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Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

CISA Issues Warning On Cyber Threats Targeting Water and Wastewater Systems

October 15, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

The U.S. Cybersecurity Infrastructure and Security Agency (CISA) on Thursday warned of continued ransomware attacks aimed at disrupting water and wastewater facilities (WWS), highlighting five incidents that occurred between March 2019 and August 2021. “This activity—which includes attempts to compromise […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

S Korea Seeks Interpol Notice for Two Cyber Gang Leaders

October 15, 2021

Via: Security Week

The Korean Police Agency said it has received domestic arrest warrants and requested Interpol to issue a “red notice” for the two suspects in an effort to bring them to South Korea. South Korean authorities did not publicly release the […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Storage systems vulnerabilities: Act now to avoid disasters

October 14, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Continuity issued a research report which provided an analysis of the vulnerabilities and misconfigurations of enterprise storage systems. The findings revealed that storage systems have a significantly weaker security posture than the other two layers of IT infrastructure: compute or […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Adobe Patches Critical Code Execution Vulnerabilities in Several Products

October 12, 2021

Via: Security Week

Adobe has patched four vulnerabilities in Acrobat and Reader for Windows and macOS. Two of the flaws, described as use-after-free and out-of-bounds issues, have been classified as critical and they can lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Digital Signature Spoofing Flaws Uncovered in OpenOffice and LibreOffice

October 12, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

The maintainers of LibreOffice and OpenOffice have shipped security updates to their productivity software to remediate multiple vulnerabilities that could be weaponized by malicious actors to alter documents to make them appear as if they are digitally signed by a […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Twitch Struggles With Hackers and Hate Raid Bots

October 8, 2021

Via: Security Week

A massive trove of confidential Twitch data dumped on the internet included records showing top game play streamers took in millions of dollars during the past year. The breach came as another black eye for Twitch’s cyber defenses that have […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

FontOnLake Linux Malware Used in Targeted Attacks

October 8, 2021

Via: Security Week

Dubbed FontOnLake, the malware family employs a rootkit to conceal its presence and uses different command and control servers for each sample, which shows how careful its operators are to maintain a low profile. What’s more, the malware developers are […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Ransomware in the CIS

October 7, 2021

Via: Securelist

These days, when speaking of cyberthreats, most people have in mind ransomware, specifically cryptomalware. In 2020–2021, with the outbreak of the pandemic and the emergence of several major cybercriminal groups (Maze, REvil, Conti, DarkSide, Avaddon), an entire criminal ecosystem took […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Critical infrastructure IoT security: Going back to basics

October 6, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

We are witnessing numerous and damaging attacks on critical infrastructure lately. What is the main cause that makes them susceptible to these attacks? Over recent years, attacks on critical infrastructure have grown from moderate risk to major headline-grabbing news and […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Combating vulnerability fatigue with automated security validation

October 4, 2021

Via: Help Net Security

Security operations teams have been dealing with “alert fatigue” for far too long. The introduction of log monitoring (e.g., SIEM), firewall, and AV technologies over two decades ago provided valuable tools for IT teams to be alerted to known suspicious […]