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IndigoZebra APT Hacking Campaign Targets the Afghan Government

Cybersecurity researchers are warning of ongoing attacks coordinated by a suspected Chinese-speaking threat actor targeting the Afghanistan government as part of an espionage campaign that may have had its provenance as far back as 2014. Israeli cybersecurity firm Check Point Research attributed the intrusions to a hacking group tracked under the moniker "IndigoZebra," with past activity aimed…

Datum: 1. 7. 2021

Rethinking Application Security in the API-First Era

Securing applications it the API-first era can be an uphill battle. As development accelerates, accountability becomes unclear, and getting controls to operate becomes a challenge in itself. It's time that we rethink our application security strategies to reflect new priorities, principles and processes in the API-first era. Securing tomorrow's applications begins with assessing the business…

Datum: 1. 7. 2021

Facebook Sues 4 Vietnamese for Hacking Accounts and $36 Million Ad Fraud

Facebook on Tuesday revealed it filed two separate legal actions against perpetrators who abused its ad platform to run deceptive advertisements in violation of the company's Terms and Advertising Policies.  "In the first case, the defendants are a California marketing company and its agents responsible for a bait-and-switch advertising scheme on Facebook," the social media giant's Director of…

Datum: 1. 7. 2021

3 Steps to Strengthen Your Ransomware Defenses

The recent tsunami of ransomware has brought to life the fears of downtime and data loss cybersecurity pros have warned about, as attacks on the energy sector, food supply chain, healthcare industry, and other critical infrastructure have grabbed headlines. For the industry experts who track the evolution of this threat, the increased frequency, sophistication, and destructiveness of ransomware…

Datum: 1. 7. 2021

Microsoft Discloses Critical Bugs Allowing Takeover of NETGEAR Routers

Cybersecurity researchers have detailed critical security vulnerabilities affecting NETGEAR DGN2200v1 series routers, which they say could be reliably abused as a jumping-off point to compromise a network's security and gain unfettered access. The three HTTPd authentication security weaknesses (CVSS scores: 7.1 – 9.4) impact routers running firmware versions prior to v1.0.0.60, and have since…

Datum: 1. 7. 2021

Hacker Wanted in the U.S. for Spreading Gozi Virus Arrested in Colombia

Colombian authorities on Wednesday said they have arrested a Romanian hacker who is wanted in the U.S. for distributing a virus that infected more than a million computers from 2007 to 2012. Mihai Ionut Paunescu (aka "Virus"), the individual in question, was detained at the El Dorado airport in Bogotá, the Office of the Attorney General of Colombia said. Paunescu was previously…

Datum: 1. 7. 2021

Authorities Seize DoubleVPN Service Used by Cybercriminals

A coordinated international law enforcement operation resulted in the takedown of a VPN service called DoubleVPN for providing a safe haven for cybercriminals to cover their tracks. "On 29th of June 2021, law enforcement took down DoubleVPN," the agencies said in a seizure notice splashed on the now-defunct site. "Law enforcement gained access to the servers of DoubleVPN and seized personal…

Datum: 30. 6. 2021

[Webinar] How Cyber Attack Groups Are Spinning a Larger Ransomware Web

Organizations today already have an overwhelming number of dangers and threats to look out for, from spam to phishing attempts to new infiltration and ransomware tactics. There is no chance to rest, since attack groups are constantly looking for more effective means of infiltrating and infecting systems. Today, there are hundreds of groups devoted to infiltrating almost every industry,…

Datum: 30. 6. 2021

Researchers Leak PoC Exploit for a Critical Windows RCE Vulnerability

A proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit related to a remote code execution vulnerability affecting Windows Print Spooler and patched by Microsoft earlier this month was briefly published online before being taken down. Identified as CVE-2021-1675, the security issue could grant remote attackers full control of vulnerable systems. Print Spooler manages the printing process in Windows, including loading…

Datum: 30. 6. 2021

GitHub Launches 'Copilot' — AI-Powered Code Completion Tool

GitHub on Tuesday launched a technical preview of a new AI-powered pair programming tool that aims to help software developers write better code across a variety of programming languages, including Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby, and Go. Copilot, as the code synthesizer is called, has been developed in collaboration with OpenAI, and leverages Codex, a new AI system that's trained on…

Datum: 30. 6. 2021

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