05 Dec 2019

Hacker Accessed Private Reports on HackerOne

Last week, an online exchange about a bug bounty report that a hacker submitted to HackerOne, a news aggregator, resulted in a hacker accessing private reports after an analyst’s security cookie was shared. The analyst copied a cURL command from a browser and sent it to the hacker without removing

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05 Dec 2019

Iran Has Launched ‘Malicious’ New Malware That Wipes Windows Computers, Warns IBM

IBM found that state-sponsored hacking group APT34 has deployed a new strain of malicious malware aimed at the industrial and energy sectors in the Middle East. APT34 was responsible for a phishing attack using LinkedIn earlier this year, but IBM claims that they are working with another group whose identity

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04 Dec 2019

Magecart Hackers Open Fire at Smith & Wesson Customers

Digital skimming hackers targeted the website of major US gun producer Smith & Wesson, as well as their customers, over the weekend. Smith & Wesson is based out of Springfield, Massachusetts, and was attacked on Black Friday during one of the highest-grossing shopping days of the year. Smith & Wesson

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04 Dec 2019

Hacking robotic vehicles is easier than you might think

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests that robotic vehicles like Amazon delivery drones can be hacked more easily than you may think. The researchers at the University of British Columbia designed three types of attacks on robotic vehicles that caused the machines to be compromised, either crashing,

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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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27 Nov 2019

Czech Intel Report Highlights Russian, Chinese Spying

A new report by the Czech intelligence service (BIS) states that “Russian and Chinese intelligence activities affected the sectors of politics, diplomacy, espionage, economy and information struggle” last year, and accuses Russia in particular of carrying out cyber operations “to manipulate the decision-making process and individuals responsible for decision-making.” The

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26 Nov 2019

Over 38 Million Healthcare Records Exposed in Breaches Over 2019

From January through October of this year, more than 38 million health records were exposed, lost or stolen, compared to just over 12 million throughout 2018, new research published in HIPAA Journal shows. The number of exposed records still falls short of the 2015 record of 114 million, which was largely

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25 Nov 2019

Geopolitical Tensions Fuel Worsening Cyberattack Scenario

An extensive industry study[pdf] carried out by VMware Carbon Black indicates that nearly half (47%) of all cyberattacks that took place this year originated in either China or Russia. While attribution in the cyber domain is notoriously difficult, the company says the data is likely to be “quite accurate” because

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25 Nov 2019

Extensive hacking operation discovered in Kazakhstan

Security researchers with Qihoo 360 have uncovered a large cyber campaign targeting Kazakhstan. According to the report, a threat actor with considerable financial and technical resources is targeting government agencies, businesses, educational institutions as well as numerous individuals including members of the military, foreign diplomats, researchers, journalists religious figures and

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21 Nov 2019

Infection Hits French Hospital Like It’s 2017 As Ransomware Cripples 6,000 Computers

The Rouen University Hospital-Charles Nicolle in northern France has been targeted to a ransomware attack with consequences similar to that of the infamous WannaCry attack of 2017. IT staff discovered the attack late on the evening of November 15th, and Rouen University Hospital claims that it impacted all five sites

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