Cybersecurity

While Linux malware reached never-before-seen numbers in 2022, the total number of new malware developments among other major computing platforms fell.

A large-scale phishing attack built on typosquatting is targeting Windows and Android users with malware. The campaign currently underway uses more than 200 typosquatting domains that impersonate 27 brands to trick web surfers into downloading malicious software to their computers and phones.

Cloudflare's Zero Trust SIM is designed to secure every packet of data leaving a mobile device. After it’s installed, the ZT SIM sends network traffic from the device to Cloudflare’s cloud where its Zero Trust security policies can be applied to the data.

Canonical and Microsoft reached a new agreement to make their two cloud platforms play nicer together. Meanwhile, Microsoft apologized to open-source software devs. But no apology was rendered for BitLocker locking out Linux users. Get caught up on the latest OSS news.

As criminal activity on the internet continues to accelerate, bug hunting for cash has begun to attract more and more security researchers. In its latest annual report, bug bounty platform Intigriti revealed that the number of analysts signing up for its services has increased 43% from April 2021 to...

Digital devices and home networks of corporate executives, board members and high-value employees with access to financial, confidential and proprietary information are ripe targets for malicious actors, according to a study released Tuesday by a cybersecurity services firm. The connected home is a ...

New research from Atlas VPN shows that cloud-native exploits on major cloud service providers (CSPs) declined during the first four months of 2022. Cloud-native exploits dropped by 25%, from 71 exploits in the first four months of 2021 to 53 exploits in the first four months of this year.

Government organizations and educational institutions, in particular, are increasingly in hackers’ crosshairs as severe web vulnerabilities spiral upward. Remote code execution (RCE), cross-site scripting (XSS), and SQL injection (SQLi) are all top software offenders. All three increase or hov...

The modern attack surface has grown too large and complex for security professionals to manage using traditional, manual approaches to the asset lifecycle.

Hours before Russia began its Ukraine invasion on Feb. 24, Microsoft found a new malware package, which it dubbed "FoxBlade." As more concerns about malware fallout from the war spread, several cybersecurity firms announced protective measures for potential victims.

Consumers, especially lonely hearts experiencing life's so-called golden years, are prime targets for romance scams and fraud assaults. Romance scams are at an all-time high. Even younger folks who share too much about their affairs of the heart on dating sites and social media could become ripe tar...

Brace yourself, 2022 promises to bring expanded cyber confrontations as ransomware attacks gain the high ground. A dangerous increase in ransomware attacks last year caused devastating compromises to government organizations, critical infrastructure, and businesses. Much of the increase resulted fro...

Nearly half a million Covid-related domains have been created over the last two years, many of them being used by online fraudsters. The pandemic has created an environment in which bad actors make use of a range of Covid-related "hooks" to commit cybercrime and fraud, impacting consumers and brand...

Cybercriminals in 2022 will move from identity theft to identity fraud, predicted the Identity Theft Resource Center. Bad actors are accumulating personal identifying information, but they're not using it to target consumers as much as they used to do. Rather, they're using it in credential attacks ...

LinuxInsider Channels