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Malware

Move Over, Ransomware: Why Cybercriminals Are Shifting Their Focus to Cryptojacking

July 17, 2018

Via: Security Intelligence

According to the 2018 IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Index, the frequency and sophistication of malicious cryptocurrency mining, also called “cryptojacking,” has increased drastically in the past year. This mining is changing malicious actors’ priorities: While they had previously targeted companies’ […]


Application security, Network security

Researchers show how to manipulate road navigation systems with low-cost devices

July 17, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Researchers have developed a tool that poses as GPS satellites to deceive nearby GPS receivers. The kit could be used to deceive receivers used by navigation systems and suggest drivers the wrong direction. “we explore the feasibility of a stealthy […]


Privacy protection

EU lawmakers threaten businesses relying on Privacy Shield

July 16, 2018

Via: CIO

A vote by European Union lawmakers seeking to suspend Privacy Shield could spell bad news for businesses that have built their GDPR compliance strategy on adherence to the EU-U.S. data transfer agreement’s principles. The EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, like […]


Vulnerabilities

Flaws Expose Siemens Protection Relays to DoS Attacks

July 13, 2018

Via: Security Week

Siemens has informed customers that some of the company’s SIPROTEC protection relays are exposed to denial-of-service (DoS) attacks due to a couple of vulnerabilities present in the EN100 communication module. SIPROTEC devices provide control, protection, measurement and automation functions for […]


Vulnerabilities

Cisco Patches High Risk Flaws in StarOS, IP Phone

July 13, 2018

Via: Security Week

Cisco this week released a set of security patches to address several vulnerabilities in its products, including High risk issues impacting StarOS and 6800, 7800, and 8800 Series IP Phones. The first High severity bug (CVE-2018-0369) impacts the reassembly logic […]


Cyber-crime, Security, Spam

Spambot aims at targets WordPress sites in World Cup-Themed spam scam

July 13, 2018

Via: Security Affairs

Security experts from Imperva recently observed a spike in spam activity directed at WordPress websites, attackers aimed at tricking victims into clicking on links to sites offering betting services on the 2018 FIFA World Cup games. Imperva monitored the activity […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

The Aurora Power Grid Vulnerability and the BlackEnergy Trojan

July 12, 2018

Via: TrendMicro Blog

At recent Industrial IoT security briefings, the Aurora vulnerability has come up repeatedly. Attendees ask, “Is our country’s power grid safe? How can we protect the grid? What is Aurora?” This post provides a look at Aurora, and the BlackEnergy […]


Application security, Mobile security

Apple Releases Wave of Security Updates

July 11, 2018

Via: Dark Reading

Apple updates software for nearly every hardware platform, though one new feature almost steals the security show. Apple has released a set of updates to its operating system across its range of hardware, from the Apple Watch to the Mac. […]


Network security

$660,000 data privacy fine highlights dangers for businesses dabbling in politics

July 11, 2018

Via: CIO

A year into an investigation into the use of data analytics in political campaigns, the U.K.’s privacy watchdog is hitting companies that shared data with political parties with sanctions including a criminal prosecution and a £500,000 (US$660,000) fine. The Information […]


Privacy protection

Lawmakers press Apple, Google on data collection

July 10, 2018

Via: The Hill

Lawmakers are pressing tech giants Apple and Google for more information on their data collection practices, wondering whether their smartphones collect location or audio data on unsuspecting consumers. Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee wrote to executives at […]