22 Aug 2019

China is Spying on Cancer Research

The three biggest cyber threats to healthcare organizations are cyber espionage, data theft and destructive cyber attacks, a new FireEye report indicates. According to the study, threat actors are selling numerous compromised healthcare databases on underground forums, most of which costs less than $2,000. These databases contain the personally identifiable

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22 Aug 2019

MoviePass exposed thousands of unencrypted customer card numbers

The American subscription-based movie ticketing service MoviePass has leaked the payment card details of tens of thousands of customers via an unsecured database. The leaky server was discovered by researchers with SpiderSilk and contained  161 million records, over 58,000 of which mentioned payment card data. The exposed data included MoviePass

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22 Aug 2019

Silence APT Group Broadens Attacks on Banks, Gets More Dangerous

Over the last year, the financially motivated Silence hacking group primarily targeted banks and final institutions in Asia, Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet Union states, but its rapid expansion poses a growing threat to organizations across the globe, new research by Group-IB indicates. The Russian-speaking advance persistent threat (APT)

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22 Aug 2019

Hackers Want $2.5 Million Ransom for Texas Ransomware Attacks

The threat actors behind the coordinated ransomware campaign that hit entities in Texas last week are demanding $2.5 million in ransom, the mayor of one city affected by the attack announced this week. The official also said the ransomware had been deployed via the software of the city’s managed service

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22 Aug 2019

Researcher Discloses Second Steam Zero-Day After Valve Bug Bounty Ban

The security researcher who recently disclosed a zero-day privilege escalation flaw in Steam because the developer had dismissed the issue, has now released a second flaw of the same type in the highly popular video game distribution platform by Valve. After the researcher publicly disclosed the first flaw, Valve banned

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22 Aug 2019

A botnet has been cannibalizing other hackers’ web shells for more than a year

Security researchers at Positive Technologies are tracking a major botnet campaign that attacks web shells used by threat actors as part of other malware campaigns. The hackers behind the botnet previously operated a Windows Trojan called Neutrino that was used to attack desktop users. Their new campaign started in 2018

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22 Aug 2019

Companies Act to Defend Privacy of Kazakhstanis

Google and Mozilla this week took steps to undermine the efforts of the Kazakhstan government to intercept all HTTPS traffic within its borders. Kazakhstan started the practice last month. A report by Censored Planet found evidence that the government was ordering local Internet providers to enforce the installation of a

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21 Aug 2019

Employee Error Behind Half of Industrial Network Incidents

A new report by Kaspersky shows that employee mistakes are the leading cause of industrial cybersecurity incidents. Last year, 52% of such incidents were the result of human error. Despite growing cyber threats, only 57% of industrial firms have a dedicated cybersecurity budget for operational technology (OT) / industrial control

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21 Aug 2019

Chinese Cyber-Spies Target US-Based Research University

In April of this year, FireEye security experts detected and eventually stopped a cyberattack on a research university located in the United States. Interesting detail: the attack was launched by the notorious Chinese state-backed cyber espionage group APT41. The attackers went after an Internet-facing web server and managed to exploit

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21 Aug 2019

Visa Adds New Threat Detection to Prevent Payment Fraud

Visa is upping the ante in its fight against cybercrime by providing new anti-fraud solutions that aim to improve the security of transactions. The new tech includes threat detection and blocking technology that is immediately available to all customers for free. The firms is adding four new features, namely: Visa

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