Tag: trends

What’s a Good Password? NIST says One that hasn’t been stolen

What’s a Good Password? NIST says One that hasn’t been stolen

In-brief: what’s a good password? According to new guidelines from NIST: one that hasn’t already been stolen by hackers.

Trend Micro said a newly discovered botnet phones home to servers in Iran and spreads using a known vulnerability in software run by thousands of IP camera models. (Image courtesy of Trend Micro.)

Persirai Botnet: 120,000 Hacked Cameras Phoning Home To Iran

In-brief: a botnet of 120,000 cameras that takes its orders from servers based in Iran uses a long-ago disclosed security vulnerability in camera software to spread. The flaw affects over 1,000 different models of cameras, Trend Micro reports. 

The FBI warned about business email compromise attacks, which have cost businesses in the U.S. an estimated $1.6 billion since 2013.

FBI: Business Email Compromise is a $5 Billion Industry

In-brief: the FBI is warning the public to beware of business email compromise attacks, saying that they have cost U.S. businesses more than $1.6 billion in losses since 2013. 

The Billion Dollar Headache: Sophisticated Ransomware takes aim at Small Business

The Billion Dollar Headache: Sophisticated Ransomware takes aim at Small Business

In-brief: in the latest Security Ledger podcast, Editor in Chief Paul Roberts speaks with Lior Div of the firm Cybereason and Brian NeSmith of the firm Arctic Wolf about the growing sophistication of ransomware attacks and platforms and how scammers are targeting small businesses and non-profits. 

Google Docs Scam Highlights Phishing’s Low, Low Bar

Google Docs Scam Highlights Phishing’s Low, Low Bar

In-brief: There were a thousand reasons not to click on that Google Docs link…but thousands of people did anyway. Why?