Cybersecurity News


CVSS as a Framework, Not a Score

CVSS as a Framework, Not a Score The venerable system has served us well but is now outdated. Not that it's time to throw the system away -- use it as a framework to measure risk using modern, context-based methods.
23 February 2021

10K Microsoft Email Users Hit in FedEx Phishing Attack

10K Microsoft Email Users Hit in FedEx Phishing Attack Microsoft users are receiving emails pretending to be from mail couriers FedEx and DHL Express - but that really steal their credentials.
23 February 2021

Qualcomm, Sophos ink deal to secure 5G Snapdragon PCs

Sophos will provide endpoint protection for always on, always connected PCs.
23 February 2021

Clubhouse chatroom app closes down site rebroadcasting content

Clubhouse chatroom app closes down site rebroadcasting content

Incident prompts fears for latest Silicon Valley craze’s ability to guarantee users’ security and privacy

Clubhouse, the audio-chatroom app that has emerged as the latest craze to consume Silicon Valley, has shut down a site that was rebroadcasting the platform’s content, renewing concerns over the service’s ability to provide security and privacy for its users.

The app, currently available only on iPhones, allows users to quickly and easily set up and discover panel-style discussions, with a small group of speakers and potentially thousands of listeners in each room. It has been strictly limited since its launch in April, with users requiring an invitation before they can create an account. It initially gained popularity in the tech and venture capitalist community of the San Francisco Bay area.

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23 February 2021

IBM issues patches for Java Runtime, Planning Analytics Workspace, Kenexa LMS

The worst bugs could lead to malicious code execution and application crashes.
23 February 2021

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