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Threats and Malware


Cyber-crime, Malware, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Analysis of device data shines a light on cybersecurity risks in healthcare

May 17, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The convergence of IT, IoT and OT makes it more difficult for the healthcare industry to manage a wide array of hard-to-control network security risks. IoT and OT devices are rapidly increasing in numbers, but traditional IT still represents the […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

US Charges Members of GozNym Cybercrime Gang

May 17, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

US law enforcement authorities and their counterparts from five other countries have announced charges against 10 members of an international cybercrime operation that attempted to steal an estimated $100 million from organizations in the US and elsewhere in 2016. An […]


Vulnerabilities

Google Titan Security Key Recalled After Bluetooth Pairing Bug

May 16, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Google is recalling Bluetooth versions of its Titan Security Key after finding a vulnerability that allows attackers in close proximity to take control of the device. Google’s Titan Security Key, launched in the U.S. market last August, is a USB […]


Network security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Security spring cleaning: 5 tips for tidying up network safeguards

May 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Networks need regular cleaning just like your home, car or garage. Why? The answer is simple – poor security hygiene can lead to major data breaches. If you don’t regularly review your network, potential weaknesses and vulnerabilities will stack up. […]


Application security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft worm warning: Windows users urged to patch now

May 15, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Microsoft is urging computer users to patch their systems now against a critical vulnerability that could be exploited by a fast-moving worm. The vulnerability (CVE-2019-0708) is in Remote Desktop Services (formerly known as Terminal Services), and although Microsoft says it […]


Malware, Vulnerabilities

The WannaCry Security Legacy and What’s to Come

May 13, 2019

Via: Threat Post

May 12 will mark the second anniversary of the WannaCry ransomware cryptoworm attack. It was a troubling time: During the four-day long ordeal, the cryptoworm infected more than 300,000 endpoints among 200,000 separate victims throughout 150 countries. It propagated rapidly […]


Malware, Virus & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Microsoft SharePoint Vulnerability Exploited in the Wild

May 13, 2019

Via: Security Week

A critical vulnerability in Microsoft’s SharePoint collaboration platform has been exploited in the wild to deliver malware. The security hole, tracked as CVE-2019-0604, got its first patch in February and another one in March after the first fix turned out […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

DoJ indicted a member of China-based hacking group behind Anthem hack

May 10, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The US Department of Justice indicted Fujie Wang (32), a member of sophisticated Chinese hacking group that breached at several US companies, including the health insurer Anthem Inc. back in 2015. “A federal grand jury returned an indictment unsealed today […]


Vulnerabilities

Critical Flaw in Cisco Elastic Services Controller Allows Full System Takeover

May 8, 2019

Via: Threat Post

A critical vulnerability in the Cisco Elastic Services Controller could allow an unauthenticated, remote attacker to take full control of impacted systems – merely by sending a crafted request. Cisco Elastic Services Controller is a virtual network functions manager, which […]


Hacker, Malware, Vulnerabilities

Top 5 Configuration Mistakes That Create Field Days for Hackers

May 8, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Sometimes it’s the little things that lead to big consequences. When it comes to cybersecurity, hacks more often than not stem from minor missteps – or even completely preventable, obvious mistakes. Common security mistakes and overlooked misconfigurations can open the […]