15 New Ransomware Victims Hit Since the Start of October!

Since October 1,  Armor, a global cloud security solutions provider, has identified 15 new organizations which have been hit by ransomware in the U.S. including 5 healthcare networks and/or organizations, 2 municipalities (one of which has suffered 3 ransomware attacks this year), 3 school districts, a police department, the North Carolina State Bar,  2 Florida employment agency offices, and 1 radio station (the 10th radio station to be hit this year). Hackers Hit…

October 11, 2019
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Ransomware attacks targeting flaw in iTunes for Windows

Ransomware attackers have been abusing a vulnerability in the Windows version of Apple iTunes to avoid detection from antivirus software, according to security researchers. The problem deals with the Apple-created Bonjour updater that comes with iTunes for Windows, which is used to deliver software updates to the app. Security firm Morphisec has discovered it also suffers from an “unquoted path vulnerability,” which can cause the Bonjour updater to indiscriminately run a file,…

October 11, 2019
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Increase in Phishing scams since the iPhone 11 Pro was launched

Scammers are targeting Australians desperate to get their hands on Apple’s latest premium smartphones, using the promise of an iPhone 11 Pro to lure in unsuspecting victims. The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has warned people to be on the lookout for the scam, which uses fake emails to “phish” for information that could be used to steal your identity. Source: NEWS Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

October 11, 2019
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WhatsApp used by Diplomats to discuss Ukraine Policy

Nearly a decade after Hillary Clinton began using personal devices and a private email server while Secretary of State – a practice that sparked a heated debate and congressional investigations during the 2016 presidential election cycle – an early impeachment probe into President Trump revealed that diplomats in the administration used WhatsApp and their personal mobile phones to conduct State Department business as it related to Ukraine. Source: SC Magazine…

October 11, 2019
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Diplomats are being targeted by a new malware software

A new modular and malware designed to target diplomatic and government entities was spotted by ESET researchers while being utilized in attacks aimed at Russian-speaking individuals for at least 7 years. The espionage malware strain dubbed Attor by the researchers comes with some unusual capabilities including the use of encrypted modules, Tor-based communications, and a plugin designed for GSM fingerprinting using the AT protocol. Source: Bleeping Computer Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

October 11, 2019
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Information stolen and sold from prostitution forums

Popular prostitution and escort forums in the Netherlands and Italy have suffered data breaches that exposed the usernames, email addresses, and hashed passwords for their registered members. With prostitution and escort services being legal in the Netherlands and Italy, forums have been created that allows users to review services or interact directly with sex workers. Source: Bleeping Computer Source: http://www.itsecurityguru.org

October 11, 2019
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One Identity Report Highlights “Pass the Hash” Attack Prevalence, Impact and Uncertainty

One Identity, the identity-centered security specialist, has released new global research, conducted by Dimensional Research, revealing the significant prevalence and impact of cyberattacks that use stolen hashed administrator credentials, also referred to as Pass the Hash (PtH) attacks. Among the survey’s most noteworthy findings is that 95% of respondents say that PtH attacks have a direct business impact on their organisations. The study of more than 1,000 global IT professionals…

October 10, 2019
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Global 1000 Enterprises are Set to Benefit Significantly from Industry-Defining Cybersecurity Collaboration

Market-leading technology solution provider, World Wide Technology and Cybereason, the creators of leading Cyber Defence Platform, have recently announced a promising partnership. This collaboration will allow the customers of both companies to bring autonomy to their cybersecurity settings by combining multiple data sources, businesses context, machine learning and big data analytics to better protect their organizations, and proactively reduce the potential of a cybersecurity breach.   Both companies have displayed…

October 10, 2019
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Volusion data breach impacts 6,500 sites including the Sesame Street store

Hackers have breached the infrastructure of Volusion, a leading e-commerce solution for small businesses, allowing them to collect customer card details from between 6,500-20,000 sites. The attack occurred via the implementation of a modified JavaScript file that included malicious code that logs card details entered in online forms code. Here’s what cybersecurity experts had to say. Saryu Nayyar, CEO of Gurucul: “This incident is a reminder that data no longer resides solely…

October 10, 2019
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The current threat landscape: How to prepare and protect your organisation

By Karl Lankford,Director of Solutions Engineering, BeyondTrust The world is an uncertain place, particularly for cybersecurity professionals – many of whom have learned the hard way that they can’t rest on their laurels. While new technologies and methods of attack are always emerging, threats are constantly attacking organisations from both outside and in. In an age where a cybersecurity incident is both imminent and expected, IT professionals need to know…

October 10, 2019
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