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Attacks & Breaches, Security

Cryptocurrency mining attacks using leaked NSA hacking tools are still highly active a year later

September 14, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

It’s been over a year since highly classified exploits built by the National Security Agency were stolen and published online. One of the tools, dubbed EternalBlue, can covertly break into almost any Windows machine around the world. It didn’t take […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

LuckyMouse uses malicious NDISProxy Windows driver to target gov’t entities

September 10, 2018

Via: ZDnet

The LuckyMouse advanced persistent threat (APT) is back with a twist in tactics that harnesses LeagSoft certificates to spread Trojans by way of malicious NDISProxy drivers. It was back in June that researchers discovered that LuckyMouse, also known as EmissaryPanda […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

This malware disguises itself as bank security to raid your account

September 4, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Banking malware, including Trojans which steal your online credentials and screen grabbers, usually place heavy emphasis on remaining undetected for as long a period of time as possible. TrickBot, Emotet, BackSwap and the experimental MysteryBot are only a handful of […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Misfortune Cookie vulnerability returns to impact medical devices

August 30, 2018

Via: ZDnet

A severe security flaw impacting routers and disclosed four years ago has once again returned to the field, but this time, medical devices are potentially at risk. The vulnerability, known as Misfortune Cookie, has been assigned a severity rating of […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

‘Legacy system’ exposed Black Hat 2018 attendees’ contact information

August 22, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

A “legacy system” was to blame for exposing the contact information of attendees of this year’s Black Hat security conference. Colorado-based pen tester and security researcher who goes by the handle NinjaStyle said it would have taken about six hours […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Malware has no trouble hiding and bypassing macOS user warnings

August 14, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Apple works hard to make its software secure. Beyond primary protections that prevent malware infections in the first place, company engineers also build a variety of defense-in-depth measures that are designed to lessen the damage that can happen once a […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Google: We’ll warn you if government hackers are attacking your company email

August 2, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Google is adding a feature to alert organisations running its G Suite office package if it believes one of their user accounts is being targeted by government-backed hacking. If an organisation’s G Suite admin turns the feature on (it’s off […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

The 10 Largest Data Security Breaches Of 2018 (So Far)

July 31, 2018

Via: CRN

Information management is extremely important to both employees and consumers since unauthorized exposure of that data could potentially lead to identity theft. Although the information exposed can vary and the data can be lost due to everything from insider threats […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Google pledges to foil phishing attacks with new Titan Security Key

July 26, 2018

Via: ZDnet

After boasting that security keys like Yubico’s Yubikey had protected all 85,000 of its employees from every single phishing attack since early 2017, Google has launched its Titan Security Key. The Titan Security Key reduces the risk of attackers using […]


Attacks & Breaches, Federal, Policy, Security

Russian firm in election meddling case cites Supreme Court pick Kavanaugh in bid to drop charges

July 20, 2018

Via: CNBC – Top News

A Russian firm accused by special counsel Robert Mueller of illegally meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election cites decisions from President Donald Trump’s new Supreme Court nominee to argue that the charges against it should be dropped. Brett Kavanaugh, […]