Cyber News

Ex-Cisco Employee Pleads Guilty to Deleting 16K Webex Teams Accounts

Former Cisco employee Sudhish Kasaba Ramesh admitted to accessing Cisco’s cloud infrastructure and deleting 16,000 Webex Teams employee accounts. A former Cisco Systems employee pleaded guilty this week to hacking…
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Malicious Attachments Remain a Cybercriminal Threat Vector Favorite

Malicious attachments continue to be a top threat vector in the cybercriminal world, even as public awareness increases and tech companies amp up their defenses. While attachment threat vectors are…
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Lazarus Group Targets Cryptocurrency Firms Via LinkedIn Messages

The North Korean-linked APT’s latest campaign shows that it is shifting focus to target the cryptocurrency and financial verticals. The nation-state threat operator Lazarus Group is being tied to a…
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Iran-Linked ‘Newbie’ Hackers Spread Dharma Ransomware Via RDP Ports

A group of ‘script kiddies’ tied to Iran are targeting companies worldwide with internet-facing Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) ports and weak credentials in order to infect them with Dharma ransomware.…
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Researchers Sound Alarm Over Malicious AWS Community AMIs

Malicious Community Amazon Machine Images are a ripe target for hackers, say researchers. Researchers are sounding the alarm over what they say is a growing threat vector tied to Amazon…
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Fixes Windows Remote Access Flaws

The unscheduled security update addresses two “important”-severity flaws in Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012. Microsoft has released an out-of-band security update addressing two high-severity elevation-of-privilege (EoP) bugs. Both flaws…
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Google Yanks 106 ‘Malicious’ Chrome Extensions

Trojan Chrome browser extensions spied on users and maintained a foothold on the networks of financial services, oil and gas, media and entertainment, healthcare and pharmaceuticals and government organizations. Google…
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Thanos Ransomware First to Weaponize RIPlace Tactic

Thanos is the first ransomware family to feature the weaponized RIPlace tactic, enabling it to bypass ransomware protections. Researchers have uncovered a new ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) tool, called Thanos, which they…
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Apple Pays $100K Bounty for Critical ‘Sign in With Apple’ Flaw

Apple has fixed a critical flaw in its Sign in with Apple feature, which could have been abused by attackers to takeover victims’ third-party applications. A researcher recently found a…
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Minneapolis Police Department Hack Likely Fake, Says, Researcher

As protests continue to proliferate across the globe in the wake of George Floyd’s death, the Minnesota Police Department is making news for something else: A supposed hack, perpetrated at…
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