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Security News, Vulnerabilities

DirtyCOW is back in backdoor attack targeting Drupal Web Servers

Threat actors are using the DirtyCOW bug to exploit a backdoor in Drupal Web Servers. Impreva researcher Nadav Avital spotted the attack on Oct. 31 exploiting the Drupalgeddon2 and DirtyCOW, bugs as well as system misconfigurations to persistently infect vulnerable Drupal web servers and take over user machines, according to a Nov. 19 blog post. Researchers noted this…
Mobile Security, Security News

Massively invasive Italian spyware campaign found on Google Play

The non-profit security organization Security Without Borders (SWB) has identified a campaign utilizing Italian-language service applications from mobile operators apps that instead of doing their stated function are in fact spyware. The groups report stated that dozens of infected apps had been found in the Google Play store with a possible download total in the…
Cryptocurrency, Cybercrime, Malware, Security News

New cryptominer seeks out root permissions on Linux machines

Researchers at antivirus company Dr.Web have discovered a malicious Monero cryptominer specifically designed for Linux machines, with additional functionality that also allows it to operate as a backdoor. Named Linux.BtcMine.174, the trojan is described as a shell script containing over 1,000 lines of code. To receive its malicious commands from the attackers, the malware downloads and runs…
Security News

Cisco fixes two critical bugs, recommends workaround for a third

Cisco Systems yesterday issued 17 security advisories, disclosing vulnerabilities in multiple products, including at least three critical flaws. One of them, a privileged access bug found in seven models of its Small Business Switches, has not yet been patched, but the company has recommended a workaround to limit its potential for damage. Designated CVE-2018-15439 with…
Network Security

SC Media spies on NSA’s annual Cyber Defense Exercise

SC Media was granted inside access to the NSA’s annual Cyber Defense Exercise, where computer network specialists tested the network security know-how of the finest young tech minds the U.S. and Canadian military academies have to offer. They’re called the “Red Cell” – a team of computer network specialists, working under the auspices of the…
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