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Navigating through the mind of a 2020 hacker

When someone gets notified that they have been impacted by a data breach, many people picture a hooded figure in a dark basement with lines of code streaming across a computer screen. Contrary to popular belief, cyberattacks are rarely carried out by a sophisticated cyber-assassin looking to destroy a business. Most of the time they…
Government, Phishing, Privacy & Compliance News and Analysis, Security News

Twitter hackers accessed direct messages for 36 accounts

The hackers who ran a cryptocurrency scam using high-profile, verified Twitter accounts, including those belonging to Joe Biden, Apple, Bill Gates, Uber and Barack Obama, accessed the direct messages (DMs) of 36 accounts and downloaded account data from eight accounts via “Your Twitter Data.” There is no indication that the DMs of any former or…
Featured, Security News, Vulnerabilities

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.
Database security, Ransomware, Security News

MongoDB hacker threatens to report breach to GDPR

A hacker that uploaded ransom notes on nearly 23,000 MongoDB databases left exposed online without passwords has given his potential victims until tomorrow to pay a $140 ransom, or possibly report the breach to local GDPR authorities. According to recent ZDNet story, the hacker used an automated script to scan for misconfigured MongoDB databases, effectively…
Data Breach, Featured, Malware, Phishing, Security News

Hackers hijack design platform to go phishing

Australian design platform Canva unwittingly provided phishing campaigns with graphics, making threat actors’ schemes appear more legitimate as they pilfer credentials through social engineering trickery.
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Mobile Security, Research, Security News, Vulnerabilities

Apple to send research phones to trusted hackers

Apple on Wednesday officially launched its iOS Security Research Device (SRD) program — a significant milestone for the white-hat hacker community, which has made significant strides in recent years gaining the trust of software developers, tech manufacturers and website operators that previously were reluctant to work with outsiders on security issues. Under the terms of…
APTs/cyberespionage, Cybercrime, Security News

Hacker-for-hire groups profit by commoditizing APT tactics

In the span of just over three months, researchers have exposed three mercenary, “hacker-for-hire” groups engaging in industrial espionage and stealing corporate secrets for profit. Despite using tactics, techniques and procedures that are more typical of a nation-state ATP group, these threat actors –  Dark Basin, DeathStalker and an unnamed third entity group detailed late last month by Bitdefender –…
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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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