Cybersecurity News


Bugs allowing malicious NFT uploads uncovered in OpenSea marketplace

Malicious NFTs could have become an attack vector for hackers trying to steal digital wallet funds.
13 October 2021

Don’t get phished! How to be the one that got away

If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it's probably a duck. Now, how do you apply the duck test to defense against phishing?

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13 October 2021

Microsoft Kills Bug Being Exploited in MysterySnail Espionage Campaign

Microsoft Kills Bug Being Exploited in MysterySnail Espionage Campaign Microsoft's October 2021 Patch Tuesday included security fixes for 74 vulnerabilities, one of which is a zero-day being used to deliver the MysterySnail RAT to Windows servers.
12 October 2021

Patch Tuesday, October 2021 Edition

Microsoft today issued updates to plug more than 70 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software, including one vulnerability that is already being exploited in active attacks. This month's Patch Tuesday also includes security fixes for the newly released Windows 11 operating system.
12 October 2021

Windows Zero-Day Actively Exploited in Widespread Espionage Campaign

Windows Zero-Day Actively Exploited in Widespread Espionage Campaign The cyberattacks, linked to a Chinese-speaking APT, deliver the new MysterySnail RAT malware to Windows servers.
12 October 2021

Office 365 Spy Campaign Targets US Military Defense

Office 365 Spy Campaign Targets US Military Defense An Iran-linked group is taking aim at makers of drones and satellites, Persian Gulf ports and maritime shipping companies, among others.
12 October 2021

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Podcast Featuring Adelia Castelino

 

As a female entrepreneur, Adelia Castelino credits much of her early success to the role models who inspired and supported her vision to create a small start-up business, which has since flourished into a successful global company. In this edition of our podcast, Adelia explains that to sustain more women in the dynamic world of payments, mentorships are an increasingly important way that women can nurture their talents while supporting other women in their industry.

12 October 2021

Microsoft thwarts record‑breaking DDoS attack

The attack, which clocked in at 2.4 Tbps, targeted one of Azure customers based in Europe

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12 October 2021

Apple Releases Urgent iOS Updates to Patch New Zero-Day Bug

Apple Releases Urgent iOS Updates to Patch New Zero-Day Bug The bug is under attack. Within hours of the patch release, a researcher published POC code, calling it a "great" flaw that can be used for jailbreaks and local privilege escalation.
12 October 2021

Ransomware cost US companies almost $21 billion in downtime in 2020

The victims lost an average of nine days to downtime and two-and-a-half months to investigations, an analysis of disclosed attacks shows

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11 October 2021

Incident Response: 5 Principles to Boost the Infosec/Legal Relationship

Incident Response: 5 Principles to Boost the Infosec/Legal Relationship Effective cyber-incident response means working well with legal. Matt Dunn, associate managing director for cyber-risk at Kroll, lays out how to do it.
11 October 2021

FontOnLake malware strikes Linux systems in targeted attacks

The malware is accompanied by a rootkit to sink its claws firmly into vulnerable machines.
11 October 2021

FBI arrests engineer for flogging nuclear warship data hidden in peanut butter sandwich

A husband and wife team tried to sell critical information on US submarine nuclear reactors.
11 October 2021

NSO Pegasus spyware can no longer target UK phone numbers

NSO Pegasus spyware can no longer target UK phone numbers

Israeli maker of surveillance software blocked +44 code after detecting hack against Princess Haya, source says

The powerful spyware used to hack into mobile phones belonging to Princess Haya and her divorce lawyer Fiona Shackleton is no longer effective against UK numbers, sources familiar with the software’s developer have said.

NSO Group, the Israeli maker of the Pegasus surveillance tool, implemented a change preventing client countries from targeting +44 numbers, the sources said, after it became aware of the British hacking scandal on 5 August last year.

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08 October 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET research discovers ESPecter bootkit – FontOnLake targeting Linux – Fake SafeMoon app update

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08 October 2021

BrewDog exposed data of 200,000 shareholders for over a year

The beer's on BrewDog, too.
08 October 2021

Navy Warship’s Facebook Page Hacked to Stream ‘Age of Empires’ Gaming

Navy Warship’s Facebook Page Hacked to Stream ‘Age of Empires’ Gaming The destroyer-class USS Kidd streamed hours of game play in a funny incident that has serious cybersecurity ramifications.
07 October 2021

Twitch Leak Included Emails, Passwords in Clear Text: Researcher

Twitch Leak Included Emails, Passwords in Clear Text: Researcher A researcher combed through the Twitch leak and found what they said was evidence of PayPal chargebacks with names and emails; employees' emails; and more.
07 October 2021

Cybersecurity Month: Be Cyber Smart


As an  Official Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Council will be sharing educational resources on payment security best practices on the PCI Perspectives blog, and through our Twitter (@PCISSC) and LinkedIn pages. The Council will align these resources with the four weekly themes outlined by the National Cyber Security Alliance:

07 October 2021

4 Key Questions for Zero-Trust Success

4 Key Questions for Zero-Trust Success Anurag Kahol, CTO & co-founder at Bitglass, offers tips for avoiding implementation pitfalls for zero trust.
07 October 2021