TA551 Shifts Tactics to Install Sliver Red-Teaming Tool

A new email campaign from the threat group uses the attack-simulation framework in a likely leadup to ransomware deployment. The criminal threat group known as TA551 has added the Sliver…

US rolls out new rules governing export of hacking, cyberdefense tools

The US Commerce Department has released new rules designed to stop companies from selling hacking tools to China, Russia and other countries that may use them for nefarious purposes. The…

Windows Defender Is an Underutilized Endpoint Security Resource

Microsoft Defender Antivirus suffers from a perception problem. For the first decade of its existence, starting with its 2006 release, Defender was a much-maligned piece of software that no business…

Russian Cyber-criminals Switch to Cloud

Russian Cyber-criminals Switch to Cloud Cybersecurity firm Kaspersky today released research on Russian-speaking cyber-criminal activity and how it has changed over the past six years. The study by Kaspersky’s Computer Incident Investigation Department found…

Google Crushes YouTube Cookie-Stealing Channel Hijackers

Google has caught and brushed off a bunch of cookie-stealing YouTube channel hijackers who were running cryptocurrency scams on, or auctioning off, ripped-off channels.  Google has caught and brushed off…

New Linux kernel memory corruption bug causes full system compromise

Researchers dubbed it a “straightforward Linux kernel locking bug” that they exploited against Debian Buster’s 4.19.0.13-amd64 kernel. In 2017, MacAfee researchers disclosed a memory corruption bug inside the Linux kernel’s UDP…

Fresh APT Harvester Reaps Telco, Government Data

The group is likely nation-state-backed and is mounting an ongoing spy campaign using custom malware and stealthy tactics. A previously unseen advanced persistent threat (APT) group dubbed Harvester by researchers…

83% of Ransomware Victims Pay the Demand

83% of Ransomware Victims Pay the Demand More than four in five (83%) ransomware victims in the last 12 months felt they had no option but to pay the extortion…

Feds Warn BlackMatter Ransomware Gang is Poised to Strike

An advisory by the CISA, FBI and NSA reveals hallmark tactics of and shares defense tips against the cybercriminal group that’s picked up where its predecessor DarkSide left off. Federal…

iPhone Hackers Win $300K

iPhone Hackers Win $300K A white hat hacking team has won a life-changing amount of money for completing the world's first public remote jailbreak of the iPhone 13 Pro. The…