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Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Hackers Earn $275,000 for Vulnerabilities in U.S. Army Systems

January 17, 2020

Via: Security Week

The challenge ran between October 9 and November 15, 2019, and was the result of a partnership between the Defense Digital Service, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD), and hacker-powered pentesting platform HackerOne. The second Army bug bounty program saw […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hacker offers for sale 49 million user records from US data broker LimeLeads

January 15, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

49 million user records from US data broker LimeLeads were available for sale on a hacking forum, the data were exposed on an Elasticsearch server. Exposed LimeLeads data contains full name, title, user email, employer/company name, company address, city, state, […]

Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Processor Vulnerabilites Put Virtual Workloads at Risk

January 14, 2020

Via: Dark Reading

Back in January 2018, a consortium of security researchers from organizations including Google, Cyberus Technology and several universities disclosed two ominously-named vulnerabilities found in nearly all modern computer processors. These vulnerabilities broke open the floodgates for research into flaws in […]

Hacker, Threats & Malware

Cyber criminals spend three months lurking in target networks

January 14, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Hackers spent an average of 95 days moving around inside business networks before launching their attacks in 2019, up 10 days on 2018, as increasingly organised criminal groups become adept at hiding their activities from defenders in targeted attacks. This […]

Application security, Security, Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Clop ransomware looks to target Windows 10 apps

January 9, 2020

Via: TechRadar

A new variant of the Clop ransomware which targets Windows 10 apps such as text editors and office applications as well as other processes has been discovered in the wild. When the Clop ransomware first appeared in February of 2019, […]

Application security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Mozilla patches actively exploited Firefox zero-day

January 9, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

Mozilla has patched a Firefox zero-day vulnerability (CVE-2019-17026) that is being exploited in attacks in the wild and is urging Firefox and Firefox ESR users to update their installations as soon as possible. About CVE-2019-17026 A day after Mozilla released […]

Cyber-crime, Malware, Network security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

PCs still running Windows 7 will soon be significantly more at risk of ransomware

January 7, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

PCs still running when Windows 7 reaches end of life on the 14th of January will be significantly more at risk of ransomware, Veritas Technologies has warned. According to experts, 26% of PCs are expected to still be running the […]

Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

US officials, lawmakers warn of potential Iranian cyberattacks

January 6, 2020

Via: The Hill

Senior government officials and lawmakers warned Friday that Iran may attempt to carry out cyberattacks against the U.S. in retaliation for the killing of Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani. “The Iranians have a deep and complex cyber capability, to be […]

Spam, Threats & Malware

Will spam die in 2020?

January 6, 2020

Via: CSO Online

Bill Gates promised 16 years ago that the spam problem would be “solved” by 2006. As we begin the year 2020, the pandemic of unwanted advertising is not only still a problem on email, but we’re experiencing an epidemic of […]

Network security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

TikTok Banned By U.S. Army Over China Security Concerns

January 3, 2020

Via: Threat Post

With backlash swelling around TikTok’s relationship with China, the United States Army this week announced that U.S. soldiers can no longer have the social media app on government-owned phones. TikTok, a social media app used to create and share short […]