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Fast Company and Inc. are among the financial publications that have cautioned business readers about data compromise: It’s only a matter of when and how the breach will occur. Unfortunately for publisher Mansueto Ventures, the when occurred sometime in early 2016. Employees’ personally identifiable information — Social Security numbers and more — was stolen and used for filing false state-local tax returns. Workers were left to sort out the mess, according to Keith J. Kelly of the New York
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Security researchers have discovered at least three massive malware campaigns exploiting hundreds of thousands of unpatched MikroTik routers to secretly install cryptocurrency miners on computers connected to them. In all, the malware campaigns have compromised more than 210,000 routers from Latvian network hardware provider Mikrotik across the world, with the number still increasing as of
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A hospital in Missouri faces a lawsuit after a medical records breach occurred as a result of an email phishing scam, something that’s difficult to protect against within healthcare organizations, according to a security expert. In January, Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo., notified 63,049 individuals who were potentially affected by the medical records
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It’s time to update your Drupal websites. Drupal, the popular open-source content management system, has released a new version of its software to patch a security bypass vulnerability that could allow a remote attacker to take control of the affected websites. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2018-14773, resides in a component of a third-party library, called
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Editor’s note: One of the steps that generally precedes a network-based attack is port scanning, in which a hacker… tries to discover which services are being offered in order to launch a more specific attack. This article reveals a port-scanning technique that, contrary to most other techniques, does not reveal the location of the system
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The White House published the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, or CNAP, in February to address what the president sees as weakness in cybersecurity preparedness across the country — problems within the federal government, private sector business, even within citizens’ private lives. The cybersecurity plan is a continuation of the Obama administration’s efforts to increase the
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Check Point Research uncovered an extensive malvertising campaign that has ties to legitimate online advertising companies. Check Point’s report, titled “A Malvertising Campaign of Secrets and Lies,” detailed how a threat actor group used more than 10,000 compromised WordPress sites and multiple exploit kits to spread a variety of malware, including ransomware and banking Trojans.
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Ransomware has become a multimillion-dollar black market business for cybercriminals, and SamSam being a great example. New research revealed that the SamSam ransomware had extorted nearly $6 million from its victims since December 2015, when the cyber gang behind the ransomware started distributing the malware in the wild. Researchers at Sophos have tracked Bitcoin addresses
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Symantec’s identity theft protection service, LifeLock, exposed millions of customers’ email addresses. According to security journalist Brian Krebs, the LifeLock vulnerability was in the company’s website, and it enabled unauthorized third parties to collect email addresses associated with LifeLock user accounts or unsubscribe users from communications from the company. Account numbers, called subscriber keys, appear
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Yet another bluetooth hacking technique has been uncovered. A highly critical cryptographic vulnerability has been found affecting some Bluetooth implementations that could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker in physical proximity of targeted devices to intercept, monitor or manipulate the traffic they exchange. The Bluetooth hacking vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2018-5383, affects firmware or operating system software
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The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) has released security updates to address several vulnerabilities in its Tomcat application server, one of which could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information. Apache Tomcat is an open source web server and servlet system, which uses several Java EE specifications like Java Servlet, JavaServer Pages (JSP), Expression Language,
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Security researchers have uncovered a “highly targeted” mobile malware campaign that has been operating since August 2015 and found spying on 13 selected iPhones in India. The attackers, who are also believed to be operating from India, were found abusing mobile device management (MDM) protocol—a type of security software used by large enterprises to control
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India-linked highly targeted mobile malware campaign, first unveiled two weeks ago, has been found to be part of a broader campaign targeting multiple platforms, including windows devices and possibly Android as well. As reported in our previous article, earlier this month researchers at Talos threat intelligence unit discovered a group of Indian hackers abusing mobile
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At Google Cloud Next ’18 convention in San Francisco, the company has introducedTitan Security Keys—a tiny USB device, similar to Yubico’s YubiKey, that offers hardware-based two-factor authentication for your online accounts with the highest level of protection against phishing attacks. These hardware-based security keys are thought to be more efficient at preventing phishing, man-in-the-middle (MITM)
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Following Apple’s lead in banning cryptocurrency mining apps, Google has also updated its Play Store policy this week to ban apps that mine cryptocurrencies on users’ devices in the background. However, there are countless cryptocurrency mining apps, including MinerGate, AA Miner, NeoNeonMiner, and Crypto Miner, still available on the Play Store. Cryptocurrency mining is not