Community Alert: Ongoing Malicious Campaign Impacting Azure Cloud Environments

Over the past weeks, Proofpoint researchers have been monitoring an ongoing cloud account takeover campaign impacting dozens of Microsoft Azure environments and compromising hundreds of user accounts, including senior executives. This post serves as a community warning regarding the attack Read More …

Why Both C-Suite Executives and Technical Experts Need to Take Memory Safe Coding Seriously

Memory safety vulnerabilities are the most prevalent type of disclosed software vulnerability. They are a class of well-known and common coding errors that malicious actors routinely exploit. These vulnerabilities represent a major problem for the software industry as they cause Read More …

SolarWinds and its CISO accused of misleading investors before major cyberattack

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has announced charges against software company SolarWinds Corporation and its chief information security officer (CISO), Timothy G. Brown, for “fraud and internal control failures relating to allegedly known cybersecurity risks and vulnerabilities.” In 2020, Read More …

Capita boss quits as fine looms for huge hack of confidential data

The chief executive of outsourcing firm Capita is to step down as the company reels from a cyber-attack that could result in a hefty fine from the UK’s information and privacy regulator. Capita said Jon Lewis would step down by Read More …

A hacker is selling access to the email accounts of hundreds of C-level executives

A threat actor is currently selling passwords for the email accounts of hundreds of C-level executives at companies across the world. The data is being sold on a closed-access underground forum for Russian-speaking hackers named Exploit.in, ZDNet has learned this Read More …

CEOs Will Be Personally Liable for Cyber-Physical Security Incidents by 2024

Digital attack attempts in industrial environments are on the rise. In February 2020, IBM X-Force reported that it had observed a 2,000% increase in the attempts by threat actors to target Industrial Control Systems (ICS) and Operational Technology (OT) assets Read More …

CEOs Could Be Held Personally Liable for Cyberattacks that Kill

A full 75 percent of top brass at companies will be personally on the hook for cyber-physical security (CSP) incidents by 2024 – especially those that involve fatalities. That’s according to the Gartner research firm, which predicted this week that Read More …