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Cyber warfare, Cyber-crime, Hacker, Threats & Malware

U.S. Sanctions North Korean Group Behind WannaCry, Sony Hacks

September 16, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The U.S. has slapped sanctions on three well-known North Korean state-sponsored hacker groups – including the group that was tied to the 2017 WannaCry ransomware attacks and the 2014 cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment. The three that were sanctioned are […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Serious Flaws in CODESYS Products Expose Industrial Systems to Remote Attacks

September 16, 2019

Via: Security Week

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) last week published several advisories describing vulnerabilities in CODESYS products, many of which can be exploited remotely for arbitrary code execution, denial-of-service (DoS) attacks, and other purposes. 3S-Smart […]

Mobile, Network security, Security, Wireless security

Top Wi-Fi routers have major security flaws

September 11, 2019

Via: TechRadar

A security researcher from Trustwave has discovered vulnerabilities in several D-Link and Comba routers which could make it easy for cybercriminals to see usernames and passwords stored on the devices. Trustwave SpiderLabs’ Simon Kenin found a total of five security […]

Data loss, Threats & Malware

ThreatList: Amidst Data Breaches, Account Creation Fraud Soars in 2019

September 10, 2019

Via: Threat Post

The first half of 2019 saw a 13 percent increase in fraudulent activity compared to the previous six months, with a spike in June representing the highest-volume bot attack that’s been recorded since 2016, according to an analysis from LexisNexis. […]

Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

US Power Grid Cyberattack Due to Unpatched Firewall: NERC

September 10, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

The North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) reports that a cyberattack on the US power grid earlier this year was caused by a target entity’s network perimeter firewall flaw. On March 5, 2019, an incident targeted a “low-impact” grid control […]

Cloud security, Security

Cloud security: Inside the shared responsibility model

September 9, 2019

Via: InfoWorld

In the latest major cloud security foul-up, Capital One suffered a data breach, which affected 100 million people in the United States, and 6 million in Canada. It wasn’t just Capital One caught with their security pants down. We now […]

Network security, Security

Security Think Tank: Too soon to dismiss blockchain in cyber security

September 9, 2019

Via: Computer Weekly

Blockchain is distributed ledger technology. The premise of blockchain is that everyone involved in the chain has the same version of the truth at the same time. Each block in the chain builds on the previous and each has a […]

Network security

Blue Dog Democrats urge action on election security

September 6, 2019

Via: The Hill

The leaders of the House Blue Dog Coalition and the House Blue Dog Task Force on National Security on Thursday sent a letter to House and Senate leaders calling for action to prevent foreign interference in U.S. elections and to […]

Network security

Leaky Server Exposes 419M Phone Numbers of Facebook Users

September 5, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Phone numbers linked to the Facebook accounts of hundreds of millions of users has been found online on an insecure server in the latest privacy gaffe for the social media giant. The server, which lacked password protection, contained more than […]

Cyber-crime, Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

Ransomware gang demands $5.3 million from New Bedford; city restores from backup instead

September 5, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

A ransomware gang looking to get rich overnight went to the city of New Bedford with a demand of $5.3 million after infecting the municipality’s systems. The criminals refused a counter-offer that would make many hackers drool. And instead ended […]