Browsing the "cybersecurity news" Tag

German BfV warns of China’s data collection. Active scans for unpatched Citrix instances. C-Data backdoors. Ransomware market.

July 11th, 2020 📆 | 5464 Views ⚑

The AP says that yesterday’s annual report of Germany’s Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz warned that consumers providing information to Chinese companies

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Palo Alto patches major flaw in PAN-OS. Promethium APT is back with new tools. A big Bitcoin scam. PII from 945 sites for sale.

July 1st, 2020 📆 | 2355 Views ⚑

Palo Alto Networks yesterday patched a flaw in PAN-OS, the operating system that runs on its firewalls and enterprise VPN

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Twitter bans DDoSecrets. A look at Hidden Cobra’s tools. Sino-Australian cyber tensions. Election security. Criminals need t.v. too.

June 24th, 2020 📆 | 3880 Views ⚑

Twitter told ZDNet that the social network has permanently suspended the @DDoSecrets Twitter account, an account belonging to the group

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Jamming during unrest. Civil pain as branding opportunity. A ransomware cartel rises? Election jitters. Cybercrime for dummies.

June 13th, 2020 📆 | 2918 Views ⚑

Forbes reports that Cloudflare has observed significant distributed denial-of-service attacks against various protest and civil rights groups during unrest over

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Domestic influence campaigns in China, Russia, and Turkey. Zoom criticized for alignment with Beijing. More on Snake/Ekans.

June 12th, 2020 📆 | 7481 Views ⚑

Twitter has identified a large number of state-run accounts pushing disinformation. The largest network was Chinese-controlled: 23,750 “core accounts” that

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Gamaredon Group seeks speed not elegance. Bogus contact tracers. Thanos gains criminal marketshare. Crypto Wars. Doxing police.

June 11th, 2020 📆 | 2112 Views ⚑

ESET reports that the Gamaredon Group has introduced remote template injectors for Word and Excel documents, and is deploying a

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BellTroX says it just helped out some private eyes. Honda’s incident investigation continues. SEO for crime. Patch Tuesday notes.

June 11th, 2020 📆 | 3536 Views ⚑

Sumit Gupta, founder of BellTroX, the Indian company Citizen Lab named in its report on hackers-for-hire, told Reuters he did

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Dark Basin’s reverse advocacy. Honda hacked? Criminal cooperation (and competition). A contraband menu from the dark web.

June 10th, 2020 📆 | 5890 Views ⚑

The University of Toronto’s Citizen Lab this morning released a report on a hacker-for-hire operation, “Dark Basin,” which targeted “advocacy

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NSA warns of ongoing GRU campaign. Steganography against industrial targets. Executive Order on Preventing Online Censorship. Notes on COVID-19.

June 9th, 2020 📆 | 6126 Views ⚑

The US NSA warned yesterday that Russia’s GRU continues to exploit the Exim mail vulnerability (CVE-2019-10149). NSA identifies the Russian

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Cyber incidents, possibly by Anonymous, accompany US unrest. Data breach at Amtrak. More port scanning found. COVID-19 lessons.

June 9th, 2020 📆 | 4368 Views ⚑

Minnesota’s chief information officer Tarek Tomes said yesterday that the state’s Security Operations Center “is defending against distributed denial-of-service (DDOS)

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South Asia, Middle Eastern regional rivalries play out in cyberspace. Online voting insecurity. PPE supply chain attacks.

June 8th, 2020 📆 | 5724 Views ⚑

Regional rivals continue expanding their operations in cyberspace. Pakistani operators Telegana Today describes as “criminals” are said to be smishing

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German intelligence services find Berserk Bear in German infrastructure. Android vulnerabilities reported. Notes on COVID-19.

May 28th, 2020 📆 | 2716 Views ⚑

CyberScoop reports that German intelligence services have circulated an advisory warning that the Russian government threat group Berserk Bear is

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Turla updates venerable ComRAT. AnarchyGrabber3 upgraded to harvest credentials. Huawei’s bad British news. Vigilantes vs. scammers. COVID-19 notes.

May 27th, 2020 📆 | 5746 Views ⚑

ESET reports a development in Turla’s tactics. The Russian threat group (also known as “Snake”) has updated its old ComRAT

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cyberattack on Iranian port attributed to Israel. Updates on REvil. EasyJet breached. Verizon’s DBIR. COVID-19 notes.

May 20th, 2020 📆 | 8161 Views ⚑

Citing an anonymous foreign government source, the Washington Post reports that intelligence services have concluded that a recent cyberattack against

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ARCHER compromised, shut down. Ramsay malware vs. air-gaps. Ransomware surcharge. CreepWare booted from Play. COVID-19 notes.

May 16th, 2020 📆 | 5683 Views ⚑

The UK-based ARCHER academic supercomputing system has sustained what the network calls a “security exploitation” that led its administrators to

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More malware designed to operate against air-gapped systems. British utility hacked. Super villains and foreign ministers.

May 16th, 2020 📆 | 5250 Views ⚑

Two more malware strains targeting air-gapped systems have joined the Ramsay malware ESET described Wednesday. Trend Micro has announced its

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