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Crypto Hack Earned Crooks $600 Million

Crypto Hack Earned Crooks $600 Million In one of the largest cryptocurrency hacks to date, cyberattackers reportedly stole millions from the decentralized finance (DeFi) platform Poly Network.
11 August 2021

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Podcast Featuring Candice Pressinger

 

As the first girl in her family who was encouraged to go to university, Candice Pressinger is inspired by how far the world has come in terms of education, female role models, and new societal norms. These advancements are now reflected in her own daughter who is exposed to technology at a young age through STEM programs in school. In this edition of our podcast, Candice reflects on her career journey through a changing tech world but acknowledges that there is still a long way to go to achieve a workforce representative of equal opportunity and diversity in all its forms.

11 August 2021

IISerpent: Malware‑driven SEO fraud as a service

The last in our series on IIS threats introduces a malicious IIS extension used to manipulate page rankings for third-party websites

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11 August 2021

Connected Farms Easy Pickings for Global Food Supply-Chain Hack

Connected Farms Easy Pickings for Global Food Supply-Chain Hack John Deere security bugs could allow cyberattackers to damage crops, surrounding property or even people; impact harvests; or destroy farmland for years.
10 August 2021

Actively Exploited Windows Zero-Day Gets a Patch

Actively Exploited Windows Zero-Day Gets a Patch Microsoft's August 2021 Patch Tuesday addressed a smaller set of bugs than usual, including more Print Spooler problems, a zero-day and seven critical vulnerabilities.
10 August 2021

Microsoft Patch Tuesday, August 2021 Edition

Microsoft today released software updates to plug at least 44 security vulnerabilities in its Windows operating systems and related products. The software giant warned that attackers already are pouncing on one of the flaws, which ironically enough involves an easy-to-exploit bug in the software component responsible for patching Windows 10 PCs and Windows Server 2019 machines.
10 August 2021

Microsoft's August 2021 Patch Tuesday: 44 flaws fixed, seven critical including Print Spooler vulnerability

The latest Patch Tuesday sees Microsoft release fixes for 44 different vulnerabilities, including the much-discussed Print Spooler flaw.
10 August 2021

eCh0raix Ransomware Variant Targets QNAP, Synology NAS Devices

eCh0raix Ransomware Variant Targets QNAP, Synology NAS Devices Some bad actors are honing tools to go after small fry: This variant was refined to target not one, but two vendors’ devices that are common in SOHO setups.
10 August 2021

Deepfakes – the bot made me do it

As fraud involving highly believable synthetic media soars, what can you do to avoid getting scammed?

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10 August 2021

Back-to-Basics: Use Strong Encryption

 

As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so securely in order to protect customer’s payment card data. Too often, data breaches happen as a result of vulnerabilities that are entirely preventable. The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has developed a set of payment protection resources for small businesses. In this 8-part back-to-basics series, we highlight payment security basics for protecting against payment data theft. Today’s blog focuses on using encryption to make payment data unreadable.

10 August 2021

Chaos Malware Walks Line Between Ransomware and Wiper

Chaos Malware Walks Line Between Ransomware and Wiper The dangerous malware has been rapidly developed since June and could be released into the wild soon.
10 August 2021

Fuzz Off: How to Shake Up Code to Get It Right – Podcast

Fuzz Off: How to Shake Up Code to Get It Right – Podcast Is fuzzing for the cybersec elite, or should it be accessible to all software developers? FuzzCon panelists say join the party as they share fuzzing wins & fails.
10 August 2021

1M Stolen Credit Cards Hit Dark Web for Free

1M Stolen Credit Cards Hit Dark Web for Free A dump of hundreds of thousands of active accounts is aimed at promoting AllWorld.Cards, a recently launched cybercriminal site for selling payment credentials online.
10 August 2021

Ransomware runs rampant, so how can you combat this threat?

A new paper explains how ransomware has become one of the top cyberthreats of the day and how your organization can avoid becoming the next victim

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10 August 2021

‘Glowworm’ Attack Turns Power Light Flickers into Audio

‘Glowworm’ Attack Turns Power Light Flickers into Audio Researchers have found an entirely new attack vector for eavesdropping on Zoom and other virtual meetings.
09 August 2021

Black Hat: Scaling Automated Disinformation for Misery and Profit

Black Hat: Scaling Automated Disinformation for Misery and Profit Researchers demonstrated the power deep neural networks enlisted to create a bot army with the firepower to shape public opinion and spark QAnon 2.0.
09 August 2021

Auth Bypass Bug Exploited, Affecting Millions of Routers

Auth Bypass Bug Exploited, Affecting Millions of Routers A mere three days after disclosure, cyberattackers are hijacking home routers from 20 vendors & ISPs to add them to a Mirai-variant botnet used for carrying out DDoS attacks.
09 August 2021

How to find and remove spyware from your phone

Surveillance isn't just the purview of nation-states and government agencies -- sometimes, it's closer to home.
09 August 2021

DEF CON 29: Satellite hacking 101

How peering into the innards of a future satellite can make cybersecurity in space more palatable

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09 August 2021

Android Malware ‘FlyTrap’ Hijacks Facebook Accounts

Android Malware ‘FlyTrap’ Hijacks Facebook Accounts Coupon codes for Netlifx or Google AdWords? Voting for the best football team? Beware: Malicious apps offering such come-ons could inflict a new trojan.
09 August 2021