When Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's account was hacked for roughly 20 minutes, we all got a glimpse of corporate identity theft, and why it matters. While the takeover was by no means a major cyberevent (and the account was quickly...Read More
Researchers at Google announced the discovery of a hacking campaign that used hacked websites to deliver malware to iPhones.
Project Zero, Google’s security research team, discovered fourteen previously unknown vulnerabilities, called zero day exploits, that were capable of compromising iPhones. Further research revealed a small collection of hacked websites capable of delivering malware to iPhone users visiting those sites.
“There was no target discrimination; simply visiting...Read More
The local governments and agencies from twenty-three Texas towns were hit by a coordinated ransomware campaign last week.
The Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR) became aware of the ransomware campaign after being contacted by the municipal governments of several towns that were unable to access critical files. The DIR has yet to identify the affected government entities and is currently working with the Texas Military Department as well as the Texas A&M Cyberresponse...Read More
The U.S. National Security Agency announced the formation of a new Cybersecurity Directorate earlier this week.
Effective October 1, the directorate’a mission is will be the creation of a “major organization that unifies NSA’s foreign intelligence and cyber defense missions,” according to the agency’s website. It will be led by Anne Neuberger, the former NSA...Read More