Investigators probing the supply chain attack that hit SolarWinds say attackers successfully hacked the company's Microsoft Visual Studio development tools to add a backdoor into Orion network monitoring security software builds. They warn that other vendors may have been similarly subverted.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of the very latest information about the SolarWinds hack. Also featured are discussions of "zero trust" for the hybrid cloud environment and data privacy regulatory trends.
A recently uncovered remote access Trojan, dubbed ElectroRAT, has been stealing cryptocurrency from digital wallets over the past year, according to researchers at Intezer Labs. The malware, written in Golang, can target Windows, Linux and macOS platforms.
As investigators probe the SolarWinds hack, they're finding that the supply chain campaign appears to have deeply compromised more than the 50 organizations originally suspected. Meanwhile, the federal agencies overseeing the investigation now officially believe a Russian-linked hacking group is responsible.
The SolarWinds breach is a case study in how attackers can subvert a widely used piece of software to turn it to their advantage, says Lou Manousos, CEO of RiskIQ. The attack surface management expert details lessons all organizations must learn in the wake of this "unprecedented" attack.
Government leaders are increasingly calling on cybersecurity researchers to better inform policymakers and are urging businesses to pay more attention to their in-house security teams, according to presenters at this week's Black Hat Europe virtual conference.
This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of a serious Apple iOS "zero-click exploit" that could have allowed hackers to remotely gain complete control of a device. Also featured: a discussion of identity proofing challenges and a review of New Zealand's updated Privacy Act.
Warning to workers: Your productivity tools may also be tracking your workplace productivity, and your bosses may not even know it. But as more workplace surveillance capabilities appear, legal experts warn that organizations must ensure their tools do not violate employees' privacy rights.
IoT devices and applications often use a range of components, including third-party libraries and open source code. Steve Springett, who created Dependency-Track, explains how to reduce risk and keep third-party code up to date.
India's payments-processor regulatory body has given the final go-ahead to roll out WhatsApp's processing payment services to 20 million users across the country, the agency and parent company Facebook announced. The approval comes after the social media giant applied for permission in 2018.
Apple issued an update for iOS and iPadOS on Thursday that fixes three zero-day flaws found by Google's Project Zero bug-hunting team and a range of other security-related flaws. Google says the bugs are being exploited by attackers but haven't been used in election-related cyber activity.
A recently identified hacking group dubbed UNC1945 used a never-before-seen zero-day vulnerability in the Oracle Solaris operating system to target corporate networks and plant malware, according to FireEye Mandiant. This threat actor is known to focus on telecom, financial and consulting firm targets.
CISA and Oracle are urging users to apply an emergency patch for a vulnerability in the software giant's WebLogic Server product. This "severe" bug is already under active exploitation and could allow an attacker to run malicious code, security experts say.
As our workforce becomes increasingly disparate and fluid, privileged access is emerging as a key cyber security concern for many organisations.
Gartner cited privileged access management as the number one project for CISOs for the past two years. But, according to Thycotic research, 66% of CISOs struggle to get...
CISA is warning that sophisticated hacking groups are chaining together vulnerabilities, such as the recent Zerologon bug and other flaws, to target state and local government networks. In some cases, attackers gained access to election support systems.