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Data loss, Threats & Malware

Belden Discloses Data Breach Affecting Employee, Business Information

November 25, 2020

Via: Security Week

The company said the incident involved “unauthorized access and copying of some current and former employee data, as well as limited company information regarding some business partners.” Belden said its employees detected unusual activity on some servers, which third-party forensic […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Retail giant Home Depot agrees to a $17.5 million settlement over 2014 data breach

November 25, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

The US largest home improvement retailer giant Home Depot agrees to $17.5 million settlement over the 2014 data breach. In 2014, Home Depot revealed that the data breach impacted 56 million customers across the US and Canada. According to the […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Credential stuffing attack targeted 300K+ Spotify users

November 24, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Security experts from vpnMentor have uncovered a possible credential stuffing operation that affected some Spotify accounts. Threat actors behind the campaign are using a database containing over 380 million records, including login credentials and other data for Spotify accounts, likely […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Belgian security researcher hacks Tesla with Raspberry Pi

November 24, 2020

Via: Computer Weekly

Electric automaker Tesla has rolled out an over-the-air patch for its Model X vehicles after being informed of a serious vulnerability in its keyless entry system, identified by Belgian academics, which could have enabled criminals to circumvent the $100,000 (£82,000/€83,500) […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Mercy Iowa City Discloses Highly Sensitive Data Breach Impacting Over 60,000 Iowans

November 20, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

Mercy Iowa City hospital has revealed a data breach that may have compromised the personal and health information of 60,473 patients. According to a letter sent earlier this month, the security incident was discovered in June when an unauthorized party […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

Evolution of Emotet: From Banking Trojan to Malware Distributor

November 19, 2020

Via: The Hacker News

Emotet is one of the most dangerous and widespread malware threats active today. Ever since its discovery in 2014—when Emotet was a standard credential stealer and banking Trojan, the malware has evolved into a modular, polymorphic platform for distributing other […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Remote Code Execution Vulnerability Patched in Drupal

November 19, 2020

Via: Security Week

The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2020-13671, has been classified as critical, but it’s worth mentioning that Drupal uses the NIST Common Misuse Scoring System, which assigns vulnerabilities a score ranging between 0 and 25, with “critical” being only the second highest […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Large-scale campaign targets vulnerable Epsilon Framework WordPress themes

November 18, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Experts at the Wordfence Threat Intelligence team uncovered a large-scale wave of attacks targeting reported Function Injection vulnerabilities in themes using the Epsilon Framework. Below a list of themes and related versions that are vulnerable to the above attacks: Shapely […]


Spam, Threats & Malware

The Issue & Impact of Malspam in the U.S. Elections

November 18, 2020

Via: Radware Blog

Malspam, or malicious spam, is one of the most common and problematic attack vectors currently plaguing the cyber threat landscape. It is a very effective method for delivering emails in bulk that contain a phishing message directing victims to either […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

16 hardware and software platforms hacked in minutes. A contest or business reality?

November 17, 2020

Via: Panda Security

To date in 2020, the Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) has reported 837 security breaches affecting personal data, which is 201 more than those reported in the same period last year. Yet one in three of these are still without […]