17 Sep 2019

Trump says he does not want war after attack on Saudi oil facilities

United States President Donald Trump on Monday stated that it “it’s certainly looking” like Iran was responsible for the recent drone attacks that disrupted about half of Saudi Arabia’s oil capacity, but stressed that he “would like not to have war.” While Trump warned that the US could respond “with an

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17 Sep 2019

US Huawei problem goes far beyond trade, security official says

In a presentation at the multilateral action on sensitive technologies (MAST) conference, US State Department official Ashley Ford last week outlined why the US government’s security worries about Huawei go way beyond the ongoing trade war between the US and China. In May of this year, US President Donald Trump

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17 Sep 2019

Taliban attacks kill 30, Afghan leader unhurt as bomb hits rally

The Taliban on Tuesday carried out two suicide bomb attacks in Afghanistan that killed 30 people and wounded at least 45 more. The deadliest of the two explosions occurred at an election rally by President Ashraf Ghani, who was not hurt in the incident. Both attacks were claimed by the

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17 Sep 2019

Only 15% of organizations can recover from a severe data loss within an hour

Just 15% of organizations are confident they could bounce back from a serious data loss incident within an hour, while 40% would need at least one day to achieve this, and 25% would need days or weeks, a new survey by StorageCraft reveals. According to the report, 80% of businesses

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17 Sep 2019

Data of Virtually All Ecuadoreans Leaked Online

An unsecured cloud server has exposed highly sensitive personal data of practically all 17 million Ecuadoran citizens, including 6.7 million children. The leaked data affects around 20 million people (living or dead) and includes names, phone numbers, financial information, tax records and even government ID numbers called cédulas de identidad.

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17 Sep 2019

Most Cyber Attacks Focus on Just Three TCP Ports

Almost two in three (65%) cyber campaigns targeting small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) attack one of three popular TCP ports, namely port 22 (SSH, 35%), port 80 (HTTP, 15%) and port 443 (HTTPS, 15%), a new report by Alert Logic found. The fourth most targeted port is 3389, which is

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17 Sep 2019

Phishing attacks up, especially against SaaS and webmail services

Phishing attacks increased in the first half of this year, with many campaigns spoofing webmail and software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers, a recent APWG report[pdf] shows. The number of detected phishing campaigns surged from 138,328 in Q4 of 2018 to 180,768 in Q1 of 2019 and then grew further to 182,465 in

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17 Sep 2019

Emotet, today’s most dangerous botnet, comes back to life

Four months after seemingly shutting down, the notorious Emotet botnet is once again being used to distribute spam, security researchers at SpamHaus warn. The new campaign involves emails with malicious links or attachments targeting Polish and German-speaking users. In May of this year, the command and control (C&C) servers of

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17 Sep 2019

LastPass Patches Bug Leaking Last-Used Credentials

The Chrome and Opera browser extensions for the freemium password manager LastPass contained a vulnerability that could be exploited to make the application leak login credentials, a security researcher with Google recently discovered. In order to exploit the bug, threat actors needed to get victims to visit a malicious website

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17 Sep 2019

Asus, Lenovo and Other Routers Riddled with Remotely Exploitable Bugs

New research by Independent Security Evaluators has uncovered a total of 125 security vulnerabilities in small office/home office (SOHO) routers and network-attached storage devices (NAS). The researchers tested 13 devices in total, from vendors including Asus, Lenovo and Netgear. The report warns that all of the devices under scrutiny “had

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