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    GREYENERGY POTENTIAL SUCCESSOR OF BLACKENERGY

    Oct 19, 2018

    GreyEnergy, a subgroup of the advanced persistent threat (APT) group known as BlackEnergy, has been attacking the energy sector for the past three years, according to ESET. Back in December of 2015, when approximately 230,000 people suffered a blackout after the APT group BlackEnergy attacked a powe...

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    FIN FIRMS: LOOK TO MOBILE, SOCIAL FOR COMMS RISKS

    Oct 19, 2018

    A survey of nearly 200 financial services compliance individuals conducted throughout February and March 2018 found that organizations are struggling to keep pace with evolving technologies and have fallen behind when it comes to oversight of electronic communications, according to Smarsh. Results o...

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    HOW FACEBOOK IS USING WAR ROOM TO FIGHT ELECTION INTERFERENCE

    Oct 19, 2018

    Facebook announced Oct. 18 that the company has set up a war room at its offices in Menlo Park, Calif., to monitor efforts to interfere with national elections in the United States and Brazil. According to the announcement, the war room is staffed by more than two dozen experts from throughout the c...

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    ORACLE PATCHES 301 VULNERABILITIES IN OCTOBER UPDATE

    Oct 18, 2018

    Oracle's final Critical Patch Update (CPU) for 2018 is now available, patching 301 vulnerabilities spread across Oracle's product portfolio. Of the 301 vulnerabilities, 49 are rated with a CVSS (Common Vulnerabilities Security Scoring) score of 9.0 or higher, with only a single issue garneri...

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    SHIELDX INTEGRATES INTENTION ENGINE INTO ELASTIC SECURITY PLATFORM

    Oct 17, 2018

    ShieldX announced its new Elastic Security Platform on Oct. 17 providing organizations with Docker container-based data center security, that uses advanced machine learning to determine intent. At the core of the Elastic Security Platform is a technology that ShieldX calls the Adaptive Intention Eng...

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    MCAFEE EXTENDS MVISION SECURITY PLATFORM WITH EDR, CLOUD PROTECTION

    Oct 17, 2018

    McAfee kicked off its annual MPOWER conference on Oct. 17 announcing new updates to its Mvision cyber-security product portfolio, The new updates include the Mvision EDR (Endpoint Detection and Response) offering that provides new endpoint security capabilities. The new Mvision Cloud service brings ...

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    FBI INVESTIGATES ATTACK ON CRITICAL WATER UTILITY

    Oct 17, 2018

    According to a media release from Onslow Water and Sewer Authority (ONWASA) issued on October 15, 2018, a critical water utility in North Carolina was targeted in a cyber-attack. Federal and state officials are now working with the water utility as part of the investigation into the attack on some o...

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    APPLE ROLLS OUT GDPR-LIKE FEATURES FOR U.S. USERS

    Oct 17, 2018

    New privacy rules allow U.S. customers to download all information Apple has on them, plus it adopts new transparency practices, essentially mirroring practices in the EU. When Europe’s GDPR (General Data Privacy Regulation) took effect in May 2018, Apple promised its users in other areas, not...

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    GITHUB RELEASES NEW WORKFLOW TOOLS, 'OCTOVERSE' REPORT

    Oct 16, 2018

    The global open source code repository also released new security tools with the GitHub Security Advisory API, new ways to learn across teams with GitHub Learning Lab for organizations, and other items. Oh yes, it also released the annual "State of the Octoverse" report. GitHub held its Un...

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    INSURER ANTHEM WILL PAY RECORD $16M FOR MASSIVE DATA BREACH

    Oct 16, 2018

    The nation's second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, officials said Monday. The personal information of nearly 79 million people — including names, birt...

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    BUG IN NEW IOS LETS ATTACKER ACCESS IPHONE PICS

    Oct 16, 2018

    A new vulnerability discovered in Apple’s latest iOS, 12.0.1, released last week, allows an attacker with physical access to an iPhone entry into photos on a locked phone, according to Jose Rodriguez, a Spanish security researcher. While the bypass bug, reported by The Hacker News, does requir...

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    EXECS FEAR ORGS UNPREPARED FOR INCIDENT RESPONSE

    Oct 16, 2018

    Executive-level security professionals fear their organizations are not well positioned to respond to a cyber-attack, according to the results of a new poll from Deloitte. In a poll of more than 3,150 security professionals across all industries and sectors taken during a webcast on cyber preparedne...

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TRENDING NEWS


    DRIDEX/LOCKY OPERATORS UNLEASH NEW MALWARE IN RECENT ATTACK

    Nov 16, 2018

    The threat actor(s) behind many Dridex and Locky campaigns have been using a new Remote Access Trojan (RAT), Proofpoint security researchers warn. Known as TA505, the attackers have been using malware dubbed tRat, which was written in Delphi and is modular in nature. The new piece of malware was fir...

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    INFOSECNA18: NSA WEIGHS IN ON SOC DEFENSE

    Nov 15, 2018

    In his opening keynote presentation kicking off the second day of this year’s Infosecurity North America conference in New York, the technical director of cybersecurity threat operations center for the NSA, Dave Hogue, talked about how innovations in policy, technology, and people can lead to ...

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    FIREFOX ALERTS USERS WHEN VISITING BREACHED SITES

    Nov 15, 2018

    Mozilla has added a new feature to Firefox to alert users when they visit a website that has been part of a data breach in the past. Earlier this year, the Internet organization launched Firefox Monitor, a service to inform users if their accounts have been part of data breaches. Enjoying support fo...

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    REPORT SHOWS INCREASE IN EMAIL ATTACKS USING .COM FILE EXTENSIONS

    Nov 15, 2018

    Leesburg, VA-based anti-phishing firm Cofense (formerly PhishMe) has discovered an uptick in the use of .com file extensions in phishing emails. The .com file extension designated executable files in DOS and Windows 95, 98 and Me. It has been replaced by .exe in later versions of the operating syste...

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    TEXT MESSAGE DATABASE REPORTEDLY LEAKED PASSWORD RESETS

    Nov 15, 2018

    A massive database managing millions of text messages was reportedly discovered unsecured, exposing sensitive information such as password resets and two-factor security codes. Vovox, a San Diego-based communications company maintained the server, which was left unprotected by password, offering any...

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    NEARLY 70 PERCENT OF SMBS EXPERIENCE CYBER ATTACKS

    Nov 14, 2018

    The 2018 State of Cybersecurity in Small and Medium Size Businesses study, conducted by the Ponemon Institute, sponsored by Keeper Security, revealed that small businesses increasingly face the same cybersecurity risks as larger companies, but only 28 percent rate their ability to mitigate threats, ...

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    INFOSECNA18: BUILDING A SECURITY AWARENESS PROGRAM

    Nov 14, 2018

    At the second annual Infosecurity North America conference at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, Tom Brennan, US chairman, CREST International, moderated a panel called Securing the Workforce: Building, Maintaining and Measuring an Effective Security Awareness Program to Drive a Company...

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    APPLE IPHONE HACKED AT MOBILE PWN2OWN 2018

    Nov 14, 2018

    Once again, security researchers have demonstrated at a Pwn2Own event that fully patched mobile devices are at risk from zero-day vulnerabilities. At Mobile Pwn2Own 2018, held in Tokyo Nov 13-14, sponsor Trend Micro's Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) awarded a total of $325,000 to security researchers....

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    APPLE'S SAFARI TESTS 'NOT SECURE' WARNING FOR UNENCRYPTED WEBSITES

    Nov 14, 2018

    Apple's Safari team, following Chrome's lead, has begun warning people when they're visiting websites that aren't protected by HTTPS encryption. The feature for now is only in Safari Technology Preview 70, a version of the web browser Apple uses to test technology it typically brings...

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    DESPITE RAISED AWARENESS, WORKER CYBER SECURITY PRACTICES AREN'T IMPROVING

    Nov 13, 2018

    Even though there has lately been a lot of talk about cybersecurity awareness amongst employees, their habits aren’t getting any better. As a matter of fact, SailPoint Technologies’ new report says they are actually getting worse. The enterprise identity governance company issued a repor...

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    SAP PATCHES CRITICAL VULNERABILITY IN HANA STREAMING ANALYTICS

    Nov 13, 2018

    SAP this week published its November 2018 set of security patches, which include 11 new Security Patch Day Notes, along with 3 updates for previously released notes. This month’s Security Notes include a Hot News note, five notes rated High, and eight notes considered Medium risk. The most imp...

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    TWISTLOCK IMPROVES CLOUD-NATIVE SECURITY WITH DISCOVERY TOOL

    Nov 13, 2018

    There is a simple truism in much of IT, and that is that organizations can't manage what they're not aware of. As organizations increasingly make use of distributed teams that use cloud-native services, there is a nontrivial risk of application sprawl. On Nov. 13, container security vendor T...

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