Astaroth Spy Trojan Uses Facebook, YouTube Profiles to Cover Tracks

Facebook and YouTube profiles are at the heart of an ongoing phishing campaign spreading the Astaroth trojan, bent on the eventual exfiltration of sensitive information. The attack is sophisticated in that it uses normally trusted sources as cover for malicious Read More …

‘USBAnywhere’ Bugs Open Supermicro Servers to Remote Attackers

Trivial-to-exploit authentication flaws can give an unsophisticated remote attacker ‘omnipotent’ control over a server and its contents. Authentication vulnerabilities in the baseboard management controllers (BMCs) of Supermicro X9-X11 servers have been discovered that allow a remote attacker to easily connect Read More …

WannaCry-style cyber attack could trigger full NATO response, says Secretary General

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has said a cyber attack on a single member state could constitute an attack on all 29 members. The announcement effectively incorporates cyber security into Article 5 of the NATO founding treaty, a “collective defence Read More …

Hackers mount attacks on Webmin servers, Pulse Secure, and Fortinet VPNs

To nobody’s surprise, hacker groups have started exploiting vulnerabilities that have been made public earlier this month, taking advantage of public technical details and demo exploit code to launch attacks against real-world targets. Attacks have started this week, and they’ve Read More …

European Central Bank Shuts Down ‘BIRD Portal’ After Getting Hacked

The European Central Bank (ECB) confirmed Thursday that it had been hit by a cyberattack that involved attackers injecting malware into one of its websites and potentially stealing contact information of its newsletter subscribers. Headquartered in Germany, the European Central Read More …

How Threat Intelligence Helps the Energy Sector Fight Cyberespionage

When it comes to cyber threats, some industries have it harder than others. Few are as heavily targeted by sophisticated cyberattacks as the energy sector. Over the last decade, state-sponsored hacking groups have routinely targeted utility networks and other energy providers for Read More …

Man jailed for cyber attacks against police websites in revenge for bomb hoax conviction

A 20-year-old man has been jailed for 16 months after launching cyber attacks against police websites. Liam Reece Watts used specialist software to overload the Greater Manchester Police and Cheshire Police websites in separate attacks which temporarily brought down the Read More …

Microsoft Says Russia’s Strontium Behind IoT Hacks

Russian hackers have been identified by security experts at Microsoft as being behind a series of attacks on IoT devices. Microsoft’s Threat Intelligence Center said in a blog posting that the Russian state-linked hackers were Strontium. The Strontium hackers are also known Read More …

Cyberattacks against industrial targets have doubled over the last 6 months

Cyberattacks designed to cause damage have doubled in the past six months and 50 percent of organizations affected are in the manufacturing sector, researchers say. On Monday, IBM’s X-Force IRIS incident response team published new research based on recent cyberattacks they have Read More …