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Uber appears to have been breached again, after a threat actor reportedly accessed its email and cloud systems, code repositories, internal Slack account and HackerOne tickets. The ride-hailing giant released a terse message on Twitter yesterday saying it is “currently responding to a cybersecurity incident” and is in touch with law enforcement. Meanwhile, the alleged hacker
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Hackers associated with North Korea are using trojanized versions of the PuTTY SSH open-source terminal emulator to install backdoors on victims’ devices. Discovered by Mandiant, the threat actor responsible for this campaign would be ‘UNC4034’ (also known as Temp.Hermit or Labyrinth Chollima). “Mandiant identified several overlaps between UNC4034 and threat clusters we suspect have a North
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Cybersecurity agencies in the US, UK, Australia and Canada have warned that Iranian state-sponsored hackers are exploiting Log4j vulnerabilities in ransomware campaigns. An alert published this week said Tehran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was behind multiple attacks exploiting VMware Horizon Log4j bugs on unprotected networks to enable disk encryption and data extortion. These include
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Some 80% of organizations suffered a “severe” cloud security incident over the past year, while a quarter worry they’ve suffered a cloud data breach and aren’t aware of it, according to new research from Snyk. The developer security specialist polled 400 cloud engineering and security practitioners from organizations of various sizes and sectors, to compile
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by Paul Ducklin Researchers at threat intelligence company Group-IB just wrote an intriguing real-life story about an annoyingly simple but surprisingly effective phishing trick known as BitB, short for browser-in-the-browser. You’ve probably heard of several types of X-in-the-Y attack before, notably MitM and MitB, short for manipulator-in-the-middle and manipulator-in-the-browser. In a MitM attack, the attackers
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Threat actors exploited a vulnerability in a popular VoIP appliance to gain access to a victim’s corporate network, researchers have revealed. A team at Arctic Wolf said that the unnamed organization was compromised by the Lorenz ransomware variant. The group apparently targeted the Mitel Service Appliance component of MiVoice Connect, via remote code execution bug
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Investigators have disrupted a major organized crime gang believed to have tricked thousands of British victims into handing over money. The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) and Romanian police searched two penthouse apartments in Bucharest thought to have been the nerve center for a fraud operation that targeted consumers across Europe on a “massive scale.”
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More than 10% of enterprise IT assets are missing endpoint protection and roughly 5% are not covered by enterprise patch management solutions.  The figures come from new research by Sevco Security, which the company has compiled in the State of the Cybersecurity Attack Surface report. “Attackers are very adept at exploiting enterprise vulnerabilities. Security and IT
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On April 20, 2022, Rapid7 discovered vulnerabilities in two TCP/IP–enabled medical devices produced by Baxter Healthcare. The flaws, four in total, affected the company’s SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pump and SIGMA WiFi Battery. Almost five months after Rapid7 first reported the issues to Baxter, the companies are now revealing they have worked together to discuss the
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High street retailer Halfords has been fined £30,000 by the UK’s privacy regulator for breaking the law governing nuisance marketing. The bike shop chain sent 498,179 emails to people in July 2020 regarding a “Fix Your Bike” government voucher scheme, according to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The marketing email encouraged recipients to book a
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Over half (52%) of global organizations know a partner that has been compromised by ransomware, yet few are doing anything to improve the security of their supply chain, according to Trend Micro. The security vendor polled nearly 3000 IT decision makers across 26 countries to produce its latest report, Everything is connected: Uncovering the ransomware
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Various law enforcement agencies in Southern California and North Carolina have deployed an obscure cellphone tracking tool dubbed ‘Fog Reveal,’ sometimes without search warrants, a new investigation by the Associated Press (AP) has revealed. The tool gave police offers the ability to search billions of records from 250 million mobile devices and harness the ensuing data
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A new ransomware group operating under the name BianLian emerged in late 2021 and has become increasingly active since. The threat actor already has twenty alleged victims across several industries (insurance, medicine, law and engineering), according to a research paper from US cybersecurity firm Redacted, published on September 1, 2022. The majority of the victim