Cybersecurity News


IBM Offers $3M in Grants to Defend Schools from Cyberattacks

The grants will be awarded to six school districts in the United States to help prepare for, and respond to, cyberattacks.
04 February 2021

Google patches an actively exploited Chrome zero-day

Google Chrome 88.0.4324.150 released with a fix. Users advised to update.
04 February 2021

Microsoft Says It's Time to Attack Your Machine-Learning Models

With access to some training data, Microsoft's red team recreated a machine-learning system and found sequences of requests that resulted in a denial-of-service.
04 February 2021

Android Devices Prone to Botnet’s DDoS Onslaught

Android Devices Prone to Botnet’s DDoS Onslaught A new DDoS botnet propagates via the Android Debug Bridge and uses Tor to hide its activity.
04 February 2021

Web Application Attacks Grow Reliant on Automated Tools

Attackers often use automation in fuzzing attacks, injection attacks, fake bots, and application DDoS attacks.
04 February 2021

Spotify Suffers Second Credential-Stuffing Cyberattack in 3 Months

Spotify Suffers Second Credential-Stuffing Cyberattack in 3 Months As many as 100,000 of the music streaming service's customers could face account takeover.
04 February 2021

Nespresso Smart Cards Brewed with Weak Security

Nespresso Smart Cards Brewed with Weak Security A researcher hacked Nespresso Pro smart cards to dispense free, unlimited coffee.
04 February 2021

Google: Better patching could have prevented 1 in 4 zero‑days last year

Vendors should fix the root cause of a vulnerability, rather than block just one path to triggering it, says Google

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04 February 2021

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Twitter Target Resellers of Hacked Accounts

Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter this week all took steps to crack down on users involved in trafficking hijacked user accounts across their platforms. The coordinated action seized hundreds of accounts the companies say have played a major role in facilitating the trade and often lucrative resale of compromised, highly sought-after usernames.
04 February 2021

Google paid $6.7 million to bug bounty hunters in 2020

Sum is up from the $6.5 million the company paid security researchers a year before, in 2019.
04 February 2021

Critical Cisco Flaws Open VPN Routers Up to RCE Attacks

Critical Cisco Flaws Open VPN Routers Up to RCE Attacks The vulnerabilities exist in Cisco's RV160, RV160W, RV260, RV260P, and RV260W VPN routers for small businesses.
04 February 2021

Microsoft Office 365 Attacks Sparked from Google Firebase

Microsoft Office 365 Attacks Sparked from Google Firebase A savvy phishing campaign manages to evade native Microsoft security defenses, looking to steal O365 credentials.
04 February 2021

Is $50,000 for a Vulnerability Too Much?

Lofty bug bounties catch attention, but don't alleviate the application security flaws they are trying to solve.
04 February 2021

Blockchain transactions confirm murky and interconnected ransomware scene

Criminal gangs often use multiple ransomware strains and jump ship from one RaaS (Ransomware-as-a-Service) to another, seeking better deals.
04 February 2021

Discord servers targeted in cryptocurrency exchange scam wave

Free Bitcoin? Don’t believe it.
04 February 2021

Security firm Stormshield discloses data breach, theft of source code

Stormshield is a major provider of network security products to the French government, some approved to be used on sensitive networks.
04 February 2021

Cisco’s AppDynamics debuts app performance, vulnerability management software

Cisco says that clients will no longer have to “sacrifice security for velocity.”
04 February 2021

Clearview Facial-Recognition Technology Ruled Illegal in Canada

Clearview Facial-Recognition Technology Ruled Illegal in Canada The company’s controversial practice of collecting and selling billions of faceprints was dealt a heavy blow by the Privacy Commissioner that could set a precedent in other legal challenges.
04 February 2021

LockBit ransomware operator: ‘For a cybercriminal, the best country is Russia’

A lone ransomware operator explains why they went down a criminal path.
04 February 2021

Facebook etiquette: Behaviors you should avoid

Sharing your thoughts or photos for the world to see is now as easy as pushing a button, but even a seemingly harmless post may come back to haunt you

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04 February 2021