Cybersecurity News


Microsoft Exchange Attack Exposes New xHunt Backdoors

Microsoft Exchange Attack Exposes New xHunt Backdoors An attack on the Microsoft Exchange server of an organization in Kuwait revealed two never-before-seen Powershell backdoors.
09 November 2020

Millions of Hotel Guests Worldwide Caught Up in Mass Data Leak

Millions of Hotel Guests Worldwide Caught Up in Mass Data Leak A cloud misconfiguration affecting users of a popular reservation platform threatens travelers with identity theft, scams, credit-card fraud and vacation-stealing.
09 November 2020

Preventing and Mitigating DDoS Attacks: It's Elementary

Following a spate of cyberattacks nationwide, school IT teams need to act now to ensure their security solution makes the grade.
09 November 2020

A Message from PCI SSC Executive Director Lance Johnson: Vote for the 2021-2022 Board of Advisors


Every two years we ask PCI SSC Participating Organizations to nominate candidates and then vote to elect those whom you believe will best represent the interests of your organization, industry sector or region. It is that time again.

09 November 2020

7 Online Shopping Tips for the Holidays

7 Online Shopping Tips for the Holidays The holidays are right around the corner, and that means plenty of online shopping. These tips will help keep you safe.
09 November 2020

Compal, the second-largest laptop manufacturer in the world, hit by ransomware

Compal factories build laptops for Apple, Acer, Lenovo, Dell, Toshiba, HP, and Fujitsu.
09 November 2020

Ransomware hits e-commerce platform X-Cart

Company says it has now recovered from the attack and all customer sites are now back up.
09 November 2020

Body Found in Canada Identified as Neo-Nazi Spam King

The body of a man found shot inside a burned out vehicle in Canada three years ago has been identified as that of Davis Wolfgang Hawke, a prolific spammer and neo-Nazi who led a failed anti-government march on Washington, D.C. in 1999, according to news reports.
08 November 2020

Windows 10, iOS, Chrome, and many others fall at China's top hacking contest

Winning hacker team pockets $744,500 at the Tianfu Cup, China's top hacking contest.
08 November 2020

Yahoo Mail discontinues automatic email forwarding for free users

Automatic email forwarding to be discontinued on January 1, 2021. Existing users told to get a Pro account.
08 November 2020

FBI: Hackers stole source code from US government agencies and private companies

FBI blames intrusions on improperly configured SonarQube source code management tools.
07 November 2020

WordPress Sites Open to Code Injection Attacks via Welcart e-Commerce Bug

WordPress Sites Open to Code Injection Attacks via Welcart e-Commerce Bug The shopping cart application contains a PHP object-injection bug.
06 November 2020

New Gitpaste-12 Botnet Exploits 12 Known Vulnerabilities

Researchers discover a new worm and botnet dubbed Gitpaste-12 for its ability to spread via GitHub and Pastebin.
06 November 2020

Feds Seize $1B in Bitcoin from Silk Road

Feds Seize $1B in Bitcoin from Silk Road The illegal marketplace was hacked prior to it's takedown -- the IRS has now tracked down those stolen funds, it said.
06 November 2020

Apple Patches 24 Vulnerabilities Across Product Lines

The vulnerabilities include three for which exploits have already been seen in the wild.
06 November 2020

Campari Site Suffers Ransomware Hangover

Campari Site Suffers Ransomware Hangover The Ragnar Locker operators released a stolen contract between Wild Turkey and actor Matthew McConaughey, as proof of compromise.
06 November 2020

The Oracle-Walmart-TikTok Deal Is Not Enough

The social media deal raises issues involving data custodianship and trusted tech partnerships.
06 November 2020

Gitpaste-12 Worm Targets Linux Servers, IoT Devices

Gitpaste-12 Worm Targets Linux Servers, IoT Devices The newly discovered malware uses GitHub and Pastebin to house component code, and harbors 12 different initial attack vectors.
06 November 2020

Name That Toon: Masks and Manners

Name That Toon: Masks and Manners Feeling creative? Submit your caption in the comments, and our panel of experts will reward the winner with a $25 Amazon gift card.
06 November 2020

Linux version of RansomEXX ransomware discovered

This marks the first time a major Windows ransomware strain has been ported to Linux to aid hackers in their targeted intrusions.
06 November 2020