Cybersecurity News


8 of the 10 Most Exploited Bugs Last Year Involved Microsoft Products

Six of them were the same as from the previous year, according to new Recorded Future analysis.
04 February 2020

SharePoint Bug Proves Popular Weapon for Nation-State Attacks

Thousands of servers could be exposed to SharePoint vulnerability CVE-2019-0604, recently used in cyberattacks against Middle East government targets.
04 February 2020

Booter Boss Busted By Bacon Pizza Buy

A Pennsylvania man who operated one of the Internet's longest-running online attack-for-hire or "booter" services was sentenced to five years probation today. While the young man's punishment was heavily tempered by his current poor health, the defendant's dietary choices may have contributed to both his capture and the lenient sentencing: Investigators say the onetime booter boss's identity became clear after he ordered a bacon and chicken pizza delivered to his home using the same email address he originally used to register his criminal attack service.
04 February 2020

Community Housing Nonprofit Hit with $1.2M Loss in BEC Scam

Community Housing Nonprofit Hit with $1.2M Loss in BEC Scam Red Kite said that domain-spoofing and convincing scam emails claiming to be from suppliers were the cause.
04 February 2020

Microsoft DART Finds Web Shell Threat on the Rise

Various APT groups are successfully using Web shell attacks on a more frequent basis.
04 February 2020

Ransomware Attack Hinders Toll Group Operations

Ransomware Attack Hinders Toll Group Operations Customers took to Twitter to air their grievances after some of the transportation giant's operations were downed.
04 February 2020

Researcher: Backdoor mechanism discovered in devices using HiSilicon chips

Researcher said he did not notify HiSilicon due to a lack of trust in the hardware vendor to adequately fix the issue.
04 February 2020

Researcher: Backdoor mechanism still active in many IoT products

Researcher says a backdoor mechanism in devices running Xiongmai firmware is still active years after first being discovered.
04 February 2020

Ransomware Attacks: Why It Should Be Illegal to Pay the Ransom

For cities, states and towns, paying up is short-sighted and only makes the problem worse.
04 February 2020

Two Critical Android Bugs Get Patched in February Update

Two Critical Android Bugs Get Patched in February Update As part of its February bug fixes, Google is patching a critical severity remote code execution vulnerability and an information disclosure bug.
04 February 2020

Medtronic Patches Implanted Device, CareLink Programmer Bugs

Medtronic Patches Implanted Device, CareLink Programmer Bugs The medical device giant has issued fixes for bugs first disclosed in 2018 and 2019.
04 February 2020

Nintendo hacker pleads guilty

Teen who hacked Nintendo twice and leaked data on the company's yet unreleased Switch console pleaded guilty last week.
04 February 2020

7 Ways SMBs Can Secure Their Websites

7 Ways SMBs Can Secure Their Websites Here's what small and midsize businesses should consider when they decide it's time to up their website security.
04 February 2020

Twitter Suspends Fake Accounts Abusing Feature that Matches Phone Numbers and Users

The company believes state-sponsored actors may also be involved.
04 February 2020

Kubernetes Shows Built-in Weakness

A Shmoocon presentation points out several weaknesses built in to Kubernetes configurations and how a researcher can exploit them.
04 February 2020

What WON'T Happen in Cybersecurity in 2020

Predictions are a dime a dozen. Here are six trends that you won't be hearing about anytime soon.
04 February 2020

Teen takes down ISP with DDoS attacks to get info on one of its subscribers

Ukrainian teen arrested last month for taking down a local ISP with DDoS attacks.
04 February 2020

Electric scooters vulnerable to remote hacks

A helmet may not be enough to keep you safe(r) while riding an e-scooter

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04 February 2020

Electric scooters vulnerable to remote hacks

A helmet may not be enough to keep you safe(r) while riding an e-scooter

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04 February 2020

Twitter API Abused to Uncover User Identities

Twitter API Abused to Uncover User Identities State-sponsored actors may have been behind the social media abuse, said Twitter.
04 February 2020