How can you protect yourself and your business from digital dangers – and safeguard your privacy and data against a rising wave of online concerns? Inside Scott Steinberg’s new book Cybersecurity: The Expert Guide, readers will discover how to defend against cybercrime – today’s fastest-growing form of criminal activity – and implement best practices and high-tech safeguards that can help them stay one step ahead of hacks, data breaches, phishing attempts, identity theft, online fraud, and other common high-tech threats.
Recently, Dutch media reported the alleged hacking of Donald Trump’s Twitter account after a Dutch researcher correctly guessed the president’s password: “maga2020!” Security researcher and ethical hacker Victor Gevers could access to Trump’s direct messages, post tweets in his name and change his profile, De Volkskrant newspaper reported. Now, BBC News reports Dutch prosecutors confirmed the hack and claim Gevers provided proof of the hack.
Attorney General Kathy Jennings announced that Delaware has joined a total $17.5 million settlement against Georgia-based retailer The Home Depot, resolving a multistate investigation of a 2014 data breach which exposed the payment card information of approximately 40 million Home Depot consumers nationwide. Through the settlement The Home Depot has reached a resolution with 45 other states and the District of Columbia. The DOJ’s Consumer Protection Unit helped secure the settlement.
Digital Shadows released its quarterly research report focusing on the latest trends in ransomware. Unfortunately, for vulnerable organizations everywhere, Digital Shadows Photon Research team found that ransomware as a market and community on the dark web has expanded since Q2.
Attacks within digital communications channels (like Slack, TEAMS, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn) have grown more targeted, more social engineering-focused, and the payloads have become "softer,” and the risks are not in files and links/IP's alone anymore. Instead, recent attacks are laser-targeted and evade traditional detection by focusing on human connections. To find out more about these “soft attacks,” we talk to Otavio Freire, CTO, President & Co-Founder SafeGuard Cyber.
Norway has blamed Russia for the August cyberattack that targeted the email system of the country's parliament. "Based on the information the government has, it is our view that Russia is responsible for these activities," Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said in a statement, the Moscow Times reports.
A security researcher published a blog outlining the details of common misconfigurations in Salesforce that can result in guest users, or hackers leveraging guest user access, gaining access to sensitive data in Salesforce.
Survey data acquired by Finbold.com indicates that about 68% of hackers initiate attacks in order to be challenged. The survey featured over 3,150 respondents from at least 120 countries and territories.
Recently, broader social dynamics, related to gender and nationality, in particular, are shaping the activity of cybercriminal forums. Digital Shadows explored this trend in a new analysis blog, "Unpicking Cybercriminals’ Personalities - Part 1: Gender and Nationality," that looks at how the dynamics of gender and nationality play out in cybercriminal forums and how it’s shaping cybercrime trends as a result.