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Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

Florida lawmakers push FBI, DHS to declassify names of the two counties hacked by Russia in 2016

May 20, 2019

Via: The Hill

A bipartisan House delegation from Florida said Thursday they are pushing the FBI and Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to declassify the names of the two Sunshine State counties that Russia hacked during the 2016 presidential election. The delegation, led […]


Vulnerabilities

Slack Flaw Allows Hackers to Steal, Manipulate Downloads

May 20, 2019

Via: Security Week

A recently patched vulnerability in the Slack desktop application for Windows can be exploited by malicious actors to steal and manipulate a targeted user’s downloaded files. David Wells, a researcher at Tenable, discovered that version 3.3.7 of the Slack desktop […]


Email security, Malware, Phishing

The lurking danger of hacked email reply chains

May 14, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Although phishing has been around in various forms since the 1990s, recent news has shown that it continues to evolve – and remains a major threat. These days, phishing tactics are so sophisticated it can be difficult to spot a […]


Malware

Hackers Add Security Software Removal to Banload Banking Malware

May 14, 2019

Via: Security Week

There are two primary characteristics of the Brazilian hacking scene: a focus on Brazil, and the adaptability of the hackers. Very strict money laws make trans-border money movement difficult, ensuring that most targets remain local; and the hackers tend to […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

DoJ indicted a member of China-based hacking group behind Anthem hack

May 10, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The US Department of Justice indicted Fujie Wang (32), a member of sophisticated Chinese hacking group that breached at several US companies, including the health insurer Anthem Inc. back in 2015. “A federal grand jury returned an indictment unsealed today […]


Hacker, Malware, Vulnerabilities

Top 5 Configuration Mistakes That Create Field Days for Hackers

May 8, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Sometimes it’s the little things that lead to big consequences. When it comes to cybersecurity, hacks more often than not stem from minor missteps – or even completely preventable, obvious mistakes. Common security mistakes and overlooked misconfigurations can open the […]


Hacker, Malware, Threats & Malware

A hacker has taken over at least 29 IoT botnets

May 6, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

The hacker ‘Subby’ took over 29 IoT botnets in the past few weeks brute-forcing the back end panels of their command and control servers. The hacker accessed to the control panels that were secured with weak credentials. “Now this theory […]


Network security

Citrix confirmed hackers had access to its network for five months

May 2, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

In March, the American multinational software company Citrix disclosed a security breach, according to the firm an international cyber criminals gang gained access to its internal network. Experts at cybersecurity firm Resecurity attributed the attack to Iranian threat actors. Hackers […]


Network security

Slack warns investors it might be targeted by organized crime, nation-state hackers

April 29, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Slack Technologies, the company whose cloud-based collaboration tools and services are used by companies worldwide, has warned potential investors that the company faces threats from a wide variety of sources, including “sophisticated organized crime, nation-state, and nation-state supported actors.” Acknowledging […]


Email security, Phishing, Security

Cybercriminals are becoming more methodical and adaptive

April 26, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Cybercriminals are deviating towards a more focused approach against targets by using better obfuscation techniques and improved social engineering skills as organizations improve in areas such as time to detection and response to threats, according to Trustwave. The 2019 Trustwave […]