24 Oct 2019

Mobile malware increasingly being used for espionage by state-sponsored groups

A new report by BlackBerry shows that advanced persistent threat (APT) groups are relying on mobile malware to a much larger extent then previous research has suggested. In the context of cyber espionage campaigns, state-backed hackers increasingly use mobile malware in combination with traditional malware. Reasons for the growing use

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24 Oct 2019

FBI issues warning about e-skimming (Magecart) attacks

A recent article by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) highlights the threat of e-skimming attacks. This threat is also known as Magecart, an umbrella term for various criminal groups that attack websites with the aim of injecting them with “skimming” malware designed to steal the payment card information of

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24 Oct 2019

10% of Small Businesses Breached Shut Down in 2019

A new report by the National Cyber Security Alliance and Zogby Analytics sheds light on the state of cybersecurity in small businesses. 88% of small firms in the survey said they were a somewhat likely or likely target for cyber campaigns, yet only 62% considered security to be among their

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24 Oct 2019

AWS hit by major DDoS attack

Amazon Web Services (AWS) suffered a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Wednesday that disrupted the firm’s Router 53 DNS web service for about eight hours on end. Some other services were affected as well. While AWS offers a custom DDoS mitigation service, Amazon’s cloud computing subsidiary admitted that the attack

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24 Oct 2019

Millions downloaded dozens of Android apps on Google Play infected with adware

Once again, millions of Android users have been tricked into downloading malicious applications from the Play Store after threat actors managed to bypass the security checks Google has put in place to bar malware. Researchers with ESET have uncovered 42 malicious apps with a total of more than 8 million

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24 Oct 2019

Bedside Hotel Robot Hacked to Stream In-Room Video

Earlier this year, a security researcher discovered a security flaw in bedside robots used by a Japanese hotel chain that could allow threat actors to remotely spy on hotel guests in their room. Threat actors staying in one of the Japanese hotels could exploit a zero-day flaw in the Tapia

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24 Oct 2019

FTC Issues Guidance On Protecting Against SIM Swap Attacks

The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is warning people about SIM swapping attacks that aim to assign the phone number of a victim to a SIM card controlled by the attacker. The threat actor can subsequently use this phone number to obtain access to email and other user accounts of

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23 Oct 2019

NATO chief warns ‘fight against IS is not over’

Islamic State (IS) has a chance to regain influence in Syria after the US military pullout from northeastern Syria, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. According to the alliance leader, NATO has to preserve the gains its forces made in Syria, where the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF)

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23 Oct 2019

A data breach could be game over for a brand

81% of consumers will turn away from a brand after a data breach, and 55% say they are even more likely to do this when an organization shares their private information without their consent, a new Ping Identity survey shows. Just under half (49%) of respondents said they are more

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23 Oct 2019

Outdated OSs Still Present in Many Industrial Organizations: Report

Systems running outdated Windows versions are present on 62% of industrial networks, although that number is 71% if Windows 7 is taken into account, a new report by CyberX shows. Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 in January of next year. Suspicious activity was detected on 22% of networks. Examples

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