior director Brian Reed said that getting investment and support for a security awareness program “depends on persuasive justification,
Publish At:2020-09-18 10:13 | Read:154 | Comments:0 | Tags: security

Ransomware en masse on the wane: top threats inside web-phishing in H1 2020

Web-phishing targeting various online services almost doubled during the COVID-19 pandemic, it accounted for 46 percent of the total number of fake web pages. Singapore, 09/18/2020 — Group-IB, a global threat hunting and intelligence company headquartered in Singapore, evidenced the transformation of the threat portfolio over the first half of 2020. It ca
Publish At:2020-09-18 08:41 | Read:105 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyber Crime Hacking Malware Reports Security hacking news in

DNI and Microsoft warn that multiple countries are trying to influence the elections

Microsoft, a multinational technology company headquartered in the USA, revealed in a blog post that hackers from foreign states have actively targeted people and organizations involved in the upcoming Presidential elections.  The attacks, predominantly coming from Iran, China, and Russia, have been aimed at people associated with both Joe Biden and Presiden
Publish At:2020-09-18 06:57 | Read:39 | Comments:0 | Tags:Mobile News News Security cybersecurity elections hacking

CISA Named Top-Level Root CVE Numbering Authority (CNA)

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been named a Top-Level Root CVE Numbering Authority (CNA). The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been named a Top-Level Root CVE Numbering Authority (CNA), it will be overseeing CNAs in assigning CVE identifiers for vulnerabilities in industrial control syste
Publish At:2020-09-18 04:46 | Read:113 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security CISA CNA CVE Numbering Authority Hack

U.K. warns of surge in ransomware threats against education sector

The U.K. National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), has issued an alert about a surge in ransomware incidents targeting educational institutions, urging them to follow the recently updated recommendations for mitigating malware attacks.This warning comes after the NCSC investigated in August an increased number of ransomware attacks on schools, colleges, and uni
Publish At:2020-09-18 01:11 | Read:67 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware

Hands on with iOS 14's new data breach notification feature

With the release of iOS 14, Apple has introduced a new feature that warns users when their stored passwords have been compromised in data breaches.iOS includes the Keychain password manager that allows users to save credentials and automatically fill them into login forms on sites and apps.The password manager can be found under Settings > Passw
Publish At:2020-09-17 21:16 | Read:177 | Comments:0 | Tags:Apple Security IOS

Maze ransomware now encrypts via virtual machines to evade detection

The Maze ransomware operators have adopted a tactic previously used by the Ragnar Locker gang; to encrypt a computer from within a virtual machine.In May, we previously reported that Ragnar Locker was seen encrypting files through VirtualBox Windows XP virtual machines to bypass security software on the host.The virtual machine would mount a host's driv
Publish At:2020-09-17 17:22 | Read:138 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security ransomware


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