21 Jun 2019

Desjardins, Canada’s largest credit union, announces security breach

A recent security breach at Desjardins, the largest credit union in Canada and one of the world’s biggest banks, highlights how insiders can put organizations and their data at risk. Last week, Quebec police informed the bank that one of its employees had taken advantage of their access to a

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20 Jun 2019

Iran shoots down US military drone in Gulf region

Tensions between the US and Iran continue to escalate. On Thursday, Iran shot down a US military “spy” drone that it claimed had been flying over its southern territory near the Gulf. The US confirmed the downing of the drone, but said that it had happened in international air space over

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20 Jun 2019

Florida City Pays $600,000 Ransom to Save Computer Records

In an incident that should serve as a warning for government entities and corporations alike, Riviera Beach, Florida this week decided to pay $600,000 in ransom to threat actors that infected the city network with ransomware three weeks ago. All the city’s records were encrypted as a result of the

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20 Jun 2019

Xi Jinping Arrives in North Korea, With Many Eyes on Trump

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived in North Korea on Thursday for a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jung-un. The occasion is significant not just because it’s the first visit to North Korea by a Chinese leader in 14 years, but also because it takes place at a time of

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20 Jun 2019

CISOs Struggling With 50+ Separate Security Tools

A new study by Panaseer found that 87% of enterprise CISOs are having a hard time keeping track of sensitive data, with 31% of respondents worrying that this complicates their firm’s compliance efforts. A common problem seems to be reliance on a great number of different security tools. The average

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20 Jun 2019

Mozilla Patches Firefox Critical Flaw Under Active Attack

Mozilla has issued a patch for a critical security flaw affecting Windows, macOS and Linux versions of the popular Firefox browser. Threat actors have already begun exploiting the vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-11707, in targeted campaigns in order to take over machines running the vulnerable browser. The flaw was found on

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20 Jun 2019

Insecure Home IoT Devices a Clear and Present Danger to Corporate Security

A massive analysis of 83 million devices that are part of the Internet-of-things (IoT) indicates that more and more homes contain smart devices, while also providing further evidence of the notorious lack of security in many IoT devices. The study, carried out by Avast and various academic researchers, found that

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20 Jun 2019

Botnets shift from Windows towards Linux and IoT platforms

Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks carried out by botnets continue to be a major threat to websites, although attacks on Windows systems are declining in favor of campaigns targeting Linux machines and Internet-of-things (IoT) devices, new NSFOCUS research shows. The number of botnet attack instructions received by targets rose by 66.4%

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20 Jun 2019

Millions Fall Victim to System Cleaner Hoaxes

New Kaspersky research shows that more and more people are falling for system cleaner hoaxes, which refers to computer programs that claim improve the speed and performance of your computer by fixing issues and/or removing malware, but that actually don’t perform this service at all. In the first half of

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20 Jun 2019

76% of mobile apps have flaws allowing hackers to steal passwords, money, and texts

A new report by Positive Technologies underscores the prevalence of serious security flaws in mobile applications. The most common type of vulnerability is insecure data storage, which affects 76% of all mobile apps. Insecure data storage may under certain conditions be exploited by threat actors in order to obtain unauthorized

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