Booz Allen says former staffer downloaded employees’ personal data • ZebethMedia

U.S. government contractor Booz Allen Hamilton has disclosed that a former staffer downloaded potentially tens of thousands of employees’ personal information from the company’s internal network. The government and defense contractor said that one of its staffers, while still employed by the company, downloaded a report containing the personal information of “active employees as of March […]

The US Securing Open Source Software Act of 2022 is a step in the right direction • ZebethMedia

Passionate about technology and open source software, Javier Perez is chief open source evangelist and senior director of product management at Perforce. Cybersecurity continues to be a hot topic. More and more organizations are getting hit by ransomware attacks, critical open software vulnerabilities are making news, and we’re seeing industries and governments coming together to […]

India’s securities depository CDSL says malware compromised its network • ZebethMedia

India’s leading central securities depository, Central Depository Services Limited, or CDSL, says its systems have been compromised by malware. On Friday, the securities depository said in a filing with India’s National Stock Exchange that it detected malware affecting “a few of its internal machines.” “As a matter of abundant caution, the company immediately isolated the […]

Ransomware is a global problem that needs a global solution • ZebethMedia

This time last year, we were optimistic. It seemed like the tide was turning on ransomware after the U.S. government scored a handful of wins against the cybercriminals carrying out these increasingly damaging attacks: the Justice Department successfully seized $2.3 million in bitcoin that Colonial Pipeline paid to the DarkSide ransomware gang to reclaim its […]

Hive ransomware actors have extorted over $100M from victims, says FBI • ZebethMedia

The U.S. government has warned of ongoing malicious activity by the notorious Hive ransomware gang, which has extorted more than $100 million from its growing list of victims. A joint advisory released by the FBI, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and the Department of Health and Human Services on Thursday revealed that the Hive […]

Palo Alto Networks is buying Cider Security for up to $300M • ZebethMedia

More consolidation is afoot in the world of cyber security. ZebethMedia has learned from sources that Palo Alto Networks is going to be announcing the acquisition of Cider Security for $200 million in cash and a further $100 million in shares. The deal has been rumored for weeks, but we understand that investors have now […]

OpsHelm emerges from stealth to automatically correct your security blunders • ZebethMedia

There are so many preventable cybersecurity incidents each year if only you were aware of the problem. It could be the classic exposed Amazon S3 bucket or a firewall vulnerability. These are what many security experts might call rookie mistakes, but which hit companies all the time because of the sheer complexity tracking security along […]

Iran-backed hackers breached a US federal agency that failed to patch year-old bug • ZebethMedia

The U.S. government’s cybersecurity agency says hackers backed by the Iranian government compromised a federal agency that failed to patch against Log4Shell, a vulnerability fixed almost a year ago. In an alert published Thursday, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said that a federal civilian executive branch organization (FCEB) was breached by Iranian government hackers […]

New code suggests Twitter is reviving its work on encrypted DMs • ZebethMedia

Under Elon Musk, Twitter may be reviving a project that would bring end-to-end encryption to its Direct Messaging system. Work appears to have resumed on the feature in the latest version of the Android app, according to independent researcher Jane Manchun Wong, who spotted the changes to Twitter’s code While Musk himself recently expressed interest […]

Akeyless secures a cash infusion to help companies manage their passwords, certificates and keys • ZebethMedia

Back in 2018, Refael Angel, a former security software engineer at Intuit, had an idea for a new approach to protect encryption keys — the random string of bits created to scramble and unscramble data — on the cloud. He met with Shai Onn and then Oded Hareven, with whom Angel had worked five years […]

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