National Cyber Director Chris Inglis calls for 'new social contract' to redistribute risk

Written by Tim Starks Feb 22, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Cyberspace needs a “new social contract” where “isolated individuals, small businesses and local governments” no longer shoulder “absurd levels of risk,”…

CISA, White House urge organizations to get ready for holiday cyberattacks

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the White House have released warnings to companies and organizations across the country, urging them to be on alert for cyberattacks ahead of…

US Senate passes $768 billion defense bill without cyber incident reporting provisions

The US Senate passed the The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on Wednesday, approving the $768 billion annual defense spending bill that was packed with cybersecurity provisions. The bill now heads…

Experts Meet to Share Info on Crypto Crimes

Experts Meet to Share Info on Crypto Crimes Around 2000 public and private sector experts joined forces this week at a virtual conference designed to promote information sharing in the…

Fujitsu to discontinue ProjectWEB tool after Japanese govt data breaches

In a statement released on Thursday, Japanese tech giant Fujitsu attributed a Japanese government data breach earlier this year to its ProjectWEB tool.  In May, multiple government agencies — including…

Shape-Shifting ‘Tardigrade’ Malware Hits Vaccine Makers

Some security researchers say it’s actually Cobalt Strike and not a SmokeLoader variant, but BioBright says in-depth testing shows it’s for real a scary morphic malware that changes its parts…

Rapid Money Laundering Response Helps Intercept $27m

Rapid Money Laundering Response Helps Intercept $27m International law enforcers have arrested over 1,000 suspects and seized nearly $27m in criminal funds associated with online fraud and money laundering, according…

Industry group sounds alarm over 'Tardigrade' malware targeting biomanufacturing sector

Written by Tim Starks Nov 23, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP A group of likely foreign government-sponsored hackers is behind cyberattacks on two bio-manufacturing companies that occurred this year, using a kind…

Threat Actors Discuss Leasing Zero-Day Exploits

Threat Actors Discuss Leasing Zero-Day Exploits Ransomware gangs can now afford to pay as much as $10m for zero-day exploits, but for those without the money, developers have discussed renting…

How to Protect Distance Learning Against Cyber Threats

Terms such as distance learning, distance education, remote learning, cyber education, and others have become much more commonplace over the past year and a half, as the Covid-19 pandemic forced…