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Malware, Virus & Malware

U.S. Planted Powerful Malware in Russia’s Power Grid: Report

June 17, 2019

Via: Security Week

The New York Times reported over the weekend that the United States planted potentially destructive malware in Russia’s electric power grid, but President Donald Trump has denied the claims. The newspaper has learned from current and former government officials that […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

New Echobot Botnet targets Oracle, VMware Apps and includes 26 Exploits

June 17, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Recently a new botnet, tracked Echobot, appeared in the threat landscape its operators are adding new exploits to infect a broad range of systems, including IoT devices, enterprise apps Oracle WebLogic and VMware SD-Wan. The Echobot botnet was first detected […]


Data loss, Network security, Threats & Malware

5G subscriptions to reach 1.9 billion in 2024, critical IoT connections on the rise

June 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Rapid early momentum and enthusiasm for 5G has led Ericsson to forecast an extra 400 million enhanced mobile broadband subscriptions globally by the end of 2024. The June 2019 edition of the Ericsson Mobility Report forecasts 1.9 billion 5G subscriptions […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Linux servers under attack via latest Exim flaw

June 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

It didn’t take long for attackers to start exploiting the recently revealed Exim vulnerability (CVE-2019-10149). Amit Serper, Cybereason’s head of security research, warned on Thursday about attackers exploiting the flaw to gain permanent root access via SSH to target Linux […]


Vulnerabilities

High-Severity Cisco Flaw in IOS XE Enables Device Takeover

June 14, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Cisco has patched a high-severity vulnerability in its software for routers and switches, which could enable a remote attacker to reconfigure or execute commands on impacted devices. IOS XE, a Linux-based version of Cisco’s Internetworking Operating System (IOS), is software […]


Network security

Bipartisan bill would enable companies to defend themselves against cyberattacks

June 14, 2019

Via: The Hill

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers is seeking to enable companies to defend themselves in cyberspace. The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act, introduced Thursday by Reps. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) and Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.), would allow companies and individuals to leave their […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection

GDPR implementation lessons can help with CCPA compliance

June 13, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The ever increasing number of data breaches has made consumers more aware of how their data is being used and has emphasized the importance of keeping personal data private, says Sovan Bin, CEO and founder of cloud data management firm […]


Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Evernote Chrome extension flaw could have allowed access to personal info

June 13, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Guardio discovered a major flaw in Evernote’s Web Clipper Chrome extension’s code that left it vulnerable, potentially allowing threat actors to access personal information from users’ online services. The vulnerability, a Universal XSS marked CVE-2019-12592, was discovered as part of […]


Email security, Mobile, Privacy protection, Security

Apple Pledges Privacy, Beefs Up Security

June 13, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Whether it’s from Apple fans, embedded marketing people, or actual developers, applause is an oft-heard feature of any keynote at Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference. Yet the loudest applause at this year’s conference came not for some shiny feature, but for […]


Access control, Hacker, Network security, Security, Threats & Malware

Massive DDos attack hit Telegram, company says most of junk traffic is from China

June 13, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Telegram was used by protesters in Hong Kong to evade surveillance and coordinate their demonstrations against China that would allow extraditions from the country to the mainland. The country is facing the worst political crisis ùsince its 1997 handover from […]