Cybersecurity News


Academic research finds five US telcos vulnerable to SIM swapping attacks

Researchers find that 17 of 140 major online services are vulnerable to SIM swapping attacks.
11 January 2020

Proof-of-concept code published for Citrix bug as attacks intensify

Two Citrix bug (CVE-2019-19781) exploits have been published on GitHub yesterday, making future attacks trivial for most hackers.
11 January 2020

Alleged Member of Neo-Nazi Swatting Group Charged

Federal investigators on Friday arrested a Virginia man accused of being part of a neo-Nazi group that targeted hundreds of people in "swatting" attacks, wherein fake bomb threats, hostage situations and other violent scenarios were phoned in to police as part of a scheme to trick them into visiting potentially deadly force on a target's address.
10 January 2020

Synopsys Buys Tinfoil

Tinfoil Security's dynamic application and API security testing capabilities will be added to Synopsys Software Integrity Group.
10 January 2020

Major Brazilian Bank Tests Homomorphic Encryption on Financial Data

The approach allowed researchers to use machine learning on encrypted data without first decrypting it.
10 January 2020

Hundreds of millions of cable modems are vulnerable to new Cable Haunt vulnerability

Cable modems using Broadcom chips are vulnerable to a new vulnerability named Cable Haunt, researchers say.
10 January 2020

6 Unique InfoSec Metrics CISOs Should Track in 2020

6 Unique InfoSec Metrics CISOs Should Track in 2020 You might not find these measurements on a standard cybersecurity department checklist. But they can help evaluate risks you haven't even considered yet.
10 January 2020

Cisco Webex Bug Allows Remote Code Execution

Cisco Webex Bug Allows Remote Code Execution Cisco patched two high-severity flaws this week, in its Webex and IOS XE Software products.
10 January 2020

Lifeline Assistance Phone Users Targeted with ‘Uninstallable’ Adware

Lifeline Assistance Phone Users Targeted with ‘Uninstallable’ Adware A Virgin Mobile-branded phone distributed by Assurance Wireless to low-income U.S. citizens has a trojan pre-installed that can download additional malware.
10 January 2020

Indian National Pleads Guilty to Multimillion-Dollar Call Center Scam

The India-based call centers scammed US victims out of millions of dollars between 2013 and 2016.
10 January 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Some takeaways from CES 2020 – Firefox update plugs a zero-day – Facebook cracks down on deepfakes

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10 January 2020

Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Some takeaways from CES 2020 – Firefox update plugs a zero-day – Facebook cracks down on deepfakes

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10 January 2020

5 Tips on How to Build a Strong Security Metrics Framework

The carpentry maxim "measure twice, cut once" underscores the importance of timely, accurate, and regular metrics to inform security leaders' risk decisions.
10 January 2020

Study Points to Lax Focus on Cybersecurity

Despite ranking at the top of respondents' concerns, organizations still show gaps in acting on cybersecurity, Society for Information Management (SIM) report finds.
10 January 2020

Connected cars: How to improve their connection to cybersecurity

As software becomes more important than ever, how can engaging the security industry make the road ahead less winding?

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10 January 2020

Connected cars: How to improve their connection to cybersecurity

As software becomes more important than ever, how can engaging the security industry make the road ahead less winding?

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10 January 2020

TrickBot hackers create new stealthy backdoor for high-value targets

PowerTrick is reserved for the most lucrative targets on the gang’s hit list.
10 January 2020

Oil-and-Gas APT Pivots to U.S. Power Plants

Oil-and-Gas APT Pivots to U.S. Power Plants Researchers say that physically disruptive attacks aren't imminent, but an increased focus on U.S. electrical-grid operators doesn't bode well.
10 January 2020

Man jailed for using data breach info leaks to claim over $12 million in IRS tax refunds

Information leaked due to data breaches was used to file fraudulent tax returns.
10 January 2020

Cybersecurity acquisitions run rampant this week: Who has bought what?

As a new year unfolds, so do portfolio changes and acquisition deals in the cybersecurity sector.
10 January 2020