Cybersecurity News


Why is Cybersecurity Failing Against Ransomware?

Why is Cybersecurity Failing Against Ransomware? Hardly a week goes by without another major company falling victim to a ransomware attack. Nate Warfield, CTO at Prevailion, discusses the immense challenges in changing that status quo.
21 October 2021

Ransomware Sinks Teeth into Candy-Corn Maker Ahead of Halloween

Ransomware Sinks Teeth into Candy-Corn Maker Ahead of Halloween Chicago-based Ferrara acknowledged an Oct. 9 attack that encrypted some systems and disrupted production.
21 October 2021

Cybersecurity careers: What to know and how to get started

Want to help make technology safer for everyone? Love solving puzzles? Looking for a rewarding career? Break into cybersecurity! Insights from ESET researchers Aryeh Goretsky and Cameron Camp will put you on the right track.

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21 October 2021

Cybersecurity careers: What to know and how to get started

Want to help make technology safer for everyone? Love solving puzzles? Looking for a rewarding career? Break into cybersecurity! Insights from ESET researchers Aryeh Goretsky and Cameron Camp will put you on the right track.

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21 October 2021

US judge sentences duo for roles in running bulletproof hosting service

The hosting service was used to deploy malware payloads including Zeus and the Blackhole exploit kit.
21 October 2021

Brave browser replaces Google with its own search engine

Brave Search will become the default search option for new users in the US, UK, Canada, Germany and France, with more countries to follow soon

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20 October 2021

Brave browser replaces Google with its own search engine

Brave Search will become the default search option for new users in the US, UK, Canada, Germany and France, with more countries to follow soon

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20 October 2021

Google Crushes YouTube Cookie-Stealing Channel Hijackers

Google Crushes YouTube Cookie-Stealing Channel Hijackers Google has caught and brushed off a bunch of cookie-stealing YouTube channel hijackers who were running cryptocurrency scams on, or auctioning off, ripped-off channels. 
20 October 2021

VPN Exposes Data for 1M Users, Leading to Researcher Questioning

VPN Exposes Data for 1M Users, Leading to Researcher Questioning Experts warn that virtual private networks are increasingly vulnerable to leaks and attack.
20 October 2021

Cybersecurity Month: Consider a Cyber Career


As an  Official Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Council will be sharing educational resources on payment security best practices on the PCI Perspectives blog, and through our Twitter (@PCISSC) and LinkedIn pages. The Council will align these resources with the four weekly themes outlined by the National Cyber Security Alliance:

20 October 2021

Geriatric Microsoft Bug Exploited by APT Using Commodity RATs

Geriatric Microsoft Bug Exploited by APT Using Commodity RATs Disguised as an IT firm, the APT is hitting targets in Afghanistan & India, exploiting a 20-year-old+ Microsoft Office bug that's as potent as it is ancient.
20 October 2021

Black market traders cash in on fake COVID-19 vaccination records

The EU vaccine passport and CDC certifications are hot ticket items.
20 October 2021

Squirrel Bug Lets Attackers Execute Code in Games, Cloud Services

Squirrel Bug Lets Attackers Execute Code in Games, Cloud Services The out-of-bounds read vulnerability enables an attacker to escape a Squirrel VM in games with millions of monthly players – such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Portal 2 – and in cloud services such as Twilio Electric Imp.
19 October 2021

Fresh APT Harvester Reaps Telco, Government Data

Fresh APT Harvester Reaps Telco, Government Data The group is likely nation-state-backed and is mounting an ongoing spy campaign using custom malware and stealthy tactics.
19 October 2021

$5.2 billion worth of Bitcoin transactions possibly tied to ransomware

Threat actors are increasingly using advanced tactics to obfuscate and launder their illicit gains, a report by the US Government finds

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19 October 2021

$5.2 billion worth of Bitcoin transactions possibly tied to ransomware

Threat actors are increasingly using advanced tactics to obfuscate and launder their illicit gains, a report by the US Government finds

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19 October 2021

Lyceum APT Returns, This Time Targeting Tunisian Firms

Lyceum APT Returns, This Time Targeting Tunisian Firms The APT, which targets Middle-Eastern energy firms & telecoms, has been relatively quiet since its exposure but not entirely silent. It's kept up attacks through 2021 and is working on retooling its arsenal yet again. 
19 October 2021

A Guide to Doing Cyberintelligence on a Restricted Budget

A Guide to Doing Cyberintelligence on a Restricted Budget Cybersecurity budget cuts are everywhere. Chad Anderson, senior security researcher at DomainTools, discusses alternatives to fancy tooling, and good human skills alignment.
19 October 2021

At least 13 phone firms hit by suspected Chinese hackers since 2019, say experts

At least 13 phone firms hit by suspected Chinese hackers since 2019, say experts

LightBasin hackers were able to obtain subscriber information and call metadata, says CrowdStrike

At least 13 phone companies around the world have been compromised since 2019 by sophisticated hackers who are believed to come from China, a cybersecurity expert group has said.

The roaming hackers – known as LightBasin – were able to “search and find” individual mobile phones and “target accordingly”, according to CrowdStrike, a group regularly cited by western intelligence.

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19 October 2021

Feds Warn BlackMatter Ransomware Gang is Poised to Strike

Feds Warn BlackMatter Ransomware Gang is Poised to Strike An advisory by the CISA, FBI and NSA reveals hallmark tactics of and shares defense tips against the cybercriminal group that’s picked up where its predecessor DarkSide left off.
19 October 2021