22 Dec 2020

Law enforcement take down three bulletproof VPN providers

This week, European and American law enforcement agencies have taken down the infrastructure of three VPN services used by cybercriminals to conduct cyberattacks. Authorities from the US, Germany, France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands coordinated on the seize, which will hopefully hinder the capabilities of cybercriminals using the VPNs to conduct

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15 May 2020

Critical Flaws Found in Cyberoam Security Devices

Trusted cybersecurity company, Cyberoam, released their firewall and VPN technology with critical flaws. These Flaws went unnoticed by Cyberoam, but were recently discovered by researchers at vpnMentor. Cyberoam’s 65,000 users are concerned as they rely on Cyberoam to protect the intellectual property of their global corporations. A countless number of

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07 Apr 2020

Government VPN Servers Targeted in Zero-Day Attack

Security analysts at the Chinese firm Qihoo 360 claim that the Chinese government is being targeted by the threat actor group DarkHotel amid efforts to provide access to official resources for those working remotely. The Chinese government has been using virtual private networks (VPNs) to achieve this goal, and DarkHotel

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19 Mar 2020

COVID-19: With everyone working from home, VPN security has now become paramount

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, thousands of employees have been working from home in an effort to contain the spread of the virus. Experts argue that this means enterprise VPN servers have become essential to a company’s security. Experts state that it is extremely important for organizations to ensure that

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13 Mar 2020

DHS Cyber Agency Issues Guidance for Keeping Teleworkers Secure

DHS CISA has issued guidance for securing remote workers as companies execute their teleworking contingencies resulting from the social isolation requirements for COVID-19. 

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19 Feb 2020

Iranian Hackers Backdoored VPNs Via One-Day Bugs

Security researchers have reported that unpatched bugs in VPN and RDPs allowed Iran to conduct a cyber-espionage campaign that infiltrated global organizations. Although the campaign was already attributed to APT33, a state-sponsored hacking group, security firm Clearsky has publicized further details. The new report claims that the three-year-long campaign named

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15 Jan 2020

Chinese man arrested after making $1.6 million from selling VPN services

Chinese authorities have launched a crackdown against sellers and vendors of unauthorized VPN software within the country. China has been particularly focused on catching sellers advertising VPN services that are capable of bypassing China’s Great Firewall technology. The Chinese government and law enforcement agencies have been making arrests since mid-2017,

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07 Jan 2020

Widely Known Flaw in Pulse Secure VPN Being Used in Ransomware Attacks

Ransomware actors are actively exploiting a critical flaw in the Pulse Secure VPN service, a security researcher recently discovered. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2019-1150, enables attackers to establish unauthenticated HTTPS connections to enterprise networks using the VPN service. Pulse Secure patched the issue in April of last year, and on

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06 Dec 2019

VPN Flaw Allows Criminal Access to Everything on Victims’ Computers

A VPN vulnerability in the Aviatrix VPN client has been patched, but previously gave an attacker unlimited access to the targeted device. Aviatrix VPN client is used by large US organizations, notably NASA and Shell. All versions of the VPN have been patched and are now available for download without

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03 Dec 2019

This iOS Security App Shares User Data With China: 8 Million Americans Impacted

As the use of VPNs increases rapidly, a report warns consumers that VPN apps may be collecting information on identities and locations, sharing this data with Chinese authorities. VPNs are typically used to protect the user from online tracking and snooping, allowing them to browse anonymously and achieve access to

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