Cybersecurity News


Accellion Data Breach Resulted in Extortion Attempts Against Multiple Victims

FireEye Mandiant says it discovered data stolen via flaw in Accellion FTA had landed on a Dark Web site associated with a known Russia-based threat group.
22 February 2021

FireEye links 0-day attacks on FTA servers & extortion campaign to FIN11 group

FireEye: Hackers breached companies running FTA servers, stole private files, and are now publishing data on the Clop ransomware leak site.
22 February 2021

Chinese Hackers Hijacked NSA-Linked Hacking Tool: Report

Chinese Hackers Hijacked NSA-Linked Hacking Tool: Report APT31, a Chinese-affiliated threat group, copied a Microsoft Windows exploit previously used by the Equation Group, said researchers.
22 February 2021

Researcher Reports Vulnerability in Apple iCloud Domain

A stored cross-site scripting vulnerability in the iCloud website reportedly earned a security researcher $5,000.
22 February 2021

Sequoia Capital Suffers Data Breach

The attack began with a successful phishing email.
22 February 2021

Assume ClubHouse Conversations Are Being Recorded, Researchers Warn

Assume ClubHouse Conversations Are Being Recorded, Researchers Warn At nearly a year old, the invitation-only, audio-based social-media platform ClubHouse is grappling with security issues on multiple fronts, but the consensus among researchers is coming into focus: Assume your ClubHouse conversations are being recorded. The company confirmed to Bloomberg that over the weekend a user was able to breach “multiple” ClubHouse room audio feeds […]
22 February 2021

Brave browser’s Tor mode exposed users’ dark web activity

A bug in the ad blocking component of Brave’s Tor feature caused the browser to leak users' DNS queries

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22 February 2021

Accellion FTA Zero-Day Attacks Show Ties to Clop Ransomware, FIN11

Accellion FTA Zero-Day Attacks Show Ties to Clop Ransomware, FIN11 The threat actors stole data and used Clop's leaks site to demand money in an extortion scheme, though no ransomware was deployed.
22 February 2021

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Jen Stone

 

She was a single mom with three kids in daycare, no child support, and a job as an executive assistant that didn’t pay enough to cover the bills. With absolutely no experience, Jen Stone took a chance on a helpdesk position, which changed her life. In this edition of our blog, Jen explains how she found success by taking ownership of her own career.

22 February 2021

8 Ways Ransomware Operators Target Your Network

8 Ways Ransomware Operators Target Your Network Security researchers explore how criminals are expanding their arsenals with new, more subtle, and more effective ransomware attack techniques.
22 February 2021

Cybersecurity Responsibility in a Post-Pandemic World

In this video, Omdia Cybersecurity Senior Research Director Maxine Holt explains why a more sustainable approach to post-pandemic cybersecurity is necessary.
22 February 2021

Powerhouse VPN products can be abused for large-scale DDoS attacks

Around 1,500 Powerhouse VPN servers are exposed online and ready to be abused by DDoS groups.
22 February 2021

What Can Your Connected Car Reveal About You?

App developers must take responsibility for the security of users' data.
22 February 2021

Stored XSS bug in Apple iCloud domain disclosed by bug bounty hunter

The cross-site scripting bug reportedly earned the researcher a $5000 reward.
22 February 2021

Chinese hackers cloned attack tool belonging to NSA’s Equation Group

The Jian tool was used to exploit a Windows zero-day vulnerability years before a patch was issued.
22 February 2021

30,000 Macs infected with new Silver Sparrow malware

Silver Sparrow can even run on systems with Apple's new M1 chip.
22 February 2021

Kia Denies Ransomware Attack as IT Outage Continues

Kia Motors America states there is no evidence its recent systems outage was caused by a ransomware attack.
19 February 2021

Malformed URL Prefix Phishing Attacks Spike 6,000%

Malformed URL Prefix Phishing Attacks Spike 6,000% Sneaky attackers are flipping backslashes in phishing email URLs to evade protections, researchers said.
19 February 2021

Mysterious Silver Sparrow Malware Found Nesting on 30K Macs

Mysterious Silver Sparrow Malware Found Nesting on 30K Macs A second malware that targets Macs with Apple's in-house M1 chip is infecting machines worldwide -- but it's unclear why.
19 February 2021

Credential-Stuffing Attack Targets Regional Internet Registry

Credential-Stuffing Attack Targets Regional Internet Registry RIPE NCC, the regional Internet registry for Europe, West Asia, and the former Soviet Union, said attackers attempted a credential-stuffing attack against its single-sign on service.
19 February 2021