Security Boulevard’s 5 Most-Read Stories for the Week, March 4-10

Another week has gone by with our fair share of cybersecurity stories. This past week cryptomining malware, attacks on containers and a vulnerability in the widely used Exim software dominated the headlines, as well as Splunk’s purchase of security automation company Phantom. Missed out on any of the news this past week? Here are the five most-read stories on Security Boulevard to help you out.

Exim Flaw Puts Hundreds of Thousands of Email Servers at Risk

Exim Flaw Puts Hundreds of Thousands of Email Servers at Risk

A serious vulnerability in the widely used Exim software could expose hundreds of thousands of email servers to hacking if left unpatched, researchers warn.The flaw, tracked as CVE-2018-6789, was fixed in Exim version 4.90.1 released Feb. 10, but detailed technical information about the vulnerability was published this week, increasing the ...
Stealing Infrastructure Cryptomining Attacks

Stealing Infrastructure: Cryptomining Attacks on Container Environments

Usually the target is data and the goal is theft. But thieves are expanding their horizons and aiming to cash in elsewhere. A new target recently exposed by researchers at Aqua Research is computing resources: The team says containers are being commandeered for cyptocurrency mining, or cryptomining.“We think that the ...
The Poisoning of Col. Sergei Skripal: Russian Retribution?

The Poisoning of Col. Sergei Skripal: Russian Retribution?

Let there be no doubt, the Russian intelligence establishment and leadership have long memories and perhaps even longer arms with which to mete out retribution. The events of March 4 saw Sergei Skripal, a former colonel with the GRU (Russian military intelligence), and his daughter, Yulia, being poisoned with an ...
Worm Infects Redis, Windows Servers with Cryptomining Malware

Worm Infects Redis, Windows Servers with Cryptomining Malware

Security researchers have come across a new cryptojacking worm that infects Redis and Windows servers with cryptomining malware.The attack, which has been dubbed RedisWannaMine by researchers from security firm Imperva, scans for misconfigured Redis deployments and Windows Servers that are still vulnerable to the Eternal Blue SMB exploit.Recent Articles By ...
Splunk to Dive Deeper into Cybersecurity with Phantom Buy

Splunk to Dive Deeper into Cybersecurity with Phantom Buy

For a long time now Splunk has been content to essentially offer up cybersecurity advice made possible by applying analytics to machine data captured within the logs of various systems. That information then would be used to identify anomalies indicative of a cybersecurity breach. But with its move to acquire Phantom ...
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Saleem Padani

Saleem Padani

Saleem is a highly accomplished business, marketing and technology leader with track-record of success in startups, mid-size and large technology and professional services organizations, currently the COO at MediaOps, Worldwide Program Director & Technical Evangelist at IBM, Director of Industry Solutions at Neuvis, Co-founder & Vice President of LexiBridge and Senior Software Architect at DataEase International. Saleem has passion for leading and empowering global teams to drive new initiatives, leveraging broad & deep business, strategic, marketing, technical and solution delivery skills. Saleem has an Executive M.B.A, from University of Texas at Dallas, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering.

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