Cryptomining Malware Vivin Uses Pirated Software as Attack Vector

Cryptomining Malware Vivin Uses Pirated Software as Attack Vector

Vivin, a cryptomining malware that likes munching on Monero, is one of the many examples of such software roaming the dark corners of the Internet. Security researchers have been tracking it for the last couple of years, and it shows no sign of slowing down. Cryptomining took a bit of ... Read More
Five Microsoft Elasticsearch Servers with Private Data for 250 Million People Found Unsecured Online

Five Microsoft Elasticsearch Servers with Private Data for 250 Million People Found Unsecured Online

Security researchers found a total of 250 million Microsoft customer records spread on five unsecured servers that could have been accessed by anyone using just a web browser. Microsoft has since secured the servers. Unsecured Elasticsearch servers seem to be all the rage, as various companies leave them unsecured and ... Read More
Ubisoft Sues Alleged DDoS-for-Hire Service

Ubisoft Sues Alleged DDoS-for-Hire Service

Game developer Ubisoft has sued the owners of SNG.ONE, an alleged DDoS (distributed denial-of-service) website, claiming that they are behind recent attacks against Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege servers. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is a multiplayer game developed and published by Ubisoft. In this multiplayer game, teams of players ... Read More
Maryland Bill Would Make Owning Ransomware a Criminal Offense

Maryland Bill Would Make Owning Ransomware a Criminal Offense

Lawmakers in the US State of Maryland are debating a new bill that would make it illegal to own and distribute ransomware, and stiffens punishment for ransomware operators. If the bill passes, Maryland would be the third state, after Michigan and Wyoming, to criminalize the possession and distribution of ransomware ... Read More
Ransomware Infects Main Server of Large Insurance Company in Oman

Ransomware Infects Main Server of Large Insurance Company in Oman

A ransomware attack has hit Oman United Insurance Company SAOG, one of the largest insurers in Oman, but operations apparently remain unaffected. Finance is one of the sectors most targeted by hackers, including banks, fintech firms, or insurance companies. One way to compromise a financial organization is with ransomware, and ... Read More

Some Companies Never Know They Are Under Attack

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Not all cyberattacks are visible, and some companies don't know they are under attack and have no clue as to the effects of such an attack on their organization, according to a new study ... Read More
Trial Involving Israeli Spyware Maker NSO Group to Move Forward in Open Court

Trial Involving Israeli Spyware Maker NSO Group to Move Forward in Open Court

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A trial centering on accusations that tools designed by the infamous spyware maker NSO Group were used to spy on a Canadian-born Saudi dissident is moving forward and it’s happening in an open forum. The man, Omar Abdulaziz, might be familiar to people who followed the assassination of Washington Post ... Read More
Five Major US Wireless Carriers Are Vulnerable to SIM Swapping

Five Major US Wireless Carriers Are Vulnerable to SIM Swapping

Most wireless carriers in the United States are vulnerable to SIM swapping attacks and lack proper procedures to fend off hackers and other bad actors, Princeton researchers have found. SIM swapping became a popular attack method during the Bitcoin boom as hackers targeted Bitcoin wallets protected by SMS two-factor authentication ... Read More
Google Plans to End Support for Third-Party Cookies and Website Tracking in Two Years

Google Plans to End Support for Third-Party Cookies and Website Tracking in Two Years

Google plans to end support for third-party cooking in a bid to improve user privacy while still keeping publishers happy. It will take a couple of years to make third-party cookies and cross-website tracking obsolete, but the first steps have already been taken. Third-party cookies are one way websites track ... Read More