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Six Cisco servers compromised when hackers exploited SaltStack Salt flaws

Six Cisco salt-master backend servers were compromised when attackers exploited two recently reported vulnerabilities in SaltStack Salt. Cisco revealed the attacks in an advisory, saying the Cisco Modeling Labs Corporate Edition (CML) and the Cisco Virtual Internet Routing Lab Personal Edition (VIRL-PE) were vulnerable. In early May one or more attackers exploited the flaws in…

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House pulls vote on FISA bill

The House late Wednesday nixed a planned vote on the FISA bill passed earlier this month by the Senate and which would authorize three surveillance initiatives in the USA Freedom Act. “We just formally announced a whip against it because, number one, it’s not going to become law,” Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., told reporters. “Number…

PonyFinal deployed in human-operated ransomware attacks

Microsoft told organizations Wednesday to focus less on the payload of Java-based ransomware PonyFinal and instead key “more on how it’s delivered” via human-operated ransomware attacks. “PonyFinal is at the tail end of protracted human-operated ransomware campaigns that are known to stay dormant and wait for the most opportune time to deploy the payload,” Microsoft…

Cybersecurity among six sectors booming during Covid-19, with Q1 funding exceeding $1.5B

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to hobble economies around the world, cybersecurity is one of six sectors currently booming, with first quarter funding topping $1.5 billion. That figure is close to a record high, according to Crunchbase Data Evangelist Gené Teare, who told SC Media that instead of seeing cybersecurity companies and VCs putting the…

Home Chef confirms data breach after eight million records sold on dark web

The recent breach of Home Chef, confirmed this week, after malicious actor Shiny Hunters sold eight million of its records on the dark web underscores the looming security challenge of managing employees who access business data from outside the confines of the secure network. “With increased BYOD and remote work, acceptable usage policy enforcement is…

FBI cracks Pensacola shooter’s iPhone without Apple’s help, discovers al Qaeda connection

Attorney General William Barr slammed Apple for not helping the FBI cracking the encryption on iPhones belonging to a Saudi airman who waged an attack on the Pensacola Naval Station last year and was discovered to be connected to al Qaeda. “Apple has made a business and marketing decision to design its phones in a…

Barr says review of Russia investigation won’t result in criminal probes of Obama, Biden

Attorney General William Barr threw cold water on the budding Obamagate conspiracy in a Monday press conference, saying he doesn’t expect a review underway of the 2016 Russia probe into presidential election interference to result in criminal investigations of former President Barack Obama or former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democrat candidate who will…

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