23 Jan 2020

Microsoft Exposes 250M Customer Support Records on Leaky Servers

Microsoft recently publicly disclosed a security breach that was a result of a misconfigured internal customer support database. The breach caused the exposure of approximately 250 million customer support and service records, many of which contained personally identifiable information. Microsoft stated that their investigation concluded that a change made to

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22 Jan 2020

Data-driven vehicles: The next security challenge

As manufacturers increase their efforts to get autonomous vehicles on the road, experts are concerned that the radical shift in security needed to ensure safety will not be reached. As more smart technologies are implemented into cars, more security threats are posed. The addition of a tablet-based control console creates

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15 Jan 2020

2017 Data Breach Will Cost Equifax at Least $1.38 Billion

Equifax has agreed to set aside a minimum of $380.5 million for breach compensation and promises to spend another $1 billion on elevating its information security over the next five years. Customers affected by the breach, almost 147 million US consumers, have one week from today to file a claim.

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14 Jan 2020

‘Cable Haunt’ Bug Plagues Millions of Home Modems

Multiple cable modems used to provide broadband into homes have been compromised due to a critical vulnerability in their makeup that allows an attacker full remote control of the device in question. The vulnerability, named “Cable Haunt” by researchers, has been found in vendors including COMPAL, Netgear, Arris, Technicolor, and

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09 Jan 2020

TrickBot Adds Custom, Stealthy Backdoor to its Arsenal

TrickBot is evolving to avoid detection by adding a new backdoor to its arsenal. Russian cybercriminals behind the malware have developed “PowerTrick” to infiltrate high-value targets and give TrickBot new capabilities. SentinelLabs stated that PowerTrick was released on Thursday and is designed to execute commands and return results in Base64

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09 Jan 2020

Senator unveils bill to stop the US from sharing intel with countries using Huawei 5G

Senator Tom Cotton introduced legislation that seeks to prohibit the United States from sharing intelligence with countries allowing the Chinese company Huawei to operate 5G technologies. The legislation, which was introduced earlier this week, would have a major impact on both the US foreign policy and on Huawei. The legislation

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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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08 Jan 2020

Cryptojacking Drops by 78% in Southeast Asia After INTERPOL Action

After intervention coordinated by the International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), the number of routers infected with coin miners in Southeast Asia dropped by 78%. INTERPOL is an inter-governmental organization that joins police forces from 194 countries in combating crime in various regions across the globe. INTERPOL’s operation in Southeast Asia

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20 Dec 2019

Indian cities deny permits for marches against citizenship law

Police in New Delhi and Bengaluru have denied requests for civil marches planned for Thursday after demonstrations against India’s new controversial citizenship law turned violent over the past week. The Police department expressed concerns over national security and traffic, stating that the march will not happen and that extra police

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20 Dec 2019

Phishers prey on fans of latest Star Wars film

Researchers at Kaspersky, a cybersecurity company, have uncovered 65 malicious files disguised as copies of the Rise of Skywalker, the latest and final movie in the Star Wars trilogy, as well as over 30 phishing sites and media profiles posing as official movie accounts that distribute free copies of the

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