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22-Year-Old Charged With Hacking Water System and Endangering Lives

A 22-year-old man from the U.S. state of Kansas has been indicted on charges that he unauthorizedly accessed a public water facility's computer system, jeopardizing the residents' safety and health in the local community. Wyatt A. Travnichek, 22, of Ellsworth County, Kansas, has been charged with one count of tampering with a public water system and one count of reckless damage to a protected…

Datum: 1. 4. 2021

How to Vaccinate Against the Poor Password Policy Pandemic

Data breaches remain a constant threat, and no industry or organization is immune from the risks. From Fortune 500 companies to startups, password-related breaches continue to spread seemingly unchecked. As a result of the volume of data breaches and cybersecurity incidents, hackers now have access to a vast swathe of credentials that they can use to power various password-related attacks. One…

Datum: 1. 4. 2021

Hackers Using a Windows OS Feature to Evade Firewall and Gain Persistence

A novel technique adopted by attackers finds ways to use Microsoft's Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) so as to deploy malicious payloads on Windows machines stealthily. In 2020, hospitals, retirement communities, and medical centers bore the brunt of an ever-shifting phishing campaign that distributed custom backdoors such as KEGTAP, which ultimately paved the way for RYUK…

Datum: 1. 4. 2021

Hackers Set Up a Fake Cybersecurity Firm to Target Real Security Experts

A North Korean government-backed campaign targeting cybersecurity researchers with malware has re-emerged with new tactics in their arsenal as part of a fresh social engineering attack. In an update shared on Wednesday, Google's Threat Analysis Group said the attackers behind the operation set up a fake security company called SecuriElite and a slew of social media accounts across Twitter and…

Datum: 1. 4. 2021

Decided to move on from your NGAV/EDR? A Guide for Small Security Teams to What's Next

You're fully aware of the need to stop threats at the front door and then hunt any that got through that first gate, so your company installed an EPP/ EDR solution. But like most companies, you've already come across its shortcoming – and these are amplified since you have a small security team. More than likely, you noticed that it has its share of detection blind spots and limitations for…

Datum: 31. 3. 2021

Hackers are implanting multiple backdoors at industrial targets in Japan

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday disclosed details of a sophisticated campaign that deploys malicious backdoors for the purpose of exfiltrating information from a number of industry sectors located in Japan. Dubbed "A41APT" by Kaspersky researchers, the findings delve into a new slew of attacks undertaken by APT10 (aka Stone Panda or Cicada) using previously undocumented malware to deliver…

Datum: 31. 3. 2021

MobiKwik Suffers Major Breach — KYC Data of 3.5 Million Users Exposed

Popular Indian mobile payments service MobiKwik on Monday came under fire after 8.2 terabytes (TB) of data belonging to millions of its users began circulating on the dark web in the aftermath of a major data breach that came to light earlier this month. The leaked data includes sensitive personal information such as:customer names,hashed passwords,email addresses,residential addresses,GPS…

Datum: 30. 3. 2021

Flaws in Ovarro TBox RTUs Could Open Industrial Systems to Remote Attacks

As many as five vulnerabilities have been uncovered in Ovarro's TBox remote terminal units (RTUs) that, if left unpatched, could open the door for escalating attacks against critical infrastructures, like remote code execution and denial-of-service. "Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities could result in remote code execution, which may cause a denial-of-service condition," the U.S.…

Datum: 29. 3. 2021

New Bugs Could Let Hackers Bypass Spectre Attack Mitigations On Linux Systems

Cybersecurity researchers on Monday disclosed two new vulnerabilities in Linux-based operating systems that, if successfully exploited, could let attackers circumvent mitigations for speculative attacks such as Spectre and obtain sensitive information from kernel memory. Discovered by Piotr Krysiuk of Symantec's Threat Hunter team, the flaws — tracked as CVE-2020-27170 and CVE-2020-27171 (CVSS…

Datum: 29. 3. 2021

How to Effectively Prevent Email Spoofing Attacks in 2021?

Email spoofing is a growing problem for an organization's security. Spoofing occurs when a hacker sends an email that appears to have been sent from a trusted source/domain. Email spoofing is not a new concept. Defined as "the forgery of an email address header to make the message appear as if it was sent from a person or location other than the actual sender," it has plagued brands for decades.…

Datum: 29. 3. 2021

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