The Django web framework patched a high-severity vulnerability affecting its main branch and three other versions - 3.2, 4.0 and 4.1. Developers who match inputs against safelists are unaffected. There are more than 91,000 websites using the Django framework, many of them based in the United States.
A misconfigured Alibaba private cloud server has led to the leak of around 1 billion Chinese nationals' personal details. An unknown hacker, identified as "ChinaDan," posted an advertisement on a hacker forum selling 23 terabytes of data for 10 bitcoin, equivalent to about $200,000.
The U.S. and Israel have agreed to a new joint cybersecurity program called BIRD Cyber to enhance the cyber resilience of both countries' critical infrastructures. Grants of up to $1.5 million will be given to entities who jointly develop advanced cybersecurity applications under this program.
The Biden executive order on cybersecurity was a catalyst for action, with tight delivery times for steps including promotion of SBOMs and zero trust. The cyber-physical nexus and expanding threat surface mean it's not easy to maintain vigilance, but recognizing that is the first step.
Ukrainian private energy firm DTEK Group alleges that the Russian Federation has carried out a cyberattack against its facilities, crippling its infrastructure in retaliation for its owners' support of the country's fight against Russian invaders.
A rise in remote employees and an increased reliance on SaaS applications create new, wider gaps in security. It’s more challenging to protect users at the edge. In this preview of an upcoming webinar, Cisco's Mike Storm discusses how to increase security and reduce complexity.
Unemployment benefits websites across the United States are offline after a malware attack was detected at third-party vendor Geographic Solutions Inc. The vendor, which serves dozens of state labor departments, says no personally identifiable information has been affected by the attack.
OT security has been at the center of the security conversation ever since the Colonial Pipeline attacks. Scott Flower, the founder of Pareto Cyber and a former global intelligence officer at FS-ISAC, discusses the challenges in OT security and where the industry needs to go.
Location data, browser history, IP addresses, and appointment scheduling are among the sensitive data putting individuals' privacy at risk in the wake of the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, says Alexandra Reeve Givens of the Center for Democracy and Technology.
Federal regulators issued health privacy guidance for medical providers and patients and promised to make privacy violations a top HIPAA enforcement priority in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade, the five-decade precedent that guaranteed nationwide access to abortion.
Markus Kalka, head of security authentication services at Takeda, talks about the challenges of changing identity service providers and shares the experience of consolidating three services into one at his company, a Japanese multinational pharmaceutical.
The latest edition of the ISMG Security Report describes why firewalls and VPNs don't belong in Zero Trust design. It also discusses cybercriminals' evolving ransomware tactics and the devastating price of responding to a ransomware attack, as experienced by Travelex in 2019.
Threat actors are using deepfakes to apply for remote employment at U.S. tech companies in a bid to gain access to corporate financial and customer data, internal databases and proprietary information. Fraudsters used stolen PII to make deepfake videos for personal interviews, says the FBI.
Recent draft guidance from the Food and Drug Administration represents a game-changer in how the makers of medical devices should approach the cybersecurity of their products, say Axel Wirth and Vidya Murthy of medical device security firm MedCrypt.
Italy joined France and Austria in warning domestic companies to shy away from Google Analytics. The decision by the Italian data protection authority highlights ongoing legal uncertainty concerning trans-Atlantic transfers of commercial data.