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Another Destructive Wiper Targets Organizations in Ukraine

Another Destructive Wiper Targets Organizations in Ukraine CaddyWiper is one in a barrage of data-wiping cyber-attacks to hit the country since January as the war on the ground with Russia marches on.
16 March 2022

iPhone, Android users lose life savings to romance fraud, cryptocurrency operation

Attackers now 'double dip' to clear out victim bank accounts.
16 March 2022

US military vs. Silicon Valley – a cultural divide

The US military knows it needs to speed up technology adoption through optimization, something at the heart of Silicon Valley culture

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16 March 2022

Phony Instagram ‘Support Staff’ Emails Hit Insurance Company

Phony Instagram ‘Support Staff’ Emails Hit Insurance Company The phishing scam tried to steal login credentials by threatening account shutdown, due to users having purportedly shared “fake content.”
16 March 2022

Cyberattacks Against Israeli Government Sites: ‘Largest in the Country’s History’

Cyberattacks Against Israeli Government Sites: ‘Largest in the Country’s History’ DDoS attacks against Israel telecom companies took down government sites, sparking a temporary state of emergency.
15 March 2022

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Helena Shi

 

Inspired by the Global Chief Information Officer at one of the world’s largest global investment management companies – who was also a mother of three – Helena Shi realized that it was possible to balance motherhood and have a successful career. In fact, a week after giving birth to her baby, Helena completed her PCI QSA requalification and negotiated a work-from-home environment because her career was equally as important to her. In this edition of our blog, Helena describes the barriers for women in technology professions – particularly for those that have children – and how women can overcome to have both a career and a family.

15 March 2022

Most QNAP NAS Devices Affected by ‘Dirty Pipe’ Linux Flaw

Most QNAP NAS Devices Affected by ‘Dirty Pipe’ Linux Flaw The “Dirty Pipe” Linux kernel flaw – a high-severity vulnerability in all major distros that grants root access to unprivileged users who have local access – affects most of QNAP’s network-attached storage (NAS) appliances, the Taiwanese manufacturer warned on Monday. Dirty Pipe, a recently reported local privilege escalation vulnerability, affects the Linux kernel on QNAP […]
15 March 2022

Lawmakers Probe Early Release of Top RU Cybercrook

Aleksei Burkov, a cybercriminal who long operated two of Russia's most exclusive underground hacking forums, was arrested in 2015 by Israeli authorities. The Russian government fought Burkov's extradition to the U.S. for four years -- even arresting and jailing an Israeli woman to force a prisoner swap. That effort failed: Burkov was sent to America, pleaded guilty, and was sentenced to nine years in prison. But a little more than a year later, he was quietly released and deported back to Russia. Now some Republican lawmakers are asking why a Russian hacker once described as "an asset of supreme importance" was allowed to shorten his stay.
15 March 2022

The role of cloud services, public tools in the Russia-Ukraine cyber conflict

DDoS tools and how-to guides are being spread through cloud technologies.
15 March 2022

Pandora Ransomware Hits Giant Automotive Supplier Denso

Pandora Ransomware Hits Giant Automotive Supplier Denso Denso confirmed that cybercriminals leaked stolen, classified information from the Japan-based car-components manufacturer after an attack on one of its offices in Germany.
15 March 2022

CaddyWiper: More destructive wiper malware strikes Ukraine

The wiper avoids domain controllers to stay under the radar.
15 March 2022

CaddyWiper: New wiper malware discovered in Ukraine

This is the third time in as many weeks that ESET researchers have spotted previously unknown data wiping malware taking aim at Ukrainian organizations

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14 March 2022

Staff Think Conti Group Is a Legit Employer – Podcast

Staff Think Conti Group Is a Legit Employer – Podcast The ransomware group’s benefits – bonuses, employee of the month, performance reviews & top-notch training – might be better than yours, says BreachQuest’s Marco Figueroa.
14 March 2022

Request for Comments: Web Software Module for the PCI Secure Software Standard


From 14 March to 12 April 2022, eligible stakeholders are invited to review and provide feedback on the Web Software Module for the PCI Secure Software Standard during a 30-day request for comments (RFC) period.

14 March 2022

Cybercrooks’ Political In-Fighting Threatens the West

Cybercrooks’ Political In-Fighting Threatens the West They’re choosing sides in the Russia-Ukraine war, beckoning previously shunned ransomware groups and thereby reinvigorating those groups' once-diminished power.
14 March 2022

Automotive giant Denso confirms hack, Pandora ransomware group takes credit

Denso supplies Toyota, General Motors, and Honda, to name but a few.
14 March 2022

Ukraine reportedly adopts Clearview AI to track Russian invaders

The facial recognition technology has not been made available to Russia.
14 March 2022

Ubisoft reveals 'security incident' forcing company-wide password refresh

The gaming giant remains tight-lipped on the particulars of the assumed hack.
14 March 2022

A first look at threat intelligence and threat hunting tools

An overview of some of the most popular open-source tools for threat intelligence and threat hunting

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14 March 2022

Russia Issues Its Own TLS Certs

Russia Issues Its Own TLS Certs The country’s citizens are being blocked from the internet because foreign certificate authorities can't accept payments due to Ukraine-related sanctions, so it created its own CA.
11 March 2022