Cybersecurity News


Arm CPUs impacted by rare side-channel attack

Arm issues guidance to developers to mitigate new "straight-line speculation" attack.
10 June 2020

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, June 2020 Edition

Microsoft today released software patches to plug at least 129 security holes in its Windows operating systems and supported software, by some accounts a record number of fixes in one go for the software giant. None of the bugs addressed this month are known to have been exploited or detailed prior to today, but there are a few vulnerabilities that deserve special attention -- particularly for enterprises and employees working remotely.
09 June 2020

Microsoft Fixes 129 Bugs in Largest Patch Tuesday Release

The June release of security updates addresses several remote code execution vulnerabilities in SharePoint, Excel, Windows OLE, and other services.
09 June 2020

Vulnerability in Plug-and-Play Protocol Puts Billions of Devices at Risk

"CallStranger" flaw in UPnP allows attackers to launch DDoS attacks and scan internal ports, security researcher says.
09 June 2020

DHS Warns on New Exploit of Windows 10 Vulnerability

The vulnerability was patched in March, but a new proof of concept raises the stakes for organizations that haven't yet updated their software.
09 June 2020

Microsoft June Patch Tuesday Fixes 129 Flaws in Largest-Ever Update

Microsoft June Patch Tuesday Fixes 129 Flaws in Largest-Ever Update The June Patch Tuesday update included CVEs for 11 critical remote code-execution vulnerabilities and concerning SMB bugs.
09 June 2020

New CrossTalk attack impacts Intel's mobile, desktop, and server CPUs

Academics detail a new vulnerability named CrossTalk that can be used to leak data across Intel CPU cores.
09 June 2020

Alarm sounded over security risks in online voting system

Bad actors could tamper with ballots cast via OmniBallot without being detected by voters, election officials or the tool’s developer, a study finds

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09 June 2020

Will Vote-by-App Ever Be Safe?

Even with strong security measures, Internet voting is still vulnerable to abuse from state-sponsored actors and malicious insiders.
09 June 2020

Microsoft June 2020 Patch Tuesday fixes 129 vulnerabilities

This month's updates have started rolling out earlier today.
09 June 2020

Espionage Group Hits U.S. Utilities with Sophisticated Spy Tool

Espionage Group Hits U.S. Utilities with Sophisticated Spy Tool The FlowCloud modular remote-access trojan (RAT) has overlaps with the LookBack malware.
09 June 2020

Florence, Ala. Hit By Ransomware 12 Days After Being Alerted by KrebsOnSecurity

In late May, KrebsOnSecurity alerted numerous officials in Florence, Ala. that their information technology systems had been infiltrated by hackers who specialize in deploying ransomware. Nevertheless, on Friday, June 5, the intruders sprang their attack, deploying ransomware and demanding nearly $300,000 worth of bitcoin. City officials now say they plan to pay the ransom demand, in hopes of keeping the personal data of their citizens off of the Internet.
09 June 2020

Hack-for-Hire Firm Connected to Attacks on Nonprofits, Journalists

The Dark Basin group behind thousands of phishing and malware attacks is likely an India-based "ethical hacking" firm that works on behalf of commercial clients.
09 June 2020

Adobe Warns of Critical Flaws in Flash Player, Framemaker

Adobe Warns of Critical Flaws in Flash Player, Framemaker Critical Adobe Flash Player and Framemaker flaws could enable arbitrary code execution.
09 June 2020

Honda Pauses Production Due to Cyberattack

The attack reportedly infected internal servers and forced Honda to halt production at plants around the world on Monday.
09 June 2020

Dark Basin Hack-For-Hire Group Targeted Thousands Over 7 Years

Dark Basin Hack-For-Hire Group Targeted Thousands Over 7 Years Thousands of journalists, advocacy groups and politicians worldwide were targeted by Dark Basin.
09 June 2020

CSO's Guide to 'Employee-First' Security Operations During COVID-19 & Beyond

As the work-at-home environment continues to inform new ways of doing business, it's important that security teams remain flexible and ready for change.
09 June 2020

KingMiner botnet brute-forces MSSQL databases to install cryptocurrency miner

The KingMiner gang is brute-forcing the "sa" user, the highest-privileged account on a MSSQL database.
09 June 2020

Malicious Android apps deactivated fraud code to bypass Google's security scans

Trick didn't work. Google banned them anyway.
09 June 2020

DARPA Launches Bug Bounty Program

Unlike most crowdsourced vulnerability-hunting projects, this one is targeted at hardware defenses.
08 June 2020