Threat from Organized Cybercrime Syndicates Is Rising

Europol reports that criminal groups are undermining the EU’s economy and its society, offering everything from murder-for-hire to kidnapping, torture and mutilation. From encrypting communications to fencing ill-gotten gains on…

Costco Confirms: A Data Skimmer’s Been Ripping Off Customers

Big-box behemoth retailer Costco is offering victims 12 months of credit monitoring, a $1 million insurance reimbursement policy and ID theft recovery services. Costco has discovered a payment card skimming…

Security company faces backlash for waiting 12 months to disclose Palo Alto 0-day

There has been considerable debate within the cybersecurity community about Randori, a security firm that waited one year before disclosing a critical buffer overflow bug it discovered in Palo Alto…

RHEL 8.5 delivers key container improvements

RHEL 8.5, the newest version of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), is out. As Joe Brockmeier, Red Hat Blogs’ Editorial Director, said, “Whether you’re deploying RHEL on-prem, in the public…

CISA warns of equipment vulnerabilities from multiple vendors

CISA has released a notice urging administrators to apply updates to a variety of industrial control systems after discovering vulnerabilities in multiple open-source and proprietary Object Management Group (OMG) Data-Distribution…

“King of Fraud” Gets Ten Years

“King of Fraud” Gets Ten Years A Russian cyber-criminal has been sent to prison in the United States for defrauding American companies out of millions of dollars. Aleksandr Zhukov ran…

Top 10 Cybersecurity Best Practices to Combat Ransomware

Immutable storage and more: Sonya Duffin, data protection expert at Veritas Technologies, offers the Top 10 steps for building a multi-layer resilience profile. If you’re like most IT professionals, the…

UK Funds Project to Teach Autistic Children Cybersecurity Skills

UK Funds Project to Teach Autistic Children Cybersecurity Skills A program set up to teach cybersecurity skills to autistic and neurodiverse young people in the United Kingdom has received a…

Windows 10 Privilege-Escalation Zero-Day Gets an Unofficial Fix

Researchers warn that CVE-2021-34484 can be exploited with a patch bypass for a bug originally addressed in August by Microsoft. A partially unpatched security bug in Windows that could allow…

Flying Safe: How to Operate Drones Near Buildings and Other Structures

There are a lot of good reasons why uncrewed aerial vehicles (i.e., UAVs or drones) do not fly near, let alone contact, structures such as buildings, trees, or vehicles: it…