Artificial intelligence poses a global risk of extinction tantamount to nuclear war and pandemics, say a who's who of artificial intelligence executives in an open letter that invokes danger without suggesting how to mitigate it. Among the signatories are Sam Altman and Geoffrey Hinton.
Cisco plans to make its third tuck-in cybersecurity acquisition of 2023 to protect email, cloud office applications and enterprise communications through natural language understanding. Cisco will take advantage of Armorblox's predictive and generative AI to help customers bolster their security.
Ukrainian cyber defenders warn users for the second time this month to be aware of financially-motivated phishing campaigns that load the Smokeloader malware onto computers. Hackers behind UAC-0006 typically targets computers used by accountants and look for and credential data.
A community hospital and its clinics in rural Idaho are diverting ambulances and some patients to other facilities as the entities recover from a cyberattack discovered on Monday. The incident spotlights ongoing healthcare sector cyber challenges, especially in rural communities.
Cisco Security Executive Vice President and General Manager Jeetu Patel said the industry struggles to address multifaceted attacks that originate in email and include bad links, malware downloads to a device and more. Cyber defenders need correlated data from multiple sources of telemetry, he said.
Amazon agreed to pay $5.8 million to settle a Federal Trade Commission investigation into allegedly poor cybersecurity practices by its Ring home surveillance device subsidiary. The company is also poised to come under two decades' worth of outside reviews of a mandated data and security program.
Change management is a critical part of a robust API management program, said Shaam Farooq, vice president of technology at Atlas Energy Solutions and a CyberEdBoard member. Team members must review and approve changes as they happen and communicates those changes across IT and OT security teams.
A recently emerged threat actor dubbed Dark Pink is updating its custom tool set in a bid to evade detection while expanding its operations to new Southeast Asian targets. Threat intel firm Group-IB counts 13 total victims of Dark Pink, which first became active in mid-2021.
Barracuda Networks is warning that a zero-day vulnerability that it recently discovered and patched in its Email Security Gateway appliances appears to have been exploited since October 2022. Attackers used the flaw to gain persistent remote access to networks and exfiltrate data, it said.
A now-patched macOS vulnerability allowed attackers with root access to bypass a kernel-level security feature that prevents malicious software from modifying protected files. An attacker could use the exploit to load malware that was shielded by Apple's System Integrity Protection.
Synopsys stands head and shoulders above the competition in Gartner's application security testing rankings, with Snyk rising and HCL Software falling from the leaders category. Longtime app security players Veracode, Checkmarx and OpenText joined Synopsys and Snyk atop the Gartner Magic Quadrant.
Many hospitals are still more reactive than proactive in terms of embracing recommended best practices that can advance their cybersecurity maturity level, said Steve Low, president of KLAS Research, and Ed Gaudet, CEO of consulting firm Censinet, who discuss findings of a recent benchmarking study.
Losses to fraud reported by Britain's financial services sector exceeded $1.5 billion in 2022, declining by 8% from 2021, says trade association UK Finance. About 40% of losses tied to authorized push payment fraud, in which victims get tricked into transferring funds to attackers.
Online sports retailer Sports Warehouse has agreed overhaul its security program and pay a $300,000 fine to New York State after hackers stole 20 years' worth of payment card data and customer information the company was storing in plaintext on its e-commerce server.