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    HOW HAS THE POWERFUL STUXNET MALWARE EVOLVED TO AFFECT SEVERAL FIRMS IN THE UTILITY SECTOR?

    Dec 22, 2019

    The Stuxnet malware had hit the headlines for its devastating attack on the Iranian uranium enrichment centrifuges. The sophisticated worm was first identified by the infosec community in 2010, although it was in the development stages since at least 2005. The malware is believed to have been create...

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    7 SIGNS YOUR CYBERSECURITY IS DOOMED TO FAIL IN 2020

    Dec 20, 2019

    While most enterprises have come to terms with the fact that a security incident is not a factor of “if,” but rather “when,” many are still struggling to translate this into the right security architecture and mindset. FireEye’s Cyber Trendscape 2020 report found that t...

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    THE CYBER SECURITY REBELLION

    Dec 19, 2019

    While most people think that staying safe online means having strong antivirus software and even using a VPN for privacy and security purposes, for businesses the problem of security is getting worse.  European Cyber Security Month (ESCM) is the EU’s annual awareness campaign that takes p...

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    US SENATORS INTRODUCE BILL TO PROTECT SCHOOLS AGAINST CYBER-THREATS

    Dec 18, 2019

    A bill designed to enhance the cybersecurity of K–12 schools was introduced to the US House of Representatives on Monday.  If passed into law, the K-12 Cybersecurity Act would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to create a list of cybersecurity recommendations and a cyberse...

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    LAZARUS APT GROUP LINKED TO NEW DACLS MALWARE THAT TARGETS LINUX SYSTEMS

    Dec 18, 2019

    The Lazarus APT group has been observed to be using a new malware that goes after Linux systems.
    This malware is a Remote Access Trojan (RAT) dubbed Dacls that can also impact Windows devices. Also known as the HIDDEN COBRA, the Lazarus APT group is said to have surged in 2014 and 2015. The g...

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    PREDICTIONS 2020: CYBERSECURITY IN THE NEW YEAR

    Dec 16, 2019

    Heading into 2019, the jury was still out on whether the number of data breaches would increase or decrease this year. In 2018, the number of breaches in the U.S. dropped for the first time in about five years. Good news, right? Well, sort of. While the overall number of breaches declined, the numbe...

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    NEW CRYPTOJACKING MALWARE CAMPAIGN EVADES DETECTION USING PROCESS HOLLOWING

    Dec 16, 2019

    Researchers have spotted a new malware campaign that is mining for the Monero cryptocurrency. The campaign deploys Monero miner on Windows installations.To evade detection, this campaign was seen to be using the process hollowing technique. This process hollowing technique works by covering up a pro...

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    THE U.S. ENERGY GRID GETS IMPROVED CYBER PROTECTION WITH NEW BILL

    Dec 16, 2019

    Along with the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), legislation to safeguard the U.S. Energy Grid from cyberattacks has been passed.This Bill includes the Securing Energy Infrastructure Act and recommends solutions including using analog backup systems. This Act aims to identify the secur...

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    CYBERSECURITY IN 2020: IOT MEDICAL DEVICES, RANSOMWARE, LEGACY OS

    Dec 12, 2019

    The healthcare sector in 2019 has taken some massive blows when it comes to cybersecurity, big hacks, and third-party vendor breaches. The American Medical Collection Agency data breach dominated the first half of the year, impacting more than 25 million patients and sparking lawsuits and investigat...

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    NEW VEGALOCKER RANSOMWARE VARIANT TARGETS HEALTHCARE AND IT SECTORS

    Dec 12, 2019

    Cybercriminals have developed a new ransomware variant called Zeppelin. It is being used to target healthcare and tech companies in U.S., Canada, and Europe. The ransomware is reportedly a new variant of the VegaLocker/Buran Ransomware. Beginning its journey as VegaLocker, the ransomware evolved int...

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    EMSISOFT DECLARES RANSOMWARE CRISIS

    Dec 12, 2019

    Internationally renowned security software company Emsisoft has declared a ransomware crisis and called on governments to take immediate action to improve their security and mitigate risks.
    So serious is the threat posed by ransomware that the New Zealand company has published a report into t...

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    ABUNDANCE OF CYBERSECURITY TOOLS PUTS ENTERPRISES AT RISK

    Dec 11, 2019

    New research from the enterprise security firm ReliaQuest has revealed that a rapid increase in the number of security tools used by enterprises is limiting their return on investment while also increasing the risk of cyber threats.To compile its new 2019 ReliaQuest Security Technology Sprawl Report...

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    2020 CYBERSECURITY PREDICTIONS: EVOLVING VULNERABILITIES ON THE HORIZON

    Jan 22, 2020

    Cybersecurity threats are seemingly omnipresent in today’s hyper-connected, digital world. In fact — no surprise here — they will only continue to increase in sophistication, frequency, diversity, scale, and scope this year and in the near future. New Internet-based technologies ai...

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    THSUITE, POS SYSTEM IN CANNABIS INDUSTRY, LEAKS 85,000 FILES

    Jan 22, 2020

    Led by internet privacy researchers Noam Rotem and Ran Locar, vpnMentor’s research team discovered a data breach in THSuite, a point-of-sale system in the cannabis industry. The research team identified an unsecured Amazon S3 bucket owned by THSuite that exposed 85,000 files of sensitive data ...

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    US CYBERSECURITY FIRM FOUNDER ADMITS FUNDING DDOS ATTACKS

    Jan 21, 2020

    An American businessman who co-founded a cybersecurity company has admitted to hiring criminals to carry out cyber-attacks against others. Tucker Preston, of Macon, Georgia, confessed to having paid threat actors to launch a series of distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks between December 201...

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    US COULD APPOINT A CYBERSECURITY LEADER FOR EACH STATE

    Jan 20, 2020

    The USA is considering legislation that would protect local governments by requiring the appointment of a cybersecurity leader for each state. Backers of the Cybersecurity State Coordinator Act of 2020 say the proposed law will improve intelligence sharing between state and federal governments and s...

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    HACKER LEAKS MORE THAN 500,000 TELNET CREDENTIALS

    Jan 20, 2020

    As reported by ZDNet, a hacker who seems to be a DDoS-for-hire (DDoS booter) service operator, has published a massive list of 515,000 Telnet credentials consisting passwords of servers, home routers, and IoT (Internet of Things) devices. The published list also includes IP address of each device al...

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    DECEMBER CYBER ATTACK COSTS NEW ORLEANS $7 MILLION, SO FAR

    Jan 20, 2020

    A ransomware attack targeting the city of New Orleans has inflicted $7 million in losses so far, with more to be incurred in coming months, Mayor Latoya Cantrell said in a recent update. At 5 a.m. on December 13, New Orleans was becoming the latest victim in a long string of ransomware attacks direc...

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    CYBER-SECURITY BREACHES AT 67 PERCENT OF HEALTHCARE ORGANISATIONS LAST YEAR

    Jan 16, 2020

    A survey has found that a large portion of healthcare organisations in the UK experienced cyber-security incidents last year, which were mostly due to employees sharing data. According to new research, in the last 12 months, 67 percent of healthcare organisations in the UK suffered a cyber-security ...

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    LORCA ANNOUNCES FOURTH AND LARGEST COHORT OF CYBERSECURITY INNOVATORS

    Jan 16, 2020

    The London Office for Rapid Cybersecurity Advancement (LORCA) has announced the 20 scale-ups selected to join its fourth cohort of cyber-innovators. The latest group is LORCA’s largest and most international yet – including companies from the UK, Israel, Spain, Switzerland, Denmark, Sing...

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    HOW DO WE ENSURE THE SECURITY OF WHAT COMES AFTER THE 5G REVOLUTION?

    Jan 16, 2020

    2020 will see huge investments in 5G networks  Greensill estimated that the 5G rollout throughout the global supply chain will top $2.7 trillion by the end of the year. That’s not a number to sneeze at either, as it’s equal to roughly three percent of the world’s total gross d...

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    CYBER SECURITY FIRM FINDS 'MULTIPLE VULNERABILITIES' IN TIK TOK SECURITY

    Jan 15, 2020

    A cybersecurity firm tested the security of Tik Tok and found "multiple vulnerabilities" in the app's code, allowing for security loopholes and hacking accounts. Check Point Research published their findings on the app, showing the security concerns. The firm's research shows they ...

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    TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICT LOSES $2.3M IN PHISHING RAID

    Jan 14, 2020

    A Texas school district has found out the hard way that phishing attacks remain a serious financial threat to organizations of all shapes and sizes, losing an estimated $2.3m in a recent scam.
    Manor Independent School District took to Twitter to post official confirmation that the FBI is curr...

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    ACCENTURE TO BUY SYMANTEC'S CYBER SECURITY SERVICES BUSINESS

    Jan 13, 2020

    Accenture’s security arm is set to get a boost with the anticipated acquisition of Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business.The professional services firm has agreed to buy Symantec’s Cyber Security Services business from Broadcom in a bid to enhance its ability to help companie...

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SPOTLIGHT

In the latest episode of Security Sessions, CSO Editor-in-chief Joan Goodchild speaks with Imad Mouline, CTO at Everbridge, about how involved CSOs need to be with planning for an active shooter or other emergency at their company. While many leave physical security to others in the company, the CSO

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