16 May 2019

Hospitals Failing on Cybersecurity Hygiene

New Forescout research highlights how reliance on outdated systems is putting healthcare organizations (HCOs) at risk. The study found that a staggering 71% of Windows devices in HCOs run Windows 7, Windows 2008 or Windows Mobile, even though Microsoft will end support for these operating systems by January 2020. Currently

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16 May 2019

CEOs and business leaders trust AI, but employees are more cautious

A new survey by EY looks at the attitudes of CEOs and other c-suite executives toward AI. According to the study, the vast majority of business leaders are optimistic about AI (85%) and plan to invest in this technology in the coming year (87% ). But while 87% of respondents

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16 May 2019

Hackers Inject Magecart Card Skimmer in Forbes’ Subscription Site

Bad Packets Report has uncovered a Magecart campaign targeting the subscription website of Forbes. Magecart is an umbrella term for various criminal groups that attack e-commerce websites with the aim of injecting them with card skimming malware. In this case, the threat actors managed to inject a malicious script into

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15 May 2019

Trump is reportedly preparing to sign an executive order that would enable a ban on Huawei in the US

US President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order this week that would allow the US government to bar US organizations from using telecommunications equipment from firms if this use is considered to represent a national security risk. The order, which comes in the midst of new trade

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15 May 2019

Intel CPUs Impacted By New Class of Spectre-Like Attacks

Once again, security researchers have discovered critical vulnerabilities in CPU chips that allow attackers to use a technique called speculative execution in order to get CPUs to leak sensitive information. The January 2018 disclosure of a previous set of such flaws, called Meltdown and Spectre, sent shock waves through the

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15 May 2019

Israeli TV Eurovision webcast hacked with fake missile alert

On Tuesday, threat actors hacked into the online video stream of the Eurovision semi-finals held in Tel Aviv, Israel and used their access to issue fake warning messages of a missile attack on the city. They also broadcast animated satellite footage showing explosions across Tel Aviv. KAN, the Israeli TV

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15 May 2019

Global worries flare over whether US sliding toward Iran war

Escalating US-Iran tensions and the Trump administration’s insistence that it is faced with growing threats from Iran are fueling global worries about a possible military conflict between the two countries. Tensions between the US and Iran have risen dramatically since Trump pulled his country out of the Iran nuclear deal

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15 May 2019

Single server ties hacked diplomatic cables to Chinese cyberattacks worldwide

Researchers with the BlackBerry Cylance Threat Intelligence team have discovered that a previously uncovered Chinese hacking campaign targeting correspondence between European Union (EU) diplomats, is related to a host of other campaigns by “disparate” Chinese hacking groups. The researchers found that the campaigns make use of a single command-and-control (C2)

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15 May 2019

How Pro-Iran Hackers Spoofed FP and the News Media

A new report by Citizen Lab sheds light on a sophisticated disinformation campaign that aims to spread Iranian propaganda by promoting articles on spoofed news websites through phony Twitter accounts. The ongoing campaign, dubbed “Endless Mayfly,” started in 2016 and involved at least 11 fake Twitter personas that targeted journalists

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15 May 2019

Microsoft Patches ‘Wormable’ Flaw in Windows XP, 7 and Windows 2003

As part of this month’s patch Tuesday, Microsoft released a critical patch for CVE-2019-0708, a “wormable” vulnerability affecting Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and Windows Server 2008 and various older operating systems. Due to the extraordinary severity of the flaw, Microsoft also released versions of the patch for otherwise

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