Cybersecurity (88)

TikTok-Oracle Deal Sparks New Security Questions

TikTok’s apparent alliance with Oracle has prompted a fresh set of concerns around cybersecurity and data privacy. In August, President Donald Trump issued an executive order that purportedly forced the video-sharing app’s Beijing-based owner, ByteDance, to sell TikTok’s U.S. operations or face a nationwide ban. How that would be enforced is still unclear.


Cybersecurity Skills Gap Widens Into Gulf During Pandemic

The cybersecurity industry was already facing a skills shortage, and that has heightened during the coronavirus pandemic, recent research suggests.


Back-to-school Season Brings Cybersecurity Risks

As schools across the United States reopen their doors, at least virtually, they are quickly running into challenges with information security.


Jack Daniel’s, Carnival Cruise Companies Hit By Ransomware

Jack Daniel’s distiller Brown-Forman and cruise giant Carnival have joined the ranks of companies targeted by apparent or confirmed ransomware attacks. So reports Ars Technica.


Typical Phishing Attack Lasts 21 Hours: Researchers

The average phishing campaign takes 21 hours from the first to last victim, security researchers from Google, PayPal, Samsung, and Arizona State University have found. So reports ZDNet.


3 Arrested as Twitter Blames 'Phone Spear Phishing' in Breach

More details are beginning to emerge in the recent hacking of high-profile Twitter accounts to spread a cryptocurrency scam. However, big questions still remain.


E-mobility Sector is Cybersecurity’s 'Wild West,' Experts Say

The proliferation of e-mobility products, such as electric vehicles, e-scooters and charging points, has created an emerging set of cybersecurity vulnerabilities. So reports The Financial Times.


Cybersecurity Spending Growth Will Slow This Year: Gartner

Despite the new cybersecurity risks posed by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19 will have a negative impact on cybersecurity spending overall, at least for 2020. That’s according to the latest forecast from research firm Gartner.


CIA Report Faults 'Woefully Lax' Cybersecurity in 2017 Breach

A newly released internal CIA report investigating a 2017 data breach slammed the organization’s cybersecurity as “woefully lax.” So reports Reuters.


Honda Production Hobbled By Suspected Ransomware

Honda has experienced a cyber attack that disrupted factories and plants around the world. So reports TechCrunch.


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