[HackerNews] Colonial Pipeline Paid Nearly $5 Million in Ransom to Cybercriminals

Colonial Pipeline on Thursday restored operations to its entire pipeline system nearly a week following a ransomware infection targeting its IT systems, forcing it to reportedly shell out nearly $5 million to restore control of its computer networks. “Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to […]

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[HackerNews] Rapid7 Source Code Breached in Codecov Supply-Chain Attack

Cybersecurity company Rapid7 on Thursday revealed that unidentified actors improperly managed to get hold of a small portion of its source code repositories in the aftermath of the software supply chain compromise targeting Codecov earlier this year. “A small subset of our source code repositories for internal tooling for our [Managed Detection and Response] service […]

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[HackerNews] Can Data Protection Systems Prevent Data At Rest Leakage?

Protection against insider risks works when the process involves controlling the data transfer channels or examining data sources. One approach involves preventing USB flash drives from being copied or sending them over email. The second one concerns preventing leakage or fraud in which an insider accesses files or databases with harmful intentions. What’s the best […]

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[HackerNews] Dark Web Getting Loaded With Bogus Covid-19 Vaccines and Forged Cards

Bogus COVID-19 test results, fraudulent vaccination cards, and questionable vaccines are emerging a hot commodity on the dark web in what’s the latest in a long list of cybercrimes capitalizing on the coronavirus pandemic. “A new and troubling phenomenon is that consumers are buying COVID-19 vaccines on the black market due to the increased demand around the world,” said Anne An, […]

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[HackerNews] Nearly All Wi-Fi Devices Are Vulnerable to New FragAttacks

Three design and multiple implementation flaws have been disclosed in IEEE 802.11 technical standard that undergirds Wi-Fi, potentially enabling an adversary to take control over a system and plunder confidential data. Called FragAttacks (short for FRgmentation and AGgregation attacks), the weaknesses impact all Wi-Fi security protocols, from Wired Equivalent Privacy (WEP) all the way to Wi-Fi Source: […]

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[HackerNews] Latest Microsoft Windows Updates Patch Dozens of Security Flaws

Microsoft on Tuesday rolled out its scheduled monthly security update with patches for 55 security flaws affecting Windows, Exchange Server, Internet Explorer, Office, Hyper-V, Visual Studio, and Skype for Business. Of these 55 bugs, four are rated as Critical, 50 are rated as Important, and one is listed as Moderate in severity. Three of the vulnerabilities are […]

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[HackerNews] Ransomware Gang Leaks Metropolitan Police Data After Failed Negotiations

The cybercrime syndicate behind Babuk ransomware has leaked more personal files belonging to the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) after negotiations with the DC Police broke down, warning that they intend to publish all data ransom demands are not met. “The negotiations reached a dead end, the amount we were offered does not suit us, we […]

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[HackerNews] Alert: Hackers Exploit Adobe Reader 0-Day Vulnerability in the Wild

Adobe has released Patch Tuesday updates for the month of May with fixes for multiple vulnerabilities spanning 12 different products, including a zero-day flaw affecting Adobe Reader that’s actively exploited in the wild. The list of updated applications includes Adobe Experience Manager, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InCopy, Adobe Genuine Service, Adobe Acrobat and Reader, Magento, Source: […]

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[HackerNews] U.S Intelligence Agencies Warn About 5G Network Weaknesses

Inadequate implementation of telecom standards, supply chain threats, and weaknesses in systems architecture could pose major cybersecurity risks to 5G networks, potentially making them a lucrative target for cybercriminals and nation-state adversaries to exploit for valuable intelligence. The analysis, which aims to identify and assess risks and vulnerabilities introduced by 5G adoption, was Source: Read […]

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