10 Feb 2020

Magecart Gang Attacks Olympic Ticket Reseller and Survival Food Sites

Magecart group has struck again, this time hitting websites selling Olympic tickets and sites selling things like emergency preparation kits through a recent digital card skimmer attack. The attack aims to steal payment data from various websites. Two tickets sales websites, one called Olympic Tickets and the other called Euro

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07 Feb 2020

Iranian Hackers Target Journalists in New Phishing Campaign

A threat group in Iran known as “Charming Kitten” has launched a new campaign that aims to steal email account credentials. The campaign is a phishing attack discovered by Certfa Labs that targets journalists and human rights activists. The group is also widely known as APT35 and is notorious for

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07 Feb 2020

U.S. Finance Sector Hit with Targeted Backdoor Campaign

The United States’s financial sector experienced an increase in cyberattacks last month, the majority of which delivered a powerful backdoor named Minebridge. Minebridge gives cyberattackers advantage over a victim’s machine, allowing them to have full access to all functions. The attack chain employed in the US financial services sector included

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06 Feb 2020

IoT Malware Campaign Infects Global Manufacturing Sites

Researchers at TrapX Labs uncovered a malware campaign built to exploit flaws in connected devices has emerged, and it has been targeting manufacturers around the world. The campaign affects products ranging from small technology like smart printers to heavy operational equipment. TrapX Labs initially found the attack targeting Latin American

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05 Feb 2020

Why DevOps Is An Attractive Target For Cybercrime Syndicates

DevOps environments have increasingly become targets since they have become vulnerable due to several reasons, including that they are migrating to the cloud. DevOps are challenged by the dynamic and ever-changing components and configurations of public cloud environments. DevOps teams already occupy a high paced field that requires the use

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05 Feb 2020

Twitter Confirms ‘Nation-State’ Attack: User Identities Breached

Twitter announced a security exposure from last year in which alleged state-sponsored actors used a Twitter feature to link identifiers to online accounts. The actors matched phone numbers to twitter usernames, a clear breach of anonymity when abused although the feature was designed to enhance the viral nature of the

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04 Feb 2020

Toll Group shuts down IT systems in response to ‘cybersecurity incident’

An Australian logistics company was the target of an IT cybersecurity incident that indefinitely shut down multiple customer-facing systems. Toll announced that the shutdown was a precautionary measure, stating that they were working on the resumption of services and promising to get the systems back online as soon as possible.

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03 Feb 2020

Breach at Indian Airline Affects 1.2 Million Passengers

Indian airline SpiceJet has been hit by a cyberattack resulting in a massive data breach, exposing the personal information of over a million of its passengers. The computer system of the airline was compromised last month when a security researcher used brute force attack to gain access to an unencrypted

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03 Feb 2020

Coronavirus Campaigns Spread Emotet, Malware

Hackers are capitalizing on the public fear of the coronavirus, using headlines related to the global health emergency to spread malicious files, including the notorious Emotet malware. The botnet driven emails are using the coronavirus as a theme to target populations, luring victims into clicking on bad links. The emails

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03 Feb 2020

UN hacked: Attackers got in via SharePoint vulnerability

Last summer the UN’s database was compromised when hackers broke into 40 UN servers in offices located in Geneva and Vienna, obtaining access to sensitive data that could result in serious and far-reaching repercussions for staff and individuals associated with the UN. However, the UN failed to share the implications

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