Category: Attacks & Breaches

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, […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

After indictment, Russian hackers’ lives changed forever, ex-ambassador says

July 16, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

On Friday, the Office of the Special Counsel handed down an indictment of several Russian intelligence officers that federal authorities say were critical in the operation to sway the 2016 presidential election. Given that the United States lacks an extradition […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

New Spectre-like attack uses speculative execution to overflow buffers

July 11, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

When the Spectre and Meltdown attacks were disclosed earlier this year, the expectation was that these attacks would be the first of many, as researchers took a closer look at the way that the speculative execution in modern processors could […]

Attacks & Breaches, Operations Security, Security

Hackers Have a New Favorite Target: Gas Stations

July 9, 2018

Via: Fortune

Having shown that they can harvest your personal information and bypass the security of major corporations, hackers seem to have a new interest these days: Stealing gasoline. Police in Detroit are looking into an apparent hack at a gas station […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Tech-support scammers revive bug that sends Chrome users into a panic

July 4, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

Con artists pushing tech-support scams are once again exploiting a Chrome bug that can give users the false impression they’re experiencing a serious operating-system error that requires the urgent help of a paid professional, according to a Google developer forum. […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

New malware highjacks your Windows clipboard to change crypto addresses

July 3, 2018

Via: Tech Crunch

In what amounts to be an amazingly nefarious bit of malware, hackers have created an exploit that watches 2.3 million high-value crypto wallets and replaces the addresses in the Windows clipboard with an address associated with the hackers. In other […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Cisco: Patch now, attackers are exploiting ASA DoS flaw to take down security

June 28, 2018

Via: ZDnet

After observing attacks on customers, Cisco is telling users to install the fix for a recently disclosed denial-of-service flaw affecting a number of its security appliances. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2018-0296, was detailed in an advisory on June 6 and […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security, Uncategorized

For almost 11 years, hackers could easily bypass 3rd-party macOS signature checks

June 12, 2018

Via: ArsTechnica

For almost 11 years, hackers have had an easy way to get macOS malware past the scrutiny of a host of third-party security tools by tricking them into believing the malicious wares were signed by Apple, researchers said Tuesday. Digital […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Internet security: Slaying the botnet beast and the DDoS dragon

May 31, 2018

Via: ZDnet

Improving device security, better coordination between infrastructure companies, and smarter procurement by businesses are all part of tackling the botnet menace, according to a US government report. The snappily titled Enhancing the Resilience of the Internet and Communications Ecosystem Against […]

Attacks & Breaches, Security

Cyber insurance: Is it worth the investment?

May 30, 2018

Via: CIO

Last year, Aon Inpoint reported about 80 percent of buyers of stand-alone cyber premiums were medium-sized to large companies. However, smaller firms are increasingly assessing their cyber exposure risk as concerns about the potential impact of a cyber incident continue […]