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Next Generation Firewalls are Old News in the Cloud

Mar 27, 2019 | Infosec Island

As users start to change the way they deploy infrastructure to the cloud, they will also need to find security solutions that are built by using the cloud in order to secure the cloud.

  (Read Story...)

Through the Executive Lens: Prioritizing Application Security Vulnerabilities

Mar 28, 2019 | Infosec Island

By focusing on specific AppSec initiatives and applying well-tested strategies and tools, you can prioritize the most important issues to focus on.

  (Read Story...)

Alleged Chief of Romanian ATM Skimming Gang Arrested in Mexico

Apr 04, 2019 | Krebs on Security

An alleged top boss of a Romanian crime syndicate that U.S. authorities say is responsible for deploying card-skimming devices at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) throughout North America was arrested in Mexico last week on firearms charges. The arrest comes months after the accused allegedly ordered the execution of a former bodyguard who was trying to help U.S. authorities bring down the group's lucrative skimming operations.

  (Read Story...)

A Year Later, Cybercrime Groups Still Rampant on Facebook

Apr 08, 2019 | Krebs on Security

Almost exactly one year ago, KrebsOnSecurity reported that a mere two hours of searching turned up more than 100 Facebook groups with some 300,000 members openly advertising services to support all types of cybercrime, including spam, credit card fraud and identity theft. Facebook responded by deleting those groups. Last week, a similar analysis found some 74 cybercrime groups operating openly on Facebook with more than 385,000 members.

  (Read Story...)

Patch Tuesday Lowdown, April 2019 Edition

Apr 10, 2019 | Krebs on Security

Microsoft today released fifteen software updates to fix more than 70 unique security vulnerabilities in various flavors of its Windows operating systems and supported software, including at least two zero-day bugs. These patches apply to Windows, Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge browsers, Office, Sharepoint and Exchange. Separately, Adobe has issued security updates for Acrobat/Reader and Flash Player.

  (Read Story...)

Android 7.0+ Phones Can Now Double as Google Security Keys

Apr 11, 2019 | Krebs on Security

Google this week made it easier for Android users to enable strong 2-factor authentication (2FA) when logging into Google's various services. The company announced that all phones running Android 7.0 and higher can now be used as Security Keys, an additional authentication layer that helps thwart phishing sites and password theft.

  (Read Story...)

‘Land Lordz’ Service Powers Airbnb Scams

Apr 14, 2019 | Krebs on Security

Scammers who make a living swindling Airbnb.com customers have a powerful new tool at their disposal: A software-as-a-service offering called "Land Lordz," which helps automate the creation and management of fake Airbnb Web sites and the sending of messages to advertise the fraudulent listings.

  (Read Story...)

Experts: Breach at IT Outsourcing Giant Wipro

Apr 15, 2019 | Krebs on Security

Indian information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting giant Wipro [NYSE:WIT] is investigating reports from multiple security experts that Wipro's systems have been hacked and are being used to launch attacks against the company's customers, multiple sources tell KrebsOnSecurity. The company has refused to respond to questions about the alleged incident.

  (Read Story...)

How Not to Acknowledge a Data Breach

Apr 17, 2019 | Krebs on Security

I'm not a huge fan of stories about stories, or those that explore the ins and outs of reporting a breach. But occasionally it seems necessary to publish such accounts when companies respond to a breach report in such a way that it's crystal clear that they wouldn't know what to do with a breach if it bit them in the nose, let alone festered unmolested in some dark corner of their operations.

  (Read Story...)

Wipro Intruders Targeted Other Major IT Firms

Apr 18, 2019 | Krebs on Security

The criminals responsible for launching phishing campaigns that netted dozens of employees and more than 100 computer systems last month at Wipro, India's third-largest IT outsourcing firm, also appear to have targeted a number of other competing providers, including Infosys and Cognizant -- two other large technology consulting companies, new evidence suggests.

  (Read Story...)

Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Writing, Selling Banking Malware

Apr 19, 2019 | Krebs on Security

Marcus Hutchins, a 24-year-old blogger and malware researcher arrested in 2017 for allegedly authoring and selling malware designed to steal online banking credentials, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of conspiracy and to making, selling or advertising illegal wiretapping devices.

  (Read Story...)

Who’s Behind the RevCode WebMonitor RAT?

Apr 22, 2019 | Krebs on Security

The owner of a Swedish company behind a popular remote administration tool (RAT) implicated in thousands of malware attacks shares the same name as a Swedish man who pleaded guilty in 2015 to co-creating the Blackshades RAT, a similar product that was used to infect more than half a million computers with malware, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

  (Read Story...)

How Microsegmentation Helps to Keep Your Network Security Watertight

Apr 24, 2019 | Infosec Island

Building and implementing a micro-segmentation strategy requires careful planning and orchestration to ensure it is effective.

  (Read Story...)

Gaining Control of Security and Privacy to Protect IoT Data

Apr 24, 2019 | Infosec Island

It’s a matter of who is in control of our data. Today, IoT device manufacturers and businesses are in control. In the future, we must be in control of our own information.

  (Read Story...)

Growing Reliance on Digital Connectivity Amplifies Existing Risks, Creates New Ones

Apr 24, 2019 | Infosec Island

Major threats to information security emerging over the next two years could impact businesses operating in cyberspace at break-neck speeds.

  (Read Story...)

Who’s Behind the RevCode WebMonitor RAT?

Apr 22, 2019 | Krebs on Security

The owner of a Swedish company behind a popular remote administration tool (RAT) implicated in thousands of malware attacks shares the same name as a Swedish man who pleaded guilty in 2015 to co-creating the Blackshades RAT, a similar product that was used to infect more than half a million computers with malware, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.

  (Read Story...)

Marcus “MalwareTech” Hutchins Pleads Guilty to Writing, Selling Banking Malware

Apr 19, 2019 | Krebs on Security

Marcus Hutchins, a 24-year-old blogger and malware researcher arrested in 2017 for allegedly authoring and selling malware designed to steal online banking credentials, has pleaded guilty to criminal charges of conspiracy and to making, selling or advertising illegal wiretapping devices.

  (Read Story...)

Wipro Intruders Targeted Other Major IT Firms

Apr 18, 2019 | Krebs on Security

The criminals responsible for launching phishing campaigns that netted dozens of employees and more than 100 computer systems last month at Wipro, India's third-largest IT outsourcing firm, also appear to have targeted a number of other competing providers, including Infosys and Cognizant -- two other large technology consulting companies, new evidence suggests.

  (Read Story...)

How Not to Acknowledge a Data Breach

Apr 17, 2019 | Krebs on Security

I'm not a huge fan of stories about stories, or those that explore the ins and outs of reporting a breach. But occasionally it seems necessary to publish such accounts when companies respond to a breach report in such a way that it's crystal clear that they wouldn't know what to do with a breach if it bit them in the nose, let alone festered unmolested in some dark corner of their operations.

  (Read Story...)

Experts: Breach at IT Outsourcing Giant Wipro

Apr 15, 2019 | Krebs on Security

Indian information technology (IT) outsourcing and consulting giant Wipro [NYSE:WIT] is investigating reports from multiple security experts that Wipro's systems have been hacked and are being used to launch attacks against the company's customers, multiple sources tell KrebsOnSecurity. The company has refused to respond to questions about the alleged incident.

  (Read Story...)

‘Land Lordz’ Service Powers Airbnb Scams

Apr 14, 2019 | Krebs on Security

Scammers who make a living swindling Airbnb.com customers have a powerful new tool at their disposal: A software-as-a-service offering called "Land Lordz," which helps automate the creation and management of fake Airbnb Web sites and the sending of messages to advertise the fraudulent listings.

  (Read Story...)

Android 7.0+ Phones Can Now Double as Google Security Keys

Apr 11, 2019 | Krebs on Security

Google this week made it easier for Android users to enable strong 2-factor authentication (2FA) when logging into Google's various services. The company announced that all phones running Android 7.0 and higher can now be used as Security Keys, an additional authentication layer that helps thwart phishing sites and password theft.

  (Read Story...)

Patch Tuesday Lowdown, April 2019 Edition

Apr 10, 2019 | Krebs on Security

Microsoft today released fifteen software updates to fix more than 70 unique security vulnerabilities in various flavors of its Windows operating systems and supported software, including at least two zero-day bugs. These patches apply to Windows, Internet Explorer (IE) and Edge browsers, Office, Sharepoint and Exchange. Separately, Adobe has issued security updates for Acrobat/Reader and Flash Player.

  (Read Story...)

A Year Later, Cybercrime Groups Still Rampant on Facebook

Apr 08, 2019 | Krebs on Security

Almost exactly one year ago, KrebsOnSecurity reported that a mere two hours of searching turned up more than 100 Facebook groups with some 300,000 members openly advertising services to support all types of cybercrime, including spam, credit card fraud and identity theft. Facebook responded by deleting those groups. Last week, a similar analysis found some 74 cybercrime groups operating openly on Facebook with more than 385,000 members.

  (Read Story...)

Alleged Chief of Romanian ATM Skimming Gang Arrested in Mexico

Apr 04, 2019 | Krebs on Security

An alleged top boss of a Romanian crime syndicate that U.S. authorities say is responsible for deploying card-skimming devices at Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) throughout North America was arrested in Mexico last week on firearms charges. The arrest comes months after the accused allegedly ordered the execution of a former bodyguard who was trying to help U.S. authorities bring down the group's lucrative skimming operations.

  (Read Story...)

Gaining Control of Security and Privacy to Protect IoT Data

Apr 24, 2019 | Infosec Island

It’s a matter of who is in control of our data. Today, IoT device manufacturers and businesses are in control. In the future, we must be in control of our own information.

  (Read Story...)

Growing Reliance on Digital Connectivity Amplifies Existing Risks, Creates New Ones

Apr 24, 2019 | Infosec Island

Major threats to information security emerging over the next two years could impact businesses operating in cyberspace at break-neck speeds.

  (Read Story...)

How Microsegmentation Helps to Keep Your Network Security Watertight

Apr 24, 2019 | Infosec Island

Building and implementing a micro-segmentation strategy requires careful planning and orchestration to ensure it is effective.

  (Read Story...)

Through the Executive Lens: Prioritizing Application Security Vulnerabilities

Mar 28, 2019 | Infosec Island

By focusing on specific AppSec initiatives and applying well-tested strategies and tools, you can prioritize the most important issues to focus on.

  (Read Story...)

Next Generation Firewalls are Old News in the Cloud

Mar 27, 2019 | Infosec Island

As users start to change the way they deploy infrastructure to the cloud, they will also need to find security solutions that are built by using the cloud in order to secure the cloud.

  (Read Story...)

Trojan Horses for the Mind, Part 2 of Building Impactful Security Awareness Messaging

Mar 27, 2019 | Infosec Island

Let’s talk about another Trojan Horse for the Mind -- visuals.

  (Read Story...)

Internet-Exposed IBM BigFix Relays May Lead to Full Remote Compromise

Mar 21, 2019 | Infosec Island

Internet-facing relays in IBM BigFix deployments could lead to information disclosure and potential full remote compromise if not properly configured, Atredis Partners security researchers have discovered.

  (Read Story...)

1 Million Apps Patched in Android Security Improvement Program

Mar 01, 2019 | Infosec Island

Over its five-year lifetime, the Android Application Security Improvement Program helped over 300,000 developers to fix more than 1,000,000 apps on Google Play, Google says.

  (Read Story...)

The Role of Analytics in Protecting Healthcare Data Privacy and Security

Feb 27, 2019 | Infosec Island

Healthcare companies face their biggest threats from malicious insiders that abuse their access privileges to view or exfiltrate PII and PHI.

  (Read Story...)

WINDSHIFT Hackers Target Government Agency in the Middle East

Feb 26, 2019 | Infosec Island

A recently discovered threat actor was observed targeting a Middle Eastern government agency on several occasions over the course of last year, Palo Alto Networks security researchers reveal.

  (Read Story...)

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