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Cyberthreat News

From hacktivists stealing personal data to nation-states deploying cyber warfare attacks, threats are constantly evolving to infiltrate and disrupt systems and businesses. In this Cyberthreat News section, you’ll find day-to-day coverage of new and emerging cybersecurity risks, arming users with the information they need to stay safe.

The US government is working with international partners to investigate Russian cyberattacks on the electoral system, says Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen. During this virtual event, she shares more about the Department’s broader vision and roadmap for protecting cyberspace.

In this episode of Krebs on Security, cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs explains how a tiny piece of code can turn your smart speaker into a listening device that could steal your private data. Plus, he explains why you should always use strong passwords and how to protect yourself from cyberattacks.

A former ByteDance executive says Chinese government officials maintained access to TikTok user information, even after the platform shut down. Plus, a vulnerability in the WordPress plugin that powered the site of Ferrari’s online service put information on more than 2 million vehicles at risk.

Trend Micro’s 2023 threat report shows a massive 55% increase in malware detections and 242% surge in blocked malicious files as threat actors continue to indiscriminately target consumers, businesses and governments worldwide. Meanwhile, the top three MITRE ATT&CK techniques show that threat actors are using backdoors to maintain their presence inside networks for future attacks. And, a record number of Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) advisories were issued in 2022, as the rise of automated analysis tools led to more vulnerabilities and quicker patching by researchers.