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Don't fear the breach

Jun 13, 2017, 08:40 AM Ben Gane

Data breaches are a fact of life. Fueled by headline after headline – many organizations obsess over the possibility of a breach, even to the detriment of their overall security profile...

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Flying Under the Radar: How Hackers Use Protection Strategies for Attack

Jun 13, 2017, 08:38 AM Ben Gane

It's a recurring theme in sports movies, war stories and crime stories alike: In order to defeat the enemy, one must think like the enemy. This approach has been taken – oftentimes quite successfully...

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Mouse Over, Macro: Spam Run in Europe Uses Hover Action to Deliver Banking Trojan

Jun 12, 2017, 09:02 AM Ben Gane

While many of today’s malware sport relatively new capabilities, most of their authors or operators still use old techniques to deliver them. Malicious macros and shortcut (LNK) files are still used in ransomware...

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Cyberpunk 2077 developers blackmailed after hackers steal plans for upcoming video game

Jun 12, 2017, 08:51 AM Ben Gane

Are you such a video game fanatic that you simply can’t wait to get your paws on sneak previews of upcoming hit titles? If so, your fervour may be fuelling the criminal activities of an unnamed group...

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Fraud ring that resold customers' Apple data busted by Chinese police

Jun 12, 2017, 08:49 AM Ben Gane

Chinese authorities have busted up a fraud ring accused of stealing customers' Apple information and selling it online. On 7 June, police in the southern province of Zhejiang published...

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Trickbot spread by Necurs botnet, adds Nordic countries to it's target

Jun 9, 2017, 08:59 AM Ben Gane

At around 09:00 BST yesterday, Forcepoint Security Labs™ observed a significant malicious email campaign from the Necurs botnet. Necurs is a prevalent botnet that is known to spread Locky ransomware, pump-and-dump...

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Researcher Finds Basic Mistakes in Subaru’s Starlink Service

Jun 9, 2017, 08:53 AM Ben Gane

A researcher in California took his 2017 Subaru WRX STI for a ride on the security highway and found multiple vulnerabilities in Starlink, the in-vehicle service that offers remote activation of certain car features...

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The Reigning King of IP Camera Botnets and its Challengers

Jun 8, 2017, 16:22 PM Ben Gane

Early this month we discussed a new Internet of Things (IoT) botnet called Persirai (detected by Trend Micro as ELF_PERSIRAI.A), which targets over 1000 Internet Protocol (IP) camera models. Currently...

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Vault 7: WikiLeaks exposes Pandemic, CIA infection tool for Windows machines

Jun 5, 2017, 09:20 AM Ben Gane

After having disclosed information about CIA’s spyware tool Athena only last week, WikiLeaks has published new information from Pandemic, another alleged CIA project that “targets remote users by replacing application code on-the-fly...

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MS-17-010: EternalBlue’s Large Non-Paged Pool Overflow in SRV Driver

Jun 5, 2017, 09:16 AM Ben Gane

The EternalBlue exploit took the spotlight last May as it became the tie that bound the spate of malware attacks these past few weeks—the pervasive WannaCry, the fileless ransomware UIWIX, the Server...

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