Sophos fixes critical firewall hole exploited by miscreants

A critical code-injection vulnerability in Sophos Firewall has been fixed — but not before miscreants found and exploited the bug. The flaw, tracked as CVE-2022-3236, exists in the User Portal and Webadmin components of the firewall in versions 19.0 and Read More …

LockBit claims ransomware attack on security giant Entrust

The LockBit ransomware gang has claimed responsibility for the June cyberattack on digital security giant Entrust. Last month, BleepingComputer broke the story that Entrust suffered a ransomware attack on June 18th, 2022. Starting in early June, Entrust had begun to Read More …

Sophos Firewall zero-day bug exploited weeks before fix

Chinese hackers used a zero-day exploit for a critical-severity vulnerability in Sophos Firewall to compromise a company and breach cloud-hosted web servers operated by the victim. The security issue has been fixed in the meantime but various threat actors continued Read More …

Kaspersky, China Telecom, China Mobile named ‘threats to US national security’

The United Stations Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has labelled Kaspersky, China Mobile, and China Telecom as threats to national security. The three companies join Huawei, ZTE, Chinese radio-comms vendor Hytera, and Chinese video surveillance systems vendors Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Read More …

Russian hackers made millions by stealing SEC earning reports

A Russian national working for a cybersecurity company has been extradited to the U.S. where he is being charged for hacking into computer networks of two U.S.-based filing agents used by multiple companies to file quarterly and annual earnings through Read More …

Security company faces backlash for waiting 12 months to disclose Palo Alto 0-day

There has been considerable debate within the cybersecurity community about Randori, a security firm that waited one year before disclosing a critical buffer overflow bug it discovered in Palo Alto Networks’ GlobalProtect VPN. The zero-day — which has a severity Read More …

Investor group acquires McAfee for more than $14 billion

An investor group has acquired cybersecurity giant McAfee Corporation for more than $14 billion. Led by Advent International Corporation, Permira Advisers, Crosspoint Capital Partners, Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, GIC Private, and a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Abu Dhabi Investment Read More …

Accellion zero-day claims a new victim in cybersecurity company Qualys

Qualys has revealed that a “limited” number of customers may have been impacted by a data breach connected to an Accellion zero-day vulnerability. The cloud security and compliance firm said on Wednesday that the security incident did not have any Read More …