Cybersecurity News


Intl. Law Enforcement Operation Disrupts Emotet Botnet

Global law enforcement agencies have seized control of Emotet infrastructure, disrupting one of the world's most pervasive and dangerous cyber threats.
27 January 2021

Critical Vulnerability Patched in 'sudo' Utility for Unix-Like OSes

Flaw exists in versions of sudo going back nearly 10 years; USCYBERCOM recommends organizations patch immediately.
27 January 2021

TeamTNT Cloaks Malware With Open-Source Tool

TeamTNT Cloaks Malware With Open-Source Tool The detection-evasion tool, libprocesshider, hides TeamTNT's malware from process-information programs.
27 January 2021

NetWalker Ransomware Suspect Charged: Tor Site Seized

NetWalker Ransomware Suspect Charged: Tor Site Seized The suspect allegedly has extorted $27.6 million from ransomware victims, mostly in the healthcare sector.
27 January 2021

US and Bulgarian authorities disrupt NetWalker ransomware operation

Authorities seize dark web domains, charge a Canadian, and seize $454,000 in cryptocurrency.
27 January 2021

Remote Attackers Can Now Reach Protected Network Devices via NAT Slipstreaming

Remote Attackers Can Now Reach Protected Network Devices via NAT Slipstreaming A new version of NAT slipstreaming allows cybercriminals an easy path to devices that aren't connected to the internet.
27 January 2021

Sudo Bug Gives Root Access to Mass Numbers of Linux Systems

Sudo Bug Gives Root Access to Mass Numbers of Linux Systems Qualys said the vuln gives any local user root access to systems running the most popular version of Sudo.
27 January 2021

Microsoft Security Business Exceeds $10B in Revenue

Microsoft's security division has grown more than 40% year-over-year, the company reports alongside security product updates.
27 January 2021

Authorities plan to mass-uninstall Emotet from infected hosts on April 25, 2021

The world's largest malware botnet will become extinct by April after today's coordinated takedown and planned clean-up operations.
27 January 2021

Authorities plan to mass-uninstall Emotet from infected hosts on March 25, 2021

The world's largest malware botnet will become extinct by April after today's coordinated takedown and planned clean-up operations.
27 January 2021

ADT Security Camera Flaw Opened Homes, Stores to Eavesdropping

ADT Security Camera Flaw Opened Homes, Stores to Eavesdropping Researchers publicly disclosed flaws in ADT's LifeShield DIY HD Video Doorbell, which could have allowed local attackers to access credentials, video feeds and more.
27 January 2021

Emotet Takedown Disrupts Vast Criminal Infrastructure; NetWalker Site Offline

Emotet Takedown Disrupts Vast Criminal Infrastructure; NetWalker Site Offline Hundreds of servers and 1 million Emotet infections have been dismantled globally, while tales have emerged on Twitter that NetWalker's Dark Web leaks site is offline.
27 January 2021

4 Clues to Spot a Bot Network

Protect against misinformation and disinformation campaigns by learning how to identify the bot networks spreading falsehoods.
27 January 2021

Many Cybersecurity Job Candidates Are Subpar, While On-the-Job Training Falls Short

With demand for skilled cybersecurity workers so high, is it really surprising that most companies are seeing fewer qualified applicants?
27 January 2021

PCI SSC Announces 2021 Special Interest Group Election Results

 

Following its annual Special Interest Group (SIG) election process, the PCI Security Standards Council has confirmed the winning SIG topic for 2021. The Council’s Participating Organizations voted to select “Best Practices for Container Orchestration” as the focus for the year ahead. The goal of the SIG is to provide guidance for companies on how to enhance security when using container orchestration tools. This guidance will include an overview of container orchestration tools as well as a breakdown of payment industry considerations for critical components of typical system implementations.

27 January 2021

Apple Patches Three iOS Zero-Day Vulnerabilities

New iOS 14.4 update available for iPhones and iPads.
27 January 2021

Security's Inevitable Shift to the Edge

As the edge becomes the place for DDoS mitigation, Web app security, and other controls, SASE is the management platform to handle them all.
27 January 2021

International Action Targets Emotet Crimeware

Authorities across Europe on Tuesday said they'd seized control over Emotet, a prolific malware strain and cybercrime-as-service operation. Investigators say the action could help quarantine more than a million Microsoft Windows systems currently compromised with malware tied to Emotet infections.
27 January 2021

National Crime Agency warns novice and veteran traders alike of rise in clone company scams

The NCA says these schemes have already led to the theft of over £78 million.
27 January 2021

Apple Patches Three Actively Exploited Zero-Days, Part of iOS Emergency Update

Apple Patches Three Actively Exploited Zero-Days, Part of iOS Emergency Update An anonymous researcher identified bugs in the software’s kernel and WebKit browser engine that are likely part of an exploit chain.
27 January 2021