BlackGuard, a New Info-Stealer, for Sale on Russian Hacking Forums

A new info-stealer malware dubbed BlackGuard has been identified by security analysts. It seems that it’s put up for sale on Russian hacking forums, according to the researchers who discovered…

What Is S/MIME?

As we all know, an email’s journey across the internet includes stops at numerous servers and routers. Sometimes, at any of these stops, malicious actors may come across the email…

FBI: Ransomware attacks are piling up the pressure on public services

Ransomware attacks are creating risks to safety by disrupting public services including utilities, emergency services and education, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has warned.  The alert says that local government…

Chinese hackers Deep Panda return with Log4Shell exploits, new Fire Chili rootkit

Deep Panda has launched new attacks this month that exploit Log4Shell to deploy the new Fire Chili rootkit. Deep Panda is a Chinese advanced persistent threat (APT) hacking group that…

SunVia bets that controlling your own identity will make the metaverse successful

Getty Images Startup SunVia believes that managing your own identity will be critical to the future metaverse.  Identification will be the most important component in making the digital future work, and personal…

Is it OK to use text messages for 2-factor authentication? [Ask ZDNet]

Welcome to the first installment of a new weekly advice column, Ask ZDNet. It’s a time-honored editorial format, like Dear Abby but with a much better grasp of modern tech. …

JupyterLab’s Web Notebooks Hit Clipped Emergent Python-based Ransomware Strain

Aqua’s security assessment team has recently announced the discovery of a new type of ransomware. The yet-to-be-named malware uses Python-based scripting for malicious file encryption and subsequent obfuscation. Telemetry indicates…

Deep Panda Hacking Group Is Targeting VMware Horizon Servers

In addition to the government, military, banking, and telecommunications sectors, Deep Panda is a suspected Chinese threat organization that has been known to target a wide range of businesses. Deep…

Zyxel urges customers to patch critical firewall bypass vulnerability

Zyxel is urging customers to immediately patch a critical vulnerability in the vendor’s firewall software.   In a security advisory published this week, the Taiwanese networking giant said the security…

Government workers rely on Microsoft. That could be a security problem, Google claims

Google Cloud has published the results of a survey that it says shows the pervasive use of Microsoft tools in government is making workers less secure. The company, via the…