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US Cybersecurity and Intelligence Agencies Warn of Russian Hackers Targeting Crucial Infrastructure
US Cybersecurity and Intelligence Agencies Warn of Russian Hackers Targeting Crucial Infrastructure
American cybersecurity and intelligence agencies released a joint advisory this week on how to detect, respond to, and mitigate cyberattacks orchestrated by Russian state-sponsored hackers. This advisory comes amid renewed tension...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on January 13, 2022
Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike Steps Down
Signal CEO Moxie Marlinspike Steps Down
Signal founder Moxie Marlinspike announced in a Jan. 10 blog post that he is stepping down as CEO of the popular encrypted instant messaging service. Executive chairman and WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton will serve as the interim...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on January 12, 2022
Q&A With Centraleyes
Q&A With Centraleyes
Safety Detectives: Please share your company background, how you got started, and your mission. Centraleyes: All businesses must implement an effective governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) program if they want to stre...
Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks Published on January 11, 2022
FBI Arrests Suspect in Years-Long Book Publishing Phishing Scam
FBI Arrests Suspect in Years-Long Book Publishing Phishing Scam
The FBI has arrested an Italian man who is suspected of running a years-long email phishing scam that targeted hundreds of authors. Fillipo Bernardini was arrested on Jan. 5 after landing at John F. Kennedy International Airport,...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on January 11, 2022
FTC Warns Companies to Protect User Data from Log4j Attacks
FTC Warns Companies to Protect User Data from Log4j Attacks
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned in an announcement on Tuesday that it will go after any US company that fails to secure its users’ data against ongoing Log4j attacks. “The FTC intends to use its full legal authority t...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on January 6, 2022
China to Require Cybersecurity Review for Firms Seeking Overseas Listings
China to Require Cybersecurity Review for Firms Seeking Overseas Listings
Starting in February, China will require some companies with large amounts of user data to gain approval from regulators in order to list overseas, according to multiple reports. First proposed in 2021, the network security proces...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on January 6, 2022
Q&A With Ensign InfoSecurity
Q&A With Ensign InfoSecurity
Safety Detectives: Please share your company background, how you got started, and your mission. Ensign InfoSecurity: Ensign InfoSecurity (Ensign) is the largest pure-play end-to-end cybersecurity service provider in Asia. Headquar...
Aviva Zacks by Aviva Zacks Published on January 5, 2022
Google Buys Israeli Cybersecurity Company Siemplify for $500 Million
Google Buys Israeli Cybersecurity Company Siemplify for $500 Million
Alphabet Inc-owned Google said in a Jan. 4 blog post that it has acquired Israeli cybersecurity startup Siemplify. This comes as the US tech giant expands its security offerings amid increasing cyber attacks. While financial detai...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on January 5, 2022
Microsoft Issues Emergency Fix for Exchange Y2K22 Bug That Impacts Email Delivery
Microsoft Issues Emergency Fix for Exchange Y2K22 Bug That Impacts Email Delivery
Microsoft rolled out an emergency patch on Jan. 1 to fix the Y2K22 bug that has impacted its email delivery system. The Y2K22 bug caused email messages to be stuck on Exchange Server locations because of a validation error that oc...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on January 4, 2022
Microsoft 365 Defender Log4j Scanner Has False Positive Alerts
Microsoft 365 Defender Log4j Scanner Has False Positive Alerts
Microsoft Defender for Endpoint has shown “sensor tampering alerts” linked to the company’s new Microsoft 365 scanner for Log4j processes. The alerts are reportedly shown mainly on Windows Server 2016 systems and warn of “possible...
Colin Thierry by Colin Thierry Published on December 30, 2021