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State of Security 10/22/2020 07:28
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) said Iran was responsible for an attack campaign that targeted American voters with threatening emails. On October 21, the Justice Department held a press conference in which FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe linked Iran to a spam campaign making the rounds in the […]…. .
State of Security 10/21/2020 23:00
There are two significant trends occurring right now that shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone reading this post. First, businesses are gathering and leveraging more and more data to improve their core services. Second, more compliance and regulatory standards are popping up from governments and private organizations. As these businesses realize that collecting and utilizing […]…. .
State of Security 10/16/2020 07:30
A federal court in the United States issued a temporary restraining order against a tech support scheme that’s alleged to have targeted U.S. consumers. On October 15, the U.S. District Court filed Southern District of Florida submitted a complaint against Michael Brian Cotter, 59, of Glendale, California. The complaint alleged that Cotter had worked with […]…. .
State of Security 10/15/2020 07:32
Security researchers discovered that an APT group known as “Silent Librarian” is actively targeting universities with spear phishing attacks. Malwarebytes learned in mid-September that Silent Librarian, also known as “TA407” and “COBALT DICKENS,” had launched a new attack campaign. In its analysis of the operation, the security firm found that the threat actor had registered […]…. .
State of Security 10/14/2020 23:00
For years, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has committed itself to adopting information technology (IT) and electronic communication. The UAE’s Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) noted that this policy has made the state’s government agencies and organizations more efficient as well as has improved the ability for individuals to collaborate around the world. As such, the […]…. .
State of Security 10/14/2020 17:04
Digital attackers created a Magento phishing page that used JavaScript to exfiltrate the login credentials of its victims. Sucuri came across a compromised website using the filename “wp-order.php” during an investigation. This phishing page hosted what appeared to be a legitimate Magento 1.x login portal at the time of discovery. In support of this ruse, […]…. .
State of Security 10/14/2020 05:12
Vulnerability Description Tripwire VERT has identified a stack-based buffer overflow in SonicWall Network Security Appliance (NSA). The flaw can be triggered by an unauthenticated HTTP request involving a custom protocol handler. The vulnerability exists within the HTTP/HTTPS service used for product management as well as SSL VPN remote access. Exposure and Impact An unskilled attacker […]…. .
State of Security 10/13/2020 18:41
Today’s VERT Alert addresses Microsoft’s October 2020 Security Updates. VERT is actively working on coverage for these vulnerabilities and expects to ship ASPL-909 on Wednesday, October 14th. In-The-Wild & Disclosed CVEs CVE-2020-16938 This CVE describes an information disclosure in the Windows kernel that could allow a local attacker to disclose information. Specifically, the vulnerability would […]…. .
State of Security 10/13/2020 09:36
Digital attackers incorporated a fake Windows Defender Antivirus theme into a malicious document in order to distribute QBot malware. According to Bleeping Computer, the QBot gang began using a new template for their email attack campaigns’ malicious documents beginning on August 25, 2020. The template adopted the disguise of a Windows Defender Antivirus alert in […]…. .
State of Security 10/12/2020 23:01
A number of high-profile data breaches have resulted directly from misconfigured permissions or unpatched vulnerabilities. For instance, the 2017 Equifax breach was the result of exploiting an unpatched flaw in Apache Struts allowing remote code execution. More recently, the Capital One breach last year stemmed from a misconfigured web application firewall. Verizon’s 2020 DBIR reported […]…. .
State of Security 10/12/2020 23:00
Recovering CISO and Director of (TL)2 Security Thom Langford joins the show to debate Tripwire’s Paul Edon on facial recognition vs. security. Spotify: Stitcher: RSS: YouTube: The following is an edited excerpt from a recent episode of Tripwire’s Cybersecurity Podcast. Tim Erlin: Welcome everyone to the Tripwire Cybersecurity Podcast. I’m Tim […]…. .
State of Security 10/11/2020 23:01
“Gartner projections show the growth in cybersecurity spending is slowing. Cybersecurity grew at 12% (CAGR) in 2018, and it is projected to decline to only 7% (CAGR) by 2023. Gartner clients are also reporting that after years of quarterly reporting on cybersecurity to their boards, that boards are now pushing back and asking for improved […]…. .
State of Security 10/11/2020 23:00
As the world of AI and deepfake technology grows more complex, the risk that deepfakes pose to firms and individuals grows increasingly potent. This growing sophistication of the latest software and algorithms has allowed malicious hackers, scammers and cyber criminals who work tirelessly behind the scenes to stay one step ahead of the authorities, making […]…. .

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