17 Jan 2019

Hackers breach and steal data from South Korea’s Defense Ministry

South Korea’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA), which is the country’s national defense agency in charge of managing arms procurement for the military, has experienced a cyberattack. The attack took place in October of last year, and resulted in the compromise of 30 DAPA computers by unidentified hackers, who managed

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17 Jan 2019

VOIPO Database Exposes Millions of Texts, Call Logs

Once again a major data leak has happened due to a misconfigured server. This time, a security researcher found an ElasticSearch database that had been exposing millions of call logs, SMS/MMS logs, and plaintext names, login credentials and API keys for internal systems to the Internet for over half a year. Threat actors

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16 Jan 2019

U.S. Spies to Americans: China and Russia Are Coming to Get You – Featuring insights from OODA’s Bob Gourley

Kimberly Dozier of the The Daily Beast has spoken to various U.S. counterintelligence specialists about the very real threat that foreign hackers pose to U.S. organizations. Bob Gourley of OODA was among the experts she consulted. In the article, Bob Gourley explains that for over 20 years, the U.S. government

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16 Jan 2019

BEC Scammers Go After Employee Paychecks

Cybersecurity experts have noticed an uptick in business email compromise (BEC) scams in which threat actors go after monthly employee paychecks. The scam starts with a threat actor impersonating an employee of a targeted company in an email to the firm’s department that is in charge of payroll. The crook will

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16 Jan 2019

Judge: Law Enforcement Can’t Force Suspects to Unlock iPhones with FaceID

According to a new ruling by a U.S. federal judge, law enforcement officials are not authorized to compel suspects to unlock personal devices protected by biometric authentication, such as fingerprint scanners, facial recognition and vein authentication. The judge of the U.S. District Court for Northern California ruled that the Fourth and Fifth Amendments

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16 Jan 2019

Data breaches, cyberattacks are top global risks alongside natural disasters and climate change

The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its Global Risks Report for 2019. According to the organization, the number one risk for this year is extreme weather. The second biggest risk has to do with shortcomings in global efforts to address climate-change, while natural disasters clinched the third spot. Cybersecurity

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16 Jan 2019

Researchers Link Chilean Interbank Attack to North Korea

Flashpoint research indicates that a December 2018 cyberattack targeting Redbanc, a Chilean interbank network, may have been the work of the advanced persistent threat group Lazarus, which has been linked to the North Korean government. Researchers based their assumption on the fact that the attackers used PowerRatankba, a malware toolkit that has

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16 Jan 2019

Fortnite vulnerabilities would have allowed attackers to intercept and steal login credentials

Research by Check Point has uncovered serious vulnerabilities in the user login process of Fortnite, the immensely popular online battle royale game. The flaws, which have recently been patched, could enable attackers to manipulate the login process by means of a phishing link, in order to steal users’ login credentials

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15 Jan 2019

Don’t Ignore These 10 Global Business Risks In 2019

In order for companies to thrive in 2019, business leaders need to prepare for a great number of cyberthreats and other risks. According to Chloe Demrovsky, CEO of Disaster Recovery Institutce International (DRI), the most important risks include the potential start of a new worldwide financial crisis; steep fines companies may need

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15 Jan 2019

Cryptocurrency mining malware is the number one malware menace – again

The latest edition of Check Point’s Most Wanted Malware list indicates that cryptojackers – malware that covertly mines cryptocurrency on infected devices – remain the most prevalent type of malware. The four highest entries are all cryptojackers, with Coinhive clinching the top spot once again. A notable newcomer on the

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