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Are You Guilty of These 8 Network-Security Bad Practices?

Are You Guilty of These 8 Network-Security Bad Practices? Tony Lauro, director of Security Technology & Strategy at Akamai, discusses VPNs, RDP, flat networks, BYOD and other network-security bugbears.
06 December 2021

Cyber Command Publicly Joins Fight Against Ransomware Groups  

Cyber Command Publicly Joins Fight Against Ransomware Groups   U.S. military acknowledges targeting cybercriminals who launch attacks on U.S. companies.
06 December 2021

Cuba Ransomware Gang Hauls in $44M in Payouts

Cuba Ransomware Gang Hauls in $44M in Payouts The gang is using a variety of tools and malware to carry out attacks in volume on critical sectors, the FBI warned.
06 December 2021

Pegasus Spyware Infects U.S. State Department iPhones

Pegasus Spyware Infects U.S. State Department iPhones It's unknown who's behind the cyberattacks against at least nine employees' iPhones, who are all involved in Ugandan diplomacy.
06 December 2021

Apache Kafka Cloud Clusters Expose Sensitive Data for Large Companies

Apache Kafka Cloud Clusters Expose Sensitive Data for Large Companies The culprit is misconfigured Kafdrop interfaces, used for centralized management of the open-source platform.
06 December 2021

What are buffer overflow attacks and how are they thwarted?

Ever since the Morris worm, buffer overflows have become notorious fare in the world of vulnerabilities

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06 December 2021

Who Is the Network Access Broker ‘Babam’?

Rarely do cybercriminal gangs that deploy ransomware gain the initial access to the target themselves. More commonly, that access is purchased from a cybercriminal broker who specializes in stealing remote access credentials -- such as usernames and passwords needed to remotely connect to the target's network. In this post we'll look at the clues left behind by "Babam," the handle chosen by a cybercriminal who has sold such access to ransomware groups on many occasions over the past few years.
03 December 2021

Pandemic-Influenced Car Shopping: Just Use the Manufacturer API

Pandemic-Influenced Car Shopping: Just Use the Manufacturer API Jason Kent, hacker-in-residence at Cequence, found a way to exploit a Toyota API to get around the hassle of car shopping in the age of supply-chain woes.
03 December 2021

Omicron Phishing Scam Already Spotted in UK

Omicron Phishing Scam Already Spotted in UK Omicron COVID-19 variant anxiety inspires new phishing scam offering fake NHS tests to steal data.
03 December 2021

NSO Group spyware used to hack at least nine US officials’ phones – report

NSO Group spyware used to hack at least nine US officials’ phones – report

Revelation comes just weeks after the Biden administration placed NSO on a US blacklist

The iPhones of at least nine US state department officials were recently hacked by a government using NSO Group spyware, according to a new report that raised serious questions about the use of Israeli surveillance tools against US government officials around the world.

The claim, which was reported by Reuters, comes just weeks after the Biden administration placed NSO on a US blacklist and said the surveillance company acted “contrary to the foreign policy and national security interests of the US”.

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03 December 2021

What Are Your Top Cloud Security Challenges? Threatpost Poll

What Are Your Top Cloud Security Challenges? Threatpost Poll We want to know what your biggest cloud security concerns and challenges are, and how your company is dealing with them. Weigh in with our exclusive poll!
03 December 2021

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

ESET researchers analyze malware frameworks targeting air-gapped networks – ESET Research launches a podcast – INTERPOL cracks down on online fraud

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03 December 2021

Scammers exploit Omicron fears in new COVID‑19 phishing campaign

Fraudsters take advantage of the emergence of the new variant to dupe unsuspecting victims out of their sensitive data

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03 December 2021

Threat Group Takes Aim Again at Cloud Platform Provider Zoho

Threat Group Takes Aim Again at Cloud Platform Provider Zoho Attackers that previously targeted the cloud platform provider have shifted their focus to additional products in the company’s portfolio.
03 December 2021

‘Double-Extortion’ Ransomware Damage Skyrockets 935%

‘Double-Extortion’ Ransomware Damage Skyrockets 935% Startling triple-digit growth is fueled by easy criminal access to corporate networks and RaaS tools, an analysis found.
02 December 2021

Planned Parenthood Breach Opens Patients to Follow-On Attacks

Planned Parenthood Breach Opens Patients to Follow-On Attacks Cyberattackers made off with addresses, insurance information, dates of birth, and most worryingly, clinical information, such as diagnosis, procedures, and/or prescription information.
02 December 2021

AT&T Takes Steps to Mitigate Botnet Found Inside Its Network 

AT&T Takes Steps to Mitigate Botnet Found Inside Its Network  AT&T is battling a modular malware called EwDoor on 5,700 VoIP servers, but it could have a larger wildcard certificate problem.
02 December 2021

Ubiquiti Developer Charged With Extortion, Causing 2020 “Breach”

In January 2021, technology vendor Ubiquiti Inc. [NYSE:UI] disclosed that a breach at a third party cloud provider had exposed customer account credentials. In March, a Ubiquiti employee warned that the company had drastically understated the scope of the incident, and that the third-party cloud provider claim was a fabrication. On Wednesday, a former Ubiquiti developer was arrested and charged with stealing data and trying to extort his employer while pretending to be a whistleblower.
02 December 2021

Cabinet Office fined £500,000 over New Year honours list data breach

Cabinet Office fined £500,000 over New Year honours list data breach

Regulator says safety of hundreds of individuals was jeopardised after their addresses were posted online

The Cabinet Office has been fined £500,000 by the UK’s data watchdog after the postal addresses of the 2020 New Year honours recipients were disclosed online.

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) found officials failed to put in place “appropriate technical and organisational measures” to prevent the unauthorised disclosure of personal information in breach of data protection law.

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02 December 2021

Launching ESET Research Podcast: A peek behind the scenes of ESET discoveries

Press play for the first episode as host Aryeh Goretsky is joined by Zuzana Hromcová to discuss native IIS malware

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02 December 2021