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Network security, Security, Threats & Malware, Vulnerabilities

Remote Command Execution Vulnerability Affects Many D-Link Routers

January 2, 2020

Via: Security Week

Miguel Méndez Zúñiga and Pablo Pollanco of Telefónica Chile recently disclosed the details of the vulnerabilities in a couple of blog posts published on Medium. In addition to technical details and PoC code, they have posted videos showing how each […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hackers use free tools in new APT campaign against industrial sector firms

December 18, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Researchers have recently detected an advanced persistent threat (APT) campaign that targets critical infrastructure equipment manufacturers by using industry-sector-themed spear-phishing emails and a combination of free tools. This tactic fits into the “living off the land” trend of cyberespionage actors […]


Malware

N.J.’s Largest Hospital System Pays Up in Ransomware Attack

December 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

New Jersey’s largest hospital system said that it has paid hackers a ransom after a ransomware attack disrupted its services earlier this month. Hackensack Meridian Health, a $6 billion non-profit health provider system based in Edison, N.J., operates 17 hospitals, […]


Vulnerabilities

Critical Bug in WordPress Plugins Open Sites to Hacker Takeovers

December 16, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Security researchers are warning users of two WordPress plugins – made by Brainstorm Force – that they need to patch a “major” vulnerability that could allow hackers to gain administrative access to any website using the plugins. According to Brainstorm […]


Identity theft

New account fraud has more than doubled since 2014

December 16, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

New account fraud increased 27.8% worldwide YTD in 2019, compared to full-year 2018 results, and more than 100% compared to 2014 levels, Jumio reveals. Surprisingly, attempted new account fraud was 19% less during the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend (compared to […]


Cyber-crime, Malware

City of Pensacola, Fla., Confirms Ransomware Attack

December 11, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Most systems remain offline to prevent the attack from spreading. An ongoing cyberattack against the city of Pensacola, Fla., is confirmed to be ransomware, officials reported this week. While some email service has been restored for city workers, most of […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

When it Comes to Securing Your Environment, Think Like an Attacker

December 4, 2019

Via: Security Week

We will soon be entering a new decade of the cybersecurity battle, but many of the same challenges remain. Organizations continue to face threats from all angles, security postures haven’t evolved to be more predictive and proactive, and there are […]


Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Take Control of ABB Substation Protection Devices

December 2, 2019

Via: Security Week

A critical vulnerability affecting some Relion protection devices from ABB can be exploited to take control of a device or cause it to become inoperable, the DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warned last week. The flaw affects Relion […]


Cyber-crime, Phishing

Google warned 12K+ users targeted by state-sponsored hackers

December 2, 2019

Via: Security Affairs

Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG) revealed that it has detected and blocked attacks carried out by nation-state actors on 12,000 of its users in the third quarter of this year. Over 90 percent of the users identified by Google were […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Man Suspected of Hacking Jack Dorsey’s Twitter Account Arrested

November 26, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Police in California have arrested a man accused of being among a group of hackers who found a way to take over Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey’s Twitter account. The hacker was allegedly part of a group called The Chuckling Squad, […]