Following the holiday recess, U.S. lawmakers are picking up several legislative priorities starting Monday, including progress on the annual defense spending bill, which contains amendments that would require incident reporting for critical infrastructure providers, among other measures.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of how organizations can reduce risk especially over holidays and weekends, when attackers are most likely to strike. Also featured: Highlights from Ireland's IRISSCON 2021 cybercrime conference; what's ahead for COVID-19 and the workplace?
Web hosting giant GoDaddy confirms that a data breach which affected about 1.2 million of its active and inactive Managed WordPress customers, has also hit Managed WordPress users tsoHost, Media Temple, 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet, and Host Europe.
U.S. federal banking regulators have approved a new rule that will require banks to notify regulators no later than 36 hours after the organization determines it has suffered a qualifying "computer-security incident," the nation's top financial agencies announced this week.
In the latest weekly update, four editors at Information Security Media Group discuss important cybersecurity issues, including the status of the recommendations of the Cyberspace Solarium Commission today and what still needs to be enacted by the current Congress, addressing the increasing challenge of cyberattacks...
The specter of the May attack on Ireland's national health service loomed large at the IRISSCON 2021 cybercrime conference in Dublin, as cybersecurity experts gathered to detail the ongoing rise of ransomware and other types of online crime, as well as how to best combat such attacks.
Chipmaker Intel has issued a security advisory for two high-severity vulnerabilities in the BIOS reference code in Intel processors that may allow privilege escalation attacks. The vulnerabilities have a high CVSS v3 score of 8.2.
Hacker group MosesStaff has targeted Israeli organizations with encryption attacks, according to Check Point researchers. Archived records show that at least 16 organizations - including the Israel Post, the Ministry of Defense and Israeli Intelligence Corps Unit 8200 - were targeted.
CISA this week issued playbooks for incident and vulnerability response, providing federal civilian agencies with a standard set of procedures to both respond to incidents and address vulnerabilities on government networks.
A criminal hack attack has disrupted healthcare in Canada's easternmost province and resulted in the theft of patient information and personal details for healthcare employees. The province of Newfoundland and Labrador disclosed the apparent ransomware attack on Oct. 30, and has yet to restore all systems.
Trading platform Robinhood says an attacker gained access to its customer support system last week, stole 7 million individuals' names and email addresses and tried to extort the company. More personal details were also stolen for a much smaller group of customers.
Congress has passed the $1.2 trillion physical infrastructure bill, which will inject $1.9 billion in new cybersecurity funding for the federal government. The bill, long held up in Congress, passed the House on Friday and moves to the desk of President Joe Biden, who plans to sign the measure into law.
CISA Director Jen Easterly and congressional leader John Katko, R-N.Y., agree that officials must take precautionary steps to identify "systemically important critical infrastructure" to reduce risks of pervasive supply chain cyberattacks.
OptinMonster, a WordPress plug-in used in more than 1 million websites for sales campaign creation, was vulnerable to high-severity bugs, according to Wordfence researchers. An updated version of the plug-in has patched the flaws.
Singapore healthcare firm Fullerton Health confirms that a data breach in the server of its vendor partner Agape Connecting People was responsible for the leak of 400,000 user accounts. The incident marks the fourth major data breach incident involving third-party vendors in Singapore this year.