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ThreatList: Top 5 Most Dangerous Attachment Types

Kapersky Labs - Mon, 13/05/2019 - 17:38
From ZIP attachments spreading Gandcrab, to DOC files distributing Trickbot, researchers tracked five widescale spam campaigns in 2019 that have made use of malicious attachments.
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Go on, Skippy, spill yer guts: 10.5 million+ Australians' data was breached in past 3 months

The Register - Mon, 13/05/2019 - 10:29
Out of 25 million? Cripes

The Office of the Australian Data Information Commissioner's quarterly report has revealed that more than 10.5 million Ozzies – about 40 per cent of the lot of them – had their personal data slurped in one single incident in the first three months of 2019.…

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Baltimore hit with more ransomware, ChinaMobile gets the boot in the US, and another (mild) Systemd system-d'oh!

The Register - Mon, 13/05/2019 - 06:55
Plus, Diachenko strikes again with Indian data find

Roundup  Last week, a Symantec boss stepped down, a Chinese hacker was called out, and an AirBnB hidden camera creep was cuffed.…

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Panic as panic alarms meant to keep granny and little Timmy safe prove a privacy fiasco

The Register - Sat, 11/05/2019 - 08:56
Simple hack turns them into super secret spying tool

A GPS tracker used by elderly people and young kids has a security hole that could allow others to track and secretly record their wearers.…

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FIN7 Linked to Escalating Active Exploits for Microsoft SharePoint Bug

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 22:29
Using a bug patched in March, the attacks are starting to ramp up worldwide.
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News Wrap: Facebook Regulation, Verizon DBIR, Hidden Airbnb Cameras

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 19:48
From a creepy Airbnb incident to Verizon's Data Breach Investigations Report, Threatpost editors break down the top privacy and security stories for the week ended May 10.
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Another remote-code execution hole in top database engine SQLite: How it works, and why not to <i>totally</i> freak out

The Register - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 18:30
You know the drill: Patch and stop using C

Cisco Talos researchers have uncovered an SQLite use-after-free() vulnerability that could allow an attacker to, in theory, remotely execute code on an affected device.…

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The WannaCry Security Legacy and What’s to Come

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 17:53
The WannaCry attack proved pivotal, changing the way organizations go about securing their environments.
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Nvidia Warns Windows Gamers on GPU Driver Flaws

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 16:43
Nvidia has patched three vulnerabilities in its Windows GPU display driver that could enable information disclosure, denial of service and privilege escalation.
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Symantec boss Greg Clark exits biz amid dismal financials

The Register - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 15:30
Troubled security house keeps up trend of sudden resignations

Greg Clark, CEO and president of Symantec, has "stepped down" suddenly and with no permanent replacement lined up, just as his predecessor did.…

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ThreatList: Nigerian Cybercrime Surged 54 Percent in 2018

Kapersky Labs - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 13:45
Nigerian scam groups launched even more attacks in 2018 - and used more complex types of malware to reach more victims.
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Just in time for the Wiki-end: Chelsea Manning released from prison

The Register - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 13:10
Might be back inside soon

Chelsea Manning has been released from prison after 62 days for refusing to testify to an American grand jury investigating WikiLeaks.…

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Who pwns the watchmen? Maybe Russians selling the source code for three US antivirus vendors

The Register - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 12:01
Unnamed security shops said to have lost source code

A Russian hacking outfit says it has stolen confidential data from a trio of US antivirus companies.…

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Double-sided printing data ballsup leaves insurance giant Chubb with egg on its face

The Register - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 09:36
Firm ever so sorry, takes security of info seriously, vows not to do it again etc

Insurer Chubb scored a privacy own goal recently when a double-sided printing error on bulk mailers sent to customers about a policy document change contained a stranger's personal details on one side of the sheet.…

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Uncle Sam accuses Chinese pair of romping through Anthem's servers for almost a year

The Register - Fri, 10/05/2019 - 00:30
Fujie charged with killing them softly with his scripts. And by them, we mean, the health insurance giant's computers

US prosecutors today formally accused two people of being part of a Chinese hacking crew responsible for one of the biggest cyber-heists in American history.…

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‘Unhackable’ Biometric USB Offers Up Passwords in Plain Text

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 22:08
A simple Wireshark analysis was enough to subvert the gadget, which uses iris identification to protect the drive.
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Chinese Hackers Behind 2015 Anthem Data Breach Indicted

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 22:07
Two have been indicted in the 2015 massive data breach of health insurer Anthem, which compromised the data of at least 78 million customers.
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Air Force intel bod Daniel Hale charged with 'leaking drone documents' to journo

The Register - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 21:41
Soldier's pilfered docs provided basis for drone news reports

A former Air Force intelligence analyst who fed documents to the press detailing the US military's secret drone programs has been indicted on five criminal charges.…

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Hackers Take Over IoT Devices to ‘Click’ on Ads

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 20:08
A video interview and Q&A with IoT specialist Dan Demeter of Kaspersky Lab.
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Alpine Linux Docker Images Shipped for 3 Years with Root Accounts Unlocked

Kapersky Labs - Thu, 09/05/2019 - 18:06
Alpine Linux Docker images available via the Docker Hub contained a critical flaw allowing attackers to authenticate on systems using the root user and no password.
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