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 ..
Researchers have discovered 10 vulnerabilities — a majority rated critical or high severity — in CODESYS industrial automation software that is used in many industrial control system (ICS) products. Researchers at Russian cybersecurity company Positive Technologies identified the vulnerabilities in various products made by CODESYS. They initially found the flaws in a programmable logic controller ..
Endpoint security firm SentinelOne has publicly filed its S-1 registration statement with the SEC for an initial public offering (IPO) of its stock. The company plans to list its Class A common stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol “S.” Founded in 2013, SentinelOne has created a platform that has ..
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 ..
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 ..
A Nigerian national was arrested recently in the United States on charges related to hacking into user accounts at a payroll processing company, to steal payroll deposits. The man, Charles Onus, 34, who was arrested in San Francisco on April 14, is accused of participating in a scheme that resulted in the compromise of approximately ..
Two members of the notorious Carbanak cybergang were sentenced to 8 years in prison, Kazakhstani authorities announced this week. While they did not reveal the names of the sentenced individuals, the Kazakh authorities did say that they were accused of stealing roughly $4.7 million from two banks in the country between 2016 and 2017, as ..
Exabeam, a late-stage startup in the data analytics and SIEM space, has landed a new $200 million funding round that values the company at $2.4 billion. The announcement of Exabeam’s latest Series F funding, described as a “growth round,” coincides with news that co-founder and CEO Nir Polak will be replaced by former ForeScout chief ..
[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 ..