Cybersecurity News


Researchers warn of APTs, data leaks as serious threats against UK financial sector

Researchers say geopolitical threats are far from the only concern.
16 May 2022

The downside of ‘debugging’ ransomware

The decision to release a ransomware decryptor involves a delicate balancing act between helping victims recover their data and alerting criminals to errors in their code

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16 May 2022

How to spot and avoid a phishing attack – Week in security with Tony Anscombe

Can you spot the tell-tale signs of a phishing attempt and check if an email that has landed in your inbox is legit?

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13 May 2022

Threat Actors Use Telegram to Spread ‘Eternity’ Malware-as-a-Service

Threat Actors Use Telegram to Spread ‘Eternity’ Malware-as-a-Service An account promoting the project—which offers a range of threat activity from info-stealing to crypto-mining to ransomware as individual modules—has more than 500 subscribers.
13 May 2022

Malware Builder Leverages Discord Webhooks

Malware Builder Leverages Discord Webhooks Researchers discovered a simple malware builder designed to steal credentials, then pinging them to Discord webhooks.
12 May 2022

You Can’t Eliminate Cyberattacks, So Focus on Reducing the Blast Radius

You Can’t Eliminate Cyberattacks, So Focus on Reducing the Blast Radius Tony Lauro, director of security technology and strategy at Akamai, discusses reducing your company's attack surface and the "blast radius" of a potential attack.
12 May 2022

DEA Investigating Breach of Law Enforcement Data Portal

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) says it is investigating reports that hackers gained unauthorized access to an agency portal that taps into 16 different federal law enforcement databases. KrebsOnSecurity has learned the alleged compromise is tied to a cybercrime and online harassment community that routinely impersonates police and government officials to harvest personal information on their targets.
12 May 2022

Novel ‘Nerbian’ Trojan Uses Advanced Anti-Detection Tricks

Novel ‘Nerbian’ Trojan Uses Advanced Anti-Detection Tricks The stealthy, feature-rich malware has multistage evasion tactics to fly under the radar of security analysis, researchers at Proofpoint have found.
12 May 2022

10 reasons why we fall for scams

The ‘it won’t happen to me’ mindset leaves you unprepared – here are some common factors that put any of us at risk of online fraud

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12 May 2022

Perspectives from India: FinTechs

 

The Fintech market in India is rapidly growing and changing the entire ecosystem of the Indian banking system and the economy. On this blog we talk about payment security from the perspective of India with two leading Indian FinTech service providers – CRED and In Solution Global Pvt Ltd. Here we talk with Nitin Bhatnagar, Associate Director, India, PCI SSC, Himanshu Kumar Das, Head of Security, Risk & Compliance, CRED, and Adelia Castelino Co-founder Managing Director, In Solution Global Pvt Ltd. about FinTech market trends in India, the cyber threat landscape and industry involvement opportunities for the region.

11 May 2022

How to delete yourself from internet search results and hide your identity online

Here is a step-by-step guide to reducing your digital footprint online, whether you want to lock down data or vanish entirely.
11 May 2022

Intel Memory Bug Poses Risk for Hundreds of Products

Intel Memory Bug Poses Risk for Hundreds of Products Dell and HP were among the first to release patches and fixes for the bug.
11 May 2022

Novel Phishing Trick Uses Weird Links to Bypass Spam Filters

Novel Phishing Trick Uses Weird Links to Bypass Spam Filters A novel form of phishing takes advantage of a disparity between how browsers and email inboxes read web domains.
11 May 2022

Actively Exploited Zero-Day Bug Patched by Microsoft

Actively Exploited Zero-Day Bug Patched by Microsoft Microsoft's May Patch Tuesday roundup also included critical fixes for a number of flaws found in infrastructure present in many enterprise and cloud environments.
11 May 2022

Ransomware Deals Deathblow to 157-year-old College

Ransomware Deals Deathblow to 157-year-old College Why a private college that stayed in business for 157 years had to close after the combo of COVID-19 and ransomware proved too much.
11 May 2022

Opportunity out of crisis: Tapping the Great Resignation to close the cybersecurity skills gap

What can organizations do to capitalize on the current fluidity in the job market and bring fresh cybersecurity talent into the fold?

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11 May 2022

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, May 2022 Edition

Microsoft today released updates to fix at least 74 separate security problems in its Windows operating systems and related software. This month's patch batch includes fixes for seven "critical" flaws, as well as a zero-day vulnerability that affects all supported versions of Windows.
10 May 2022

Hackers Actively Exploit F5 BIG-IP Bug

Hackers Actively Exploit F5 BIG-IP Bug The bug has a severe rating of 9.8, public exploits are released.
10 May 2022

Conti Ransomware Attack Spurs State of Emergency in Costa Rica

Conti Ransomware Attack Spurs State of Emergency in Costa Rica The threat group has leaked data that it claims was stolen in the breach and is promising more government-targeted attacks.
10 May 2022

Low-rent RAT Worries Researchers

Low-rent RAT Worries Researchers Researchers say a hacker is selling access to quality malware for chump change.
09 May 2022