UC San Diego Health Breach Tied to Phishing AttackEmployee email takeover exposed personal, medical data of students, employees and patients.
CISA’s Top 30 Bugs: One’s Old Enough to Buy BeerThere are patches or remediations for all of them, but they're still being picked apart. Why should attackers stop if the flaws remain unpatched, as so many do?
Leading cybersecurity agencies reveal list of most exploited vulnerabilities of the past 2 years
There are 30 vulnerabilities listed in total; organizations would do well to patch their systems if they haven’t done so yet
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Israeli Government Agencies Visit NSO Group OfficesAuthorities opened an investigation into the secretive Israeli security firm.
The Life Cycle of a Breached DatabaseEvery time there is another data breach, we are asked to change our password at the breached entity. But the reality is that in most cases by the time the victim organization discloses an incident publicly the information has already been harvested many times over by profit-seeking cybercriminals. Here's a closer look at what typically transpires in the weeks or months before an organization notifies its users about a breached database. Our continued reliance on passwords for authentication has contributed to one toxic data spill or hack after another. One might even say passwords are the fossil fuels powering most IT modernization: They're ubiquitous because they are cheap and easy to use, but that means they also come with significant trade-offs -- such as polluting the Internet with weaponized data when they're leaked or stolen en masse.
Six Malicious Linux Shell Scripts Used to Evade Defenses and How to Stop ThemUptycs Threat Research outline how malicious Linux shell scripts are used to cloak attacks and how defenders can detect and mitigate against them.
Tackling the insider threat to the new hybrid workplace
Now that organizations are set to evolve a hybrid blend of home and office-based work for most employees, it is more important then ever to address the risks that insider threat can - willingly or unwitingly - pose.
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Most Twitter users haven’t enabled 2FA yet, report reveals
Twitter’s transparency report revealed that users aren’t quick to adopt 2FA and once they do enable it, they choose the least secure option
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8 Security Tools to be Unveiled at Black Hat USASecurity researchers and practitioners share a host of new cyber tools for penetration testing, reverse engineering, malware defense, and more.
BlackMatter & Haron: Evil Ransomware Newborns or RebirthsThey’re either new or old REvil & DarkSide wine in new bottles. Both have a taste for deep-pocketed targets and DarkSide-esque virtue-signaling.
Reboot of PunkSpider Tool at DEF CON Stirs DebateResearchers plan to introduce a revamp of PunkSpider, which helps identify flaws in websites so companies can make their back-end systems more secure, at DEF CON.
Booking your next holiday? Watch out for these Airbnb scams
With vacations in full swing, cybercriminals will be looking to scam vacationers looking for that perfect accommodation.
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Podcast: Why Securing Active Directory Is a NightmareResearchers preview work to be presented at Black Hat on how AD “misconfiguration debt” lays out a dizzying array of attack paths, such as in PetitPotam.
Enterprise data breach cost reached record high during COVID-19 pandemicIBM research estimates that the average data breach now costs upward of $4 million.
No More Ransom Saves Victims Nearly €1 Over 5 YearsNo More Ransom is collecting decryptors so ransomware victims don’t have to pay to get their data back and attackers don’t get rich.
Apple releases patch for zero‑day flaw in iOS, iPadOS and macOS
The vulnerability is under active exploitation by unknown attackers and affects a wide range of Apple’s products.
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Zimbra Server Bugs Could Lead to Email PlunderingTwo bugs, now patched except in older versions, could be chained to allow attackers to hijack Zimbra server by simply sending a malicious email.
Back-to-Basics: Use Strong Passwords
As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so securely in order to protect customer’s payment card data. Too often, data breaches happen as a result of vulnerabilities that are entirely preventable. The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has developed a set of payment protection resources for small businesses. In this 8-part back-to-basics series, we highlight payment security basics for protecting against payment data theft. Today’s blog focuses on using strong passwords.