US Treasury Department ban on ransomware payments puts victims in tough position

October 22, 2020

Earlier this month, the US Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) warned organizations making ransomware payments that they risk violating economic sanctions imposed by the government against cybercriminal groups or state-sponsored hackers. The advisory has the potential to […]

COVID-19-Related Emails Remain Prevalent in Phishing Campaigns

October 14, 2020

Coronavirus-related email subjects continue to dominate phishing campaigns, remaining the primary threat, with more than half of phishing emails containing some information related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Phishing campaigns represent a primary attack vector for cybercriminals looking tosteal personal information […]

HP Device Manager vulnerabilities may allow full system takeover

October 7, 2020

Three vulnerabilities affecting HP Device Manager, an application for remote management of HP Thin Client devices, could be chained together to achieve unauthenticated remote command execution as SYSTEM, security researcher Nick Bloor has found. The vulnerabilities have been patched by […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware

Fragomen law firm data breach exposed Google employee’s data

October 27, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Immigration law firm Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy, LLP, one of the most prominent US law firms covering immigration law, disclosed a data breach. The security breach exposed current and former Google employees’ personal information after an unauthorized third […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hacker was identified after the theft of $24 million from Harvest Finance

October 27, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

A hacker has stolen approximately $24 million worth of cryptocurrency assets from decentralized finance service Harvest Finance, a web portal that lets users finding the farming opportunities that will maximize their yield(APY) returns. The hack took place earlier today and […]

Cloud security, Security

Here’s Why We Need to Stay Safe in the New Contactless Economy

October 27, 2020

Via: Radware Blog

The pandemic has poured fuel on to the cloud migration fire as organisations look to succeed in a contactless economy that now, more than ever, prizes online interactions and the digital experience. As a result, businesses are moving more critical […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware

Hackers breach psychotherapy center, use stolen health data to blackmail patients

October 26, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

News of an unusual data breach at a psychotherapy center in Finland broke over the weekend, after affected patients began receiving emails telling them to pay up or risk their personal and health data being publicly released. Therapist session notes […]