17 May 2019

Facebook Bans Israeli Firm For Election Meddling

Facebook says it has taken down a massive Israeli influence operation targeting voters in Africa. The campaign comprised 265 Facebook and Instagram accounts, Facebook Pages, Groups and events that engaged in “coordinated inauthentic behavior,” orchestrated by Israeli lobbying firm Archimedes Group. The campaign had accumulated around 2.8 million followers on the

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17 May 2019

Supply Chain Attack Hits Best of the Web Website

Earlier this week, a security researcher discovered that threat actors injected keyloggers into the Best of the Web trust seal that has been issued to over a 100 websites. Keyloggers are malware designed to steal user information by recording keystrokes. Often they also have other data stealing capabilities, such as

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17 May 2019

Authorities Takedown GozNym Cybercrime Group That Stole an Estimated $100 Million

A cooperative effort by Europol, Eurojust and law enforcement agencies from the US, Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, Germany and Bulgaria has resulted in the takedown of an organized cybercrime network that stole around $100 million by targeting dozens of financial institutions in North America with the GozNym banking Trojan. The criminals

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17 May 2019

Half of companies missed GDPR deadline, 70% admit systems won’t scale

A new DataGrail survey shows that half of US companies were not GDPR compliant by the time the EU’s sweeping data protection bill went into effect on May 25, 2018, despite having been given two years notice. The report also found that the majority (52%) of firms took at least

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17 May 2019

EU leaders: We won’t follow Trump’s Huawei ban

One day after US President Donald Trump declared a national emergency over telecom threats, thereby enabling the US government to extend its ban on Huawei technology to the private sector, the leaders of Germany, the Netherlands and France announced that their countries are not planning to copy the US government’s

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17 May 2019

Stack Overflow confirms breach, but customer data said to be unaffected

Stack Overflow, the world’s largest question and answer site for programmers, suffered a cyberattack on May 11. While the attackers managed to gain “some level of production access,” the website says that it has not found evidence that costumer or user data was breached. The company stated that it is

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16 May 2019

Google is replacing Bluetooth Titan Security Keys because of a vulnerability

Google is offering to provide owners of Bluetooth Titan Security Keys with free replacements because the products are affected by a serious security vulnerability. The company has discovered that a “misconfiguration in the Titan Security Keys’ Bluetooth pairing protocols” could enable threat actors to take over user accounts under certain

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16 May 2019

Huawei hits back after Trump declares national emergency on telecoms ‘threat’

As many analysts expected, US President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed an executive order enabling it to forbid US firms from using Huawei telecommunications equipment. The order signed by Trump does not mention Huawei in particular, but effectively targets the Chinese tech giant by declaring a national economic emergency and

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16 May 2019

Baltimore Ransomware Siege Enters Second Week of Bitcoin Extortion Attack

The City of Baltimore, Maryland still has not recovered from the ransomware infection that prompted it to shut down most of its servers on May 7. While the city’s most essential services such as emergency services remain operational, many other systems are down. The City was targeted by a ransomware

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16 May 2019

When all else fails, organizations realize they must share threat intel

A new IronNet survey shows that over 94% of organizations share certain intelligence (such as malicious IP’s and domains) as a form of collective defense and the same number of firms is open to share more intel with industry peers if this will boost their threat detection efforts, while 92%

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