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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, […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Phishing

United Nations hit by major phishing attack

January 15, 2020

Via: TechRadar

The United Nations has been hit by a targeted cyberattack that uses one of the world’s most notorious malware strains. Criminals used the Emotet malware in order to launch a phishing campaign aimed at stealing login details for UN staff […]


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

Windows 7: Microsoft Ceases Free Security Updates

January 14, 2020

Via: DataBreach Today

Microsoft on Tuesday will offer its final, free updates and security fixes for its Windows 7 operating system as well as Office 2010. The same goes for Windows Server 2008 and 2008 R2, which also saw free support and security […]


Network security, Security

From the AI arms race to adversarial AI

January 14, 2020

Via: TechRadar

The AI arms race is on, and it’s a cat and mouse game we see every day in our threat intelligence work. As new technology evolves, our lives become more convenient, but cybercriminals see new opportunities to attack users. Whether […]


Network security

Facebook quickly fixed a bug exploited in attacks that exposed Page Admins info

January 13, 2020

Via: Security Affairs

Last week Facebook has addressed a security issue that exposed page admin accounts, the bug was exploited in attacks in the wild against several high-profile pages. The page admin accounts are anonymous unless the Page owner opts to make the […]


Network security

Number of 5G connections to reach 1.5 billion globally by 2025

January 13, 2020

Via: Help Net Security

The total number of 5G connections will reach 1.5 billion globally by 2025, rising from only 5 million in 2019, according to Juniper Research. This is an annual average growth of 150% over the next 6 years. The new study […]


Mobile, Mobile security

U.S. Lawmakers Call on FCC to Step Up Fight on SIM Swapping

January 13, 2020

Via: Hot for Security

U.S. members of Congress have called on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to crack down on SIM swapping, a type of fraud blamed for more than $70 million in nationwide losses annually. The letter sent to the FCC advocates for […]


Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime

Congress struggles on rules for cyber warfare with Iran

January 13, 2020

Via: The Hill

The U.S. and Iran may have walked back from the brink of war, but the potential for a cyber battle looms with no clear rules of engagement. Lawmakers and military officials say there’s no agreed-upon definition of what constitutes cyber […]