Cybersecurity News


US Secret Service reports an increase in hacked managed service providers (MSPs)

US Secret Service says hackers are breaching MSPs to orchestrate ransomware attacks, point-of-sale intrusions, and business email compromise (BEC) scams.
06 July 2020

Purple Fox EK Adds Microsoft Exploits to Arsenal

Purple Fox EK Adds Microsoft Exploits to Arsenal Two exploits for Microsoft vulnerabilities have been added to the Purple Fox EK, showing ongoing development.
06 July 2020

The Fed shares insight on how to combat synthetic identity fraud

The Federal Reserve looks at ways to counter what is thought to be the fastest-growing type of financial crime in the country

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06 July 2020

Email Sender Identity is Key to Solving the Phishing Crisis

Email Sender Identity is Key to Solving the Phishing Crisis Almost 90% of email attacks manipulate sender identity to fool recipients and initiate social engineering attacks.
06 July 2020

How to Assess More Sophisticated IoT Threats

Securing the Internet of Things requires diligence in secure development and hardware design throughout the product life cycle, as well as resilience testing and system component analysis.
06 July 2020

VaultAge Solutions CEO goes into hiding to avoid cryptocurrency investors allegedly scammed out of $13 million

Roughly 2,000 investors have been left out of pocket by the alleged misappropriation of funds.
06 July 2020

Yahoo engineer gets no jail time after hacking 6,000 accounts to look for porn

Hacker sentenced to five years probation, with home confinement condition.
06 July 2020

USCYBERCOM urgently recommends F5 customers to patch CVE-2020-5902 and 5903 NOW

By William Knowles @c4i Senior Editor InfoSec News July 6, 2020 Just in case you accidentally had your work phone and duty pager in a Faraday bag all July 4th holiday weekend […]
06 July 2020

North Korean hackers linked to web skimming (Magecart) attacks, report says

After hacking banks and cryptocurrency exchanges, orchestrating ATM cash-outs, and deploying ransomware, North Korean hackers have now set their sights on online stores.
06 July 2020

E-Verify’s “SSN Lock” is Nothing of the Sort

One of the most-read advice columns on this site is a 2018 piece called "Plant Your Flag, Mark Your Territory," which tried to impress upon readers the importance of creating accounts at websites like those at the Social Security Administration, the IRS and others before crooks do it for you. A key concept here is that these services only allow one account per Social Security number -- which for better or worse is the de facto national identifier in the United States. But KrebsOnSecurity recently discovered that this is not the case with all federal government sites built to help you manage your identity online. A reader who was recently the victim of unemployment insurance fraud said he was told he should create an account at the Department of Homeland Security's myE-Verify website, and place a lock on his Social Security number (SSN) to minimize the chances that ID thieves might abuse his identity for employment fraud in the future.
04 July 2020

Hackers are trying to steal admin passwords from F5 BIG-IP devices

Threat actors have already started exploiting the F5 BIG-IP mega-bug, three days after it was disclosed.
04 July 2020

Infosec community disagrees with changing 'black hat' term due to racial stereotyping

A Google security researcher withdrew from the Black Hat security conference and asked the community to stop using the 'black hat' term.
04 July 2020

F5 patches vulnerability that received a CVSS 10 severity score

Remote code execution in F5 BIG-IP devices exposes governments, cloud providers, ISPs, banks, and many Fortune 500 companies to possible intrusions.
03 July 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Brute-force attacks against RDP surge – Is contact tracing the answer to ending the COVID-19 crisis? – Microsoft ships urgent security updates

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03 July 2020

New Apple macOS Big Sur feature to hamper adware operations

Apple has disabled the ability to silently install macOS profiles from the CLI in macOS 11, a measure that was widely employed by adware and malware gangs.
03 July 2020

E.U. Authorities Crack Encryption of Massive Criminal and Murder Network

E.U. Authorities Crack Encryption of Massive Criminal and Murder Network Four-year investigation shuts down EncroChat and busts 746 alleged criminals for planning murders, selling drugs and laundering money.
03 July 2020

Hundreds arrested after police crack encrypted chat network

European police infiltrate EncroChat, go on to crack down on crime kingpins and seize guns, drugs, cars and millions in cash

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03 July 2020

Introducing 'Secure Access Service Edge'

The industry's latest buzzword is largely a repackaging exercise that bundles a collection of capabilities together and offers them as a cloud-delivered service.
03 July 2020

Ring Doorbell’s Police Partnerships Questioned Over Racial Bias

Ring Doorbell’s Police Partnerships Questioned Over Racial Bias Amazon has placed a moratorium on police use of its facial recognition platform - but a congressman asked if that extends to its Ring smart doorbell in a new inquiry.
03 July 2020

Cybersecurity's Lament: There are No Cooks in Space

Cybersecurity's Lament: There are No Cooks in Space Cybersecurity staff are on edge for the same reason that there are no cooks on the ISS: Organizations are carefully watching expenses for jobs that don't require dedicated team members.
03 July 2020