19 Apr 2019

OODA Releases a Traveling Executive’s Guide to Cybersecurity

This report provides detailed guidance for global executives and their security teams on how to protect their information and technology systems while traveling abroad.

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19 Apr 2019

India expected to surpass the UK for second place in payment card fraud

India is an increasingly popular target for cybercriminals, a new report by Gemini Advisory shows. In fact, India is projected to overtake the UK on the payment card fraud list this year, meaning that it will become the most targeted country after the US. In 2018, threat actors put 3.2

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18 Apr 2019

A Government Hacks The Web’s Phone Book—And Erodes Trust In The Internet

Researchers with Cisco Talos are tracking a highly disturbing state-sponsored Domain Name System (DNS) hijacking campaign dubbed ‘Sea Turtle’ that has already targeted around 40 organizations across 13 countries, including government agencies and energy companies. Most targets are located in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The attack has the

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18 Apr 2019

How criminals use fraud guides from the Dark Web to scam organizations and individuals

A Wednesday report by Terbium Labs highlights the growing underground market for instruction manuals that teach people how to commit a wide variety of cybercrimes. The security researchers analyzed a staggering 30,000 “fraud guides,” which provided them with important insights into how cybercriminals think and operate. Email addresses are discussed

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18 Apr 2019

One hundred percent of endpoint security tools eventually fail

New research by Absolute indicates that on average, 2% of endpoint security tools within organizations fail each week and that all such solutions eventually fall short, leaving companies exposed to threats. More and more organizations are finally abandoning the traditional focus on security at the perimeter in favor of a

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18 Apr 2019

Ever-Sophisticated Bad Bots Target Healthcare, Ticketing

A new Distil Networks report highlights the threat of malicious bots. The good news is that websites are receiving less automated traffic than in previous years, with 62% of web traffic in 2018 representing human activity, an improvement over 2017 when the number was 55%. However, bots are becoming more

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18 Apr 2019

Facebook uploaded 1.5 million people’s email contacts without permission

On Wednesday, a new chapter was added to the seemingly never-ending story of Facebook privacy snafus when the social media giant admitted that the email contacts of up to 1.5 millions users were “unintentionally uploaded to Facebook when they created their account.” Ironically, the discovery was made when the company

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18 Apr 2019

Cyber-security firm Verint hit by ransomware

Anyone looking for proof that ransomware is a threat to any and every organization needs to look no further than the latest news regarding US cybersecurity firm Verint, because the company’s Israeli offices where the target of a ransomware attack earlier this week. That’s right, threat actors actually went after

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17 Apr 2019

Breaking Down The Wipro Breach — And What It Means For Supply Chain Security

Various reports suggest that Indian IT outsourcing and consulting services giant Wipro has experienced a significant breach affecting some of the companies it provides services to. Krebs On Security first reported the breach, based on accounts from various sources claiming that state-backed hackers had been lurking on Wipro’s network for

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17 Apr 2019

Meet Scranos: New Rootkit-Based Malware Gains Confidence

Researchers with Bitdefender are tracking a new sophisticated rootkit-based malware dubbed “Scranos” that is targeting systems in order to steal data. When Scranos was detected in December of 2018, it mainly went after targets in China and other Asian countries. However, the campaign began to spread globally at the end

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