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Mozi Botnet Accounted for Majority of IoT Traffic: IBM

Security Week - 6 hours 27 min ago

Mozi, a relatively new botnet, has fueled a significant increase in Internet of Things (IoT) botnet activity, IBM reported this week.

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Hackers Collecting Intelligence on Potential Opponents to Iranian Regime

Security Week - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 4:15pm

Iranian Group Found Spying on Dissidents

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CEO of Cyber Fraud Prevention Firm NS8 Charged With Fraud

Security Week - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 11:34am

The founder and CEO of NS8, a cyber fraud prevention and protection company, has been charged with fraud just months after the firm raised $123 million in funding, the U.S. Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Thursday.

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Health Care Patient, Donor Data May Have Been Breached

Security Week - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:29am

Patients and donors to at least four different health care providers in Minnesota are being notified that their personal information may have been compromised.

The potential data breach involves hundreds of thousands of patients and donors at Children’s Minnesota, Allina Health, Regions Hospital and Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

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Twitter Taking Steps to Protect Election-Related Accounts

Security Week - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 10:11am

Twitter announced this week that it’s taking steps to protect high-profile accounts during the upcoming election in the United States.

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Chinese Hackers 'Stole Data From Spanish Vaccine Labs': Report

Security Week - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 9:50am

Chinese hackers have stolen information from Spanish laboratories working on a vaccine for Covid-19, El Pais newspaper reported Friday.

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US Banning Use of WeChat, TikTok for National Security

Security Week - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 9:01am

The Commerce Department will roll out a ban of transactions in the U.S. using TikTok and WeChat starting Sunday.

The order Friday was put into place, according to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, to “combat China’s malicious collection of American citizens’ personal data.”

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions on 'APT39' Iranian Hackers

Security Week - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 8:49am

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Thursday announced sanctions against Iran-based cyber threat actor APT39, associated individuals, and a front company named Rana Intelligence Computing Company.

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Sumo Logic Stock Surges 22% on First Day of Trading

Security Week - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 7:52am

California-based machine data analytics company Sumo Logic jumped 22 percent on its first day of trading Thursday, closing the day at nearly $27 a share.

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More Details Emerge on Operations, Members of Chinese Group APT41

Security Week - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 6:46am

More details have emerged on the operations of the Chinese state-sponsored threat actor known as APT41 and the links between its members, following the indictment of several alleged members of the group earlier this week.

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Anonymous Site Ramps Up 'Doxxing' Campaign Against HK Activists

Security Week - Fri, 09/18/2020 - 4:31am

Since her personal phone number was posted online, Hong Kong pro-democracy activist Carol Ng has received menacing calls from strangers and been bombarded with messages calling her a "cockroach".

She is not alone.

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iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 Patch Vulnerabilities, Introduce New Privacy Features

Security Week - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 11:40pm

Apple has patched nearly a dozen vulnerabilities and it has introduced new privacy features with the release of iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 this week.

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Enterprise Threat Visibility Versus Real-World Operational Constraints

Security Week - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 2:56pm

The phrase “assume breach” has been transformational to enterprise security investment and defensive strategy for a few years but may now be close to retirement. 

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U.S. Charges Three Iranian Hackers for Attacks on Satellite Companies

Security Week - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 2:50pm

The U.S. Department of Justice on Thursday announced charges against three Iranian nationals believed to have stolen information related to the United States’ aerospace and satellite technologies.

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Information Disclosure, XSS Vulnerabilities Patched in Drupal

Security Week - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 10:39am

Several information disclosure and cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerabilities, including one rated critical, have been patched this week in the Drupal content management system (CMS).

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German Hospital Hacked, Patient Taken to Another City Dies

Security Week - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 9:30am

German authorities said Thursday that what appears to have been a misdirected hacker attack caused the failure of IT systems at a major hospital in Duesseldorf, and a woman who needed urgent admission died after she had to be taken to another city for treatment.

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The Crucial Component of Detection and Response: Intelligence Pivoting

Security Week - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 9:12am

Intelligence Pivoting Allows You to Build a Broader Picture and is Pivotal to Detection and Response

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Google Ups Malware Protection for 'Advanced Protection' Users

Security Week - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 8:27am

Google this week announced improved malware protection capabilities for all users who are enrolled in its Advanced Protection Program.

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CISA Named Top-Level Root CVE Numbering Authority

Security Week - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 7:23am

The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has been named a Top-Level Root CVE Numbering Authority (CNA) and it will be overseeing CNAs that assign CVE identifiers for vulnerabilities in industrial control systems (ICS) and medical devices.

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U.S. Charges Two State-Sponsored Iranian Hackers

Security Week - Thu, 09/17/2020 - 6:23am

Two Iranian hackers were indicted in the United States for allegedly engaging in numerous cyberattacks, some of them conducted on behalf of the government of Iran, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.

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