Cybersecurity News


Canada's Fitness Depot Alerts Customers to Data Breach

The retailer reports cybercriminals infected its online store and used a fraudulent form to steal shoppers' information.
08 June 2020

CallStranger vulnerability lets attacks bypass security systems and scan LANs

The CallStranger vulnerability can also be used to launch major DDoS attacks.
08 June 2020

SMBGhost RCE Exploit Threatens Corporate Networks

SMBGhost RCE Exploit Threatens Corporate Networks The release of a PoC for the Windows flaw known as "SMBGhost" could set off cyberattack waves, CISA warned.
08 June 2020

Phishing Attack Hits German Coronavirus Task Force

Phishing Attack Hits German Coronavirus Task Force More than 100 executives at a multinational company that's part of a German task force for creating coronavirus protective gear, were targeted in an ongoing phishing attack.
08 June 2020

Safeguard Your Remote Workforce

DDoS attacks on VPN servers can not only bring remote work to a standstill but also cut off admins from accessing their systems. Here are three ways to stay safer.
08 June 2020

Apple hopes to bolster password security with open source project

The tech giant wants developers of password managers to collaborate for better user experience and security

The post Apple hopes to bolster password security with open source project appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

08 June 2020

Can Governments Defeat Nation-State Attacks on Critical Infrastructures?

Can Governments Defeat Nation-State Attacks on Critical Infrastructures? The one cyber risk that governments are much better at controlling than we are is insider threats. Governments have been dealing with people threats for centuries and have powerful tools at their disposal for such investigations.
08 June 2020

Vulnerabilities in popular open source projects doubled in 2019

Jenkins and MySQL vulnerabilities have had the most weaponized vulnerabilities in the past five years.
08 June 2020

Defense Contractor Compromised with MAZE Ransomware

Westech MAZE Ransomware Compromise; InfoSec News asks an Expert About the Fallout By William Knowles @c4i Senior Editor InfoSec News June 8, 2020 Troubling Cybersecurity/National Security news via Sky News, which is reporting that criminal hackers have stolen confidential information from Westech International. Westech serves as a U.S. military contractor for a number of Washington […]
08 June 2020

Owners of DDoS-for-Hire Service vDOS Get 6 Months Community Service

The co-owners of vDOS, a now-defunct service that for four years helped paying customers launch more than two million distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks that knocked countless Internet users and websites offline, each have been sentenced to six months of community service by an Israeli court.
07 June 2020

Apple publishes free resources to improve password security

The new tools are meant to help the developers of password managers and Apple hopes the tools will reduce the instances where users chose their own password rather than rely on the password manager.
05 June 2020

Q&A: Eugene Spafford on the Risks of Internet Voting

Q&A: Eugene Spafford on the Risks of Internet Voting Allowing people to cast their ballots online to circumvent coronavirus-related health concerns introduces problems that we simply don't know how to manage, says the Purdue University professor and security leader.
05 June 2020

Spear Phishing Campaign Hits Developer Collaboration System Users

Users of Zeplin, a popular developer and designer collaboration system, have been hit with new waves of spearphishing attacks in the last month.
05 June 2020

Flaws Found in Some Open Source Projects Exploited More Often

A study of major open source projects finds that 3.3% of vulnerabilities are exploited, but the rate of exploitation varies significantly.
05 June 2020

FTC Slams Children’s App Developer for COPPA Violations

FTC Slams Children’s App Developer for COPPA Violations Children's app developer HyperBeard must pay $150,000 after the FTC claimed it violated privacy laws.
05 June 2020

Electrolux, Others Conned Out of Big Money by BEC Scammer

Electrolux, Others Conned Out of Big Money by BEC Scammer Kenenty Hwan Kim has pleaded guilty to swindling the appliance giant and other companies in a set of elaborate schemes.
05 June 2020

News Wrap: Fake Minneapolis Police Breach, Zoom End-To-End Encryption Debate

News Wrap: Fake Minneapolis Police Breach, Zoom End-To-End Encryption Debate Threatpost editors discuss debunked reports of a Minneapolis police department breach and Zoom announcing only paying users would get end-to-end encryption.
05 June 2020

QNAP NAS devices targeted in another wave of ransomware attacks

eCh0raix ransomware gang returns with a new wave of attacks against QNAP NAS devices.
05 June 2020

Name That Toon: Sign of the Tides

Name That Toon: Sign of the Tides Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
05 June 2020

WhatsApp Phone Numbers Pop Up in Google Search Results — But is it a Bug?

WhatsApp Phone Numbers Pop Up in Google Search Results — But is it a Bug? A researcher found that phone numbers tied to WhatsApp accounts are indexed publicly on Google Search creating what he claims is a “privacy issue” for users.
05 June 2020