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Attacks & Breaches, Security

Hacking and Cyber Attack Ruled Out as Cause of Mystery 14-Hour Facebook Outage

March 14, 2019

Via: Fortune

A widespread outage affecting the Facebook (FB, -1.74%) family of apps for more than 14 hours on Wednesday and Thursday remains unexplained. Worldwide, many users reported issues using Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, Oculus VR and WhatsApp. For some, the websites were […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

A “serious” Windows zeroday is being actively exploited in the wild

March 8, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Google security officials are advising Windows users to ensure they’re using the latest version 10 of the Microsoft operating system to protect themselves against a “serious,” unpatched vulnerability that attackers have been actively exploiting in the wild. Unidentified attackers have […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Open source software breaches surge in the past 12 months

March 4, 2019

Via: ZDnet

Security breaches related to open-source security projects are on the rise and a lack of time being made available to developers to resolve vulnerabilities is believed to be to blame. According to Sonatype’s DevSecOps Community Survey, in which over 5,500 […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Cyber espionage warning: The most advanced hacking groups are getting more ambitious

February 20, 2019

Via: ZDnet

The most advanced hacking groups are becoming bolder when conducting campaigns, with the number of organisations targeted by the most biggest campaigns rising by almost a third. A combination of new groups emerging and threat actors developing successful strategies for […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Russia-Linked Hackers Responsible for Vast European Cyber Attacks, Says Microsoft

February 20, 2019

Via: Fortune

Russia-linked hackers have attacked over 100 accounts linked to European think tanks and civil society NGOs, Microsoft said Wednesday. The victims include the German Council on Foreign Relations, European branches of the Aspen Institute, and the German Marshall Fund. Elections […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Justice Department: No evidence of vote hacking during 2018 election

February 5, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

There is “no evidence to date” that any foreign government had a material impact on voting machines or infrastructure during the 2018 midterm elections, according to a new classified report sent to the president. That’s the view from the Justice […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

FBI, Air Force investigators mapped North Korean botnet to aid shutdown

January 31, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

On January 30, the US Department of Justice announced that it had partnered with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations to engage in a campaign to “map and further disrupt” a botnet tied […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Some of the biggest web hosting sites were vulnerable to simple account takeover hacks

January 14, 2019

Via: Tech Crunch

A security researcher has found, reported, and now disclosed a dozen bugs that made it easy to steal sensitive information or take over any customer’s account from some of the largest web hosting companies on the internet. In some cases, […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

A DNS hijacking wave is targeting companies at an almost unprecedented scale

January 11, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Federal authorities and private researchers are alerting companies to a wave of domain hijacking attacks that use relatively novel techniques to compromise targets at an almost unprecedented scale. The attacks, which security firm FireEye said have been active since January […]


Attacks & Breaches, Security

Kaspersky blew whistle on NSA hacking tool hoarder

January 10, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Harold T. Martin III, a former government contractor, is still facing trial for the alleged theft of massive amounts of National Security Agency data, including documents and tools from the NSA’s Tailored Access Operations Division. Now, a new report by […]