Many media outlets have suggested that the recent arrest of a Russian computer programmer ties to the 2016 U.S. presidential election meddling blamed on Russia. But the only source for this supposed connection traces to a Russian propaganda arm that's been blamed for participating in said meddling.
As hacking incidents appear to spike again on the federal breach tally, a small Kentucky-based physician practice is the latest healthcare entity to report a major breach involving a ransomware attack.
Forty targets in 16 countries were attacked using advanced attack tools and techniques that match the capabilities documented via the "Vault 7" stash of alleged CIA network exploitation documents released by WikiLeaks, Symantec says.
A look at how top security vendors share cyberthreat intelligence leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, states taking up legal efforts to assure the safety of medical devices and apps sold to consumers.
A zero-day flaw in Microsoft Office is being targeted via in-the-wild attacks, security firms warn, including by the notorious Dridex botnet. While there is a workaround, Microsoft says it plans to issue a full fix this week as part of its regularly scheduled security updates.
Spanish police arrested Russian computer programmer Pyotr Levashov, apparently while he was vacationing with his family. Authorities say his arrest relates to alleged Kelihos spam botnet and pump-and-dump stock campaigns, not to Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
When it comes to the motivations driving Eastern European cybercriminals, "pseudo-anti-Americanism" is big, says Vitali Kremez, a researcher with intelligence firm Flashpoint who regularly infiltrates cybercrime forums.
Twitter has dropped a federal lawsuit that sought to quash an administrative summons, which the government subsequently withdrew, seeking records for an account that's critical of U.S. policy. It's one of many accounts suspected to have been created by disgruntled government employees.
A report outlining new ways to recruit and retain cybersecurity professionals in the U.S. federal government leads the latest edition of the ISMG Security Report. Also, the sector considered the most cybersecurity challenged, and the growing interest in virtual private networks.
A Texas-based pediatric practice is the latest healthcare entity to report a major data breach following a recent ransomware attack, despite the organization's efforts to mitigate the incident quickly.
Legislation to direct the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create a set of tools, best practices and guidance to help small businesses protect their digital assets is heading to the U.S. Senate.
Federal regulators are warning healthcare sector organizations about the threat of man-in-the-middle attacks and related risks associated with the use of some Secure Hypertext Transport Protocol, or HTTPS interception products for end-to-end security.
The U.S. regulation that forbid ISPs from selling information about web activity without a customer's permission is gone. But it's still possible to maintain privacy on the Web even if prying eyes are watching.