Recent Cyber Attacks & News

Cyber-attacks can happen to any business and its not just large corporations that can suffer from data breaches. Small organizations are at an increased risk with limited resources as cyber attack can lead to data losses easily. However, the largest of corporations in the world have fallen prey to cyber attacks. Below you will find the most recent information about cyber security and attacks. This page will automatically update to ensure you can always see the most recent cyber attack information.

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  • Rats leave the sinking ship as hackers’ forum gets hacked
    The OGUsers forum, which trades in hijacked social accounts, has been hacked, its hard drives wiped, and its user database published online.
    Source: Naked SecurityPublished on 2019-05-21
  • iPhone gyroscopes, of all things, can uniquely ID handsets on anything earlier than iOS 12.2
    Cheapskate fandroids get a pass on this one, though Your iPhone can be uniquely fingerprinted by apps and websites in a way that you can never clear. Not by deleting cookies, not by clearing your cache, not even by reinstalling iOS.…
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2019-05-21
  • iPhone gyroscopes, of all things, can uniquely ID handsets on anything earlier than iOS 12.2
    Cheapskate fandroids get a pass on this one, though Your iPhone can be uniquely fingerprinted by apps and websites in a way that you can never clear. Not by deleting cookies, not by clearing your cache, not even by reinstalling iOS.…
    Source: The Register – SecurityPublished on 2019-05-21
  • From APES to Bespoke Security Automated as a Service (SecurityWeek)
    Source: SANS ISC InfoSec News FeedPublished on 2019-05-21
  • Where GDPR goes next: How digital privacy is taking over the world (ZDNet)
    Source: SANS ISC InfoSec News FeedPublished on 2019-05-21
  • Cybersecurity: How a layered approach keeps this F1 team’s data secure (ZDNet)
    Source: SANS ISC InfoSec News FeedPublished on 2019-05-21
  • Backup your files with CrashPlan! Except this file type. No, not that one either. Try again…
    Customers shocked to find swathes of data deleted CrashPlan has banned a bunch of file formats from its online backup system aimed at small businesses.…
    Source: The RegisterPublished on 2019-05-21
  • DDoS attacks in Q1 2019
    News overview The start of the year saw the appearance of various new tools in the arsenal of DDoS-attack masterminds. In early February, for instance, the new botnet Cayosin, assembled from elements of Qbot, Mirai, and other publicly available malware, swam into view. Cybersecurity experts were intrigued less by the mosaic structure and frequent updating of its set of exploited vulnerabilities than by the fact that it was advertised (as a DDoS service) not on the dark web, but through YouTube. What’s more, it is up for sale on Instagram (botnetters are clearly making the most of the opportunities afforded by social media). In tracing the cybercriminals’ accounts, the researchers stumbled upon other malware and botnets as well, including the already discovered Yowai. Mid-March turned up another find in the shape of a new version of Mirai, geared towards attacking business devices. The malware is now able to “botnetize” not only access points, routers, and network cameras, but wireless presentation and digital signage systems, too. Despite all this, the number of observed high-profile attacks using new and not-so-new botnets was not that high. At the end of winter, the University of Albany (UAlbany) in the US came under assault: during the February 5 – March 1 period, 17 attacks were made on it, downing the university servers for at least five minutes. Data belonging to students and staff was not affected, but some services were unavailable; the head of IT security at UAlbany believes that the university was specifically targeted. In early February, the website of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines was also hit. The site was disabled for several hours by a series of powerful attacks, peaking at 468 GB/s of traffic. The attack was part of a widespread campaign against various news resources. The targets believe themselves to be the victims of political pressure on alternative sources of information. Also in mid-March, Facebook encountered serious problems with its services when Facebook and Instagram users were unable to log into their accounts. Many observers consider the incident to be DDoS-related. However, Facebook itself rejects this version of events, meaning that the real cause can only be guessed at. The lack of news about serious DDoS attacks coincided with a rise in the number of reports of major police operations against attack organizers, accompanied by arrests and charges. The fight to bring down resources used for DDoS attacks continues: in early January, the US Department of Justice seized 15 Internet domains from which a series of DDoS attacks was launched last December. According to DoJ documents, those domains were used to carry out attacks on government systems, ISPs, universities, financial institutions, and gaming platforms worldwide. Later that same month, a US court handed down a 10-year jail term to a Massachusetts hacker for conducting DDoS attacks against two health facilities. Also in January, a hacker-for-hire was arrested in Britain for having incapacitated mobile networks in Liberia and Germany (at the peak of his criminal career in 2015, he took the whole of Liberia
    Source: Securelist – Kaspersky Lab’s cyberthreat research and reportsPublished on 2019-05-21
  • WordPress plugin sees second serious security bug in six weeks
    Researchers have uncovered another serious bug in WP Live Chat that could lead to the mass compromise of websites.
    Source: Naked SecurityPublished on 2019-05-21
  • Industrial Robotics – Are You Increasing Your Cybersecurity Risk? (SecurityWeek)
    Source: SANS ISC InfoSec News FeedPublished on 2019-05-21

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