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As tech reaches end of life, hackers are watching

A recent rash of cyberattacks against web commerce sites relying on Adobe's Magento 1 platform underscores the criticality of having a strategy in place for securing technology no longer supported by the vendor.
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New report suggests the bug bounty business is recession-proof

Organizations during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and global recession may find themselves relying more on external assistance from the greater hacking community as a way to augment their internal efforts to mitigate vulnerability risk.
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Twitter hackers lured employees to give up VPN credentials

The attackers that hacked Twitter in July pretended to call from Twitter’s IT department about a VPN issue, then persuaded employees to enter their credentials into a website that looked identical to the real VPN login site. The claims by the hackers were credible – and successful – because Twitter’s employees were all using VPN…
Security News, Vulnerabilities

Facebook starts ‘Hacker Plus’ loyalty program for bug bounties

Facebook today launched Hacker Plus – a loyalty program that aims to offer incentives to security researchers with additional rewards and benefits. In a post by Dan Gurfinkel, a security engineering manager at Facebook, the company said security researchers will be eligible for additional bonuses on bounty awards, access to more soon-to-be-released products and features…
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Hackers chain Windows, VPN bugs to access government systems

Threat actors have gained access to government networks through a combination of Windows and VPN bugs, a commonly used tactic known as vulnerability chaining in which multiple bugs are used in a single intrusion to compromise a network or application. The recent malicious activity took aim at federal and state, local, tribal and territorial government…

APTs expanding reach: Understanding the risk of persistent threats

APTs expanding reach: Understanding the risk of persistent threats January 26 & 27, 2021 Many — perhaps most — security professionals do not build their threat models around cyberespionage, but that approach is changing. Yes, state-sponsored hackers tend to go after bigger fish, but hackers-for-hire are leveraging the same tactics once used by state-sponsored APT groups to target smaller companies — especially as more small organizations increase their operations’ digital reach. Other bad actors treat small and mid-sized companies as points-of-access to get to larger targets they may do business with.
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