As cybercriminals grow more sophisticated and news of major breaches reach headlines nearly daily, cybersecurity professionals are in high demand: There are currently nearly 3 million unfilled cybersecurity jobs worldwide, ISC(2) found.
Original release date: September 9, 2019
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have identified two malware variants—referred to as ELECTRICFISH and BADCALL—used by the North Korean government. The U.S. Government refers to malicious cyber activity by the North Korean government as HIDDEN COBRA.
CISA encourages users and administrators to review the HIDDEN COBRA – North Korean Malicious Cyber Activity page, which contains links to Malware Analysis Reports MAR-10135536-21 and MAR-10135536-10, for more information.
Update now, if you haven’t already. WordPress version 5.2.3 has just appeared on the download pipe featuring half a dozen security fixes and software enhancements.
The attack quickly encrypted 158 workstations – and would have been worse had it struck later in the working day.
Wikipedia has suffered what appears to be the most disruptive Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack in recent memory.
The long-awaited decision found that automated scraping of publicly accessible data likely doesn’t violate the CFAA. If you put your information in a public place, everyone has a right to it.
Would you ban an executive from using your corporate email if he or she refused to go through security awareness training? That is essentially what’s happening right now in a suburb of Memphis, Tennessee. Germantown Alderman Dean Massey, one of the city leaders, refused to do a 45-minute online security awareness training. So, the city’s IT director cut him off from city email.
My comment: this arrogant, self-important buffoon painted a target on himself, and will be hacked to pieces.