College closes down after ransomware attack

Lincoln College is the first US college or university ransomware affected so badly that it could not cope and had to close shop.

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Google, Apple, and Microsoft step hand in hand into a passwordless future

Three tech giants used World Password Day to announce their commitment to a passwordless future using FIDO Alliance standards.

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FBI warns food and agriculture to brace for seasonal ransomware attacks

For the second time, the FBI has warned the food and agriculture sector about the risk of ransomware attacks.

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CafePress faces $500,000 fine for data breach cover up

The FTC has taken action against CafePress for the cover up of a data breach. The company is accused of lax security and deceptive practices.

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CISA warns of cyberespionage by Iranian APT “MuddyWater”

Cybersecurity agencies in the US and UK have issued a joint cybersecurity advisory (CSA) on MuddyWater, an Iranian APT.

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Microsoft: Slow MFA adoption presents “dangerous mismatch” in security

Microsoft says its corporate users are not using MFA, another layer of security that keeps accounts safe. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated problem.

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CISA calls for urgent action against critical threats

CISA warns that every organization in the United States is at risk from cyberthreats that could disrupt essential services.

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Hackers take over 1.1 million accounts by trying reused passwords

Credential stuffing has once again proven to be an effective method to gain access to accounts. What can users and organizations do?

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A week in security (Dec 6 – 12)

The most important and interesting security stories from the last seven days.

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Click “OK” to defeat MFA

A sophisticated threat actor has been using a very unsophisticated method to defeat multi-factor authentication.

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