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A remote-code-execution (RCE) vulnerability affecting Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) email servers was exploited without valid administrative credentials, unlike previously believed. The finding come from security researchers at Volexity, who detailed them in an advisory published on Wednesday. While the RCE issue (tracked CVE-2022-27925) was patched by Zimbra in March 2022, in July and early August 2022 Volexity investigated
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Cyber-criminals spreading malware families are shifting to shortcut (LNK) files to deliver malware, HP Wolf Security’s latest report suggests. According to the new research, shortcuts are gradually replacing Office macros (which are starting to be blocked by default by Microsoft) as a way for attackers to get a foothold within networks by tricking users into
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Authored by Oliver Devane Technical Support Scams have been targeting computer users for many years. Their goal is to make victims believe they have issues needing to be fixed, and then charge exorbitant fees, which unfortunately some victims pay. This blog post covers a number of example actions, that scammers will go through when they
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The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday placed sanctions against crypto mixing service Tornado Cash, citing its use by the North Korea-backed Lazarus Group in the high-profile hacks of Ethereum bridges to launder and cash out the ill-gotten money. Tornado Cash, which allows users to move cryptocurrency assets between accounts by obfuscating their origin and destination,
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A new analysis by Kaspersky unveiled a wave of targeted attacks on military-industrial complex enterprises and public institutions in Belarus, Russia, Ukraine and Afghanistan. The cybersecurity company made the announcement in an advisory published on Monday, which claims the attackers were able to penetrate several enterprises and hijack the IT infrastructure of some of them.
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by Paul Ducklin Popular collaboration tool Slack (not to be confused with the nickname of the world’s longest-running Linux distro, Slackware) has just owned up to a cybersecurity SNAFU. According to a news bulletin entitled Notice about Slack password resets, the company admitted that it had inadvertently been oversharing personal data “when users created or
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A new botnet named Orchard has been observed using Bitcoin creator Satoshi Nakamoto’s account transaction information to generate domain names to conceal its command-and-control (C2) infrastructure. “Because of the uncertainty of Bitcoin transactions, this technique is more unpredictable than using the common time-generated [domain generation algorithms], and thus more difficult to defend against,” researchers from
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Private tech companies gather tremendous amounts of user data. These companies can afford to let you use social media platforms free of charge because it’s paid for by your data, attention, and time.   Big tech derives most of its profits by selling your attention to advertisers — a well-known business model. Various documentaries (like Netflix’s
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ReversingLabs researchers discovered a new ransomware family targeting Linux-based systems in South Korea. Dubbed GwisinLocker, the malware was detected by ReversingLabs on July 19 while undertaking successful campaigns targeting firms in the industrial and pharmaceutical space. “In those incidents, it often launched attacks on public holidays and during the early morning hours (Korean time) – looking to
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Learn the basics of zero-trust, and how building a zero-trust environment can protect your organization. This week, ESET’s security evangelist Tony Anscombe participated in a panel on zero-trust architecture during ChannelCon. He explains what zero-trust means, and the basic practises any organisation should implement to protect themselves. Watch the video to learn more.
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Whether using the internet for play or work, you want to spend your time online enjoying the peace of mind that comes with having a secure network.  You don’t want to contend with someone taking your personal data — whether it’s credit card information, passwords, or bank account details — via malware or a data
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has warned of critical security vulnerabilities in Emergency Alert System (EAS) encoder/decoder devices. If left unpatched, the issues could allow an adversary to issue fraudulent emergency alerts over TV, radio, and cable networks. The August 1 advisory comes courtesy of DHS’ Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). CYBIR security
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Cybersecurity-focussed non-profit CREST has partnered up with the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) to release the OWASP Verification Standard (OVS). The move aims to provide mobile and web app developers with enhanced security assurance and accredited organizations with improved access to the app development industry. “Both CREST and OWASP are non-profit organizations and we