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Category: Attacks & Breaches


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Woman accused of Capital One hack had stolen data from 30 companies, authorities say

August 15, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

In a petition filed on August 13 in federal court in Seattle, the Justice Department asserted that Paige Thompson—the former Amazon employee accused of stealing data from Capital One credit card applications—had done far more, including “major cyber intrusions that […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Four wormable bugs in newer versions of Windows need your attention now

August 14, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft is warning of a four new Windows vulnerabilities that are “wormable,” meaning they can be exploited to spread malware from one vulnerable computer to another without any user action in much the way the self-replicating WannaCry and NotPetya outbreaks […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Security warning for software developers: You are now prime targets for phishing attacks

August 13, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Software developers are the people most targeted by hackers conducting cyberattacks against the technology industry, with the hackers taking advantage of the public profiles of individuals working in the high-turnover industry to help conduct their phishing campaigns. The August 2019 […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

New Spectre-like CPU vulnerability bypasses existing defenses

August 8, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Security researchers have found a new way to abuse the speculative execution mechanism of modern CPUs to break security boundaries and leak the contents of kernel memory. The new technique abuses a system instruction called SWAPGS and can bypass mitigations […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Microsoft catches Russian state hackers using IoT devices to breach networks

August 6, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Hackers working for the Russian government have been using printers, video decoders, and other so-called Internet-of-things devices as a beachhead to penetrate targeted computer networks, Microsoft officials warned on Monday. “These devices became points of ingress from which the actor […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

New advanced malware, possibly nation sponsored, is targeting US utilities

August 2, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

A new piece of advanced espionage malware, possibly developed by a nation-supported attacker, targeted three US companies in the utilities industry last month, researchers from security firm Proofpoint reported on Thursday. Employees of the three unnamed companies, Proofpoint reported, received […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

A newly discovered hacking group is targeting energy and telecoms companies

August 1, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

There’s a new hacking group on the radar targeting telecommunications and oil and gas companies across Africa and the Middle East. Industrial security company Dragos, which discovered the group, calls it “Hexane,” but remains largely tight lipped on its activities. […]


Attacks & Breaches, Operations Security, Security

Cybersecurity officials warn state and local agencies (again) to fend off ransomware

July 31, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Yesterday, the Georgia Department of Public Safety revealed that laptop computers in state police and Capitol police vehicles—as well as laptops used by Georgia’s Motor Carrier Compliance Division (the officers who operate trucking scales and safety spot checks)—had been taken […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Hacker ID’d as former Amazon employee steals data of 106 million people from Capital One

July 30, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

A systems engineer identified in media reports as a former Amazon employee has been arrested on charges that she hacked into Capital One’s network and stole sensitive data for about 106 million people, according to an FBI court filing and […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Microsoft warns 10,000 customers they’re targeted by nation-sponsored hackers

July 18, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Microsoft said on Wednesday that it has notified almost 10,000 customers in the past year that they’re being targeted by nation-sponsored hackers. According to a post from Microsoft Corporate Vice President of Customer Security & Trust Tom Burt, about 84% […]