Hackers have used a modular toolkit called "AlienFox'" to compromise email and web hosting services at 18 companies. Distributed mainly by Telegram, the toolkit scripts are readily available in open sources such as GitHub, leading to constant adaptation and variation in the wild.
Security experts are urging users of IBM's Aspera Faspex file-exchange application to take it offline immediately unless they've patched a flaw being actively exploited by ransomware groups, including Buhti and IceFire. Separately, QNAP is warning customers to prepare for emergency security fixes.
A slew of top tech executives and artificial intelligence researchers called for a minimum half-year pause on advanced artificial intelligence systems. Tech giants already have fallen into a race to see who can be the quickest to incorporate AI into their products.
Airbus has halted efforts to buy a 29.9% stake in Atos' $5.76 billion Evidian cybersecurity, big data and digital business. The aircraft manufacturer walked away from the transaction after determining it "does not meet the company's objectives in the current context and under the current structure."
A top Pentagon technology official on Wednesday emphasized the U.S. Department of Defense's embrace of zero trust. "We've committed to implementing zero trust across the DOD by 2027, which is an ambitious yet critical milestone," Department of Defense CIO John B. Sherman told a Senate panel.
The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said that starting immediately, medical device makers must include cybersecurity plans with new product applications. Beginning on Oct. 1, the FDA intends to issue "refuse to accept" determinations for submissions lacking the cyber requirements.
Cisco plans to purchase its second cloud security startup in two months to deliver context, prioritization and remediation recommendations for cloud-native resources. The networking giant said its proposed buy of Lightspin will allow clients to identify and address key cloud security risks.
Blue Shield of California is notifying more than 63,000 customers that their data was potentially exfiltrated in a compromise involving Fortra's GoAnywhere secure file transfer software and one of the health plan's covered mental health providers for minors.
"Stronger Together" is the theme of RSA Conference 2023. In an exclusive preview of the event, Linda Gray Martin and Britta Glade explain why that theme was selected - and what attendees can expect to see from sessions, speakers and sponsors when they attend the annual gathering in San Francisco.
Online counseling provider BetterHelp is facing at least three proposed class action lawsuits following its recent enforcement action by the FTC. Plaintiffs allege a variety of claims against the company, including invasion of privacy, violations of federal and state laws, and "outrageous conduct."
The U.S. government limited its use of advanced surveillance software such as Pegasus through an executive order prohibiting agencies from buying licenses for spyware used by foreign governments to spy on dissidents. The order does not outright stop the government from purchasing spyware.
A now-patched bug that caused OpenAI to take down the ChatGPT chatbot for nine hours on Monday also revealed the last four digits of payment cards, the company disclosed Friday. One user said he saw the history of another account including the topics "phobia of rats" and "sexist music video clips."
So far, the Clop ransomware group campaign using a zero-day vulnerability in Fortra's widely used managed file transfer software, GoAnywhere MFT, has compromised networks used by 130 different organizations. The gang has so far taken responsibility for over 50 hacks.
The United States sent its top cyber offensive team to NATO ally Albania to help secure the nation's critical infrastructure networks. The Cyber National Mission Force helped find cyberthreats and vulnerabilities on networks likely targeted last year by Iranian threat actors.