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The Ivanti Threat Thursday Update for July 20, 2017: Cloud (In)Security

Jul 21, 2017, 09:08 AM Ben Gane

Dow Jones, Verizon, WWE Expose Customer Data in the Cloud As eSecurity Planet magazine reported on July 19, Dow Jones, Verizon, and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) all fell victim to misconfigured Amazon Web Services...

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Webcam Protection and Parental Advisor Boost Privacy in Bitdefender 2018

Jul 21, 2017, 09:06 AM Ben Gane

From Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to former FBI Director James Comey, physically covering a laptop’s webcam has become the norm. That’s because hackers can tap webcams to peep inside your private life for extortion, or just because they just can...

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Microsofts releases anti-ransomware feature – too little too late?

Jul 20, 2017, 08:50 AM Ben Gane

Ransomware has accentuated itself to become the most recognized network security threat in the world today and technology vendors are releasing a growing arsenal of tools to help combat it. Earlier this year, Microsoft took the unprecedented step...

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The Runaway Data-Mine Train

Jul 20, 2017, 08:46 AM Ben Gane

It was recently announced that UK Department for Transport are undertaking a £50 Million initiative to allow train operators to provide free Wi-Fi from 2017 onwards. The UK’s rail network facilitates a staggering 1.7 billion...

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Inexsmar: An unusual DarkHotel campaign

Jul 20, 2017, 08:42 AM Ben Gane

The DarkHotel threat actors have been known to operate for a decade now, targeting thousands of businesses across the world via Wi-Fi infrastructure in hotels. Blending whaling (high-level spear phishing) techniques with advanced...

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ProMediads Malvertising and Sundown-Pirate Exploit Kit Combo Drops Ransomware and Info Stealer

Jul 20, 2017, 08:41 AM Ben Gane

We’ve uncovered a new exploit kit in the wild through a malvertising campaign we’ve dubbed “ProMediads”. We call this new exploit kit Sundown-Pirate, as it’s indeed a bootleg of its precursors and actually named so by its back panel...

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Didn’t get your Oreo cookie shipment? Last month’s global cyber attack may be to blame

Jul 19, 2017, 10:11 AM Ben Gane

More and more details are emerging of the financial impact that last month’s malware attack has had on major businesses. As everyone who works in IT security is all too aware,...

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Linux Users Urged to Update as a New Threat Exploits SambaCry

Jul 19, 2017, 08:48 AM Ben Gane

A seven-year old vulnerability in Samba—an open-source implementation of the SMB protocol used by Windows for file and printer sharing—was patched last May but continues to be exploited...

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Android Backdoor GhostCtrl can Silently Record Your Audio, Video, and More

Jul 18, 2017, 08:50 AM Ben Gane

The information-stealing RETADUP worm that affected Israeli hospitals is actually just part of an attack that turned out to be bigger than we first thought—at least in terms of impact. It was accompanied by an even more dangerous threat...

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Telegram removes terrorism-related forums in Indonesia

Jul 18, 2017, 08:44 AM Ben Gane

Scandals around end-to-end encryption and messaging service Telegram have only just begun. After Russia threatened to block the service, it is now Indonesia’s turn to take action...

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