Cybersecurity News


Keybase patches bug that kept pictures in cleartext storage on Mac, Windows clients

Keybase failed to wipe clean cached pictures even after deletion.
23 February 2021

Chinese-Affiliated APT31 Cloned & Used NSA Hacking Tool

APT31 cloned and reused a Windows-based hacking tool for years before Microsoft patched the vulnerability, researchers report.
22 February 2021

Cybercrime Groups More Prolific, Focus on Healthcare in 2020

Almost four of every five attacks attributed in 2020 were conducted by cybercriminal groups, a significant jump from 2019, with attacks on healthcare or using the pandemic rising fast.
22 February 2021

TDoS Attacks Take Aim at Emergency First-Responder Services

TDoS Attacks Take Aim at Emergency First-Responder Services The FBI has warned that telephony denial-of-service attacks are taking aim at emergency dispatch centers, which could make it impossible to call for police, fire or ambulance services.
22 February 2021

Accellion Data Breach Resulted in Extortion Attempts Against Multiple Victims

FireEye Mandiant says it discovered data stolen via flaw in Accellion FTA had landed on a Dark Web site associated with a known Russia-based threat group.
22 February 2021

FireEye links 0-day attacks on FTA servers & extortion campaign to FIN11 group

FireEye: Hackers breached companies running FTA servers, stole private files, and are now publishing data on the Clop ransomware leak site.
22 February 2021

Chinese Hackers Hijacked NSA-Linked Hacking Tool: Report

Chinese Hackers Hijacked NSA-Linked Hacking Tool: Report APT31, a Chinese-affiliated threat group, copied a Microsoft Windows exploit previously used by the Equation Group, said researchers.
22 February 2021

Researcher Reports Vulnerability in Apple iCloud Domain

A stored cross-site scripting vulnerability in the iCloud website reportedly earned a security researcher $5,000.
22 February 2021

Sequoia Capital Suffers Data Breach

The attack began with a successful phishing email.
22 February 2021

Assume ClubHouse Conversations Are Being Recorded, Researchers Warn

Assume ClubHouse Conversations Are Being Recorded, Researchers Warn At nearly a year old, the invitation-only, audio-based social-media platform ClubHouse is grappling with security issues on multiple fronts, but the consensus among researchers is coming into focus: Assume your ClubHouse conversations are being recorded. The company confirmed to Bloomberg that over the weekend a user was able to breach “multiple” ClubHouse room audio feeds […]
22 February 2021

Brave browser’s Tor mode exposed users’ dark web activity

A bug in the ad blocking component of Brave’s Tor feature caused the browser to leak users' DNS queries

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22 February 2021

Accellion FTA Zero-Day Attacks Show Ties to Clop Ransomware, FIN11

Accellion FTA Zero-Day Attacks Show Ties to Clop Ransomware, FIN11 The threat actors stole data and used Clop's leaks site to demand money in an extortion scheme, though no ransomware was deployed.
22 February 2021

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Jen Stone

 

She was a single mom with three kids in daycare, no child support, and a job as an executive assistant that didn’t pay enough to cover the bills. With absolutely no experience, Jen Stone took a chance on a helpdesk position, which changed her life. In this edition of our blog, Jen explains how she found success by taking ownership of her own career.

22 February 2021

8 Ways Ransomware Operators Target Your Network

8 Ways Ransomware Operators Target Your Network Security researchers explore how criminals are expanding their arsenals with new, more subtle, and more effective ransomware attack techniques.
22 February 2021

Cybersecurity Responsibility in a Post-Pandemic World

In this video, Omdia Cybersecurity Senior Research Director Maxine Holt explains why a more sustainable approach to post-pandemic cybersecurity is necessary.
22 February 2021

Powerhouse VPN products can be abused for large-scale DDoS attacks

Around 1,500 Powerhouse VPN servers are exposed online and ready to be abused by DDoS groups.
22 February 2021

What Can Your Connected Car Reveal About You?

App developers must take responsibility for the security of users' data.
22 February 2021

Stored XSS bug in Apple iCloud domain disclosed by bug bounty hunter

The cross-site scripting bug reportedly earned the researcher a $5000 reward.
22 February 2021

Chinese hackers cloned attack tool belonging to NSA’s Equation Group

The Jian tool was used to exploit a Windows zero-day vulnerability years before a patch was issued.
22 February 2021

30,000 Macs infected with new Silver Sparrow malware

Silver Sparrow can even run on systems with Apple's new M1 chip.
22 February 2021