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Cloud security

As cyber attacks increase, the cloud-based database security market grows

July 17, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

The cloud-based database security market is expected to register a CAGR of 19.5% over the forecast period 2019-2024, according to ResearchAndMarkets. With the increasing adoption of Big Data platforms and relational databases becoming the prime target for data thieves, the […]


Cloud security, Vulnerabilities

LenovoEMC Storage Gear Leaks Sensitive Financial Data

July 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Researchers are warning of a vulnerability in LenovoEMC storage hardware and legacy Iomega-branded network attached storage (NAS) appliances that could lead to a breach of data stored on the devices. The bug, disclosed Tuesday by Lenovo, is rated high-severity and […]


Malware, Mobile security, Vulnerabilities

WhatsApp, Telegram Coding Blunders Can Expose Personal Media Files

July 17, 2019

Via: Threat Post

Though WhatsApp and Telegram tout themselves as secure messaging services, faulty developer coding that allows cyberattackers to intercept media files sent on the Android versions of the services (like photos and videos, documents and voice memos) undercuts that claim. The […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

Hackers Access Sprint Accounts via Samsung Website

July 17, 2019

Via: Security Week

US telecoms company Sprint has informed some customers that their Sprint accounts have been accessed by hackers via a Samsung website. In a letter sent out to impacted customers, Sprint said it learned of unauthorized access to accounts on June […]


Network security

Software Developers Face Secure Coding Challenges

July 16, 2019

Via: Dark Reading

Seven in ten developers are expected to write secure code, but less than half receive feedback on security, a survey finds. More organizations are adopting agile programming practices and secure development lifecycles, but most fail to provide developers the tools […]


Malware

Russia-linked Hackers Use New Trojans in Recent Attacks

July 16, 2019

Via: Security Week

Russia-linked threat group Turla has released new variants of the KopiLuwak Trojan in attacks detected since the beginning of this year, Kaspersky’s security researchers reveal. Also known as Venomous Bear, Waterbug, and Uroboros, the threat actor was discovered in 2014, […]


Hacker, Threats & Malware

How can attackers abuse artificial intelligence?

July 16, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Artificial intelligence (AI) is rapidly finding applications in nearly every walk of life. Self-driving cars, social media networks, cybersecurity companies, and everything in between uses it. But a new report published by the SHERPA consortium – an EU project studying […]


Identity theft

How well are healthcare organizations protecting patient information?

July 15, 2019

Via: Help Net Security

Healthcare organizations have high levels of confidence in their cybersecurity preparedness despite most of them using only basic user authentication methods in the face of an increasing number of patient identity theft and fraud instances in the marketplace, according to […]


Mobile, Network security, Privacy protection

FBI Wants to Invest in Social Media Surveillance Tool

July 15, 2019

Via: Hot for Security

Terrorist organizations know their way around the web, and they don’t shy away from using social networks to communicate with each other or to recruit new members. The FBI is looking into gaining more control over social media and the […]


Hacker, Network security, Threats & Malware

To pay or not pay a hacker’s ransomware demand? It comes down to cyber hygiene

July 15, 2019

Via: CSO Online

Baltimore Mayor Jack Young announced last week that the U.S. Conference of Mayors (UCSM) passed a resolution calling on mayors to oppose the payment of ransomware attackers. The resolution states that “at least 170 county, city or state government systems […]