15 Oct 2019

Apple Mac Hack Warning: North Korea Uses Fake Cryptocurrency Companies To Break Into macOS

The infamous North Korean hacking collective known as Lazarus Group is using a sophisticated new attack technique in order to compromise macOS systems, a security researcher has discovered. In the first stage of the campaign, the threat actors set up a front company, called JMT Trading. The hackers then wrote

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15 Oct 2019

M6, one of France’s biggest TV channels, hit by ransomware

French media empire M6 Group was hit by ransomware on Saturday, leading to disruptions of its phone and email systems. However, the incident did not impact any of the group’s TV channels, radio stations and film studios, which include M6, the largest private French TV channel. The firm said that

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15 Oct 2019

Tactics of Supply-Chain Attack Group Exposed

Recent research by ESET has uncovered some of the tactics and tools used by the Winnti hacking group that has been carrying out supply-chain attacks against gaming companies since at least 2011. The attackers usually target game developers in order to embed backdoors in video games. In March of this

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15 Oct 2019

Shipping giant Pitney Bowes hit by ransomware

Shipping tech firm Pitney Bowes has suffered a ransomware attack that forced it to take down a great number of internal systems, resulting in major service disruptions. The company said that it “has seen no evidence that customer or employee data has been improperly accessed,” but did not elaborate on

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14 Oct 2019

These are the 29 countries vulnerable to Simjacker attacks

Last month, AdaptiveMobile Security warned that threat actors are actively exploiting a security weakness in SIM cards in order to covertly collect the location information of thousands of users. The attacked, dubbed Simjacker,involves sending malicious SMS messages to vulnerable devices and it was estimated that it could put over 1

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14 Oct 2019

FIN7 Hackers Load New RAT Malware Into ATM Maker’s Software

New research by FireEye’s Mandiant group shows that the infamous FIN7 cybercrime group is using new hacking tools in order to target ATMs produced by NCR Corporation. The new tools include a malware dropper called BOOSTWRITE that is designed to deliver multiple payloads. The malware delivered by BOOSTWRITE consists of

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14 Oct 2019

Iran-Linked ‘Charming Kitten’ Touts New Spearphishing Tactics

Iranian state-backed hacking group APT 25 (also known as Charming Kitten, Phosphorus, Ajax Security Team, NewsBeef and Newscaster) has updated its attack techniques to carry out a spearphishing campaign targeting US President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, according to recent research[pdf] by ClearSky Cyber Security. The report states that the new attack

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11 Oct 2019

ICS cybersecurity investment should be a priority in protecting operations from disruption

A new Tripwire study reveals that the overwhelming majority (93%) of ICS security professionals are worried about disruptive cyberattacks impacting business operations or resulting in downtime of customer-facing services. 77% of companies have invested in ICS cybersecurity in the last 2 years in order to mitigate these threats. However, about

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11 Oct 2019

AppSec ‘Spaghetti on the Wall’ Tool Strategy Undermining Security

In order to mitigate application security risk, organizations often use a ‘spaghetti on the wall’ approach, meaning that they use lots of different tools and hope for the best, a new Radware report indicates. The most common AppSec solutions are Web Application Firewalls (WAFs, used by 75% of firms), cloud WAF services

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11 Oct 2019

Flaw in iTunes for Windows Abused for Ransomware Attacks

Security researchers with Morphisec are warning the BitPaymer ransomware actors have been exploiting a security flaw in the Bonjour updater for the Windows version of Apple iTunes in order to avoid detection by anti-malware solutions on targeted systems. Bonjour contains an “unquoted path vulnerability,” that can enable threat actors to

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