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Ransomware: These are the two most common ways hackers get inside your network

Email phishing attacks and brute force attacks against exposed remote desktop protocol (RDP) services are the most common methods cyber criminals are using to gain an initial foothold in corporate networks to lay the foundations for ransomware attacks. Cybersecurity researchers at Coveware analysed ransomware attacks during the …

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These hackers built an elaborate online profile to fool their targets into downloading malware

Iranian hackers spent 18 months masquerading as an aerobics instructor in a cyber-espionage campaign designed to infect employees and contractors working in defence and aerospace with malware in order to steal usernames, passwords and other information which could be exploited. Active since at least 2019, …

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Average time to fix high severity vulnerabilities grows from 197 days to 246 days in 6 months: report

The latest AppSec Stats Flash report from NTT Application Security has found that the remediation rate for severe vulnerabilities is on the decline, while the average time to fix is on the rise. The report, which is compiled monthly, covers window of exposure, vulnerability by …

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WhatsApp chief says government officials, US allies targeted by Pegasus spyware

The head of WhatsApp says that “allies” of US officials are among those targeted by NSO Group spyware in 2019. Speaking to The Guardian, WhatsApp’s chief executive, Will Cathcart, said there are “parallels” between the 2019 attacks and a recent data leak allegedly implicating NSO …

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Microsoft warns over this unusual malware that targets Windows and Linux

Microsoft is warning customers about the LemonDuck crypto mining malware which is targeting both Windows and Linux systems and is spreading via phishing emails, exploits, USB devices, and brute force attacks, as well as attacks targeting critical on-premise Exchange Server vulnerabilities uncovered in March. The …

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Uber found to have interfered with privacy of over 1 million Australians

The Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has handed down its determination that Uber interfered with the privacy of over 1 million Australians in 2016. Australia’s Information Commissioner and Privacy Commissioner Angelene Falk on Friday said US-based Uber Technologies Inc and Dutch-based Uber B.V. …

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