Cybersecurity News


Linkury adware caught distributing full-blown malware

Linkury (SafeFinder) installations linked to infections with the Socelars and Kpot infostealer trojans.
30 September 2020

Microsoft 365 services back online after hours‑long outage

Microsoft resolves a service disruption that affected Office 365, Outlook.com, Teams and other cloud-based services

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30 September 2020

Microsoft Exchange Servers Still Open to Actively Exploited Flaw

Microsoft Exchange Servers Still Open to Actively Exploited Flaw Despite Microsoft issuing patches almost eight months ago, 61 percent of Exchange servers are still vulnerable.
30 September 2020

The Value of the PCI Secure Software Lifecycle Standard for Software Vendors


The PCI Secure Software Lifecycle (Secure SLC) Standard is part of the PCI Software Security Framework, which addresses security for software operating in payment environments. In this blog, we interview PCI Security Standards Council’s VP, Global Head of Programs, Gill Woodcock, about the Secure SLC Standard, what it is, and the value of adoption.

30 September 2020

Attacker Dwell Time: Ransomware's Most Important Metric

How to bolster security defenses by zeroing in on the length of time an interloper remains undetected inside your network
30 September 2020

$15 million business email scam campaign in the US exposed

The FBI is investigating the global campaign in which millions of dollars have been stolen from at least 150 victims.
30 September 2020

This worm phishing campaign is a game-changer in password theft, account takeovers

The security incident highlights the need for multi-factor authentication in the enterprise.
30 September 2020

APT‑C‑23 group evolves its Android spyware

ESET researchers uncover a new version of Android spyware used by the APT-C-23 threat group against targets in the Middle East

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30 September 2020

Why Web Browser Padlocks Shouldn’t Be Trusted

Why Web Browser Padlocks Shouldn’t Be Trusted Popular ‘safe browsing’ padlocks are now passe as a majority of bad guys also use them.
29 September 2020

Twitter hires new CISO in industry veteran Rinki Sethi

Sethi previously served in security roles at Rubrik, IBM, Palo Alto Networks, Intuit, and eBay.
29 September 2020

Microsoft: Ransomware & Nation-State Attacks Rise, Get More Sophisticated

Malware-based attacks are out, phishing is in, along with credential stuffing and business email compromise. Microsoft recommends defensive tactics in its new report on rising threats.
29 September 2020

Who’s Behind Monday’s 14-State 911 Outage?

Emergency 911 systems were down for more than an hour on Monday in towns and cities across 14 U.S. states. The outages led many news outlets to speculate the problem was related to Microsoft's Azure web services platform, which also was struggling with a widespread outage at the time. However, multiple sources tell KrebsOnSecurity the 911 issues stemmed from some kind of technical snafu involving Intrado and Lumen, two companies that together handle 911 calls for a broad swath of the United States.
29 September 2020

DDoS Attacks Soar in First Half of 2020

Shorter, faster, multivector attacks had a greater impact on victims.
29 September 2020

New Campaign by China-Linked Group Targets US Orgs for First Time

In a least one instance, the Palmerworm APT group was able to remain undetected on a compromised system for nearly six months, according to Symantec.
29 September 2020

Securing Slack: 5 Tips for Safer Messaging, Collaboration

Securing Slack: 5 Tips for Safer Messaging, Collaboration Remote workers and scattered teams are relying on Slack more and more for messaging and collaboration. Here are a few extra tips for keeping data and systems more secure when using Slack.
29 September 2020

Vulnerability in Wireless Router Chipsets Prompts Advisory

Synopsys issues an advisory for vulnerabilities affecting the chipsets of wireless routers from Qualcomm, Mediatek, and Realtek.
29 September 2020

Zerologon Attacks Against Microsoft DCs Snowball in a Week

Zerologon Attacks Against Microsoft DCs Snowball in a Week The attempted compromises, which could allow full control over Active Directory identity services, are flying thick and fast just a week after active exploits of CVE-2020-1472 were first flagged.
29 September 2020

Shifting Left of Left: Why Secure Code Isn't Always Quality Code

Shifting Left of Left: Why Secure Code Isn't Always Quality Code Enabling engineers to share responsibility for security and empowering them to erase common vulnerabilities are good starting points.
29 September 2020

The Network Perimeter: This Time, It’s Personal

The Network Perimeter: This Time, It’s Personal Botnets and IoT devices are forming a perfect storm for IT staff wrestling with WFH employee security.
29 September 2020

What to Know Before Participating in a PCI SSC RFC

 

The PCI SSC Request for Comments (RFC) process is an avenue for PCI SSC stakeholders to provide feedback on existing and new PCI security standards and programs. This feedback plays a critical role in the ongoing maintenance and development of these resources for the payment card industry.

29 September 2020