Thursday, August 22, 2019

Russian APT ‘Silence’ Steals $3.5 Million in One Year

A Russian-speaking threat group has managed to steal roughly $3.5 million since September 2018 by increasing the frequency of attacks, Singapore-based cybersecurity firm Group-IB...

Visa Tackles Payment Fraud with New Security Services

Visa this week announced a new set of capabilities aimed at improving fraud prevention and cybersecurity of payment systems. The new payment security services are...

Chinese Cyberspies Continue Targeting Medical Research Organizations

Chinese cyberspies continue targeting medical research organizations in the U.S. and elsewhere, and cancer-related research appears to be of particular interest, FireEye said in...

Suspect in Huge Capital One Breach Seeks Release From Jail

Lawyers for a transgender woman charged in a massive data breach at Capital One asked a judge Tuesday to release her from federal custody,...

The Sky Has Already Fallen (you just haven’t seen the alert yet) –

Of course, the much-touted “Cybersecurity Skills Shortage” isn’t news to anyone, or it shouldn’t...

Backdoor Found in ‘rest-client’ Ruby Gem

A Ruby software package that contained a malicious backdoor has been removed from the Ruby Gems repository after compromising over ten libraries. Called rest-client, the...

Apple, Google, Mozilla Respond to Kazakhstan Surveillance Efforts

Apple, Google and Mozilla announced on Wednesday that they have taken action against Kazakhstan’s efforts to spy on its citizens by requiring them to...

FAKE APPS!—courtesy of Agent Smith –

As new mobile malware sweeps the globe, here’s how to keep your device secure. We’re...

Internet-Exposed Sphinx Servers at Risk of Attacks

All Sphinx servers that are exposed to the Internet are prone to abuse by cybercriminals, as they can be accessed by anyone, CERT-Bund warns. An...

Attacking Tor: What it Takes to Disrupt the Popular Onion Routing Network

Launching denial-of-service (DoS) attacks against Tor’s most commonly used default bridges and flooding them would cost attackers around $17,000 per month, researchers have discovered.  Tor...

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