26 Feb 2020

Credit Card Skimmer Running on 13 Sites, Despite Notification

MageCart is a generic name for attackers that inject a script that steals customer payment details in eCommerce sites. MageCart Group 12 has claimed 40 new victims through infecting various shopping websites with information-stealing JavaScript. MageCart Group 12 is just one of the threat actors involved in this type of

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08 Jan 2020

Why the 2020 US presidential election is still vulnerable to foreign interference

Hostile cyber activity in the political arena will remain one of the largest threats to the United State’s 2020 elections as they approach this coming fall. As the international political climate becomes increasingly tense and divisive, the concern of foreign interference in elections has been prevalent. As foreign interference takes

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19 Nov 2019

Human Nature vs. AI: A False Dichotomy?

Today’s cyber-attacks can cost billions of dollars, data breaches, and loss of clientele, resulting in CISOs wary of employees’ abilities to guard data. Cybersecurity solutions used by enterprises and small businesses alike are difficult to use and create well-intentioned workarounds. These ‘shortcuts’ introduce new vulnerabilities that are capitalized by malicious

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14 Nov 2019

Microsoft Patches RCE Bug Actively Under Attack

Microsoft has patched 74 bugs, one under active attack, as part of the Patch Tuesday security roundup. In Internet Explorer, the previously vulnerable Microsoft bug allows attackers to execute rogue code if a user opens a malicious web page of Office document, permitting the attacker to gain control of the

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13 Nov 2019

Counterterrorism expert: Small healthcare companies are the new ransomware targets

MonsterCloud CEO Zohar Pinhasi states that his firm has seen a 500% increase in calls from healthcare companies over the past several months. Pinhasi claims that ransomware attackers have shifted from attacking high-profile targets to small and medium-sized businesses with smaller ransoms. This can be fatal for smaller companies that

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20 May 2019

Ransomware and malware attacks decline, attackers adopting covert tactics

New figures released by Microsoft indicate that global ransomware attacks fell by 60% between March and December of last year, while malware attacks declined in general. Instead, threat actors are launching campaigns that rely on more covert attack techniques such as phishing and social engineering in general. Cyber criminals also

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12 Mar 2019

The U.N. Is Investigating Possible North Korea Sanctions Violations in 20 Countries

A new report by a United Nations (UN) expert panel lists various possible violations of UN sanctions on North Korea that are being investigated. A total of 20 countries may have violated the sanctions, including China, Syria, Iran, Libya and Sudan. The report also mentions that North Korea is increasingly

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06 Mar 2019

The public sector is a cyberattack magnet, manual processes are to blame

New research[PDF] by Tenable and Ponemon shows that a whopping 88% of organizations in the public sector experienced at least one damaging cyberattack over the past two years, while 62% of organizations where targeted at least twice. The top concern for 2 out of 3 (65%) public sector organizations is

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06 Mar 2019

Attack traffic increased by 32 percent in 2018

F-Secure observed a 32% increase in attack traffic last year compared to 2017, and the second half of 2018 saw four times more attack traffic than the first half. Moreover, the security company found that 22% of its client organizations completely failed to detect attacks against their networks and many

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