Cybersecurity News


FBI warns about attacks on Magento online stores via old plugin vulnerability

FBI says hackers have been planting card skimmers on online stores by exploiting a 2017 bug in the MAGMI plugin.
19 May 2020

Verizon Data Breach Report: DoS Skyrockets, Espionage Dips

Verizon Data Breach Report: DoS Skyrockets, Espionage Dips Denial of Service (DoS), ransomware, and financially-motivated data breaches were the winners in this year's Verizon DBIR.
19 May 2020

Supreme Court rejects lawsuit claiming Facebook provided terrorist forum support

The case accused Facebook of being materially responsible for user-generated terrorist content.
18 May 2020

Smartphones, laptops, IoT devices vulnerable to new BIAS Bluetooth attack

New BIAS attack works agaisnt Bluetooth devices and firmware from Apple, Broadcom, Cypress, Intel, Samsung, and others.
18 May 2020

Ransomware Gang Arrested for Spreading Locky to Hospitals

Ransomware Gang Arrested for Spreading Locky to Hospitals A group of four people calling themselves "Pentaguard" were arrested in house raids.
18 May 2020

As DevOps Accelerates, Security's Role Changes

There remains a disconnect between developers and security teams, with uncertainty around who should handle software security.
18 May 2020

ProLock Ransomware Teams Up With QakBot Trojan to Infect Victims

ProLock Ransomware Teams Up With QakBot Trojan to Infect Victims ProLock is relatively new, but already the ransomware is making waves by using QakBot infections to access networks, gain persistence and avoid detection.
18 May 2020

FBI criticizes Apple for not helping crack Pensacola shooter's iPhones

Apple said back in January that it helped within hours and handed over to the FBI gigabytes of information.
18 May 2020

Private Equity Firm Stalls $1.9B Forescout Acquisition

Officials say "there can be no assurance" Forescout and Advent International will reach an agreement, though talks are ongoing.
18 May 2020

Edison Mail iOS Bug Exposes Emails to Strangers

Edison Mail iOS Bug Exposes Emails to Strangers A bug introduced in an iOS software update on the Edison Mail app allowed emails to be viewed by strangers.
18 May 2020

This Service Helps Malware Authors Fix Flaws in their Code

Almost daily now there is news about flaws in commercial software that lead to computers getting hacked and seeded with malware. But the reality is most malicious software also has its share of security holes that open the door for security researchers or ne’er-do-wells to liberate or else seize control over already-hacked systems. Here’s a look at one long-lived malware vulnerability testing service that is used and run by some of the Dark Web’s top cybercriminals.
18 May 2020

Mercedes-Benz onboard logic unit (OLU) source code leaks online

Daimler allowed anyone to register on one of its on-premise GitLab servers.
18 May 2020

The 3 Top Cybersecurity Myths & What You Should Know

With millions of employees now attempting to work from home, it's vital to challenge misconceptions about cybersecurity.
18 May 2020

European supercomputers hacked to mine cryptocurrency

Several high-performance computers working on COVID-19 research have been forced offline following a string of attacks

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18 May 2020

Face masks prompt London police to consider pause in rollout of facial recognition cameras

The controversial scheme may be halted due to the widespread adoption of face coverings.
18 May 2020

FBI: ProLock ransomware gains access to victim networks via Qakbot infections

The FBI also warns that the ProLock decryptor doesn't always work correctly, even after victims pay the ransom.
18 May 2020

Illinois blames ‘glitch’ for exposure of PUA applicant Social Security numbers, private data

Sensitive unemployment benefit claimant information was made public on an online portal.
18 May 2020

Texas Department of Transportation reports ransomware attack on agency network

By William Knowles @c4i Senior Editor InfoSec News May 16, 2020 The Texas Department of Transportation in a statement on Twitter says they were the victims of a ransomware attack on their agency network. On May 14, 2020, there was unauthorized access to the network in a ransomware event and TxDot took immediate steps to isolate the […]
17 May 2020

Supercomputers hacked across Europe to mine cryptocurrency

Confirmed infections have been reported in the UK, Germany, and Switzerland. Another suspected infection was reported in Spain.
16 May 2020

U.S. Secret Service: “Massive Fraud” Against State Unemployment Insurance Programs

A well-organized Nigerian crime ring is exploiting the COVID-19 crisis by committing large-scale fraud against multiple state unemployment insurance programs, with potential losses in the hundreds of millions of dollars, according to a new alert issued by the U.S. Secret Service. A memo seen by KrebsOnSecurity that the Secret Service sent to field offices around the United States this week says the ring has been filing unemployment claims in different states using Social Security numbers and other personally identifiable information (PII) belonging to identity theft victims, and that "a substantial amount of the fraudulent benefits submitted have used PII from first responders, government personnel and school employees."
16 May 2020