02 Sep 2021

Comcast RF Attack Leveraged Remotes for Surveillance

Researchers have found that a now-patched vulnerability in Comcast’s XR11 voice remotes may have been leveraged by attackers to conduct surveillance. XR11 remotes are highly common and are present in roughly 18 million homes across the US. According to researchers at Gaurdicore, the remote’s flaw allowed attackers to listen in

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02 Sep 2021

WhatsApp patches vulnerability related to image filter functionality

Popular messaging platform WhatsApp has announced that it released a patch pertaining to image filter functionality that was first discovered by Check Point Research. The flaw allowed attackers to read sensitive information from WhatsApp’s memory, according to the company. The platform boasts two billion monthly active users, making it one

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01 Sep 2021

91% of Industrial Organizations Can Be Penetrated by Hackers

A new report released by Positive Technologies has found that roughly 91% of industrial organizations are vulnerable to cyber-attacks. The study found that external attackers are able to penetrate the corporate network in 9 out of 10 of the organizations studied. Once inside, the attackers are able to obtain user

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01 Sep 2021

Fortress Home Security Open to Remote Disarmament

A new pair of security vulnerabilities in the Fortress S03 WiFi Home Security System could potentially allow cyberattackers to remotely disarm the system. This flaw could leave homes open to unlawful entry without security. Unauthenticated cyberattackers who exploit the vulnerability would gain access to window, door, and motion-sensor monitoring provided

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01 Sep 2021

FBI, CISA warn of potential cyberattacks over Labor Day weekend

The FBI and Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency have released a joint advisory warning of potential cyberattacks over Labor Day weekend. The agencies noted that cyberattackers have launched dozens of devastating attacks over long weekends in past years. They urged organizations to take extra steps to secure their systems and

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31 Aug 2021

Rights Group Advises Afghans to Delete Data

Human Rights First, an activist group based in the US, is encouraging Afghans to delete their data in order to protect themselves from the Taliban. The human rights group believes that the Taliban may use Afghans’ data against them. The militant organization seized control of Afghanistan on August 15, and

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31 Aug 2021

LockFile Ransomware Uses Never-Before Seen Encryption to Avoid Detection

In July, researchers at Sophos discovered a new emerging threat in July that exploits the ProxyShell vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange servers to attack systems. The ransomware is referred to as LockFile and uses a unique intermittent encryption method as a means of evading detection. The ransomware gans also adopts tactics

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30 Aug 2021

Boston Public Library Hit With Cyberattack

In a statement released on Friday, the Boston Public Library confirmed that it was hit by a cyberattack earlier that week that crippled its computer network. There is currently no evidence that sensitive employee or customer data was compromised in the attack. The library represents the largest municipal library in

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30 Aug 2021

Critical Azure Cosmos DB Bug Allows Full Cloud Account Takeover

A critical security vulnerability in Microsoft’s Azure cloud database platform has come to light. The flaw, which lies in Cosmos DB, could have allowed for a full remote takeover of accounts before it was patched. It is unclear whether Microsoft customers were breached during the several months in which the

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30 Aug 2021

Bangkok Airways apologizes for passport info breach as LockBit ransomware group threatens data leak

Bangkok Airways has publicly apologized for a data breach in which the passport information and other personally identifiable data were leaked. The company stated that it discovered the cyberattack on August 23. The airline expressed that it was sorry for any inconvenience that the breach may have caused to customers.

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