Hacktivist Attacks Declined 95 Percent Since 2015: IBM

Fri, 17 May 2019 15:46:20 +0000

The number of hacktivist attacks that resulted in quantifiable damage to the victim has declined by 95 percent since 2015, according to IBM. read more

Slack Flaw Allows Hackers to Steal, Manipulate Downloads

Fri, 17 May 2019 14:47:33 +0000

A recently patched vulnerability in the Slack desktop application for Windows can be exploited by malicious actors to steal and manipulate a targeted user’s downloaded files. read more

Tenable Updates Free Vulnerability Assessment Solution

Fri, 17 May 2019 13:29:16 +0000

Tenable this week announced Nessus Essentials, an expanded version of its free vulnerability assessment solution previously known as Nessus Home.  read more

Wormable Windows RDS Vulnerability Poses Serious Risk to ICS

Fri, 17 May 2019 12:34:31 +0000

A critical remote code execution vulnerability patched recently by Microsoft in Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) poses a serious risk to industrial environments, experts have warned. read more

Stack Overflow Discloses Security Breach

Fri, 17 May 2019 05:47:39 +0000

Stack Overflow, the popular Q&A platform for programmers, revealed on Thursday that someone gained access to its production systems over the weekend. read more

How to Securely Blend Your IoT Data with Business Data

Thu, 16 May 2019 17:21:21 +0000

Opportunities Created by the Integration of IoT Data With the Rest of Your Business Environment Are Vast read more

Authorities Takedown GozNym Cybercrime Group That Stole an Estimated $100 Million

Thu, 16 May 2019 16:41:52 +0000

Authorities in the United States and Europe on Thursday announced the takedown of an organized cybercrime network that used the GozNym malware to steal an estimated $100 million from victims.  read more

Cisco Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Prime Infrastructure (PI) Software

Thu, 16 May 2019 16:13:24 +0000

Cisco has released patches for numerous vulnerabilities affecting its products, including Critical flaws in the Cisco Prime Infrastructure (PI) Software that could allow remote code execution. A total of three vulnerabilities were identified in the PI software, namely CVE-2019-1821, CVE-2019-1822, and CVE-2019-1823, featuring a CVSS score of 9.8. read more

Group Seeks Investigation of Deep Packet Inspection Use by ISPs

Thu, 16 May 2019 15:46:18 +0000

European Digital Rights Organization Seeks Investigation Into Internet Service Providers' Use of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) read more

Facebook Partially Restores Privacy Feature Abused in Massive Breach

Thu, 16 May 2019 14:40:57 +0000

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Dutch Probe China's Huawei for Possible Spying: Report

Thu, 16 May 2019 14:15:41 +0000

Dutch intelligence services are investigating Huawei for possibly spying for the Chinese government by leaving a "back door" to data of customers of major telecoms firms, a report said Thursday. read more

Business Email Compromise Still Reigns

Thu, 16 May 2019 14:06:42 +0000

Last month, the Federal Bureau of Investigation released its 2018 Internet Crime Complaints Center (IC3). The annual report provides readers a glimpse into the types of cybercrimes being reported to the FBI and the trending threats the Bureau has responded to in the last year. read more

Google Starts Tracking Zero-Days Exploited in the Wild

Thu, 16 May 2019 12:44:48 +0000

Google Project Zero has started tracking zero-day vulnerabilities exploited in attacks before the impacted vendor released patches. read more

Red Cross Website Hacked in Latest Singapore Cyber Attack

Thu, 16 May 2019 11:37:08 +0000

The Singapore Red Cross said Thursday its website had been hacked and the personal data of more than 4,000 potential blood donors compromised in the latest cyber attack on the city-state. read more

Microsoft Releases Attack Surface Analyzer 2.0

Thu, 16 May 2019 11:11:52 +0000

Microsoft has rewritten its Attack Surface Analyzer tool to take advantage of modern, cross-platform technologies, the company announced this week.  read more

Google's Titan Security Keys Vulnerable to Bluetooth Attacks

Thu, 16 May 2019 05:59:56 +0000

Google announced on Wednesday that it’s offering a free replacement for its Titan Security Key dongles following the discovery of a potentially serious vulnerability. read more

Trump Bars U.S. Companies From Foreign Telecoms Posing Security Risk

Thu, 16 May 2019 00:45:53 +0000

President Donald Trump declared a national emergency Wednesday barring US companies from using foreign telecoms equipment deemed a security risk -- a move that appeared aimed at Chinese giant Huawei. read more

Researchers Link Disparate Chinese Hacking Groups

Wed, 15 May 2019 20:27:15 +0000

The Chinese government appears to have centralized control over several hacking groups previously believed to be separate threat actors, the BlackBerry Cylance Threat Intelligence security researchers say.  read more

Hackers Exploit ASUS Update Process to Install Backdoor

Wed, 15 May 2019 17:21:04 +0000

The BlackTech cyber-espionage group has been performing man-in-the-middle (MitM) attacks on the update process of the ASUS WebStorage application to deliver the Plead backdoor to their targeted victims, ESET reports. read more