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Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Intel Patches Tens of Vulnerabilities in Software, Hardware Products

February 10, 2021

Via: Security Week

The chipmaker’s Patch Tuesday updates for February 2021 were described in 19 advisories, including four that cover high-severity vulnerabilities. The list of high-severity flaws includes a privilege escalation issue in the Intel Solid State Drive (SSD) Toolbox, and a denial-of-service […]


Threats & Malware, Virus & Malware

U.S. Agencies Publish Ransomware Factsheet

February 9, 2021

Via: Security Week

The factsheet has been developed by an interagency group of experts in ransomware, from more than 15 government agencies, and is meant to help increase awareness on the threat that ransomware poses to critical infrastructure. The two-page document explains that, […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Critical Firefox Vulnerability Can Allow Code Execution If Chained With Other Bugs

February 9, 2021

Via: Security Week

In its advisory for the vulnerability — the bug currently does not have a CVE identifier — Mozilla described it as a “buffer overflow in depth pitch calculations for compressed textures.” The issue, reported by researchers Abraruddin Khan and Omair […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Attackers Leverage Locally-Loaded Chrome Extension for Data Exfiltration

February 8, 2021

Via: Security Week

While the use of malicious Chrome extensions in attacks is not something new, this attack stands out from the crowd due to the use of ‘Developer mode’ in the browser to enable loading of a malicious extension locally. The extension […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Data of thousands of Dutch citizens leaked from government Covid-19 systems

February 8, 2021

Via: Computer Weekly

The personal data of thousands of Dutch citizens has been leaked from the systems of Municipal Health Services (GGD), the organization that coordinates Covid-19 testing and vaccination policy in the Netherlands. Because of outdated systems and insufficient access control, almost […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Update now! Chrome patches zero-day that was exploited in the wild

February 5, 2021

Via: Malwarebytes

A Chrome patch has been issued with an advisory stating that the Stable channel has been updated to 88.0.4324.150 for Windows, Mac and Linux. The only noteworthy thing about this update is a patch for a zero-day vulnerability that has […]


Data loss, Hacker, Threats & Malware

French Security Firm Says Hackers Accessed Its Source Code

February 5, 2021

Via: DataBreach Today

French security vendor Stormshield has launched an investigation after an internal review found that hackers accessed the source code of the company’s network security product. On Thursday, Stormshield acknowledged the company had sustained a breach and that unknown hackers had […]


Cyber-crime, Data loss, Identity theft, Threats & Malware

Data Breach Exposes 1.6 Million Jobless Claims Filed in the Washington State

February 2, 2021

Via: The Hacker News

The Office of the Washington State Auditor (SAO) on Monday said it’s investigating a security incident that resulted in the compromise of personal information of more than 1.6 million people who filed for unemployment claims in the state in 2020. […]


Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Apple Issues Patches for NAT Slipstreaming 2.0 Attack

February 2, 2021

Via: Security Week

As part of the attack, an adversary could set up a crafted website and lure the intended victim into visiting it. As soon as that happens, malicious code on the site starts sending multiple fetch requests from the victim’s browser, […]


Data loss, Threats & Malware

Over 1 Million Impacted by Data Breach at Washington State Auditor

February 2, 2021

Via: Security Week

At the heart of the incident, SAO says, was Accellion software used for file transfers. Hackers exploited a security flaw in the file sharing service and gained access to restricted files. Called FTA (File Transfer Application), Accellion’s service in mid-December […]