Weekend news review: April 13- April 17

FighterPOS malware strikes over 100 terminals in Brazil, captures info for 22K cards

FighterPOS malware strikes over 100 terminals in Brazil, captures info for 22K cards

Trend Micro warns that the threat could spread, as the sole perpetrator of the attacks is selling the malware. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/recent-pos-malware-attacks-in-brazil-may-be-work-of-sole-perpetrator/article/408795/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Researchers identify attack technique, all Windows versions at risk

Researchers identify attack technique, all Windows versions at risk

Researchers with Cylance identified the "Redirect to SMB" technique, which can enable the theft of user credentials from PCs, tablets and servers running any version of Windows. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/new-attack-technique-built-on-vulnerability-identified-20-year-ago/article/408793/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
APT group detects threat monitoring and backs away in documented first

APT group detects threat monitoring and backs away in documented first

After continuously trying to regain access to a specific target's systems, Hurricane Panda willfully stepped away once it saw that the company was monitoring Indicators of Attack (IOA). <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/crowdstrike-notes-hurricane-panda-stepping-away-from-attack-target/article/409045/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Microsoft addresses 26 vulnerabilities, some critical, on Patch Tuesday

Microsoft addresses 26 vulnerabilities, some critical, on Patch Tuesday

Microsoft addressed 26 vulnerabilities in 11 bulletins for its monthly Patch Tuesday release, and four of the bulletins are deemed critical. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/microsoft-addresses-26-vulnerabilities-some-critical-on-patch-tuesday/article/409048/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
2014 deemed the year of 'far-reaching' vulnerabilities in Symantec annual report

2014 deemed the year of 'far-reaching' vulnerabilities in Symantec annual report

Symantec's annual threat report doesn't exactly depict a rosy cyber security world. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/symantec-releases-annual-threat-report/article/409309/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Oracle's patch update includes 98 security fixes

Oracle's patch update includes 98 security fixes

The Critical Patch Update released by Oracle on Tuesday includes 98 security fixes, and is the final release of public updates for Java 7. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/14-oracle-java-se-fixes-in-patch-update/article/409313/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Banking industry security protocol falters in third-party vendor contracts

Banking industry security protocol falters in third-party vendor contracts

The New York State Department of Financial Services issued an update on cyber security in the banking sector with concern to third-party service providers. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/new-york-state-department-of-financial-services-issues-report/article/409562/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Cyber attacks to rise, but competent security talent scarce, study says

Cyber attacks to rise, but competent security talent scarce, study says

A whopping 82 percent of security and IT pros surveyed in an ISACA and RSA Conference study believe cyberattacks will rise in 2015 and 35 percent say they can't find qualified talent to fill security positions. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/shortfall-of-security-pros-increasingly-deliberate-attacks-worry-survey-respondents/article/409402/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Member of group that hacked Farmers Insurance, DirecTV, sentenced to 3 years

Member of group that hacked Farmers Insurance, DirecTV, sentenced to 3 years

The New York resident, Mario Chuisano, was also ordered to pay nearly $2.7 million in restitution. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/new-york-gets-3-year-sentence-for-conspiring-to-attack-private-cos-govt-agency/article/409785/" target="_blank">Read more</a>
Flash EK leveraged in potentially widespread malvertising attack

Flash EK leveraged in potentially widespread malvertising attack

Researchers with Malwarebytes have identified a malvertising attack carried out through Merchenta, an advertising network that claims to reach more than 28 billion consumers per month in the U.S. <a style="color: #FFFFFF" href="http://www.scmagazine.com/flash-ek-leveraged-in-potentially-widespread-malvertising-attack/article/409797/" target="_blank">Read more</a>

Multiple studies were released this week including one that pointed out the banking industry's lacking security protocol for third-party vendors. Also this week, Oracle and Microsoft issued patches for their systems. For a closer look at these articles, click here to visit our news section.

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