30 Jun 2021

This VPN service used by ransomware gangs was just taken down by police

A major international law enforcement operation led by the Dutch National Police has taken down an underground virtual private network (VPN) used by cybercriminals to conceal their activities while conducting harmful cyberattacks such as phishing campaigns, hacking operations, and ransomware attacks. The coordinated takedown also included agencies such as Europol’s

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17 May 2021

‘Scheme Flooding’ Allows Websites to Track Users Across Browsers

Security researchers have discovered a new vulnerability that allows browsers to enumerate applications on a machine, threatening cross-browser anonymity in popular search engines such as Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, and Tor. The vulnerability is referred to as “scheme flooding,” and allows websites to identify users across different desktop browsers,

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21 Apr 2021

China-linked hackers used VPN flaw to target U.S. defense industry -researchers

According to cybersecurity researchers, at least two threat groups have spent months taking advantage of a previously undisclosed vulnerability in US virtual private networking (VPN) devices, exploiting the flaw to spy on the US defense industry. Cybersecurity researchers at Ivanti stated that hackers took advantage of the flaw in its

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16 Apr 2021

Google backs new security standard for smartphone VPN apps

Google has backed a new IoT security certification designed for mobile apps and VPNs, created by the Internet of Secure Things Alliance (ioXt). The program includes a mobile app profile, which consists of a set of security-related criteria by which apps can be certified for public use. The assessment also

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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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