Tag: Cybersecurity Insiders

DragonForce Ransomware disrupts 911 service in California

DragonForce Ransomware, like many other malicious groups, recently targeted the servers of 911 emergency services in California on June 16th of this year, an incident disclosed to the public earlier this week. According to reports from the South Bay Regional…

DDoS Cyber Threat to 2024 Paris Olympic Games

A recent cybersecurity report from WithSecure ( previously known as F-Secure) highlights concerns over potential cyber-attacks targeting the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris. The report suggests that these attacks, possibly orchestrated by nation-state adversaries like Russia, could involve sophisticated tactics…

The Growing Cyber Threat to Weather Predictions

In an increasingly interconnected world, where technology drives every facet of life, even the weather predictions we rely on may not be immune to cyber threats. The integration of advanced computer systems and data analytics has revolutionized meteorology, enabling more…

What to Know About CISA’s New Cyber Reporting Rules

On June 3, the public comment period closed for the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency’s (CISA) Notice of Proposed Rule Making (Proposed Rule) under the Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act (CIRCIA). CISA now has until October 2025…

How to defend against zero-click attacks

Cyberthreats never stay the same. Just as fast as cybersecurity providers shut down an attack vector or develop a fix for a particular form of attack, cybercriminals develop new exploits and tactics to burrow their way in. One major newer…

mSpy Faces Major Data Breach Following Cyber Attack

mSpy, a popular cell phone tracking software utilized by millions, has recently made headlines due to a significant cyber attack that has compromised the data of countless customers. As reported by Cybersecurity Insiders, hackers successfully breached the Zendesk-powered customer support…

The Fundamentals to API Security Success

APIs are at the core of modern technology stacks, and power organizations’ digital operations. Facilitating seamless connections between customers and vital data and services, it is no surprise that API usage has, and continues to, accelerate. Given the amount of…

The Top 4 Forms of AI-Enabled Cyber Threats

The face of cyber threats has transformed dramatically over the decades. At first, they emerged as hacks, viruses and denial of service attacks, often hatched by young computer whiz kids chasing thrills and bragging rights. Then, criminal organizations leveraged increasingly…

How do financial lenders avoid cyber threats?

The evolving technological landscape has been transformative across most industries, but it’s arguably in the world of finance where the largest strides have been taken. Digital calculators and qualifier tools have made it quick and easy for customers to apply…

Tips to defend against Cyberstalking

As the internet becomes increasingly integral to daily life, it simultaneously exposes individuals to heightened risks of exploitation by hackers. While digital connectivity facilitates essential communications with loved ones, it also exposes users to potential cyber threats such as cyberstalking.…

What is AI based Cyber Crime

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has revolutionized numerous fields, including cybersecurity. However, its application in cyber-crime represents a dual-edge sword, offering both innovative tools for attackers and advanced defenses for cybersecurity professionals. AI-based cyber-crime refers to the utilization of artificial intelligence techniques…

Apple Inc issues warning against Mercenary Spyware Cyber Attacks

Apple Inc. has issued a global warning to its iPhone users regarding a significant cybersecurity threat known as the Mercenary Spyware Attack. The alert highlights the potential vulnerability of iPhone users to sophisticated espionage-related spyware, reminiscent of the Pegasus surveillance…

Latest Ransomware news trending on Google

Recent developments in the world of cybersecurity highlight significant incidents involving ransomware attacks across various sectors. One notable event involves Avast, a prominent antivirus software provider, stepping forward to offer free decryption keys to victims of the DoNex ransomware. Collaborating…

Strengthening Corporate Cyber Defenses Against Botnets

In today’s interconnected digital landscape, the threat posed by botnets continues to evolve, presenting significant challenges to corporate cybersecurity. Botnets, networks of compromised devices controlled by malicious actors, can be utilized for various malicious activities, including distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks,…

The Shift from VPNs to ZTNA

In recent years, the landscape of remote work and cybersecurity has undergone significant changes, driving organizations to reevaluate their reliance on traditional Virtual Private Networks (VPNs). The 2024 VPN Risk Report, compiled by Cybersecurity Insiders in collaboration with HPE Aruba…

Cyber Attack leads to 1.4GB NSA data breach

The National Security Agency (NSA) of the United States, responsible for overseeing national security and defense matters, has recently made headlines due to a reported cyber attack resulting in a significant data breach. Approximately 1.4GB of data, including classified information…

Cyber Attack to impact 1.5 billion Apple devices

Symantec, a cybersecurity firm based in California, has issued a warning to all 1.5 billion Apple device users regarding a potential cyber-attack targeting their Apple IDs. Researchers have discovered that threat actors can send deceptive messages to users, luring them…

Twitter Data breach and 10 billion password leak details

Researchers from a security firm( name withheld) have uncovered a significant data breach involving Twitter user data, revealing a leaked dataset of approximately 9.86GB. This trove includes over 200 million user records linked to account profiles, names, email addresses, and…

Top 5 Mobile Security Benefits with Samsung Knox

Mobile Security is increasingly crucial in today’s digital landscape, where smartphones are integral to both personal and professional lives. Samsung Knox offered exclusively to Galaxy phone users stands out as a robust security platform designed to protect devices against a…

Airtel India denies 370 million user data breach

Airtel, also known as Bharti Airtel, has denied reports of a data breach following speculation from various media outlets. The telecom giant stated that preliminary investigations have shown claims made by certain threat actors to be unfounded and baseless. Earlier,…

Twilio data breach exposes millions of contact numbers

Users of Twilio, the cloud-based communication service provider, are being alerted to a security breach affecting Authy, its platform for multi-factor authentication. It has been reported that a threat actor successfully accessed Authy’s end servers, potentially compromising user phone number…

Understanding the Risks to SaaS Data Security

Software as a Service (SaaS) has revolutionized how businesses operate by offering convenient, scalable, and cost-effective solutions for various operational needs. However, the widespread adoption of SaaS also brings significant challenges and risks, particularly concerning data security. 1. Data Breaches…

IBM and Microsoft pledge to offer Cloud Data Protection

As cloud adoption continues to surge, so do concerns about data security. These concerns are amplified for businesses adopting hybrid cloud models, where sophisticated AI cyber attacks are increasingly targeting cloud service providers. To address these challenges, IBM and Microsoft…

Ransomware news trending on Google

Recent cyber attacks involving ransomware have garnered significant attention in recent days, with two notable incidents making headlines: Patelco Credit Union, a prominent non-profit organization in the San Francisco Bay Area, confirmed it fell victim to a ransomware attack affecting…

Protecting the Mental Health of Cybersecurity Leaders

Last year was a brutal year in the cybersecurity field. Technologies like generative AI introduced new attack vectors to already outsized attack surfaces, and security teams were overwhelmed with sheer amounts of data while dealing with outdated legacy systems. Top…

Best 7 SOC 2 Compliance Software in 2024

With data breaches making the headlines more often, companies are well aware that keeping data safe and meeting compliance standards like SOC 2 is more important than ever. But navigating the complexities of SOC 2 compliance can be overwhelming. That’s…

Ransomware gang starts threatening victims via phone

In a disturbing evolution of ransomware tactics, a new group known as Volcano Demon has emerged, diverging from the usual approach of encrypting databases for ransom. Unlike traditional ransomware operations, Volcano Demon threatens victims directly via phone calls, promising to…

UK soldiers banking details leaked to China says Barings Law

UK-based law firm Barings has brought to light a concerning incident involving alleged cyber espionage targeting British armed personnel. According to Barings Law, state-funded actors from China infiltrated systems and illicitly obtained names and banking details of more than 5,000…

US Renewable Energy Sector vulnerable to cyber threats says FBI

The FBI has issued a Private Industry Notification (PIN) warning of vulnerabilities in the US Renewable Energy Sector to cyber-attacks. These attacks, aimed at stealing intellectual property, disrupting operations, ransomware extortion, or gaining political advantage, pose significant risks. Specifically, the…

Australia looses $3 billion every year to Cyber Crime

Australia’s leading financial institutions are bracing for what could be the most significant cyber attack in the history of the banking sector, with warnings issued by the top four banks. Over the past three years, these institutions have faced relentless…

HubSpot data breach and Twitter X new data security concerns

HubSpot, a prominent American CRM and marketing software company, has initiated an investigation following a cyber attack that potentially compromised data from a limited number of customer accounts. The incident, which occurred on June 22, prompted immediate action from the…

How to protect data at rest and in transit

Protecting data both at rest and in transit is crucial for maintaining the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of sensitive information. Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to safeguard data in these two states: Protecting Data at Rest Data at rest…

Apple Safari Browser Data Security ad against Google Chrome

Recently, commuters in California, Paris, Singapore, Queensland, and London have been encountering Apple Inc.’s Safari Browser ads on billboards and public buildings. These ads cleverly promote Safari as the browser of choice for iPhone users while taking a swipe at…

How Sanctions Can Help in Fighting State-Sponsored Ransomware Actors

In recent years, the threat posed by state-sponsored ransomware actors has become increasingly pronounced, with malicious cyber activities orchestrated by governments or their proxies posing significant risks to global cybersecurity. As these actors continue to exploit vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure…

12 Common Concerns of the Permeable IoT Attack Surface

Woven into the fabric of everyday life, the Internet of Things (IoT) is ever-expanding, from smart home devices to industrial sensors. But an ecosystem on the edge of innovation comes hand-in-hand with a growing attack surface, creating a permeable landscape…

AI driven Google Naptime to help LLM to conduct vulnerability research

Security researchers face significant challenges when hunting for vulnerabilities in Large Language Models (LLMs). However, Google’s Naptime Framework provides a breakthrough in AI-driven vulnerability research, automating variant analysis. Named for its concept of allowing researchers to “take a nap” amidst…

Cloud Security becoming a priority for businesses in 2024

With the rise of digital transformation and widespread adoption of cloud-based solutions, organizations are increasingly turning to these platforms to meet their evolving needs. However, the surge in data breaches within cloud data centers has sparked significant concern among security…

How to safeguard oneself from sectortion attacks online

Safeguarding oneself from sectortion attacks online is crucial in today’s digital age where cyber threats continue to evolve. Se*tortion, a form of blackmail where perpetrators threaten to release intimate images or videos unless demands are met, can have devastating consequences…

CDK Global faced second ransomware attack

CDK Global, a prominent provider of software solutions for automotive sales and services across 15,000 dealerships, recently faced significant disruptions due to alleged ransomware attacks. Reports indicate that the attacks, attributed to the Black Suit file encrypting malware group, initially…

Ransomware attacks on obsolete Android devices

Attention Android users still on versions 11 or earlier: A critical security update demands your immediate attention. Multiple hacking groups are targeting outdated Android devices with open-source mobile ransomware variants, prompting urgent warnings from cybersecurity experts. Recently, Check Point issued…

Create order from chaos

The task of managing and interpreting vast amounts of data is akin to finding a needle in a haystack. Cyber threats are growing in complexity and frequency, demanding sophisticated solutions that not only detect but also prevent malicious activities effectively.…

NHS Qilin Ransomware gang is shrugging off the blame

The Qilin ransomware group, responsible for the recent attack on NHS, resulting in the cancellation of nearly 1200 operations and crucial blood tests, has urged against blaming them for the hardships faced by Britain’s healthcare system. Instead, they pointed fingers…

Top 10 Industries Most Vulnerable to Cyber Attacks

Cybersecurity threats continue to pose significant challenges across various industries, with certain sectors bearing the brunt of frequent and severe cyber attacks. Here’s a closer look at the top 10 industries most vulnerable to cyber attacks: 1. Healthcare: The healthcare…

AI in Cybersecurity: Friend or Foe?

How organizations can both leverage and defend against artificial intelligence (AI) in security operations.  While AI has been around for many years and isn’t a new concept, the emergence of generative AI (GenAI) boosted by large language models (LLMs) has…

Defending Against Business Email Compromise: A Comprehensive Guide

In today’s digital age, where email communication is integral to business operations, the threat of Business Email Compromise (BEC) looms large. BEC attacks are sophisticated schemes where cybercriminals manipulate email communication to deceive employees into transferring money or sensitive information.…

Kaspersky banned in the United States

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Now a Doctrine for Cyberspace Operations

Have you ever heard of a Doctrine meant to formulate cyber space operations? Well, here’s a news piece that might interest you a bit. The Indian Armed Forces have recently adopted a groundbreaking Doctrine specifically aimed at conducting operations in…

Four Steps to Improving Your Organization’s Cyber Resilience

The question is not ‘if’ your organization will face a cybersecurity threat but ‘when.’ The bad news gets worse: suffering one attack does not immunize you against future breaches. Therefore, your approach to improving your organization’s cybersecurity resilience should not…

Update on ransomware attacks on NHS, AMD and CDK Global

1.) Recently, the Qilin ransomware group, believed to originate from Russia, targeted three hospitals and a network, severely disrupting emergency services for patients. The attack, which occurred on June 4, 2024, via Synnovis Software, has led the gang to demand…

Cyborg Social Engineering: Defending against personalised attacks

Generative AI has the potential to make social engineering attacks much more sophisticated and personalised. The technology can rapidly mine sites for information on a company, individuals, their responsibilities and specific habits to create multi-level campaigns. Through automated gethering of…

SME Cybersecurity Challenges and Opportunities

Small and Medium Size Enterprises (SMEs) are a major driver of the U.S. economy, representing as much as one-third of the private sector GDP. However, from a cybersecurity perspective, these organizations are at a disadvantage. Cybersecurity is typically handled by…

Better Protect Your Cybersecurity During Hurricane Season

Threat actors don’t just seek out security weaknesses. They look for situational vulnerabilities. Every holiday season, for instance, they come out of the woodwork to capitalize on the seasonal surge of retail transactions. Just as malicious actors use peak retail…

Breaking the Cycle of Traditional Vulnerability Management

As our reliance on technology continues to grow, so does the sophistication and prevalence of cyber threats. And with each technological advancement, new vulnerabilities and attack vectors emerge, posing significant risks to individuals, and organizations alike. Many organizations have implemented…