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EBook – Creating a Large Company Security Stack on a Lean Company Budget

The speed at which malicious actors have improved their attack tactics and continue to penetrate security systems has made going bigger the major trend in cybersecurity. Facing an evolving threat landscape, organizations have responded by building bigger security stacks, adding more tools and platforms, and making their defenses more complex—a new eBook from XDR provider Cynet (read it here).…

Datum: 9. 6. 2021

Update Your Windows Computers to Patch 6 New In-the-Wind Zero-Day Bugs

Microsoft on Tuesday released another round of security updates for Windows operating systems and other supported software, squashing 50 vulnerabilities, including 6 zero-days that are said to be under active attack. The flaws were identified and resolved in Microsoft Windows, .NET Core and Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based and EdgeHTML), SharePoint Server, Hyper-V,…

Datum: 9. 6. 2021

Feds Secretly Ran a Fake Encrypted Chat App and Busted Over 800 Criminals

In a huge sting operation, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Australian Federal Police (AFP) ran an "encrypted chat" service called ANoM for almost 3 years to intercept 27 million messages between criminal gang members globally. Dubbed Operation Ironside (AFP), Operation Greenlight (Europol), and Operation Trojan Shield (FBI), the long-term covert probe into transnational and…

Datum: 8. 6. 2021

New UAF Vulnerability Affecting Microsoft Office to be Patched Today

Four security vulnerabilities discovered in the Microsoft Office suite, including Excel and Office online, could be potentially abused by bad actors to deliver attack code via Word and Excel documents. "Rooted from legacy code, the vulnerabilities could have granted an attacker the ability to execute code on targets via malicious Office documents, such as Word, Excel and Outlook," researchers…

Datum: 8. 6. 2021

Top 10 Privacy and Security Features Apple Announced at WWDC 2021

Apple on Monday announced a number of privacy and security-centric features to its upcoming versions of iOS and macOS at its all-online Worldwide Developers Conference. Here is a quick look at some of the big-ticket changes that are expected to debut later this fall: 1 — Just Patches, Not Entire OS Update Every Time: As rumored before, users now have a choice between two software update versions…

Datum: 8. 6. 2021

U.S. Recovers $2.3 Million Ransom Paid to Colonial Pipeline Hackers

In a major blow, the U.S. Department of Justice on Monday said it has recovered 63.7 bitcoins (currently valued at $2.3 million) paid by Colonial Pipeline to the DarkSide ransomware extortionists on May 8, pursuant to a seizure warrant that was authorized by the Northern District of California. The ransomware attack also hobbled the pipeline company's fuel supply, prompting the government to…

Datum: 8. 6. 2021

Shifting the focus from reactive to proactive, with human-led secure coding

The same 10 software vulnerabilities have caused more security breaches in the last 20+ years than any others. And yet, many businesses still opt for post-breach, post-event remediation, muddling through the human and business ramifications of it all. But now, a new research study points to a new, human-led direction. ?The following discusses insights derived from a study conducted by Secure…

Datum: 7. 6. 2021

Researchers Discover First Known Malware Targeting Windows Containers

Security researchers have discovered the first known malware, dubbed "Siloscope," targeting Windows Server containers to infect Kubernetes clusters in cloud environments. "Siloscape is heavily obfuscated malware targeting Kubernetes clusters through Windows containers," said Unit 42 researcher Daniel Prizmant. "Its main purpose is to open a backdoor into poorly configured Kubernetes clusters in…

Datum: 7. 6. 2021

Hackers Breached Colonial Pipeline Using Compromised VPN Password

The ransomware cartel that masterminded the Colonial Pipeline attack early last month crippled the pipeline operator's network using a compromised virtual private network (VPN) account password, the latest investigation into the incident has revealed. The development, which was reported by Bloomberg on Friday, involved gaining an initial foothold into the networks as early as April 29 through…

Datum: 7. 6. 2021

Latvian Woman Charged for Her Role in Creating Trickbot Banking Malware

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) on Friday charged a Latvian woman for her alleged role as a programmer in a cybercrime gang that helped develop TrickBot malware. The woman in question, Alla Witte, aka Max, 55, who resided in Paramaribo, Suriname, was arrested in Miami, Florida on February 6. Witte has been charged with 19 counts, including conspiracy to commit computer fraud and aggravated…

Datum: 7. 6. 2021

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