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EclecticIQ Closes $24 Million Series C Funding Round

Security Week - 8 hours 30 min ago

Threat intelligence provider EclecticIQ on Tuesday announced that it has closed a €20 million ($24 million) Series C financing round, which brings the total raised by the company to €47 million ($56 million).

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Flaws in Rockwell Automation Product Expose Engineering Workstations to Attacks

Security Week - 11 hours 7 min ago

Vulnerabilities discovered by researchers in Rockwell Automation’s FactoryTalk Linx product can allow attackers to compromise engineering workstations in industrial environments.

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Cybercriminals Already Targeting, Selling Leaked GO SMS Pro Data

Security Week - 12 hours 25 min ago

Cybercriminals have been observed targeting a recently disclosed vulnerability in the GO SMS Pro messaging application to steal user data.

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Baltimore County Schools Still Closed Following Cyber Attack

Security Week - 13 hours 7 min ago

School continues to be out for more than 100,000 students in Baltimore County following a ransomware attack on the district’s network.

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Brazilian Plane Maker Embraer Targeted in Cyberattack

Security Week - 13 hours 15 min ago

Brazilian airplane maker Embraer on Monday disclosed a cyberattack that, according to some reports, involved ransomware.

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Nation-State Cyberspy Group Drops Coin Miners as Distraction Technique

Security Week - 13 hours 55 min ago

A nation-state threat actor was observed using cryptocurrency miners to avoid attracting too much attention and establish persistence in targeted networks, Microsoft reported on Monday.

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Hacker Gets 8 Years in Prison for Threats to Schools, Airlines

Security Week - 14 hours 58 min ago

A North Carolina man was sentenced to 95 months in federal prison for his involvement in multiple cyber and swatting attacks.

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Online Learning Company K12 Paying Ransom Following Ransomware Attack

Security Week - 15 hours 41 min ago

Online learning solutions provider K12 Inc., which recently announced changing its name to Stride Inc., said on Monday that it had decided to pay a ransom to cybercriminals who managed to breach its systems and deploy a piece of ransomware.

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Theoretical Attack on Synthetic DNA Orders Highlights Need for Better Cyber-Biosecurity

Security Week - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 11:34pm

Threat actors could target DNA researchers with malware in an effort to modify synthetic DNA orders and create pathogens or toxins, researchers warn.

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UK to Ban New Huawei Gear Installations After Sept

Security Week - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 2:02pm

Wireless carriers in the U.K. won’t be allowed to install Huawei equipment in their high-speed 5G networks after September 2021, the British government said Monday, hardening its line against the Chinese technology company.

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WebKit Vulnerabilities Allow Remote Code Execution via Malicious Websites

Security Week - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 1:12pm

The WebKit browser engine is affected by several vulnerabilities, including ones that can be exploited for remote code execution by convincing the targeted user to visit a malicious website.

WebKit is an open source engine that has been used by Safari and other Apple products, as well as many other apps for macOS, iOS and Linux.

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COVID-19 Is Requiring Us to Implement Cyber Distancing

Security Week - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 11:40am

Reduce Your Risk by Practicing “Cyber Distancing”

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Tens of Dormant North American Networks Suspiciously Resurrected at Once

Security Week - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 9:55am

More than fifty networks in the North American region suddenly burst to life after being dormant for a long period of time, Spamhaus reveals.

The Geneva-based international nonprofit organization is focused on tracking spam, phishing, malware, and botnets, and provides threat intelligence that can help filter spam and related threats.

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SD-WAN Product Vulnerabilities Allow Hackers to Steer Traffic, Shut Down Networks

Security Week - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 8:40am

Researchers at cybersecurity consulting firm Realmode Labs have identified vulnerabilities in SD-WAN products from Silver Peak, Cisco, Citrix and VMware, including potentially serious flaws that can be exploited to steer traffic or completely shut down an organization’s network.

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Report Claims CIA Controlled Second Swiss Encryption Firm

Security Week - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 7:46am

Swiss politicians have voiced outrage and demanded an investigation after revelations that a second Swiss encryption company was allegedly used by the CIA and its German counterpart to spy on governments worldwide.

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Vietnam-Linked Cyberspies Use New macOS Backdoor in Attacks

Security Week - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 7:24am

Trend Micro’s security researchers have identified a new macOS backdoor that they believe is used by the Vietnamese threat actor OceanLotus.

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Media Production Giant Banijay Hit by Ransomware

Security Week - Mon, 11/30/2020 - 6:29am

Banijay, one of the world’s largest media production and distribution companies, last week disclosed a cybersecurity incident that resulted in the theft of sensitive information.

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Financial Impact of Ransomware Attack on Sopra Steria Could Reach €50 Million

Security Week - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 9:09am

European IT services provider Sopra Steria estimates that a recent ransomware attack will have a financial impact ranging between €40 million ($48 million) and €50 million ($60 million).

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U of Vermont Medical Center Continuing Cyber-Attack Recovery

Security Week - Fri, 11/27/2020 - 8:41am

The University of Vermont Medical Center is continuing to recover from the cyber attack late last month that crippled access to electronic records at the Burlington hospital.

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