Researchers at security firm Guardicore Labs are tracking a botnet they call Vollgar that's targeting devices running vulnerable Microsoft SQL Server databases with brute-force attacks and planting cryptominers in the infected databases.
Italian officials are investigating whether a disruption this week of access to the country's social security website was due to a hacking incident or a network overwhelmed by demand for benefits offered during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to news reports.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report offers an analysis of the phases businesses will go through in the recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, plus an assessment of new risks resulting from the work-at-home shift and lessons learned from the Equifax breach.
As CISOs in India scramble to deal with challenges related to the COVID-19 crisis, they're discovering effective strategies. For example, they're adopting the "zero trust" model for the remote workforce and devising ways to deal with the security issues raised by "shadow IT" and "free software."
Supermarket giant Morrisons is not liable for a data breach caused by a rogue employee, Britain's Supreme Court has ruled, bringing to a close the long-running case - the first in the country to have been filed by data breach victims.
The Global Cyber Alliance is one of 13 nonprofit organizations that have banded together to offer businesses security tips for their newly remote workforces. Andy Bates, executive director of the alliance, discusses the coalition's core guidelines for reducing cyber risk.
As CISO of SoftBank Investment Advisers, Gary Hayslip is dealing with a familiar crisis management challenge: Supporting a remote workforce, with extra emphasis on secure identities. But he's also keeping a close eye on his team and the risks of burnout.
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As the coronavirus drives a massive upsurge in remote working, a review of remote desktop protocol usage suggests RDP adoption hasn't spiked. But as IT teams rely more heavily on remote access, experts warn that too many RDP systems remain internet-exposed.
Hotel giant Marriott, which in 2018 disclosed that it had suffered one of the worst data breaches in history, is now warning that it suffered a new breach earlier this year that exposed personal details - although not payment card information - for 5.2 million customers.
To ensure business continuity, manufacturers in India that now have a 100 percent remote workforce because of the COVID-19 pandemic must be vigilant about ensuring critical data is protected through continuous monitoring, says Ravikiran S. Avvaru of the manufacturing group Apollo Tyres Ltd.
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Security practitioners around the world are struggling to cope with the challenges posed by remote workers heavily relying on virtual private networks during the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's a look at steps to take to help enhance security.
If vulnerabilities in 4G cellular networks that can expose them to denial-of-service and other attacks are not addressed, emerging 5G networks could inherit these same issues, the security firm Positive Technologies reports.