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Hacked Drupal sites involved in mining campaigns, RATs distributions, scams

May 21, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Security experts at Malwarebytes reported that compromised Drupal websites are used to deliver cryptocurrency miners, remote administration tools (RATs) and tech support scams. Crooks are exploiting known vulnerabilities in the popular Drupal CMS such as Drupalgeddon2 and Drupalgeddon3 to deliver […]


Hacker, Privacy protection

GDPR and the case for ethical data handling

May 17, 2018

Via: TechRadar

GDPR enforcement is almost upon us. Rather than simply seeing it as a necessary evil, we should remain mindful of the value to be gained from the approaching EU regulation. Businesses ready to embrace GDPR will have the opportunity, not […]


Email security, Hacker, Spam

Email Security Tools Try to Keep Up with Threats

May 10, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Email has long been a prime vector for cyberattacks, and hackers are only getting sneakier. Can email platforms and security tools keep up? No matter how many messaging and collaboration apps clutter the enterprise space, most (if not all) employees […]


Cyber warfare, Hacker

Tech firms fret over push to legalize ‘defensive’ hacking

May 3, 2018

Via: The Hill

The debate around whether companies should be able to engage in “active cyber defense” is heating up. Often described by critics as “hacking back,” the controversial concept involves organizations employing a variety of techniques to prevent breaches or track down […]


Hacker

SamSam explained: Everything you need to know about this opportunistic group of threat actors

April 18, 2018

Via: CSO Online

The first version of the SamSam (a.k.a. Samas or SamsamCrypt) ransomware was developed and released in late 2015 by a group of threat actors believed to reside in Eastern Europe. The group itself is mostly a mystery, but the code […]


Hacker, Virus & Malware

Cryptomining, not ransomware, the top malware threat so far this year

April 18, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Cyptominer-based attacks, not ransomware-based attacks, have been the top threat so far this year, according to Comodo Cybersecurity Threat Research Labs’ Q1 Global Malware Report. In the first three months of 2018, Comodo said it “detected 28.9 million cryptominer incidents […]


Hacker, Malware

Defense contractors face more aggressive ransomware attacks

April 13, 2018

Via: The Hill

Cybersecurity experts say defense contractors are facing more aggressive attacks as nation states and other hacking groups increasingly use malicious software to block information or manipulate data. The companies that provide U.S. military and intelligence agencies with products and services […]


Hacker

Saks, Lord & Taylor hacked; 5 million payment cards compromised

April 2, 2018

Via: CSO Online

Hackers made off with a whopping 5 million credit and debit card numbers from Saks Fifth Avenue, Saks Off 5th, and Lord & Taylor, placing it “among the most significant credit card heists in modern history.” Parent company Canada-based Hudson’s […]


Hacker

FBI: Iranian Firm Stole Data In Massive Spear Phishing Campaign

March 27, 2018

Via: Threat Post

The United States Department of Justice announced charges against nine Iranians accused of stealing private data from U.S. universities, private companies and U.S. government agencies. FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich said in a statement that the state-sponsored hackers worked for […]


Hacker

Government knows DNC hacker was Russian intel officer: report

March 23, 2018

Via: The Hill

U.S. investigators have reportedly discovered that “Guccifer 2.0,” the hacker who claimed credit for a breach of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) during the 2016 presidential race, revealed himself as a Russian intelligence operative. The Daily Beast reports that U.S. […]