This Week – Cybersecurity In The News


Cybersecurity News Updates. So if you were wondering if cybersecurity incidents are decreasing in the world?

Not a chance !!!

  • Some of more tech-savvy Democrats in the U.S. Senate are asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate identity-proofing company for "deceptive statements" the company and its founder allegedly made over how they handle facial recognition data collected on behalf of the Internal Revenue Service, which until recently required anyone seeking a new IRS […]
  • Millions of U.S. government employees and contractors have been issued a secure smart ID card that enables physical access to buildings and controlled spaces, and provides access to government computer networks and systems at the cardholder's appropriate security level. But many government employees aren't issued an approved card reader device that lets them use these […]
  • The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it is investigating reports that hackers gained unauthorized access to an agency portal that taps into 16 different federal law enforcement databases. KrebsOnSecurity has learned the alleged compromise is tied to a cybercrime and online harassment community that routinely impersonates police and government officials to harvest personal information […]
  • Microsoft today released updates to fix at least 74 separate security problems in its Windows operating systems and related software. This month's patch batch includes fixes for seven "critical" flaws, as well as a zero-day vulnerability that affects all supported versions of Windows.
  • Apple, Google and Microsoft announced this week they will soon support an approach to authentication that avoids passwords altogether, and instead requires users to merely unlock their smartphones to sign in to websites or online services. Experts say the changes should help defeat many types of phishing attacks and ease the overall password burden on […]
  • Faced with a brain drain of smart people fleeing the country following its invasion of Ukraine, the Russian Federation is floating a new strategy to address a worsening shortage of qualified information technology experts: Forcing tech-savvy people within the nation's prison population to perform low-cost IT work for domestic companies.
  • When you hear the term ‘cryptocurrency’, does ‘secure’ also spring to mind? Here are some implications of the lack of sound security practices in the world of crypto. The post Cryptocurrency: secure or not? – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • ESET researchers spot an updated version of the malware loader used in the Industroyer2 and CaddyWiper attacks The post Sandworm uses a new version of ArguePatch to attack targets in Ukraine appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • Cybercriminals continue to mine for opportunities in the crypto space – here's what you should know about coin-mining hacks and crypto theft The post The flip side of the coin: Why crypto is catnip for criminals appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • In the age of the perpetual news cycle and digital media, the risks that stem from the fake news problem are all too real The post Fake news – why do people believe it? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • The decision to release a ransomware decryptor involves a delicate balancing act between helping victims recover their data and alerting criminals to errors in their code The post The downside of ‘debugging’ ransomware appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • Can you spot the tell-tale signs of a phishing attempt and check if an email that has landed in your inbox is legit? The post How to spot and avoid a phishing attack – Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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