US Counterintelligence Director & Fmr. Europol Leader Talk Election Security

The US counterintelligence lead joins a former Europol cyber chief to discuss modern election threats and the benefits of public-private collaboration. Nations worldwide have faced the challenge of maintaining trustworthy elections in the face of evolving cyberthreats. As the United States rapidly approaches its 2020 presidential election, officials are concerned about how to best protect … Continue reading US Counterintelligence Director & Fmr. Europol Leader Talk Election Security

FIN11 hackers jump into the ransomware money-making scheme

FIN11, a financially-motivated hacker group with a history starting since at least 2016, has adapted malicious email campaigns to transition to ransomware as the main monetization method. The group runs high-volume operations, lately targeting companies primarily in North America and Europe from almost every industry sector to steal data and to deploy Clop ransomware. Recent … Continue reading FIN11 hackers jump into the ransomware money-making scheme

Adobe fixes critical security vulnerability in Flash Player

Adobe has released a security update for a critical remote code execution vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player that could be exploited by simply visiting a website. Adobe states that hackers could exploit this vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-9746, by inserting malicious strings in HTTP responses when users visit a website. "Exploitation of CVE-2020-9746 requires an attacker … Continue reading Adobe fixes critical security vulnerability in Flash Player

London Borough of Hackney suffers ‘serious’ cyberattack

The city council systems for the London Borough of Hackney have been hit with a 'serious' cyberattack that impacts many of their services and IT systems. Not much is known about the attack, but in a press release to the borough's website, Mayor Philip Glanville stated that it was the Hackney Borough Council's IT systems … Continue reading London Borough of Hackney suffers ‘serious’ cyberattack

Hackers targeted the US Census Bureau network, DHS report warns

The US DHS’s Homeland Threat Assessment (HTA) report revealed that threat actors have targeted the US Census network during the last year. The US Department of Homeland Security revealed that unknown threat actors have targeted the network of the US Census Bureau during the last year. The attacks were reported in the first Homeland Threat … Continue reading Hackers targeted the US Census Bureau network, DHS report warns