Xenotime, the group suspected of launching the Trisis malware attack in Saudi Arabia during 2017, has over the past few months shifted its focus beyond the oil and gas industry to target electrical plants and utilities, security firm Dragos reports.
Not all that crashes has been hacked. To wit, this past weekend there were multiple major outages, including much of Argentina and Uruguay going dark, as well as U.S. retailer Target's system problems leaving customers unable to pay for goods. But none of these outages were due to cyberattacks.
Upgrading to a new OS can be a significant headache for IT teams, taking
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The White House budget chief is seeking to delay a ban on the U.S. government using products manufactured by Huawei. In a letter to Vice President Mike Pence, Russell T. Vought, the acting director of the Office of Management and Budget, says organizations need more time to switch suppliers.
Ransomware attacks, such as WannaCry and Petya, in which data is encrypted until a ransom is paid, are trending upward. As noted in the 2018 ISTR, although the number of ransomware families has decreased year over year, the number of ransomware variants has increased by 46 percent. This indicates criminal groups may...
One of the most famous security breaches in recent memory, the hack of the US Democratic National Convention email server, was conducted via fileless attack. The hack was comprised of targeted emails from seemingly legitimate sources that contained links to infected web pages, which subsequently allowed hackers to...
Perhaps the most important measure that an organization can take is to shift its perspective on cybersecurity from one that focuses simply on perimeter defenses to one that also limits the dwell time of an attacker
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Technological advances can support the work done by both large and small teams of information security professionals by streamlining many processes and tasks, and enhancing security efficiency. In short, there are technological solutions that help information security teams manage and mitigate advanced threats. These...
As the volume and speed of network data increases, security
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U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a long-expected executive order that bans the purchase of telecommunication equipment from nations deemed to pose a spying risk. Also, Huawei was banned by the Commerce Department from buying U.S. components without obtaining a license first.
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