Cyber Security News

The Boogaloo Tipping Point
The Boogaloo Tipping Point What happens when a meme becomes a terrorist movement? The Boogaloo Tipping Point Read more.
Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm
Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm President Trump confirmed for the first time that the U.S. launched Read more.
Cosmic Lynx: A Russian Threat Hits the BEC Scene
Cosmic Lynx: A Russian Threat Hits the BEC Scene More than 200 BEC campaigns linked to Cosmic Lynx since July Read more.
We found yet another phone with pre-installed malware via the Lifeline Assistance program – Malwarebytes Labs
We found yet another phone with pre-installed malware via the Lifeline Assistance program – Malwarebytes Labs We discovered yet another Read more.
Facebook takes down accounts and pages of Trump ally Roger Stone
Facebook takes down accounts and pages of Trump ally Roger Stone Facebook Inc on Wednesday removed 50 personal and professional Read more.
Huawei, ZTE should not be allowed to participate in 5G rollout in India: CAIT – ET Telecom
Huawei, ZTE should not be allowed to participate in 5G rollout in India: CAIT – ET Telecom Trader’s body CAIT Read more.
Cybersecurity experts warn about an increase in tax scams ahead of July 15 filing deadline
Cybersecurity experts warn about an increase in tax scams ahead of July 15 filing deadline People have been given three Read more.
COVID-19’s Impact on Business: Travel Bouncing Back, and so are the Malicious Attacks
COVID-19‘s Impact on Business: Travel Bouncing Back, and so are the Malicious Attacks Protect your web apps against account takeover, Read more.
Schools Already Struggled With Cybersecurity. Then Came Covid-19
Schools Already Struggled With Cybersecurity. Then Came Covid-19 A lack of dedicated funding and resources made it hard to keep Read more.
FBI Records 20K COVID-19-related Cyber Threats in 2020 – MSSP Alert
FBI Records 20K COVID-19-related Cyber Threats in 2020 – MSSP Alert Roughly 20,000 coronavirus (COVID-19)-related cybersecurity threats have been reported Read more.

Cyber Security News

Why track cyber security news? Cyber security is a world unto itself. It’s a profession, an IT discipline and now a major industry. Companies, consumers and governments are spending billions of dollars a year on cyber security. Security also pervades many areas of life that have little to do, seemingly, with cyberspace. Thus, to keep up with the world in general, it’s helpful to stay aware of news that relates to cyber security.

For example, the dispute between the US government and Huawei is at once about international trade, national security, telecom industry competition… and cybersecurity. Security is a root issue with Huawei, given the suspicions about the company’s connections to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). However, the company’s size, reach and technological innovation push the matter to the forefront of US-China relations.

cyber security newsOr, take consumer cyber risks. We cover cyber security news that deals with consumers’ exposure to cybercrime and fraud. Consumers are increasingly at risk for identity theft, credit card and other malfeasance at the hands of cyber criminals. The articles we curate on this subject come from law enforcement publications, mainstream media and specialized blogs.

Public policy is now being influenced (or should be) by cyber security news. Policy makers should be aware of how cyber security affect their jobs and constituents’ lives. For instance, the “smart city” is both an innovation and a threat. Using IoT sensors and advanced data analytics to improve municipal services is a great idea. However, the smart city also exposes government data to breach.

This is particularly urgent given the relatively insecure technologies (e.g. Chinese-made sensors) used for the smart city and the wireless connectivity that make it all possible. Add malicious nation-state actors to the mix, such as the ones currently paralyzing American cities with ransomware, and one can see the potential danger.