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An emerging threat actor likely supporting Iranian national interests has been behind a password spraying campaign targeting US, EU, and Israeli defense technology companies, with additional activity observed against regional ports of entry in the Pers…Read More Microsoft Warns of Iran-Linked Hackers Targeting US and Israeli Defense Firms
The 2021 Positive Technologies Cybersecurity Threatscape report revealed that cyber attacks remain on the rise in the post-pandemic world, increasing by 17% compared to 2020. Ransomware remains the most-used malware by attackers. With the average ranso…Read More How to maximize your security budget while demonstrating ROI
Ermetic announced the results of a study about the security posture of AWS environments and their vulnerability to ransomware attacks. In virtually all of the participating organizations, identities were found that, if compromised, would place at least…Read More AWS ransomware attacks: Not a question of if, but when
This year was yet another year with COVID-19 and malware running rampant in the headlines. Be it in person or online, the world is still struggling in the fight against viruses. This year took another ghastly turn when attacking critical infrastructure…Read More 2021 nastiest malware: Here to stay and ever evolving
79% of database professionals are now using either paid-for or in-house monitoring tools, a survey from Redgate Software has shown. This is an increase of 10 percentage points from the same survey last year and, at the same time, the 86% satisfaction r…Read More Database monitoring tools usage skyrocketing
A BetterCloud survey of more than 500 IT and security professionals reveals the latest challenges of managing SaaS at scale, particularly as digital transformation catapulted forward in 2021 — and IT kept the momentum going. It also sheds new light on …Read More SaaS adoption growing, but so are security concerns
Ukrainian law enforcement authorities on Monday disclosed the arrest of a hacker responsible for the creation and management of a “powerful botnet” consisting of over 100,000 enslaved devices that was used to carry out distributed denial-of-service (DD…Read More Ukraine Arrests Operator of DDoS Botnet with 100,000 Compromised Devices
The 5G healthcare market is projected to reach $3.667 million by 2026, at a CAGR of 76.3% between 2021 and 2026, according to MarketsandMarkets. 5G stands for the fifth generation of mobile communication technology. With each generation’s new tec…Read More 5G healthcare market to reach $3.667 million by 2026
Back in early June, the U.S. Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a fact sheet discussing the rising threat of ransomware to operational technology (OT) assets. This development raises several questions. Why is ransomware…Read More Contextualizing the Ransomware Threat Confronting OT Environments
Apple on Monday released a security update for iOS and iPad to address a critical vulnerability that it says is being exploited in the wild, making it the 17th zero-day flaw the company has addressed in its products since the start of the year.’
Are you looking to achieve more in your career with the globally recognized CISSP credential? If you’re ready now or even just a little curious, the Ultimate Guide to the CISSP is a great place to start. Inside this FREE resource from (ISC)², you’ll fi…Read More How to achieve CISSP cybersecurity certification
Codefresh has unveiled its highly-anticipated, next-generation software delivery solution and a new strategic vision for the future. Codefresh Argo Platform provides a fully featured version of Argo that automates continuous delivery (CD) and Kubernete…Read More Codefresh Argo Platform brings automated DevOps workflows from code to cloud
Apple rushes out iOS 15.0.2 to address a remote code execution vulnerability that is being actively exploited
Apple’s iOS zero-day problems appear to be getting worse.
Finastra announced new instant onboarding capabilities for its Fusion Payments To Go solution. The move enables banks to access the benefits of Finastra’s SaaS solution at speed and with reduced cost, meaning organizations can bring innovative an…Read More Finastra Payments To Go provides automated onboarding for financial institutions via open APIs
Oops!… They did it again.Read More Apple quietly patches yet another iPhone 0-day – check you have 15.0.2
On October 21 & 22, thousands of cybersecurity professionals from around the world will attend this free virtual event and dive into one of our 4 Levels created by top SANS instructors. Here are the top 5 reasons you should attend!Read More Top 5 Reasons to Attend Cyber Solutions Fest 2021
Apple released emergency updates for both iOS and iPadOS to address a zero-day flaw that is actively exploited in the wild. Apple has released iOS 15.0.2 and iPadOS 15.0.2 to address a zero-day flaw, tracked as CVE-2021-30883, that is actively exploited in the wild. The flaw is a critical memory corruption issue that resides in […]
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42Crunch announced their collaboration with Cisco to provide the developer community with APIClarity, a new API discovery and security tool enabling enterprises to fortify their cloud protection. APIs are increasingly a favorite target for hackers seek…Read More 42Crunch collaborates with Cisco to drive API security and improve cloud protection
Forcepoint has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Security Service Edge (SSE) company Bitglass. Bitglass delivers the integrated cloud-native SSE platform for securing access to and usage of information as organizations transform to the cloud. It…Read More Forcepoint acquires Bitglass to bring integrated security platform for hybrid work environment
Elliptic raised $60 million in Series C funding. The financing round was led by Evolution Equity Partners, alongside new investment from SoftBank Vision Fund 2. Existing investors AlbionVC, Digital Currency Group, Wells Fargo Strategic Capital, SBI Gro…Read More Elliptic raises $60M to enable safe adoption of cryptoassets across financial services
Ukrainian police arrested a cybercriminal who controlled a botnet composed of 100,000 devices that was available for rent to launch DDoS attacks. Security Service of Ukraine (SSU) has arrested a hacker who controlled a DDoS botnet composed of 100,000 devices that was available for rent. The botnet was also used for other malicious activities, including […]
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Cybersecurity budgets are set to increase in 2022, but companies worry that complex IT networks and data infrastructure are wasting money, new PwC survey finds.Read More Overly Complex IT Infrastructures Pose Security Risk
SD card hidden in peanut butter sandwich allegedly used by couple in data dead dropRead More Couple Arrested Over Sale of Nuclear Secrets
Letter to 4 Departments Asserts that Cryptocurrency Is Enabling These AttacksA congressional letter sent to the heads of four federal agencies expressed an urgent need for the Biden administration to continue combating ransomware. This includes a parti…Read More Democratic Lawmakers Urge Agencies to Act on Ransomware
By demonstrating the following behaviors, security teams can more effectively move their initiatives forward.Read More 7 Smart Ways a Security Team Can Win Stakeholder Trust
DEV-0343: Iran-linked threat actors are targeting US and Israeli defense technology companies leveraging password spraying attacks. Researchers at Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) and Microsoft Digital Security Unit (DSU) uncovered a malicious activity cluster, tracked as DEV-0343, that is targeting the Office 365 tenants of US and Israeli defense technology companies. Threat actors are launching extensive […]
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Startup created by former leaders of Microsoft Cloud Security Group experiencing rapid growth.Read More Wiz Reaches $6B Valuation
Code Deployed Prevents Detection and Kills CompetitionResearchers at Trend Micro have discovered threat actors deploying malicious code that targets Huawei Cloud and removes defensive applications and services. The malicious codes, they say, disable th…Read More Trend Micro: Linux Malware Targets Huawei Cloud
Online sexual predator manipulated at least 50 kids into creating sexually explicit imagesRead More US Imprisons Man Who Exploited Children Via Social Media
Engineering company Weir Group has acknowledged it was the victim of a ransomware attack that will likely affect revenue for the third quarter of the year.
LibreOffice and OpenOffice released security updates to address a vulnerability that can be exploited by an attacker to spoof signed documents. LibreOffice and OpenOffice released security updates to address a moderate-severity flaw that can allow attackers to manipulate documents to appear as signed by a trusted source. “It is possible for an attacker to manipulate documents […]
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Graph databases can play a role in threat intelligence and unraveling sprawling data.Read More Handling Threat Intelligence Across Billions of Data Points
The victims lost an average of nine days to downtime and two-and-a-half months to investigations, an analysis of disclosed attacks shows
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We’re nearly one week into the lifecycle of Windows 11 and so far the reviews range from “I love it” to “meh” to “How do I get my start menu back.”While there are a lot of good things in Windows 11 (such as building blocks for better security, espec…Read More Thoughts on navigating the transition to Windows 11
Patient information deleted in hacking attack on New Mexico hospitalRead More Hospital Hacker Steals Patients’ Data
Threat hunters at Microsoft are raising the alarm about a new Iran-linked threat actor caught using password-spraying techniques to break into defense technology companies in the United States, Israel and parts of the Middle East.
Get the latest expert insights on human-operated ransomware, phishing attacks, malware, and more to get ahead of these threats before they begin.
The post How cyberattacks are changing according to new Microsoft Digital Defense Report appeared first on Microsoft Security Blog.Read More How cyberattacks are changing according to new Microsoft Digital Defense Report
Deal will merge Bitglass’s security service edge technology with Forcepoint’s SASE architecture.Read More Forcepoint to Acquire Bitglass
Remote Desktop aims to solve vulnerability issues with RDP by implementing robust access and security controls.Read More IDrive Remote Desktop Offers Protection from RDP Cyberattacks and Vulnerabilities
Phishing crooks get to try over and over again. But you only need to make one mistake…Read More Cybersecurity awareness month: Fight the phish!
Human rights organization Amnesty International last week reported identifying a link between an Indian cybersecurity company and the infrastructure used by a hacking group in an attack that attempted to deliver Android and Windows spyware to an activi…Read More Amnesty Links Indian Cybersecurity Firm to Spyware Attack on African Activist
Police in France have arrested and charged a 22-year-old man with hacking into a “secure” file-sharing systems used by a Parisian hospital trust, and stealing the COVID-19 test details for 1.4 million people.Read More Man charged with hack which shared COVID-19 test details in protest against vaccine pass
MSTIC has observed DEV-0343 conducting extensive password spraying against more than 250 Office 365 tenants, with a focus on United States and Israeli defense technology companies, Persian Gulf ports of entry, or global maritime transportation companies with business presence in the Middle East.
The post Iran-linked DEV-0343 targeting defense, GIS, and maritime sectors appeared first on Microsoft Security Blog.Read More Iran-linked DEV-0343 targeting defense, GIS, and maritime sectors
In a report published last week, Amnesty International revealed the connection between an Indian cybersecurity firm and an Android spyware program that was meant to target a well-known Togolese human rights defender. Security Researchers Found Evidence…Read More Amnesty International Associates Security Organization with a Spyware Campaign
Cox Media Group (CMG), an American media conglomerate, reported that it was attacked by a ransomware assault in June 2021, which knocked off live TV and radio broadcast feeds. In a data breach notification letter delivered via US Mail to over 800 impac…Read More Cox Media Group Ransomware Attack Confirmed
A number of Android OS variants are sending large amounts of user data to developers and third parties without opt outsRead More Android Phones Sharing Significant User Data Without Opt-Outs
Although organizations commonly go to great lengths to address security vulnerabilities that may exist within their IT infrastructure, an organization’s helpdesk might pose a bigger threat due to social engineering attacks.
Social engineering is “the a…
Several serious vulnerabilities discovered by researchers in industrial routers made by InHand Networks could expose many organizations to remote attacks, and patches do not appear to be available.
Zero trust aims to replace implicit trust with explicit, continuously adaptive trust across users, devices, networks, applications, and data.Read More The 5 Phases of Zero-Trust Adoption
A Togolese human rights advocate was hit by mobile spyware that has been allegedly developed by an Indian firm called Innefu Labs. Researchers from Amnesty International have uncovered a cyberespionage campaign tracked as ‘Donot Team‘ (aka APT-C-35) which was orchestrated by threat actors in India and Pakistan. Experts believe the attackers used a spyware developed […]
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Eleanor Dallaway, the editor of InfoSecurity Magazine, was kind enough to invite me onto her podcast “IntoSecurity Chats” this week. In it we discuss infosecurity rockstars, podcasts, how I would feel if I was stranded on a beautiful tropical island, …Read More An appearance on the IntoSecurity Chats podcast
Over the second quarter of the year, 73% of ransomware detections were related to the REvil/Sodinokibi family, while Darkside attacks expanded to more industries, McAfee says.Read More How to combat the most prevalent ransomware threats
A deep-dive study on the inner workings of incident response teams leads to a framework to apply behavioral psychology principles to CSIRTs.Read More Applying Behavioral Psychology to Strengthen Your Incident Response Team
It’s not actually banned in the EU yet — the legislative process is much more complicated than that — but it’s a step: a total ban on biometric mass surveillance.
Read More The European Parliament Voted to Ban Remote Biometric Surveillance
To respect “privacy and human dignity,” MEPs said that EU lawmakers should pass a permanent ban on the automated recognition of individuals in public spaces, saying citizens should only be monitored when suspected of a crime.
The parliament has also called for a ban on the use of private facial recognition databases — such as the controversial AI system created by U.S. startup Clearview…
The National Security Agency last week issued guidance on the risks associated with wildcard TLS certificates and Application Layer Protocols Allowing Cross-Protocol Attacks (ALPACA) techniques.
A total of nine cybersecurity-related acquisitions were announced in the first 10 days of October 2021.
Effective cyber-incident response means working well with legal. Matt Dunn, associate managing director for cyber-risk at Kroll, lays out how to do it.Read More Incident Response: 5 Principles to Boost the Infosec/Legal Relationship
Today’s episode reports on charges in a U.S. business email scam, French police arrest COVID hacker, Microsoft addresses Excel macro problem and an app developer’s security mistakeRead More Cyber Security Today, Oct. 11, 2021 – Three charged in U.S. email scam, French police arrest COVID hacker and an app developer makes a security mistake
Most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyberattacks on U.S. computer systems and view China and Russia as major threats, according to a new poll.
Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia has accused three men of money laundering and aggravated identity theft as part of a Business Email Compromise (BEC) campaign. What Is BEC? As explained by my colleague Dora, Busin…Read More Three Men Accused to Have Participated in a Scheme to Launder the Profits of a BEC Attack
FontOnLake is a previously unknown malware family that is targeting any systems running Linux. The malware has a limited incidence in the wild and has a sophisticated architecture that allows it to remain persistent on an infected machine for long peri…Read More Newly Discovered Malware Infects Linux Systems
Ada Lovelace Day is October 12th, celebrating women in STEM, which includes cybersecurity! Every year, the holiday does end up being a history of computing, as Ada was composing what we’d now consider the software for a theoretical first computer …Read More Ada Lovelace Day: Celebrating Women’s Achievements in STEM
The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) last week announced the release a new guidance document: Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) 3.0 Remote User Use Case.
Some sectors have seen increases of 300% or moreRead More Most Insurers Mandate MFA, But Premiums Are Still Soaring
A prominent Togolese human rights defender has been targeted with spyware by a threat actor known for striking victims in South Asia, marking the hacking group’s first foray into digital surveillance in Africa.
Amnesty International tied the covert att…
Trio indicted for alleged multi-year plotRead More Banking Insider Accused of Role in $1m BEC Scheme
UiPath is expanding its robotic process automation (RPA) platform with new features it hopes will put it on CIOs’ radar, including better security, a cloud-native delivery model, and the ability to automate through APIs as well as the UI.The securit…Read More UiPath partners with CrowdStrike to secure SaaS workflow automation
Ryuk player has a history of targeting healthcare organizationsRead More Ransomware Intrusion Group FIN12 Ramps-Up in Europe
Copenhagen, October 11th, 2021 – Heimdal™ Security (Heimdal™) partnered with reseller Sumillion to deliver a highly educational webinar on the current cyberattack landscape and how it impacts small to medium enterprises (SMEs). The session was hosted b…Read More Heimdal™ and Sumillion Partner Up for Educational Cyberattack Prevention Webinar
The NSA issued a technical advisory to warn organizations against the use of wildcard TLS certificates and the new ALPACA TLS attack. The National Security Agency (NSA) is warning organizations against the use of wildcard TLS certificates and the new ALPACA TLS attack. A wildcard certificate is a public key certificate that can be used […]
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