Cyber Crime News Update

No one is immune from becoming a victim of cyber crime. It’s important to understand the daily threats landscape and stay up-to-date on the latest cyber crime news.

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    • Threat Actors Target Kubernetes Clusters via Argo Workflows July 23, 2021
      Threat actors are abusing Argo Workflows to target Kubernetes deployments and deploy crypto-miners, according to a warning from security vendor Intezer. read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • House Passes Several Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity Bills July 23, 2021
      The U.S. House of Representatives this week passed several cybersecurity bills, including ones related to critical infrastructure, industrial control systems (ICS), and grants for state and local governments. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • TikTok fined €750,000 for Violating Children's Privacy July 23, 2021
      The Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens – AP) announced Thursday that it has imposed a fine of €750,000 on TikTok “for violating the privacy of young children”. More specifically, TikTok failed to provide a privacy statement in the Dutch language, making it difficult for young children to understand what would happen to their data. […]
      Kevin Townsend
    • Dutch Police Arrest Alleged Member of 'Fraud Family' Cybercrime Gang July 23, 2021
      Authorities in the Netherlands have arrested a 24-year-old believed to be a developer of phishing frameworks for a cybercrime ring named “Fraud Family.” read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • Cyber Risk Management Firm Safe Security Raises $33 Million July 23, 2021
      Cyber risk measurement and mitigation platform provider Safe Security this week announced that it has received a $33 million strategic investment led by BT Group. The funds, Safe Security says, will be used to double the size of its engineering team, as well as to increase the company’s spending on research and development. read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • Industrial Cybersecurity Firm SynSaber Launches With $2.5M in Seed Funding July 23, 2021
      SynSaber, a new industrial cybersecurity company, announced its launch this week with $2.5 million in seed funding from SYN Ventures, Rally Ventures and Cyber Mentor Fund. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • Estonian Botnet Operator Pleads Guilty in U.S. Court July 23, 2021
      An Estonian national has pleaded guilty in a United States court to two counts of computer fraud and abuse over his role in creating and operating a proxy botnet. read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • Kaseya Obtains Universal Decryptor for Ransomware Attack Victims July 23, 2021
      IT management software maker Kaseya on Thursday said it obtained a universal decryptor that should allow victims of the recent ransomware attack to recover their files. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • Akamai Software Update Triggers Internet Outages July 22, 2021
      Websites were briefly knocked offline Thursday after a software update triggered a glitch at network specialty firm Akamai. Reports of internet outages from locations around the world spiked at website Downdetector, with US-based Akamai saying some websites were offline for as long as an hour. read more
      AFP
    • Bug Bounty and VDP Platform YesWeHack Raises $18.8 Million July 22, 2021
      European bug bounty and vulnerability disclosure policy platform YesWeHack this week announced the closing of a €16 million ($18.8 million) round of venture capital financing.  read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • Atlassian Patches Critical Vulnerability in Jira Data Center Products July 22, 2021
      Software development and collaboration solutions provider Atlassian on Wednesday informed customers that it has patched a critical code execution vulnerability affecting some of its Jira products. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • Google Cloud Unveils New SOC, IDS Solutions July 22, 2021
      Google Cloud this week announced new security offerings for its customers, including Autonomic Security Operations to improve security operations centers (SOCs) and Cloud Intrusion Detection System (IDS) for network-based threat detection. read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • China-Linked APT31 Abuses Hacked Routers in Attacks, France Warns July 22, 2021
      The French National Agency for the Security of Information Systems (ANSSI) on Wednesday issued an alert to warn organizations that a threat group tracked as APT31 has been abusing compromised routers in its recent attacks. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • iOS Security Update Patches Recently Disclosed Wi-Fi Vulnerability July 22, 2021
      Tens of Vulnerabilities Patched by Apple in macOS and iOS Apple this week started rolling out security updates for iOS, macOS, iPadOS, watchOS, tvOS, and Safari, to address tens of vulnerabilities, including some that could result in arbitrary code execution. read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • CISA Details Malware Used in Attacks Targeting Pulse Secure Devices July 22, 2021
      The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) on Wednesday released analysis reports for 13 malware samples discovered on Pulse Secure devices that were compromised in recent attacks. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • Is Your SecOps Solution Keeping Up? July 22, 2021
      The goal of any SecOps system is to collect, correlate, and assess data gathered from every corner of the network to detect and investigate anomalous behavior and then respond promptly to thwart an attack before its damage is done. And when networks were primarily contained within a clearly defined and static perimeter, this was not […]
      John Maddison
    • Dell Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in OpenManage Enterprise July 22, 2021
      Patches released this week by Dell for its OpenManage Enterprise product address multiple critical-severity vulnerabilities. A systems management and monitoring application, Dell OpenManage Enterprise provides administrators with a comprehensive view of Dell EMC servers, network switches, and storage in their environment. read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • UK Man Arrested in Spain, Charged in US With Twitter Hack July 22, 2021
      A British man has been charged in the United States in connection with a Twitter hack last summer that compromised the accounts of prominent politicians, celebrities and technology moguls, the Justice Department said Wednesday. read more
      Associated Press
    • Biden to Meet Next Month With Private Sector on Cyber Issues July 22, 2021
      President Joe Biden and members of his national security team plan to meet next month with business executives about cybersecurity, an official said Wednesday. read more
      Associated Press
    • Google Cloud Introduces New Zero Trust Offerings for Government July 21, 2021
      Google Cloud this week announced a new set of services aimed at help federal, state, and local government organizations in the United States to implement Zero Trust architecture. read more
      Ionut Arghire

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