The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report analyzes the ransomware attack on Texas municipalities as part of a broader trend. Also featured: An initiative designed to safeguard the 2020 presidential elections and a CIO's third-party risk management efforts.
Facebook and Twitter have suspended a number of accounts and pages that they have tied to information operations being run by the Chinese government. Disinformation has targeted pro-democracy demonstrators in Hong Kong - likening them to cockroaches - while dismissing anti-Beijing sentiment as "fake news."
Some members of a hacking group with ties to China's government that's primarily known for its complex cyberespionage campaigns have developed a side business targeting the global gaming industry for financial gain, the security firm FireEye says.
A confidential, leaked UN report warns that North Korea has funneled an estimated $2 billion - stolen via online bank and cryptocurrency exchange heists as well as generated via cryptocurrency mining - into its nuclear and missile-development programs.
Microsoft warned on Monday that Russia-linked attackers are gaining access to corporate networks through poorly configured devices, such as office printers and VOIP phones. The remedy is paying more attention to deployed IoT devices, including establishing security policies and regular testing.
The U.S. Department of Defense has purchased IT gear known to have significant cybersecurity vulnerabilities, according to a new inspector general audit, which also highlights concerns about the use of equipment manufactured in China.
Former Special Council Robert Mueller told members of Congress Wednesday that Russian interference in elections is the most serious challenge to U.S. democracy that he has seen over the course of his career and that it deserves more attention, especially as the 2020 election looms and more disruption is likely.
A recent spate of attacks targeting domain name system protocols and registrars, including several incidents that researchers believe have ties to nation-state espionage, is prompting the U.S. and U.K. governments to issues warnings and policy updates to improve security.
A powerful parliamentary committee has called on Britain's new prime minister - be it Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt - to make a decision "as a matter of priority" about the extent to which telecommunications gear built by Huawei should be used in the nation's 5G network.
Déjà vu basic cybersecurity challenge all over again: With the U.S. government warning that geopolitical tensions could trigger wiper-attack reprisals, security experts review the basic anti-wiper - and anti-ransomware - defenses organizations should already have in place.
The U.S. Cyber Command has issued a warning that attackers are attempting to exploit an older vulnerability in Microsoft Outlook to plant remote access Trojans or other types of malware within government networks. Some researchers say the exploits could be tied to an Iranian-backed threat group.
The firmware of more than 500 Huawei networking products is riddled with security weaknesses that make the vendor risky to use for 5G networks, a new report contends. The study analyzed more than 9,000 firmware images in 558 enterprise products from the Chinese company.
Six major cloud services providers apparently were victims of Cloud Hopper, an umbrella name for deep cyber intrusions suspected to originate in China, Reuters reports. The report also alleges Cloud Hopper-affected companies withheld information from their clients for reasons of liability and bad publicity.