Cyber Crime News Update

No one is immune from falling victims 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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    • ATM Malware Sold on Underground Markets for $5K October 18, 2017
      A recently discovered piece of malware targeting automated teller machines (ATM) is being sold on underground markets for $5,000, Kaspersky Lab reports. read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • Supreme Court Will Hear U.S. Vs Microsoft Privacy Case October 17, 2017
      World Will Watch the U.S. Government Vs Microsoft Played Out in the Supreme Court read more
      Kevin Townsend
    • Security Pros Admit Snooping on Corporate Network: Survey October 17, 2017
      IT security professionals, particularly executives, often access information that is not relevant to their day-to-day work, according to a new One Identity study focusing on “snooping” on the corporate network. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • Elevation of Privilege Flaw Impacts Linux Kernel October 17, 2017
      The Linux kernel is susceptible to a local escalation of privilege impacting the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA), Cisco warns. read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • RSA Unveils New GDPR Compliance Offerings October 17, 2017
      RSA Says GDPR is More About Evidence-based Process Than Technology read more
      Kevin Townsend
    • Google to Offer Stepped-up Security For 'High Risk' Users October 17, 2017
      Google said Tuesday it would offer stronger online security for "high risk" users who may be frequent targets of online attacks. The US technology titan said anyone with a personal Google account can enroll in the new "advanced protection," while noting that it will require users to "trade off a bit of convenience" for extra […]
      AFP
    • Vendors Race to Fight KRACK Wi-Fi Attacks October 17, 2017
      Technology companies worldwide have released or are working on releasing patches to address the dangerous Wi-Fi vulnerabilities publicly disclosed this week. read more
      Ionut Arghire
    • Taiwan Bank Heist Linked to North Korean Hackers October 17, 2017
      A recent cyber-heist that targeted a bank in Taiwan has been linked by security researchers to an infamous threat group believed to be operating out of North Korea. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • Steps to Improve Critical Infrastructure and ICS Network Security October 17, 2017
      These Prescriptive Steps Can Help the State of Security in Your ICS Network Environment  read more
      Galina Antova
    • BlackBerry Patches Vulnerabilities in Workspaces Server October 17, 2017
      Updates released by BlackBerry for some Workspaces Server components address two vulnerabilities, including a high severity flaw that can be exploited for arbitrary code execution. BlackBerry Workspaces, formerly known as WatchDox, is a platform that allows organizations to securely access, share and manage important files. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • DHS Orders Federal Agencies to Use DMARC, HTTPS October 17, 2017
      The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a binding operational directive requiring all federal agencies to start using web and email security technologies such as HTTPS, DMARC and STARTTLS within the next few months. read more
      Eduard Kovacs
    • Security Flaw Prompts Fears on Wi-Fi Connections October 16, 2017
      A newly discovered flaw in the widely used Wi-Fi encryption protocol could leave millions of users vulnerable to attacks, prompting warnings Monday from the US government and security researchers worldwide. read more
      AFP
    • Firm Backs Vulnerability Management Service With $1 Million Guarantee October 16, 2017
      San Francisco-based consulting firm AsTech has today announced a $1 million guarantee for its Qualys Managed Services offering. AsTech is one of a small but growing number of vendors applying a different approach to cyber insurance: a monetary guarantee against failure of their own products. read more
      Kevin Townsend
    • Mobile Edge Computing on 5G Networks: Don't Forget About Security and Testing October 16, 2017
      5G is here. New cellular networks are being planned and rolled out around the world, exciting consumers and enterprises alike with the promise of huge jumps in performance. However, speed isn’t the only benefit of 5G. The new network protocol is also giving rise to Mobile Edge Computing (MEC)—the ability to push applications and content […]
      Marie Hattar
    • Email Attacks Use Fake VAT Returns to Deliver Malware October 16, 2017
      Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance (DMARC) is designed to stop phishing. One of the most phished domain names in the world is the UK tax office, HMRC (@HMRC.gov.uk). HMRC has implemented DMARC to counter this phishing, and in November 2016 it announced, "We have already managed to reduce phishing emails by 300 million this […]
      Kevin Townsend

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