The vulnerabilities were disclosed at the Zero Day Initiative’s Pwn2Own Austin contest in November 2021, where participants earned more than $1 million for hacking routers, printers, smart spears, smartphones and network-attached storage (NAS) devices. The NAS exploits at Pwn2Own targeted WD devices, and they earned participants roughly $500,000. It turns out that at least half…

When it comes to ransomware, more companies are seeing attacks and have had data encrypted, according to research out this week. And even though more companies are backing up or paying ransom demands, less data was recovered in 2021 compared with the previous year. For instance, in its “State of Ransomware 2022” report, cybersecurity firm…

Some major tech companies have unwittingly opened harassment and exploitation opportunities to the women and children who they have pledged to protect. This happened because they provided information in response to emergency data requests from legitimate law enforcement accounts that hackers had compromised. This finding came from four federal law enforcement agencies and a couple…

An individual claiming to be a Ukrainian cybersecurity researcher has leaked vast amounts of data belonging to the Conti group, including malware source code, chat logs, credentials, email addresses, and C&C server details. The files were leaked in response to the hackers expressing support for the Russian government as it began its invasion of Ukraine….

The security flaw, identified as CVE-2022-0540, is an authentication bypass issue that affects Seraph, the web authentication framework of Jira and Jira Service Management. A remote, unauthenticated attacker could exploit this vulnerability to bypass authentication and authorization by sending a specially crafted HTTP request. Many versions of Jira are affected, but the vendor noted that…

Mandiant announced the findings of an annual report that provides timely data and insights based on frontline investigations and remediations of high-impact cyber attacks worldwide. The 2022 report––which tracks investigation metrics between October 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021—reveals that while significant progress has been made in threat detection and response, adversaries are still innovating…

Motorola described the Public Safety Threat Alliance (PSTA) as an information sharing and analysis organization (ISAO) and noted that it’s recognized by the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), which serves as its National Coordinator for Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience. The PSTA is open to all public safety agencies. Its role is to…