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January 22, 2020
An attack chain of vulnerabilities in ConnectWise’s software for MSPs has similarities to some of the details of the August attack on Texas local and state agencies. Eight vulnerabilities in ConnectWise’s software for managed service providers (MSPs) could enable an attacker to connect to and silently execute code on any desktop managed by the software...
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Scala’s Value Classes are a powerful and widely used mechanism for extension methods and additional type safety, both without incurring the runtime overhead of an allocation. ​For example, we can provide additional methods for instances of Foo (which may well be defined in a library out of our control) as follows: https://medium.com/media/b6af4d58df16670cb2482ce02a70477b/href There are more examples...
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Recent data protection laws mean that the data protection officer and CISO must work in tandem to make sure users’ data is protected. With strict data protection laws in place around the world (including GDPR and CCPA), it’s vital that the data protection officer (DPO) and CISO work closely together. Although part of the DPO’s...
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Some the records, found on five identically configured servers, might have contained data in clear text. Researchers have found five servers revealing almost 250 million Customer Service and Support (CSS) records. Each server contains what appears to be the same set of data stored, with no security or authentication. In a blog post, Microsoft acknowledged...
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Home > Security News Journalist Glenn Greenwald has denied he encouraged a source in Brazil to hack cell phones from which he obtained information to use in reporting on widespread government corruption. “When the source first talked to me, he had already obtained all the material that he ended up providing us, making it logically...
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A bipartisan group of Senators are interested in establishing a cybersecurity leader for each state in order to increase the states’ abilities to respond to cyberattacks. Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH), the lead sponsor of the bill, highlighted the wave of ransomware attacks which have crippled cities and government entities in recent months. “Cyberattacks can be...
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NEW YORK, Jan. 22, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cobwebs Technologies, the specialized open-source web intelligence company that supports national security agencies, law enforcement agencies, and corporate security departments in rapidly identifying and locating malicious threat actors on the open, deep, and dark webs, is entering the American market with an office in New York City. With...
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Microsoft has today announced a data breach that affected one of its customer databases. The blog article, entitled Access Misconfiguration for Customer Support Databases, admits that between 05 December 2019 and 31 December 2019, a database used for “support case analytics” was effectively visible from the cloud to the world. Microsoft didn’t give details of...
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Thanks to Def Con 27 Volunteers, Videographers and Presenters for publishing their superlative conference videos via their YouTube Channel for all to see, enjoy and learn. Permalink The post DEF CON 27, Voting Village – Tod Beardsley’s ‘Securing Voting Systems Beyond Paper Ballots’ appeared first on Security Boulevard. Source link
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Brazilian prosecutors have denounced American journalist Glenn Greenwald for his alleged involvement with a cybercrime organization that hacked cell phones to commit bank fraud. Greenwald is best known for a series of reports published from June 2013 by The Guardian newspaper that detailed the global surveillance programs of the United Kingdom and the United States....
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On November 8, 2018, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos received an unexpected text message from Saudi Arabian leader Mohammed bin Salman. The two had exchanged numbers a few months prior, in April, at a small dinner in Los Angeles, but weren’t in regular contact; Bezos had previously received only a video file from the crown prince...
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Democratic campaigns were warned late last year that cybercriminals were seeking to steal their funds by posing online as staff and election vendors, CNN has learned. Such phishing attempts are among the oldest and most common scams on the internet. The October and November warnings came after the Democratic Party’s security officials learned that a...
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A fake industrial prototyping company created by cybersecurity researchers has become the target of real-life cyber-attackers.  Researchers at Trend Micro established the faux firm and maintained it for a six-month period in 2019 to learn about the threats facing companies that use Operational Technology. The honeypot was compromised for cryptocurrency mining, targeted by two separate ransomware attacks,...
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If you have ever contacted Microsoft for support in the past 14 years, your technical query, along with some personally identifiable information might have been compromised. Microsoft today admitted a security incident that exposed nearly 250 million “Customer Service and Support” (CSS) records on the Internet due to a misconfigured server containing logs of conversations...
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by Joe Panettieri • Jan 22, 2020 ActZero has acquired IntelliGO Networks, a provider of managed detection and response (MDR) cybersecurity services. The two companies will promote artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to bolster MDR services. Financial terms were not disclosed. This is M&A deal Number 71 that MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E have covered in...
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The UK government is planning to police social media by issuing sites with a new code of conduct. Social media firms will be required by law to protect children from viewing any content deemed to be “detrimental to their physical or mental health or wellbeing,” according to a report published yesterday in The Daily Telegraph. Failure to...
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Home > Security News > Network Security A new variant of the Mushtik botnet has been found attacking routers using the open-source Tomato router firmware with about 4.600 routers currently exposed on the internet. Musthtik has been operating since March 2018 using a worm-like propagating ability to infect and harvest Linux servers and IoT devices....
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The company today disclosed an approach to data security designed to protect against modern threats at a lower cost than complex network tools. Data security startup Privafy has officially entered the market with a new security-as-a-service application and $22 million in minority investment to continue scaling its cloud-based business. Privafy, founded by executives of Verizon...
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January 22, 2020 —  One of the most recent phishing scams hitting institutions is the gift card scam from a fake email address of a Dean, Department Head or Director. This is the typical progression of this kind of scam: The scammer impersonates the unit head with a fake email address. Staff within the unit are...
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Home > Security News > Corporate News FireEye has acquired the cloud-security startup firm Cloudvisory. FireEye said the deal places a capstone on its collection of cloud security offerings enabling it to offer customers a one-stop-shopping environment for their cloud security needs. “Cloudvisory gives our customers the ability to actively auto-discover cloud assets to map...
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