29 May 2020

Fortune 500 company NTT discloses security breach

On May 7, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) suffered from a security breach that exposed information on 621 customers from its communications subsidiary. The company is the 64th biggest in the world, according to the Fortune 500 list, and is the largest telecommunications company in Japan. NTT stated that they

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28 May 2020

Ransomware’s big jump: ransoms grew 14 times in one year

Over the past few years, ransomware has become the most insidious threat to companies as operators’ capabilities increase and ransom demands escalate. A newly published report shows that the average ransom demand has increased more than 10 times in just a year. There are over a dozen notorious ransomware operators

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28 May 2020

$100 million in bounties paid by HackerOne to ethical hackers

HackerOne recently announced that as of May 26, they have paid out $100,000,000 in rewards to ethical hackers around the world. Since the beginning of HackerOne’s white hat hacking program, bug bounty hunters have uncovered and reported an estimated 170,000 security vulnerabilities. HackerOne uses information gathered from its bug bounty

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27 May 2020

New fuzzing tool finds 26 USB bugs in Linux, Windows, macOS, and FreeBSD

Researchers have used a new fuzzing tool to uncover a total of 26 vulnerabilities in operating systems Linux, macOS, Windows, and FreeBSD. The research team consists of individuals from Purdue University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne. The fuzzing tool was created by the researchers and has been

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22 May 2020

TSA Wants Passenger Self-Screening that Looks Like Grocery Store Self-Checkout

The Transportation Security Agency has partnered with the Homeland Security Department’s Science and Technology Directorate to explore self-security checkpoint options. The collaboration aims to create a system for airline passengers that allows customers to move through security checkpoints at their own speed, much like a self-checkout lane at a grocery

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20 May 2020

Microsoft warns of ‘massive’ phishing attack pushing legit RAT

Microsoft’s Security Intelligence team has recently warned users of a phishing campaign with a COVID-19 theme that installs NetSupport Manager remote, an administration tool. The campaign is spreading the tool through various malicious Excel attachments on emails pretending to be from the Johns Hopkins Center, providing information on the number

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18 May 2020

TSA Issues Road Map to Tackle Insider Threat With Artificial Intelligence

The Transportation Security Administration has recently announced plans to share information its collects from employees and other outlets with federal agencies and the private sector, hoping to increase security and prevent insiders from carrying out crimes.  The TSA plans to create an “Insider Threat Mitigation Hub” through the use of

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30 Apr 2020

2 million Australians have downloaded a coronavirus contact tracing app

A new COVID-19 tracing app called COVIDSafe was launched in Australia on Sunday and has already amassed more than 2 million downloads in just a matter of days. The app is voluntary and is designed to aid health authorities in tracking what individuals a COIVD-19 patient may have come into

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29 Apr 2020

Microsoft warns of malware surprise pushed via pirated movies

Microsoft has issued a warning that pirate streaming devices and movie piracy sites are being targeted by threat actors, who are infecting victims with malware via fake movie torrents. The platforms have experienced a huge influx of traffic due to social isolating measures brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, as

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23 Apr 2020

Perspecta Labs Wins $14.5m Autonomous Cyber-Defense Contract

Perspecta Labs, which is the research arm of Perspecta Inc., has recently been awarded a significant defensive cyber-contract that is potentially worth $14.5 million. The contract was awarded to the company by the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), as well as two similar entities. The contract was considered

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