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Cybersecurity threats and unified communications

Given that businesses and customers are constantly working to become more connected and digital-first, there is a paramount need for them to protect their cyber assets and personal information as a result. Analysts estimate that by 2020, 60 percent of all enterprises will be the victims of a major cybersecurity breach. As reported by Cybersecurity…

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Spike in Bots using ‘Cipher Stunting’ to avoid threat detection


Akamai observed attackers using a technique dubbed, Cipher Stunting, or using advanced methods to randomize SSL/TLS signatures in an attempt to evade detection attempts. Researchers noted spikes in distinct fingerprints in August 2018 with 18,652 distinct fingerprints globally but at the time there was no evidence of any tampering with Client Hello or any other…

DHS warns against ‘password spray’ brute force attacks


The DHS recently issued a warning against the use of common and or easily guessed passwords after several government agencies have been targeted by “password spray” attacks. In these attacks brute force login attacks, attempt to break into accounts using these simple passwords with the goal of stealing sensitive information and unlike social engineering, these…

Threat actors target Git repositories with wiper ransomware


An anonymous hacker has been infecting Git repositories with ransomware and threatening to wipe them clean if not paid in 10 days. Hundreds of accounts have been infected and researchers believe the threat actor has scanned the entire internet for Git config files, extracted their credentials, and then used these login to access and infect…


Qakbot upgrade includes new obfuscation technique


The Qakbot banking trojan, a.k.a, Qbot has developed new obfuscation techniques that make it harder to detect and remove. Cisco Talos researchers spotted a change in the infection chain of the trojan that may allow the download of the malware to go undetected since it is obfuscated when downloaded and saved in two separate files,…

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Slack warns investors of future cybersecurity risks


Cloud-based work collaboration tool provider Slack warned investors of the risks posed by organized cybercrime and nation-state threat actors in a filing with the SEC. The company warned that threats from these organizations including advanced persistent threat intrusions are a strong possibility considering that more than 600,000 organizations use the platform making it a prime…

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Threat actors use US data center to spread malware


Bromium researchers spotted scammers used Nevada data centers to distributed Dridex, GandCrab and other malware in a campaign that lasted between May 2018 to March 2019. Typically, threat actors organize their operations outside of the reach of U.S. law enforcement but these made a bold statement using servers that could easily be seized and shut…

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Brazilian Banking Trojan BasBanke spreads via Facebook and WhatApp promos


A new Brazilian banking trojan, dubbed BasBanke, is setting trends in Brazil with over 10,000 installations from the official Google Play Store alone. Kaspersky Labs researchers witnessed the malware starting to make rounds during that country’s 2018 election and found the malware has credential stealing, keylogging, screen recording, SMS interception, payment card and financial information…

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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