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TeamViewer reportedly hit by Chinese hackers in 2016

TeamViewer announced it was the victim of a cyber attack which took place in 2016 although some sources claim that hackers were in the firm’s network as early as 2014. The data breach was reportedly the result of threat actors exploiting the recently patched Winnti backdoor trojan, a malware first seen used by a group…

Scammers exploit interest in NBA finals to spread Facebook spam

Indiana Pacers basketball team falls for phishing attack

The Indiana Pacers franchise, Pacers Sports & Entertainment (PSE), fell victim to a phishing attack which resulted in unauthorized gaining access to emails containing personal information related to a limited number of individuals. The threat actors accessed emails containing  names, addresses, dates of birth, passport numbers, medical and/or health insurance information, driver’s license/state identification numbers,…

Wargaming cannot take the place of real cyber protection

It’s no big secret: cyberattacks keep business leaders up at night. In a World Economic Forum executive study in November, cyberattacks were rated as the fifth biggest risk to businesses worldwide, one place behind cybercrime and fraud, and the number one business risk in the U.S. In fact, the collective interest regarding the threat of…

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Members of China-based hacking firms indicted for Anthem breach, among other breaches

Members of China-based hacking group were indicted for series of computer intrusions, including the 2015 Anthem data breach that affected over 78 million people. The four-count indictment alleges that Fujie Wang, 32, and other members of the hacking group, including another individual charged as John Doe, conducted a campaign of intrusions into U.S.-based computer systems…

Wolters Kluwer still down from May 6 cyberattack

The information services firm Wolters Kluwer has been battling to recover from a cyberattack that forced the company to shut down many of its tax and accounting software applications, which is causing issues for those using the affected products. The company, a global provider of professional information, software solutions, and services for clinicians, nurses, accountants,…

Threat actors gaining admin rights before ransomware infections

Threat actors are using accounts with admin privileges to install BitPaymer ransomware via PsExec suggesting threat actors are taking a more targeted approach to their distribution of malware. Similar to the Arizona Beverage ransomware attack earlier this month, a manufacturing company also appears to have been targeted in an attack in which the company’s name…

Cisco may have released a faulty patch in most recent update

Cisco released 24 patches, many dealing with the company’s IOS XE operating system and 19 of them addressing vulnerabilities rated high severity – although some researchers have reported that two of the high-severity fixes weren’t enough to stop exploitation. Among the crucial patches are those for high-severity vulnerabilities affecting 10,000 of company’s popular Cisco RV320 and RV325…

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