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A Google Drive 'Feature' Could Let Attackers Trick You Into Installing Malware

An unpatched security weakness in Google Drive could be exploited by malware attackers to distribute malicious files disguised as legitimate documents or images, enabling bad actors to perform spear-phishing attacks comparatively with a high success rate. The latest security issue—of which Google is aware but, unfortunately, left unpatched—resides in the "manage versions" functionality…

Datum: 22. 8. 2020

Former Uber Security Chief Charged Over Covering Up 2016 Data Breach

The federal prosecutors in the United States have charged Uber's former chief security officer, Joe Sullivan, for covering up a massive data breach that the ride-hailing company suffered in 2016. According to the press release published by the U.S. Department of Justice, Sullivan "took deliberate steps to conceal, deflect, and mislead the Federal Trade Commission about the breach" that also…

Datum: 20. 8. 2020

Hackers Target Defence Contractors' Employees By Posing as Recruiters

The United States Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has published a new report warning companies about a new in-the-wild malware that North Korean hackers are reportedly using to spy on key employees at government contracting companies. Dubbed 'BLINDINGCAN,' the advanced remote access trojan acts as a backdoor when installed on compromised computers. According to the FBI…

Datum: 20. 8. 2020

Experian South Africa Suffers Data Breach Affecting Millions; Attacker Identified

The South African arm of one of the world's largest credit check companies Experian yesterday announced a data breach incident that exposed personal information of millions of its customers. While Experian itself didn't mention the number of affect customers, in a report, the South African Banking Risk Information Centre—an anti-fraud and banking non-profit organization who worked with…

Datum: 20. 8. 2020

Microsoft Issues Emergency Security Updates for Windows 8.1 and Server 2012 R2

Microsoft has issued an emergency out-of-band software update for Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows Server 2012 R2 systems to patch two new recently disclosed security vulnerabilities. Tracked as CVE-2020-1530 and CVE-2020-1537, both flaws reside in the Remote Access Service (RAS) in a way it manages memory and file operations and could let remote attackers gain elevated privileges…

Datum: 20. 8. 2020

Experts Reported Security Bug in IBM's Db2 Data Management Software

Cybersecurity researchers today disclosed details of a memory vulnerability in IBM's Db2 family of data management products that could potentially allow a local attacker to access sensitive data and even cause a denial of service attacks. The flaw (CVE-2020-4414), which impacts IBM Db2 V9.7, V10.1, V10.5, V11.1, and V11.5 editions on all platforms, is caused by improper usage shared memory,…

Datum: 20. 8. 2020

XDR: The Next Level of Prevention, Detection and Response [New Guide]

One new security technology we keep hearing about is Extended Detection and Response (XDR). This new technology merges multiple prevention and detection technologies on a single platform to better understand threat signals so that you don't need to purchase, integrate, and manage various control and integration technologies. Think of XDR as prepackaged EDR, NTA, UEBA (and perhaps other…

Datum: 19. 8. 2020

A New Fileless P2P Botnet Malware Targeting SSH Servers Worldwide

Cybersecurity researchers today took the wraps off a sophisticated, multi-functional peer-to-peer (P2P) botnet written in Golang that has been actively targeting SSH servers since January 2020. Called "FritzFrog," the modular, multi-threaded and file-less botnet has breached more than 500 servers to date, infecting well-known universities in the US and Europe, and a railway company, according…

Datum: 19. 8. 2020

Critical Jenkins Server Vulnerability Could Leak Sensitive Information

Jenkins—a popular open-source automation server software—published an advisory on Monday concerning a critical vulnerability in the Jetty web server that could result in memory corruption and cause confidential information to be disclosed. Tracked as CVE-2019-17638, the flaw has a CVSS rating of 9.4 and impacts Eclipse Jetty versions 9.4.27.v20200227 to 9.4.29.v20200521—a full-featured tool…

Datum: 18. 8. 2020

Researchers Exploited A Bug in Emotet to Stop the Spread of Malware

Emotet, a notorious email-based malware behind several botnet-driven spam campaigns and ransomware attacks, contained a flaw that allowed cybersecurity researchers to activate a kill-switch and prevent the malware from infecting systems for six months. "Most of the vulnerabilities and exploits that you read about are good news for attackers and bad news for the rest of us," Binary Defense's…

Datum: 17. 8. 2020

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