08 Jan 2021

Emotet Tops Malware Charts in December After Reboot

The Emotet Trojan, after undergoing a makeover, is back at the top of malware charts, according to Check Point’s Global Threat Index for December 2020. Emotet was re-designed to boast more evasive strategies that prevent detection. The malware was in fifth place in the Global Threat Index in November but

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08 Jan 2021

Babuk Locker Targets Large Corporations in the New Year

A new ransomware strain has been discovered and named Babuk Locker, just days into the New Year. According to new research by Chuong Dong of Georgia Tech, the ransomware has successfully compromised five companies since its discovery. Dong claims that he first saw the ransomware mentioned in a tweet, and

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07 Jan 2021

Nissan Source Code Leaked via Misconfigured Git Server

A misconfigured Git server has resulted in sensitive information pertaining to the company Nissan being leaked. The information exposed in the breach includes the source code of mobile apps, diagnostics tools, market research tools, and sensitive data. The Git server was left publicly exposed with a default username and basic

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06 Jan 2021

Violent threats ripple through far-right internet forums ahead of protest

Conservative online forums have been buzzing with far-right activists discussing an upcoming protest scheduled for today in Washington, DC. The march was scheduled to coincide with the congressional certification of the election. However, the forums have also been filled with threats and expectations of violence. Due to this development, May

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05 Jan 2021

Chinese APT Group Linked to Ransomware Attacks

Chinese threat actor group APT27 (also known as Emissary Panda) and Winnti have been identified as the culprit behind multiple ransomware attacks against firms last year. New research from Security Joes and Pro reveals how they found the threat actors behind the attacks after investigating an incident in which ransomware

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04 Jan 2021

Backdoor account discovered in more than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways

Security researchers have discovered a hardcoded admin-level backdoor account on more than 100,000 Zyxel firewalls, VPN gateways, and access point controllers. These backdoor accounts can grant attackers root access via the web administration panel or the SSH interface, making the situation a critical threat to consumers. The backdoor account was

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04 Jan 2021

Japan poised for state of emergency as Covid-19 cases soar

Japan is currently facing the risk of entering a state of emergency as coronavirus cases soar, due in part to a new variant of the virus that is more infectious. Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga on Monday stated that an emergency declaration was being considered. This type of lockdown would apply

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04 Jan 2021

One Million Compromised Accounts Found at Top Gaming Firms

Security researchers have discovered roughly 500,000 breached employee credentials related to popular video game companies. Researchers also uncovered a million compromised internal accounts for sale on the dark web. Threat intelligence firm Kela moved to investigate the top 25 publicly listed companies in the sector, soon finding a thriving market

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04 Jan 2021

Ticketmaster fined $10 million after staff hacked competitor to ‘choke off’ presale ticket business

Ticket vendor Ticketmaster has been fined $10 million after allegations that staff hacked a rival company’s systems proved to be true. According to those familiar with the incident, Ticketmaster was aiming to “choke off” their rival’s presale ticket business. Ticketmaster’s platform allows customers to purchase tickets for events such as

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30 Dec 2020

Japanese Aerospace Firm Kawasaki Warns of Data Breach

On Monday, Japanese aerospace company Kawasaki Heavy Industries disclosed a security incident that may have lead to unauthorized overseas access to customer data. The company first discovered the breach in June when its IT teams detected unauthorized parties accessing a server in Japan. The party was traced to an overseas

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