June 23, 2021

(ISC)² announced that BSI has joined its Official Training Partner program, delivering cybersecurity education across the U.S., U.K., Italy and the Republic of Ireland. BSI’s Consulting Services team will be responsible for delivering (ISC)² educ…

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One of the fathers of antivirus software, the entrepreneur John McAfee has been found dead in a Barcelona prison cell while he was waiting for extradition to the US. The popular cybersecurity entrepreneur John McAfee has been found dead in a Barcelona prison cell, a few hours after Spain’s National Court agreed to extradite him […]

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The European Union Agency for Cybersecurity welcomes the European Commission proposal to launch the new Joint Cyber Unit. The European Commission proposed on Wednesday the creation of a new Joint Cyber Unit that aims at providing a coordinated response to large-scale cyber attacks and crises. The idea of establishing a Joint Cyber Unit (JCU) was […]

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The LV ransomware operators repurposed a REvil binary to create their own strain and launch a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS). A threat actor known as LV ransomware gang is trying to enter the cybercrime arena, it repurposed a REvil binary almost to create their own strain and launch a ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS). The Sodinokibi/REvil is one of the […]

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VMware patched a high-severity vulnerability in VMware Tools for Windows that attackers could exploit to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. VMware patched a high-severity local privilege escalation vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-21999, in VMware Tools for Windows that could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges. The vulnerability has received a […]

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In 2015, police departments worldwide started finding ATMs compromised with advanced new “shimming” devices made to clone data from chip card transactions. Authorities in the United States and abroad had seized many of these shimmers, but for years couldn’t decrypt the data on the devices. This is a story of ingenuity and happenstance, and how one former Secret Service agent helped crack a code that revealed the contours of a global organized crime ring.

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A week after the law enforcement operation that targeted the Clop ransomware operators, the gang is back into action. A week after the international operation conducted by law enforcement that targeted several members of the Clop ransomware gang, the group is back into action. Last week, Ukraine police arrested multiple individuals that are believed to […]

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Today’s podcast reports on a small Canadian firm hit by ransomware, a criminal marketplace offering stolen data to competitors of victim firms and another company’s data left open by misconfigured databases 

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Palo Alto Networks addresses a critical improper authorization vulnerability (CVE-2021-3044) affecting its Cortex XSOAR security orchestration solution, automation and response (SOAR) platform. Researchers from Palo Alto Networks discovered and addresses a critical improper authorization vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2021-3044, that affects its Cortex XSOAR SOAR platform. The CVE-2021-3044 vulnerability received a CVSS score of 9.8. A […]

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