News – June 2017


  • WikiLeaks Vault 7: CIA’s “Pandemic” Tool Replaces Files with Malware

    June 2, 2017

    WikiLeaks has released a new set of documents from its Vault 7 series, this time detailing a tool that the CIA allegedly uses to spread malware on a targeted organization’s network. Appropriately called “Pandemic,” the tool can install a file system filter driver on a network, replacing legitimate files with malicious payload when they are accessed ...

  • OneLogin Affected by Data Breach, Attacker May Have Decrypted Data

    June 2, 2017

    Access manager service OneLogin has announced that it has suffered a massive data breach that affects all users whose data was stored on the US servers, making for a rather nasty situation. “Our review has shown that a threat actor obtained access to a set of AWS keys and used them to access the AWS API ...

  • HHS task force wants cybersecurity treated as a patient safety issue

    June 2, 2017

    The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force today released the final version of its cybersecurity report, calling on the government to write policies that would help healthcare organizations boost their defenses—a need made even more evident after last month’s WannaCry ransomware attacks. The final report, which was mandated by the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2016, ...

  • C-suite: Cybersecurity is #1 issue, ISA report

    June 2, 2017

    It’s been a topic of discussion for some time: Cyber threats are serious risks to enterprises and it is the responsibility of the boards to provide oversight. The problem, according to a new blog post written by Stacey Barrack, senior director of the Internet Security Alliance (ISA), is that most of the team members comprising corporate ...

  • WAPA And Energy Industry Partners Continue Dialogue On Threats Of Cyber Attacks On Electrical Systems

    June 2, 2017

    Personnel from the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority were among the participants in a continued discussion on Friday about the risks of cyberattacks on electric generating and distribution systems, WAPA has made known. The Cyber-Physical Modeling and Simulation for Situational Awareness (CYMSA) project is a three-year-old initiative, funded through the Department of Energy’s Office of ...

  • Australian Taxation Office struggles with cyber security

    June 2, 2017

    A parliamentary committee has heard the Australian Taxation Office is still months away from having a core set of cyber security checks in place. The tax office won’t have mandated security checks in place against external cyber threats until November, a committee has heard. An audit of the Australian Taxation Office, which also looked at other departments, ...

  • Dutch cybersecurity firms vow to protect Netherlands state secrets after Fox IT sale

    June 2, 2017

    A new consortium of six Dutch cyber security companies promised to not be taken over by foreign parties in order to best protect the cyber-side of important Dutch infrastructure. They feel that Dutch national interests and state secrets are best protected by Dutch companies. With this strategy the cyber security companies are taking advantage of ...

  • Beware! Fireball Malware Infects Nearly 250 Million Computers Worldwide

    June 1, 2017

    Security researchers have discovered a massive malware campaign that has already infected more than 250 million computers across the world, including Windows and Mac OS. Dubbed Fireball, the malware is an adware package that takes complete control of victim’s web browsers and turns them into zombies, potentially allowing attackers to spy on victim’s web traffic and ...

  • Financial malware more than twice as prevalent as ransomware

    June 1, 2017

    Three Trojans dominated the financial threat landscape in 2016 and attackers increased their focus on corporate finance departments With all the attention ransomware is getting lately it’s easy to overlook other threats, such as those that target the financial sector and its customers. However, these types of threats are a serious and costly problem for both ...