Cybersecurity News


Defending the data center: The time to act is now

Cyberattacks against data centers may ultimately be everyone's problem – how prepared are their operators for the heightened risk of cyber-assaults?

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18 March 2022

Pro-Ukraine ‘Protestware’ Pushes Antiwar Ads, Geo-Targeted Malware

Researchers are tracking a number of open-source "protestware" projects on GitHub that have recently altered their code to display "Stand with Ukraine" messages for users, or basic facts about the carnage in Ukraine. The group also is tracking several code packages that were recently modified to erase files on computers that appear to be coming from Russian or Belarusian Internet addresses.
17 March 2022

Dev Sabotages Popular NPM Package to Protest Russian Invasion

Dev Sabotages Popular NPM Package to Protest Russian Invasion In the latest software supply-chain attack, the code maintainer added malicious code to the hugely popular node-ipc library to replace files with a heart emoji and a peacenotwar module.
17 March 2022

Misconfigured Firebase Databases Exposing Data in Mobile Apps

Misconfigured Firebase Databases Exposing Data in Mobile Apps Five percent of the databases are vulnerable to threat actors: It's a gold mine of exploit opportunity in thousands of mobile apps, researchers say.
17 March 2022

Reporting Mandates to Clear Up Feds’ Hazy Look into Threat Landscape – Podcast

Reporting Mandates to Clear Up Feds’ Hazy Look into Threat Landscape – Podcast It’s about time, AttackIQ’s Jonathan Reiber said about 24H/72H report deadlines mandated in the new spending bill. As it is, visibility into adversary behavior has been muck.
17 March 2022

Russian Cyclops Blink botnet launches assault against Asus routers

The only option available might be a return to factory settings for infected routers.
17 March 2022

Cloudflare debuts Friendly Bot validation service

Machine learning is already used to "spot your bot."
17 March 2022

Ex CafePress owner fined $500,000 for 'shoddy' security, covering up data breach

When victim accounts were closed after being hacked in one incident, CafePress went so far as to charge them a $25 fee.
17 March 2022

‘CryptoRom’ Crypto-Scam is Back via Side-Loaded Apps

‘CryptoRom’ Crypto-Scam is Back via Side-Loaded Apps Scammers are bypassing Apple's App Store security, stealing thousands of dollars’ worth of cryptocurrency from the unwitting, using the TestFlight and WebClips programs.
16 March 2022

Another Destructive Wiper Targets Organizations in Ukraine

Another Destructive Wiper Targets Organizations in Ukraine CaddyWiper is one in a barrage of data-wiping cyber-attacks to hit the country since January as the war on the ground with Russia marches on.
16 March 2022

iPhone, Android users lose life savings to romance fraud, cryptocurrency operation

Attackers now 'double dip' to clear out victim bank accounts.
16 March 2022

US military vs. Silicon Valley – a cultural divide

The US military knows it needs to speed up technology adoption through optimization, something at the heart of Silicon Valley culture

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16 March 2022

Phony Instagram ‘Support Staff’ Emails Hit Insurance Company

Phony Instagram ‘Support Staff’ Emails Hit Insurance Company The phishing scam tried to steal login credentials by threatening account shutdown, due to users having purportedly shared “fake content.”
16 March 2022

Cyberattacks Against Israeli Government Sites: ‘Largest in the Country’s History’

Cyberattacks Against Israeli Government Sites: ‘Largest in the Country’s History’ DDoS attacks against Israel telecom companies took down government sites, sparking a temporary state of emergency.
15 March 2022

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Helena Shi

 

Inspired by the Global Chief Information Officer at one of the world’s largest global investment management companies – who was also a mother of three – Helena Shi realized that it was possible to balance motherhood and have a successful career. In fact, a week after giving birth to her baby, Helena completed her PCI QSA requalification and negotiated a work-from-home environment because her career was equally as important to her. In this edition of our blog, Helena describes the barriers for women in technology professions – particularly for those that have children – and how women can overcome to have both a career and a family.

15 March 2022

Most QNAP NAS Devices Affected by ‘Dirty Pipe’ Linux Flaw

Most QNAP NAS Devices Affected by ‘Dirty Pipe’ Linux Flaw The “Dirty Pipe” Linux kernel flaw – a high-severity vulnerability in all major distros that grants root access to unprivileged users who have local access – affects most of QNAP’s network-attached storage (NAS) appliances, the Taiwanese manufacturer warned on Monday. Dirty Pipe, a recently reported local privilege escalation vulnerability, affects the Linux kernel on QNAP […]
15 March 2022

Lawmakers Probe Early Release of Top RU Cybercrook

Aleksei Burkov, a cybercriminal who long operated two of Russia's most exclusive underground hacking forums, was arrested in 2015 by Israeli authorities. The Russian government fought Burkov's extradition to the U.S. for four years -- even arresting and jailing an Israeli woman to force a prisoner swap. That effort failed: Burkov was sent to America, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to nine years in prison. But a little more than a year later, he was quietly released and deported back to Russia. Now some Republican lawmakers are asking why a Russian hacker once described as "an asset of supreme importance" was allowed to shorten his stay.
15 March 2022

The role of cloud services, public tools in the Russia-Ukraine cyber conflict

DDoS tools and how-to guides are being spread through cloud technologies.
15 March 2022

Pandora Ransomware Hits Giant Automotive Supplier Denso

Pandora Ransomware Hits Giant Automotive Supplier Denso Denso confirmed that cybercriminals leaked stolen, classified information from the Japan-based car-components manufacturer after an attack on one of its offices in Germany.
15 March 2022

CaddyWiper: More destructive wiper malware strikes Ukraine

The wiper avoids domain controllers to stay under the radar.
15 March 2022