Cybersecurity News


Medical Debt Collection Firm R1 RCM Hit in Ransomware Attack

R1 RCM Inc. [NASDAQ:RCM], one of the nation's largest medical debt collection companies, has been hit in a ransomware attack. 
14 August 2020

Critical Flaws in WordPress Quiz Plugin Allow Site Takeover

Critical Flaws in WordPress Quiz Plugin Allow Site Takeover The recently patched flaws could be abused by an unauthenticated, remote attackers to take over vulnerable websites.
14 August 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

A deep dive into Mekotio – The financial fallout from data breaches – Fixing election security issues

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14 August 2020

7 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workforce Safe

7 Ways to Keep Your Remote Workforce Safe These tips will help you chart a course for a security strategy that just may become part of the normal way organizations will function over the next several years.
14 August 2020

Google will test new feature in Chrome to curb phishing

The web browser will only display domain names as a way to help people recognize impostor websites

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14 August 2020

WFH Summer 2020 Caption Contest Winners

WFH Summer 2020 Caption Contest Winners Clever wordplay on sandcastles, sandboxes, zero trust. and granular controls. And the winners are ...
14 August 2020

Instagram Retained Deleted User Data Despite GDPR Rules

Instagram Retained Deleted User Data Despite GDPR Rules The photo-sharing app retained people’s photos and private direct messages on its servers even after users removed them.
14 August 2020

Mac malware spreads through Xcode projects, abuses WebKit, Data Vault vulnerabilities

XCSSET malware focuses on exploiting Safari and other browsers.
14 August 2020

CactusPete hackers go on European rampage with Bisonal backdoor upgrade

The APT is attacking banks and military organizations in Eastern Europe.
14 August 2020

A simple telephony honeypot received 1.5 million robocalls across 11 months

Researchers say that most campaigns take place in short-burst storms and that answering a robocall doesn't mean you'll be targeted more often in the future.
14 August 2020

Ransomware

Ransomware is a special type of malware. Once it infected your computer, it encrypts all of your files and demands you pay a ransome if you want your files back. Be suspicious of any emails trying to trick you into opening infected attachments or click on malicious links, common sense is your best defense. In addition. backups are often the only way you can recover from ransomware.
14 August 2020

NSA, FBI Warn of Linux Malware Used in Espionage Attacks

NSA, FBI Warn of Linux Malware Used in Espionage Attacks A never before seen malware has been used for espionage purposes via Linux systems, warn the NSA and FBI in a joint advisory.
13 August 2020

CISA Warns of Phishing Campaign with Loan-Relief Lure

Phishing emails and fake website promise help with the Small Business Administration's program that aids those affected by COVID-19.
13 August 2020

Healthcare Industry Sees Respite From Attacks in First Half of 2020

Healthcare Industry Sees Respite From Attacks in First Half of 2020 Breach disclosures are down, and reported ransomware attacks have also plummeted. Good news -- or a calm before the storm?
13 August 2020

Business Email Compromise Attacks Involving MFA Bypass Increase

Adversaries are using legacy email clients to access and take over accounts protected with strong authentication, Abnormal Security says.
13 August 2020

CactusPete APT Hones Toolset, Resurfaces with New Espionage Targets

CactusPete APT Hones Toolset, Resurfaces with New Espionage Targets The APT is becoming more sophisticated over time.
13 August 2020

RedCurl APT Group Hacks Global Companies for Corporate Espionage

Researchers analyze a presumably Russian-speaking APT group that has been stealing corporate data since 2018.
13 August 2020

The Race to Hack a Satellite at DEF CON

The Race to Hack a Satellite at DEF CON Eight teams competed to win cash, bragging rights, and the chance to control a satellite in space.
13 August 2020

Boeing's DEF CON Debut a Sign of the Times

In the wake of a stalemate between the airplane manufacturer and a security researcher over vulns found in its 787 aircraft's network, Boeing says it's ready to "embrace" the hacker community.
13 August 2020

Secure Development Takes a (Remote) Village

The shift to work from home isn't just about giving your Dev team the physical tools they need.
13 August 2020