Application and network performance management company NETSCOUT warned organizations this week that STUN servers have been increasingly abused for distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, and there are tens of thousands of servers that could be abused for such attacks by malicious actors. The Session Traversal Utilities for NAT (STUN) protocol serves as a tool for other ..
Three European Union member nations and three Middle Eastern countries are looking to train personnel in border, customs, maritime and cybersecurity techniques at a cutting-edge U.S.-funded facility in Cyprus that is expected to be ready early next year, the Cypriot foreign minister said Thursday. The Cyprus Center for Land, Open-Seas, and Port Security (CYCLOPS) is ..
In an open letter, the White House this week urged corporate executives and business leaders to take the appropriate measures to protect their organizations against ransomware attacks, only days after meat-packaging giant JBS fell victim to such an attack. The memo, signed by Anne Neuberger, deputy national security advisor for cyber and emerging technology, mentions ..
A survey conducted recently by cybersecurity firm Fortinet showed that more than 90% of organizations that use operational technology (OT) systems have experienced some sort of cyber incident in the past year. Fortinet’s 2021 State of Operational Technology and Cybersecurity Report is based on responses received in late February and early March from 100 people ..
The Supreme Court on Thursday limited prosecutors’ ability to use an anti-hacking law to charge people with computer crimes. Conservative and liberal justices joined to vote 6-3 to overturn the conviction of a police sergeant who used a work database to run a license plate search in exchange for money. The justices ruled prosecutors had ..
[redacted] emerged from stealth mode on Tuesday with $35 million in Series B funding and a cyber defense and response solution that enables organizations to pursue and disrupt adversaries. [redacted] was founded in 2015 by Max Kelly, who serves as the company’s CEO, and John Hering. Kelly previously worked at the NSA, the US Cyber ..
Tens of cybersecurity mergers and acquisitions were announced in May 2021, including by Imperva, Accenture, Cisco, HelpSystems, Splunk, Twilio, and Zscaler. May 1-9 Acuant acquires Hello Soda Identity verification and fraud prevention company Acuant acquired UK-based identity verification and KYC solutions provider Hello Soda. Acuant said the acquisition will help it improve its products and ..
For many of us, RSA Conference 2020 in San Francisco was the last time we came together as a community, met with colleagues, and saw new technology offerings. It was one of the last global events held in person before the lockdown, and since that time, we’ve had to switch to digital methods for interaction ..
Canada Post, the primary postal operator in Canada, has informed 44 of its large business customers that some information was compromised as a result of a malware attack at a supplier. The impacted supplier is Commport Communications, an electronic data interchange (EDI) provider that Canada Post uses to manage shipping manifest data for large parcel ..
The FBI on Thursday published indicators of compromise (IOCs) associated with the continuous exploitation of Fortinet FortiOS vulnerabilities in attacks targeting commercial, government, and technology services networks. In early April, the FBI along with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned that threat actors had been targeting serious security holes in Fortinet’s flagship operating ..