Singapore firms see 54 cybersecurity incidents daily, struggle to keep up

The cybersecurity threat landscape is evolving so quickly companies in Singapore are finding it tough to keep up. Half feel “inundated” by an endless stream of cyber attacks, describing this as one of their biggest work frustrations. Just 25% of Read More …

Australia asks FBI to help find attacker who stole data from millions of users

Australian authorities have asked the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to assist with investigations into the data breach at local telco Optus. Attorney general Mark Dreyfus yesterday revealed the FBI was asked to help identify the entities involved Read More …

Starbucks Singapore says customer data illegally accessed in data leak

Starbucks says personal data of some customers in Singapore has been compromised, including names, birthdates, and mobile numbers. While credit card details and passwords have not been leaked, it has advised customers to change their password. The US F&B chain Read More …

Boffins build microphone safety kit to detect eavesdroppers

Scientists from the National University of Singapore and Yonsei University in the Republic of Korea have developed a device for verifying whether your laptop microphone is secretly recording your conversations. The researchers – Soundarya Ramesh, Ghozali Suhariyanto Hadi, Sihun Yang, Read More …

Buzzing in the Background: BumbleBee, a New Modular Backdoor Evolved From BookWorm

In March 2021, Trend Micro researchers investigated a backdoor with a unique modular architecture and called it BumbleBee due to a string embedded in the malware. Its type of modular framework has made Trend Micro static analysis more challenging because Read More …

China-linked APT40 gang targets wind farms, Australian government

Researchers at security company Proofpoint and PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) said on Tuesday they had identified a cyber espionage campaign that delivers the ScanBox exploitation framework through a malicious fake Australian news site. The campaign, active from April to June of this Read More …

New GwisinLocker ransomware encrypts Windows and Linux ESXi servers

A new ransomware family called ‘GwisinLocker’ targets South Korean healthcare, industrial, and pharmaceutical companies with Windows and Linux encryptors, including support for encrypting VMware ESXi servers and virtual machines. The new malware is the product of a lesser-known threat actor Read More …