Critical WordPress Plugin RCE Impacts 600K WordPress Sites

A critical WordPress plugin RCE (remote code execution) vulnerability has been identified in version 5.0.4 and older of Essential Addons for Elementor, the well-known library. How Does the WordPress Plugin…

One in seven ransomware extortion attempts leak key operational tech records

One in seven ransomware extortion data leaks reveals business-critical operational technology data, researchers say.  Ransomware has evolved from barebone encryption and basic demands for payment into something potentially far more…

Ransomware: Is the party almost over for the cyber crooks?

Ransomware has become the biggest cybersecurity issue facing businesses, governments and the wider world today.  Special Report Cybersecurity: Let’s get tactical As the sophistication, frequency, and consequences of cyberattacks continue…

Data Leak Exposes IDs of Airport Security Workers

Data Leak Exposes IDs of Airport Security Workers A cloud misconfiguration at a leading security services multinational has exposed the details of countless airport staff across South America, according to…

State-sponsored Iranian hackers attack Turkish government, private organizations

A state-sponsored Iranian hacking group has pivoted to attacks against high-profile targets in Turkey.  This week, cybersecurity researchers from Cisco Talos said that MuddyWater, an advanced persistent threat (APT) group…

FBI: Olympic Athletes Should Leave Devices at Home

FBI: Olympic Athletes Should Leave Devices at Home US law enforcers are urging participants at the Beijing Winter Olympics to leave their devices at home after warning of potential state-backed…

CISA Tells Organizations to Patch CVEs Dating Back to 2014

CISA Tells Organizations to Patch CVEs Dating Back to 2014 The US government has added eight more vulnerabilities to its growing list of CVEs that must be patched by federal…

Home Affairs singles out Meta as most reluctant to stop online abuse

Image: Getty Images The Department of Home Affairs has called for more oversight on social media algorithms and online platforms using encryption as being a potential mechanism for preventing online…

FBI urges athletes to keep personal devices at home, use burners during Beijing Winter Olympics

In a notice released on Monday, the FBI warned Olympic athletes about bringing their devices to the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics and March 2022 Paralympics while also raising concerns about…

Apple, SonicWall, Internet Explorer vulnerabilities added to CISA list

CISA has updated its Known Exploited Vulnerabilities Catalog with eight vulnerabilities, two of which have remediation dates of February 11.  The list includes an Apple IOMobileFrameBuffer Memory Corruption vulnerability, a…