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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16 May 2019

How to create a business-driven cybersecurity strategy: 3 tips

A new PwC study looks at the characteristics of security “trailblazers,” i.e. the top 25% of firms in terms of cybersecurity. According to the report, over 80% of the trailblazers indicated that their cybersecurity staff managed to anticipate and mitigate a new cyber threat to the business before it impacted

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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

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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