Cyber Security News


  • Microsoft: How ‘zero trust’ can protect against sophisticated hacking attacks

    January 20, 2021

    The variety of techniques used by the SolarWinds hackers was sophisticated yet in many ways also ordinary and preventable, according to Microsoft. To prevent future attacks of similar levels of sophistication, Microsoft is recommending organizations adopt a “zero trust mentality”, which disavows the assumption that everything inside an IT network is safe. That is, organizations should ...

  • Cisco fixes critical pre-auth bugs in SD-WAN, cloud license manager

    January 20, 2021

    Cisco has released security updates to address pre-auth remote code execution (RCE) vulnerabilities affecting multiple SD-WAN products and the Cisco Smart Software Manager software. SD-WAN are software products that help manage wide-area networks (WAN) while Smart Software Manager is a cloud-based management solution for Cisco licenses. Unauthenticated attackers can remotely exploit buffer overflow and command injection bugs ...

  • Improving Your Security Posture with the Pipeline Cybersecurity Initiative

    January 19, 2021

    A few years ago, I worked alongside some oil commodity traders. Environmental concerns aside, I never realized how many parts were required to get the oil out of the ground, not to mention everything else that finally resulted in the production of refined products that surround our lives. As a cybersecurity professional, I was more ...

  • VPNFilter Two Years Later: Routers Still Compromised

    January 19, 2021

    With the internet of things (IoT) gaining more popularity, common IoT devices such as routers, printers, cameras, and network-attached storage (NAS) devices, are becoming more frequent targets for cybercriminals. Unlike typical operating systems such as Windows and macOS, users are less likely to patch IoT devices. This is because users find the task more difficult and ...

  • Remediation and Hardening Strategies for Microsoft 365 to Defend Against UNC2452

    January 19, 2021

    In December 2020, FireEye uncovered and publicly disclosed a widespread attacker campaign that is being tracked as UNC2452. In some, but not all, of the intrusions associated with this campaign where Mandiant has visibility, the attacker used their access to on-premises networks to gain unauthorized access to the victim’s Microsoft 365 environment. Goals and Objectives Methodologies that ...

  • Malwarebytes says SolarWinds hackers accessed its internal emails

    January 19, 2021

    Cybersecurity firm Malwarebytes today confirmed that the threat actor behind the SolarWinds supply-chain attack were able to gain access to some company emails. “While Malwarebytes does not use SolarWinds, we, like many other companies were recently targeted by the same threat actor,” Malwarebytes CEO and co-founder Marcin Kleczynski said. “We can confirm the existence of another intrusion ...

  • DNSpooq bugs let attackers hijack DNS on millions of devices

    January 19, 2021

    Israel-based security consultancy firm JSOF disclosed today seven Dnsmasq vulnerabilities, collectively known as DNSpooq, that can be exploited to launch DNS cache poisoning, remote code execution, and denial-of-service attacks against millions of affected devices. Dnsmasq is a popular and open-source Domain Name System (DNS) forwarding software regularly used that adds DNS caching and Dynamic Host Configuration ...

  • U.S. National Cybersecurity Plan Promises to Safeguard Maritime Sector

    January 18, 2021

    The U.S Government released on January 5, 2021, a cybersecurity plan to secure the nation’s maritime sector against cybersecurity threats that could endanger national security. The Maritime Cyber Environment With International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) mandate “to ensure that cyber risks are appropriately addressed in existing safety management systems” and the increasing number of cyber-attacks against maritime and ...

  • FBI warns of vishing attacks stealing corporate accounts

    January 18, 2021

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has issued a notification warning of ongoing vishing attacks attempting to steal corporate accounts and credentials for network access and privilege escalation from US and international-based employees. Vishing (also known as voice phishing) is a social engineering attack where attackers impersonate a trusted entity during a voice call to persuade ...

  • Medical Device Security: Diagnosis Critical

    January 18, 2021

    A hacked insulin pump is the last thing a diabetic wants to worry about when life-saving fluids are pumped into their body. Sadly, concerns about medical device IT security are a healthcare reality. Last year, the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued more than a half-dozen warnings tied to connected drug pumps alone. Vulnerabilities ...