Security Boulevard’s 5 Most Read Stories for the Week, April 16-20

A new week, a new crop of security stories. Last week, cryptomining and cryptojacking attacks, Drupal vulnerability, mobile surveillance and testing security patches made headlines, as well as bug bounty programs, a popular solution for getting rid of nasty vulnerabilities before they create more widespread problems.

Missed out on any of the news? Here are the five most-read stories on Security Boulevard to help you out.

Mobile Surveillance Malware Found on Google Play

Mobile Surveillance Malware Found on Google Play

Researchers have found sophisticated Android mobile surveillance programs created by cyberespionage groups on Google’s official Play store. Such malware is generally distributed in targeted attacks by tricking victims into downloading and installing trojanized apps from third-party sources, but the ability of attackers to host them on Google Play makes them ...
Stop Cryptomining Cryptojacking Attacks

How to Stop Cryptomining and Cryptojacking Attacks

Cryptomining and cryptojacking attacks are on the riseIn the last six months, we’ve seen an escalation in malicious cryptomining and cryptojacking activities. Tesla AWS S3 was hacked to run cryptomining malware. The U.S. Courts official website, UK’s National Health Service (NHS) and Information Commissioner’s Office, and the Australian state governments ...
Security Patches Move Faster

Security Patches: Move Faster to Keep Up With the Bad Guys

You’re tired of hearing it. Most security pundits are tired of saying it. Applying and testing security patches with alacrity is one of the keys to avoiding data breaches. And it looks like that could become even more imperative.A new Ponemon Institute study, commissioned by ServiceNow, concludes that cybercriminals and ...
Stealing Infrastructure Cryptomining Attacks

Hackers Exploit Drupal Vulnerability to Install Cryptocurrency Miners

A highly critical vulnerability patched in the popular Drupal content management system two weeks ago is seeing a wave of exploits, some of which install cryptocurrency mining malware on servers.The vulnerability tracked as CVE-2018-7600 but also dubbed Drupalgeddon2, affects all versions of Drupal since version 6.x and was patched in ...
Bug Bounty Program Overhaul

Does Your Bug Bounty Program Need an Overhaul?

They’ve become mainstream, but bug bounty programs are vast, varied and complicatedWhen bugs proliferate, there’s potential for an infestation problem that needs to be fumigated. Over the past few years, bug bounty programs have become a popular solution for getting rid of nasty vulnerabilities before they create more widespread problems.Recent ...
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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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