U.S. intelligence agencies are warning about unnamed foreign intelligence entities targeting the private space sector to steal sensitive data related to satellite payloads and disrupting and degrading U.S. satellite capabilities. They say space-related innovation is a valuable target.
The 2019 seizure by U.S. law enforcement of online criminal marketplace xDedic is paying dividends for lawyers unrolling prosecutions of accused fraudsters who allegedly obtained compromised credentials from the site. The FBI and IRS estimate that xDedic facilitated more than $68 million in fraud.
Could the internet of things be made more secure? A draft law in Britain would impose stronger cybersecurity regulations for manufacturers, importers and distributors of smartphones, TVs, toys and other "connected" digital devices, backed by the threat of fines of up to $13 million for noncompliance.
SmiNet, Sweden’s infectious diseases database, was temporarily shut down last week by the country’s public health agency, Folkhälsomyndigheten, following several attempted cyber intrusions. The shutdown interrupted the reporting of COVID-19 statistics.
Fraudsters are using Google forms to target retail, telecom, healthcare, energy and manufacturing companies in an apparent reconnaissance campaign to identify targets for a possible follow-up business email compromise attack.
Researchers at the security firm Proofpoint are tracking several fraud schemes leveraging COVID-19 vaccine-themed emails. The schemes include business email compromise scams, messages with malicious attachments and phishing emails designed to harvest credentials.
The Lazarus Group, a North Korean advanced persistent threat gang, apparently recently targeted a national ministry of health and a drug manufacturer involved in developing a COVID-19 vaccine in an attempt to steal information, according to the security firm Kaspersky.
A recently uncovered phishing campaign is spoofing messages from the New York State Department of Labor, claiming to offer $600 as part of a COVID-19 relief program, according to Abnormal Security. The goal is to harvest personally identifiable information.
Federal investigators have seized two domains impersonating the pharmaceutical firms Moderna, which has begun shipping a COVID-19 vaccine, and Regeneron, which developed a treatment for COVID-19, according to the U.S. Justice Department. Fraudsters were using the websites for identity theft.
CISA is warning that local K-12 school districts are increasingly under assault by cyberthreats targeting vulnerable networks that are disrupting physical and virtual education throughout the U.S. The top security problems include ransomware, Trojans and other malware as well as DDoS attacks.
The U.K. NCSC responded to over 700 cyber incidents over a 12-month period, 200 of which were related to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the cyber agency's annual report. NCSC also notes that's it's preparing to step-up its response to cyber incidents involving the NHS and vaccine development.