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AnteFrigus ransomware leaves C alone, goes after other drives

Security researchers have come across and analyzed an oddly behaving ransomware variant that bypasses the victim’s C drive instead targeting the device’s other drives. An analyst who tweets under Mol69 and Bleeping Computer took a look at the odd behavior presented by AnteFrigus ransomware. Instead of going after the one place where most people store…

Intel launches security blog, pushes security patches

Intel joined the Patch Tuesday crowd with a platform update that covered 77 vulnerabilities, two of which were rated critical. The chip maker noted the security updates in a new blog the company said it will use to disseminate security updates, bug bounty topics, new security research, and engagement activities within the security research community.…

Microsoft Patch Tuesday covers 13 critical vulnerabilities

Microsoft today issued updates covering 74 vulnerabilities, 13 critical, as part of its November Patch Tuesday roll out with two flaws, CVE-2019-1429 and CVE-2019-1457, catching the eye of several cybersecurity researchers as particularly important. CVE-2019-1429 is a scripting engine memory corruption vulnerability that has been exploited in the wild as a zero day. When exploited…

A light November Patch Tuesday for Adobe

Adobe’s November Patch Tuesday offering focused on several products not normally covered with its monthly security update, including Illustrator, Media Encoder and Animate. None of the patched vulnerabilities have been spotted in the wild. Illustrator CC 2019’s patch covered three vulnerabilities, CVE-2019-7962, CVE-2019-8247 and CVE-2019-8248 with the first being rated important and the last two…

SC Media wins top honor at Eddie & Ozzie Awards

SC Media’s 2018 Women in Security print issue took home first place in Folio Magazine’s Eddie & Ozzie Awards for best B2B magazine covering technology/telecom. The SC team behind Women in Security consisted of Illena Armstrong is VP, editorial; Teri Robinson, Michael Strong, art director, executive editor; Doug Olenick, online editor; and Bradley Barth, senior…

Trend Micro hit with insider attack

Trend Micro was the target of an insider threat that saw about 100,000 of its consumer customers have their account information stolen, sold and used to make scam phone calls. Less than one percent of Trend Micro’s 12 million consumer customers were compromised when an employee improperly accessed their data and then sold it to…

CyberRisk Alliance Appoints John Whelan to President

With Executive Responsibility for SC Media and InfoSec World New York, NY, October 28, 2019 — CyberRisk Alliance (CRA), a business intelligence company serving the cybersecurity and information risk management marketplace, today announced the appointment of highly accomplished and respected leader John Whelan as President of SC Media and InfoSec World. Whelan brings rich media…

Tips for those of all ages interested in pursuing a career in cybersecurity

Today, we are facing a frightening shortage of cybersecurity professionals in the workforce. Specifically, this widening gap is expected to lead to 3.5 million jobs left unfilled, according to Cybersecurity Ventures, in the cybersecurity profession by 2021. The month of October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, which aims to raise awareness about the importance of…

Baltimore belatedly buys cyberinsurance

In what could be the poster child case for closing the barn door after the horse has left, the Baltimore City Council has approved the purchase of cyber insurance, six months after the municipality suffered a damaging ransomware attack. The Baltimore Sun reported the city conducted a bidding process and selected two plans. “The first…

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