Microsoft has addressed companies who have not yet updated their systems to address the critical Zerologon flaw, a vulnerability in the cryptography of Microsoft's Netlogon process that allows an attack against Microsoft Active Directory domain controllers, making it possible for a hacker to impersonate any computer, including the root domain controller.
President-elect Joe Biden has announced the American Rescue Plan to "build a bridge towards economic recovery," during the coronavirus pandemic. The $1.9 trillion plan also aims to modernize federal information technology to protect against future cyberattacks.
Radware's Vulnerability Research Team explored 2020's top 10 most prevalent exploits targeting web services leveraged in large scale attacks or reconnaissance campaigns as seen by Radware’s Threat Research Center.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is tracking a known compromise involving SolarWinds Orion products that are currently being exploited by a malicious actor. An advanced persistent threat (APT) actor is responsible for compromising the SolarWinds Orion software supply chain, as well as widespread abuse of commonly used authentication mechanisms. If left unchecked, this threat actor has the resources, patience, and expertise to resist eviction from compromised networks and continue to hold affected organizations at risk, says CISA.
According to media reports, the U.S. Energy Department and National Nuclear Security Administration have evidence that hackers accessed their networks as part of a major cyber espionage operation that affected many U.S. federal agencies.
Hackers working on behalf a foreign government are believed to be behind a highly sophisticated attack into a range of key government networks, including in the Treasury and Commerce Departments, and other agencies. The hackers had free access to their email systems.
Verizon cybersecurity leaders evaluated which states’ businesses fare best after cyberattacks. To determine the odds of a business recovering from a cyberattack in any given state, they analyzed a host of factors, including internet privacy laws and the number of cyberattacks businesses within each state suffer each year. Here’s what they found.
Department store chain Kmart has suffered a cyberattack by the Egregor ransomware operation, resulting in the encryption of devices and servers connected to the company’s networks. According to Bleeping Computer, online stores continue to operate, but the 'Transformco Human Resources Site,' 88sears.com, is currently offline, leading employees to believe the outage is caused by the recent ransomware attack.
IBM X-Force has released a report on malicious cyber actors targeting the COVID-19 cold chain—an integral part of delivering and storing a vaccine at safe temperatures. Impersonating a biomedical company, cyber actors are sending phishing and spearphishing emails to executives and global organizations involved in vaccine storage and transport to harvest account credentials. The emails have been posed as requests for quotations for participation in a vaccine program.
SailPoint Technologies Holdings, Inc. released an international study uncovered several security threats with every worker whose access was freely granted without proper security controls in place, including phishing attempts, using personal devices for work and vice versa, and sharing passwords with friends and family.