Iran May Respond With Cyberattacks to Killing of Qassem Soleimani

Iran’s response to the recent U.S. airstrike that killed Qassem Soleimani, a senior Iranian military commander, could include cyberattacks, and organizations should be prepared to prevent and respond to attacks, cybersecurity professionals have warned. General Qassem Soleimani led the Quds Force, an elite unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. He has been described as one of Iran’s most skilled battlefield commanders, a heroic national figure, and one of the country’s…

January 3, 2020
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NJ lawmakers to consider more trucker classification legislation

Truckers in the Port of New York and New Jersey fear legislation before New Jersey lawmakers could make it more difficult, and near impossible, for the owner-operator model of truck ownership to exist in the state if the legislation is passed. Photo credit: Hugh R. Morley. New Jersey lawmakers on Monday will vote on two bills focused on the classification of owner-operator truckers and other workers as contractors or employees,…

January 3, 2020
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Ransomware Victim Southwire Sues Maze Operators

Attackers demanded $6 million from the wire and cable manufacturer when they launched a December ransomware campaign. Southwire, a prominent Georgia-based cable and wire manufacturer, is suing the Maze ransomware operators following a December 2019 attack in which the defendants stole sensitive information and later published it when their demand for ransom went unfulfilled. Maze ransomware has grown prevalent since it was detected by Malwarebytes researcher Jerome Segura in May…

January 3, 2020
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NBlog Jan 4 – malware awareness update 2020

Our security awareness topic for February will be malware, malicious software – viruses, Trojans, worms, crytpminers, APTs, ransomware, spyware and Tupperware. Well OK, maybe not all of them: viruses are vanishingly rare these days.An increasingly…

January 3, 2020
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Cisco Drops a Dozen Vulnerability Patches

Enterprise VulnerabilitiesFrom DHS/US-CERT’s National Vulnerability Database CVE-2019-19313PUBLISHED: 2020-01-05 GitLab EE 12.3 through 12.5, 12.4.3, and 12.3.6 allows Denial of Service. Certain characters were making it impossible to create, edit, or view issues and commits. CVE-2019-19314PUBLISHED: 2020-01-05 GitLab EE 8.4 through 12.5, 12.4.3, and 12.3.6 stored several tokens in plaintext. CVE-2019-19628PUBLISHED: 2020-01-05 In GitLab EE 11.3 through 12.5.3, 12.4.5, and 12.3.8, insufficient parameter sanitization for the Maven package registry could lead…

January 3, 2020
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APM Terminal readies electric cranes at Port Miami

Three electric RTG cranes have arrived in Miami which, after testing, will be installed into the APM Terminal and reduce the terminal’s pollution. Photo credit: PortMiami. APM Terminals, which operates the South Florida Container Terminal (SFCT) in Miami, has taken delivery of six electric-powered gantry cranes meant to reduce the environmental impact of the terminal’s operations. The manufacturer will test and certify the e-cranes over the next 30 days before…

January 3, 2020
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