Month: March 2017

Trump Extends Obama’s EO for Sanctioning Hackers

Read full post EO ultimately led to sanctions against Russia for hacking and other attempts to tamper with the outcome of the US election.

/ March 31, 2017

‘Sundown’ Rises as New Threat in Depleted Exploit Kit Landscape

Read full post New exploits and obfuscation tactics have made once second-tier EK a potent threat, researchers from Cisco Talos say.

/ March 31, 2017

Cyber News Rundown: Edition 3/31/17

Read full post The Cyber News Rundown brings you the latest happenings in cyber news weekly. Who am I? I’m Connor Madsen, a Webroot Threat Research Analyst, and a guy with a passion for all things security. Any more questions?...

/ March 31, 2017

News in brief: jets in near miss with drones; Germany plans cyber-command; adult sites move to HTTPS

Read full post Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

/ March 31, 2017

Text message scam from the Motor Registry – how not to get stung

Read full post How harmful can an SMS be if it’s just offering advice?

/ March 31, 2017

Customized Malware: Confronting an Invisible Threat

Read full post Hackers are gaining entry to networks through a targeted approach. It takes a rigorous defense to keep them out.

/ March 31, 2017

Why you shouldn’t chip in to buy politicians’ browsing histories

Read full post There are a few red flags about the idea to buy the data of lawmakers and CEOs: it’s a nice idea, but you can’t

/ March 31, 2017

Germany Creates Separate Military Wing for Cyber Command

Read full post The new unit to tackle cyberattacks will be launched next week and be located in Bonn with staff of 260.

/ March 31, 2017

Romanian Man Pleads Guilty to ATM Skimming Scheme

Read full post Radu Bogdan Marin allegedly used stolen account details and fake ATM cards to withdraw tens of thousands of dollars.

/ March 31, 2017

Backup your (digital) life

Read full post In the digital age, data backup is essential. Find out how you can protect yourself ahead of World Backup Day, which falls on April Fool’s Day. The post Backup your (digital) life appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ March 31, 2017

US Border Policy Shifts May Drive Changes in Laptop Security

Read full post In-cabin laptop ban and requirements to unlock devices for border patrol could have enterprises revisiting their on-device data policies.

/ March 31, 2017

US Border Policy Shifts May Drive Changes in Laptop Security

Read full post In-cabin laptop ban and requirements to unlock devices for border patrol could have enterprises revisiting their on-device data policies.

/ March 31, 2017

Not just a load of old COBOLers: systems are still running on old code

Read full post Old code still underpins systems from airlines to banking, presenting not just a potential security risk, but also a risk that you might not be able to find developers to fix the issues

/ March 31, 2017

Android under siege from malware – here’s how to protect your phone

Read full post Android phones are a top attack target, making up 85% of all mobile device infections in the second half of 2016

/ March 31, 2017

Celebrate World Backup Day the Smarter Way

Read full post Don’t wait for a system failure, ransomware attack, or for your laptop to be stolen before you start thinking about backing up your data. Why back up? According to a 2016 study by Acronis, 1 in 3...

/ March 31, 2017

Skype users hit by ransomware through in-app malicious ads

Read full post Several users have complained about “fake Flash” ads, which if triggered, can lead to a ransomware attack.

/ March 30, 2017

The Business of Security: How your Organization Is Changing beneath You

Read full post And why it’s your job to change with it and ‘skate where the puck is headed.’

/ March 30, 2017

Payment Card Industry Security Compliance: What You Need to Know

Read full post A quick refresher on all the different PCI SSC security standards that are relevant for organizations that accept electronic payments.

/ March 30, 2017

News in brief: tech firms ‘must do more’ on terror; data breaches shoot up; gloom at toxic online spaces

Read full post Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

/ March 30, 2017

Malware campaign targets open source developers on GitHub

Read full post Be on your guard if you’re a developer who uses GitHub – someone could be trying to infect your computer with malware. The post Malware campaign targets open source developers on GitHub appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ March 30, 2017

Patch Unlikely for Widely Publicized Flaw in Microsoft IIS 6.0

Read full post Microsoft recommends upgrade to latest operating system for more protection.

/ March 30, 2017

Internet’s Security Woes are Not All Technical

Read full post Google engineer Halvar Flake told Black Hat Asia attendees that flaws in organizational structure and market power put enterprises at risk.

/ March 30, 2017

30% of Q4 Malware was New or Zero-Day

Read full post WatchGuard quarterly report, based on Firebox Feed data, lists five key findings on Internet security threats.

/ March 30, 2017

30% of Malware Attacks Are New or Zero-Day Exploits

Read full post WatchGuard quarterly report, based on Firebox Feed data, lists five key findings on Internet security threats.

/ March 30, 2017

30% of Malware Attacks are Zero-Day Exploits

Read full post WatchGuard quarterly report, based on Firebox Feed data, lists five key findings on Internet security threats.

/ March 30, 2017

Windows zero-day affects 600,000 older servers, but likely won’t be patched

Read full post The security vulnerability is publicly exploitable, but Microsoft only fixes “currently supported versions.”

/ March 30, 2017

Let’s Encrypt issues certs to ‘PayPal’ phishing sites: how to protect yourself

Read full post Checking that a website uses HTTPS is one way of checking if it’s legitimate – but what happens when the scammers are buying SSL certificates that include the name of the company they’re spoofing?

/ March 30, 2017

Carbon Paper: Peering into Turla’s second stage backdoor

Read full post The Turla espionage group has been targeting various institutions for many years. Recently, ESET found several new versions of Carbon. The post Carbon Paper: Peering into Turla’s second stage backdoor appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

/ March 30, 2017

Falling in love online? Don’t get caught out by the Tinder scammers

Read full post Don’t join the guys who were daft enough to hand over $5 each to a woman online – here are some tips to avoid falling into a trap

/ March 30, 2017

The scam that knows your name and home address – here’s what to do

Read full post The scam that knows your name and home address – here’s what to do

/ March 29, 2017

Insider Threat Fear Greater Than Ever, Survey Shows

Read full post More than half of security pros say insider threat incidents have become more frequent in the past 12 months.

/ March 29, 2017

Privacy Babel: Making Sense of Global Privacy Regulations

Read full post Countries around the world are making their own privacy laws. How can a global company possibly keep up?

/ March 29, 2017

News in brief: Alabama considers porn filters; Samsung launches new Galaxy; celeb’s Instagram hacked

Read full post Your daily round-up of some of the other stories in the news

/ March 29, 2017

Got a drone? Check local regulations before you fly it

Read full post Flying a drone in the US means navigating a jumble of state and national rules – and risking fines that can range from $50 to $10,000 if you get it wrong

/ March 29, 2017

Russian Man Pleads Guilty for his Role in Ebury Botnet

Read full post Maxim Senakh, arrested by Finnish authorities and extradited to the US, will be sentenced this August.

/ March 29, 2017

Dutch Parliament Website Suffers Ransomware Attack

Read full post Hackers, suspected to belong to Turkish groups, continue to target Dutch websites.

/ March 29, 2017

Another hole opens up in LastPass that could take weeks to fix

Read full post New flaw affects version 4.x across all browsers and platforms – here’s our advice on how to use LastPass safely while we wait for the fix

/ March 29, 2017

Millions of Stolen US University Email Credentials for Sale on the Dark Web

Read full post Researchers find booming underground market for stolen and fake email credentials from the 300 largest universities in the US.

/ March 29, 2017

To Gain Influence, CISOs Must Get Security’s Human Element Right

Read full post Focusing on certain elements of security in isolation can cause a false sense of security.

/ March 29, 2017

Cerber Ransomware Now Evades Machine Learning

Read full post New variant has been broken into separate harmless-looking components to fool ML-based detection systems, Trend Micro says.

/ March 29, 2017