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Popular Wi‑Fi routers still using default passwords making them susceptible to attacks

To mitigate the chances of their Wi-Fi home routers being compromised, users would do well to change the manufacturer’s default access credentials

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22 July 2021

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A podcast featuring Marie Babineau

 

There was once a time when Marie Babineau felt she had to pretend to be one of the boys in order to be taken seriously. Determined to prove herself to her male colleagues, Marie learned how to crimp an RG-45 wire, program a router in command line, and become a fierce Unix system admin, among many other highly technical skills. The more she learned, the more confidence she gained. In this edition of our podcast, Marie explores the theme of building confidence and how we can start at an early age by not perpetuating a frequently held stereotype: that girls are not good at math.

22 July 2021

Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Workaround Fix for ‘SeriousSAM’ Bug

Microsoft Issues Windows 10 Workaround Fix for ‘SeriousSAM’ Bug A privilege elevation bug in Windows 10 opens all systems to attackers to access data and create new accounts on systems.
22 July 2021

Serial Swatter Who Caused Death Gets Five Years in Prison

A 18-year-old Tennessee man who helped set in motion a fraudulent distress call to police that lead to the death of a 60-year-old grandfather in 2020 was sentenced to 60 months in prison today.
21 July 2021

Cybercriminals may target 2020 Tokyo Olympics, FBI warns

Cybercriminals may target the popular event with ransomware, phishing, or DDoS attacks in a bid to increase their notoriety or make money

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21 July 2021

NPM Package Steals Passwords via Chrome’s Account-Recovery Tool

NPM Package Steals Passwords via Chrome’s Account-Recovery Tool In another vast software supply-chain attack, the password-stealer is filching credentials from Chrome on Windows systems.
21 July 2021

Indictments, Attribution Unlikely to Deter Chinese Hacking, Researchers Say

Indictments, Attribution Unlikely to Deter Chinese Hacking, Researchers Say Researchers are skeptical that much will come from calling out China for the Microsoft Exchange attacks and APT40 activity, but the move marks an important foreign-policy change.
21 July 2021

Request for Comments: PCI Card Production and Provisioning v3 Draft Standard


From 21 July to 20 August, PCI SSC stakeholders can participate in a Request for Comments (RFC) on PCI Card Production and Provisioning v3 Draft Standard. 

21 July 2021

Kubernetes Cloud Clusters Face Cyberattacks via Argo Workflows

Kubernetes Cloud Clusters Face Cyberattacks via Argo Workflows Misconfigured permissions for Argo's web-facing dashboard allow unauthenticated attackers to run code on Kubernetes targets, including cryptomining containers.
21 July 2021

French Launch NSO Probe After Macron Believed Spyware Target

French Launch NSO Probe After Macron Believed Spyware Target Fourteen world leaders were among those found on list of NSO believed targets for its Pegasus spyware.
21 July 2021

Tracking Malware and Ransomware Domains in 2021

Tracking Malware and Ransomware Domains in 2021 Ransomware is the threat of 2021. It’s impacting everything from large enterprises, hospitals, to other aspects of our critical infrastructure. Here, we’ll take a look at actual malware domain traffic and how it correlates to ransomware attacks in the news.
21 July 2021

MacOS Being Picked Apart by $49 XLoader Data Stealer

MacOS Being Picked Apart by $49 XLoader Data Stealer Cheap, easy & prolific, the new version of the old FormBook form-stealer and keylogger has added Mac users to its hit list, and it’s selling like hotcakes.
21 July 2021

$49 malware receives major upgrade to strike both Windows and macOS PCs

The new family stems from Formbook, an old but prevalent malware strain.
21 July 2021

Joker billing fraud malware found in Google Play Store

The Android malware circumvented security controls by using short URL tricks.
21 July 2021

Spam Kingpin Peter Levashov Gets Time Served

A federal judge in Connecticut today handed down a sentence of time served to spam kingpin Peter “Severa” Levashov, a prolific purveyor of malicious and junk email, and the creator of malware strains that infected millions of Microsoft computers globally. Levashov has been in federal custody since his extradition to the United States and guilty plea in 2018, and was facing up to 12 more years in prison. Instead, he will go free under three years of supervised release and a possible fine.
20 July 2021

Researchers: NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware Should Spark Bans, Apple Accountability

Researchers: NSO Group’s Pegasus Spyware Should Spark Bans, Apple Accountability Our roundtable of experts weighs in on implications for Apple and lawmakers in the wake of the bombshell report showing widespread surveillance of dissidents, journalists and others.
20 July 2021

Back-to-Basics: Reduce Where Payment Data Can Be Found

 

As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so securely in order to protect customer’s payment card data. Too often, data breaches happen as a result of vulnerabilities that are entirely preventable. The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has developed a set of payment protection resources for small businesses. In this 8-part back-to-basics series, we highlight payment security basics for protecting against payment data theft. Today’s blog focuses on reducing where payment data can be found.

20 July 2021

Law Firm to the Fortune 500 Breached with Ransomware

Law Firm to the Fortune 500 Breached with Ransomware Deep-pocketed clients' customers & suppliers could be in the attacker's net, with potential PII exposure from an A-list clientele such as Apple, Boeing and IBM.
20 July 2021

Why Your Business Needs a Long-Term Remote Security Strategy

Why Your Business Needs a Long-Term Remote Security Strategy Chris Hass, director of information security and research at Automox, discusses the future of work: A hybrid home/office model that will demand new security approaches.
20 July 2021

16-Year-Old HP Printer-Driver Bug Impacts Millions of Windows Machines

16-Year-Old HP Printer-Driver Bug Impacts Millions of Windows Machines The bug could allow cyberattackers to bypass security products, tamper with data and run code in kernel mode.
20 July 2021