20 Dec 2019

New malware dropper is a “hornet’s nest” of dangerous software

A new malware dropper, dubbed the Legion Loader, has emerged. Deep Instinct researchers discovered the malware, and have since been referring to it as a “hornet’s nest” of malware due to its ability to infect computers and install additional malware on them. Although this is common among droppers, which are

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13 Dec 2019

Why Ring Doorbells Perfectly Exemplify the IoT Security Crisis

Recently, there has been an influx of concerning news about how Amazon stores video surveillance data from its Ring smart doorbell systems, sparking concern among consumers and experts alike. This week, reports that hackers are breaking into users’ Ring accounts have emerged. When the hacker obtains access to the Ring

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11 Dec 2019

Here’s what will happen to your Windows 7 PC on January 15, 2020

After January 14, Windows 7 users will get no more security updates to the operating system for free, warns Microsoft. Even though users will be able to continue to run Windows 7 after January, they could potentially face more security problems. Microsoft plans to deliver a new pop up notification

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10 Dec 2019

‘Government Imposter’ Scammers Pay $1.2 Million in FTC Settlement

A settlement with the Federal Trade Commission requires three companies controlled by Thomas Henry Fred Jr. to pay $1.2 million for their involvement in a government imposter scheme, as well as a ban on sending further unsolicited direct mail to businesses. The campaign involved mailing thousands of business letters meant

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09 Dec 2019

20 VPS providers to shut down on Monday, giving customers two days to save their data

Over 20 web hosting providers offering cheap VPSes have notified customers yesterday that they plan to shut down temporarily on Monday. This time limit gives clients just two days to download data from their accounts before they are wiped clean. Customers initially reacted to the headline when it was indicated

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09 Dec 2019

Moscow Cops Sell Access to City CCTV, Facial Recognition Data

The investigative news outlet MBKh Media has found that access to Moscow’s surveillance technology is being sold on dark web forums and chatrooms. The surveillance access available contains video footage from tens of thousands of cameras and the ability to check footage from the previous several days. Other services for

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09 Dec 2019

Microsoft Security: Password Problem Affecting 44 Million Users Revealed

The Microsoft threat team recently analyzed a database that contained leaked login credentials of over 44 million users, exposed from multiple security breaches. Microsoft disclosed that the information came from multiple sources, including law enforcement agencies and open source resources. In the first three months of 2019, Microsoft uncovered that

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03 Dec 2019

Crooks are exploiting unpatched Android flaw to drain users’ bank accounts

Hackers are taking advantage of StrandHogg, a recently publicized Android vulnerability, to steal banking credentials and empty accounts. European security company Wultra warns that several banks in the Czech Republic have reported money disappearing from customer accounts. All versions of Android are affected by the vulnerability, as well as all

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03 Dec 2019

DHS to Require Federal Agencies to Set Vulnerability Disclosure Policies

Under the Department of Homeland Security, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) published a draft document that mandates vulnerability disclosure and outlines strategies for handling weaknesses. The CISA raised concerns that most civilian agencies’ lack of disclosure policies leads to confusion, and with the implementation of a requires vulnerability

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27 Nov 2019

Most businesses have yet to allocate a CCPA compliance budget

A recent survey by Egress shows that only 48% of organizations plan to meet the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance deadline of January 1 2020, including 30% of firms that are already compliant and 18% that plan to achieve this by the end of the year. 27% of companies

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