Cybersecurity News


ShinyHunters Offers Stolen Data on Dark Web

The threat actor offers more than 26 million records from a series of data breaches.
27 July 2020

Ratings for Open Source Projects Aim to Make Software More Secure

Two companies have teamed up to rate open source projects, but can adopting repository ratings help developers make better decisions regarding open source?
27 July 2020

Microsoft Revamps Windows Insider Preview Bug Bounty Program

Microsoft Revamps Windows Insider Preview Bug Bounty Program Researchers can earn up to $100,000 for finding vulnerabilities in Microsoft's revamped Windows Insider Preview bug bounty program.
27 July 2020

Ransomware attack on Garmin thought to be the work of 'Evil Corp'

Ransomware attack on Garmin thought to be the work of 'Evil Corp'

Russian cybercrime gang is believed to be responsible for taking Garmin services offline

A ransomware attack that took the GPS and smartwatch business Garmin entirely offline for more than three days is believed to have been carried out by a Russian cybercriminal gang which calls itself “Evil Corp”.

Garmin began to restore services to customers on Monday morning, after being held hostage for a reported ransom of $10m, although some services were still operating with limited functionality.

Ransomware is the most common form of criminal malware currently in use. Targets are commonly infected through malicious emails, which may trick them into downloading and running the software, or through exploiting vulnerabilities in other software such as Adobe Flash. When the ransomware program is activated, it encrypts the user’s hard drive with a single use encryption key, before flashing up a message asking for ransom, typically in the form of a payment in the cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

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27 July 2020

Attackers Exploiting High-Severity Network Security Flaw, Cisco Warns

Attackers Exploiting High-Severity Network Security Flaw, Cisco Warns Attackers are exploiting a high-severity vulnerability in Cisco's network security software products, which is used by Fortune 500 companies.
27 July 2020

CISA says 62,000 QNAP NAS devices have been infected with the QSnatch malware

QSnatch malware, first spotted in late 2019, has grown from 7,000 bots to more than 62,000, according to a join US CISA and UK NCSC security alert.
27 July 2020

Almost 4,000 databases now wiped in ‘Meow’ attacks

The attackers and their motivations remain unknown; however, the incidents yet again highlight the risks of careless data security

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27 July 2020

Encryption Under ‘Full-Frontal Nuclear Assault’ By U.S. Bills

Encryption Under ‘Full-Frontal Nuclear Assault’ By U.S. Bills The U.S. government and tech companies continue to butt heads over the idea of encryption and what that means for law enforcement.
27 July 2020

Hackers stole GitHub and GitLab OAuth tokens from Git analytics firm Waydev

OAuth tokens have been abused for intrusions at least two other companies, Dave.com and Flood.io.
27 July 2020

Pandemic Credential Stuffing: Cybersecurity's Ultimate Inside Job

How stolen credentials for services like Zoom and password reuse practices threaten to compromise other accounts and applications.
27 July 2020

Cerberus banking Trojan team breaks up, source code goes to auction

The Android malware’s operator is hoping the code and client list will net them up to $100,000.
27 July 2020

Block/Allow: The Changing Face of Hacker Linguistics

Terms such as "whitelist," "blacklist," "master," and "slave" are being scrutinized again and by a wider range of tech companies than ever before.
27 July 2020

FBI warns of new DDoS attack vectors: CoAP, WS-DD, ARMS, and Jenkins

FBI believes device vendors won't disable these protocols and warns companies to take preventive and protective measures.
27 July 2020

Apple sued for not taking action against iTunes gift card scams

Plaintiffs in new class-action lawsuit claim Apple is directly benefiting and enabling iTunes gift card scams.
26 July 2020

Tech unicorn Dave admits to security breach impacting 7.5 million users

Dave user data is now available for download on a public hacking forum.
25 July 2020

7 Summer Travel Security Tips

7 Summer Travel Security Tips With staying safe during the pandemic high priority, it's easy to let your guard down about the security of the devices you take along your travels.
25 July 2020

Thinking of a Cybersecurity Career? Read This

Thousand of people graduate from colleges and universities each year with cybersecurity or computer science degrees only to find employers are less than thrilled about their hands-on, foundational skills. Here's a look at a recent survey that identified some of the bigger skills gaps, and some thoughts about how those seeking a career in these fields can better stand out from the crowd.
24 July 2020

Academics smuggle 234 policy-violating skills on the Alexa Skills Store

Academics said they also identified 52 problematic skills already available on the Alexa store, all targeted at children.
24 July 2020

Organizations Continue to Struggle With App Vulns

A high percentage of discovered bugs remain unremediated for a long time, a new study shows.
24 July 2020

Garmin Takes App & Services Offline After Suspected Ransomware Attack

Wearables company Garmin shut down its website, app, call centers, and other services in the aftermath of a security incident.
24 July 2020