JBS says it is recovering quickly from a ransomware attack

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Wed, 02 Jun 2021 14:58:27 +0000

JBS, one of the world’s largest meat and poultry processors, suffered a ransomware attack that shut down some of their plants.

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Colonial Pipeline attack spurs new rules for critical infrastructure

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Tue, 25 May 2021 20:07:46 +0000

The Colonial Pipeline attack has spurred the TSA to issue new cybersecurity rules for pipeline companies in the US, expected this week.

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IoT riddled with BadAlloc vulnerabilities

Credit to Author: Pieter Arntz| Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2021 12:05:56 +0000

A set of memory allocation vulnerabilities, dubbed BadAlloc, has been found in a massive number of IoT and OT devices.

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A week in security (December 28 – January 3)

Credit to Author: Malwarebytes Labs| Date: Mon, 04 Jan 2021 15:52:48 +0000

A roundup of cybersecurity news from December 28 – January 3 including a Zyxel backdoor, a patched Google Docs bug, and breach data for sale.

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Chris Krebs, director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, fired by President

Credit to Author: David Ruiz| Date: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 16:16:33 +0000

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump fired Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA).

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Zyxel Fixes 0day in Network Storage Devices

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 24 Feb 2020 17:13:11 +0000

Networking hardware vendor Zyxel today released an update to fix a critical flaw in many of its network attached storage (NAS) devices that can be used to remotely commandeer them. The patch comes 12 days after KrebsOnSecurity alerted the company that precise instructions for exploiting the vulnerability were being sold for $20,000 in the cybercrime underground. Based in Taiwan, Zyxel Communications Corp. (a.k.a “ZyXEL”) is a maker of networking devices, including Wi-Fi routers, NAS products and hardware firewalls. The company has roughly 1,500 employees and boasts some 100 million devices deployed worldwide. While in many respects the class of vulnerability addressed in this story is depressingly common among Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the flaw is notable because it has attracted the interest of groups specializing in deploying ransomware at scale.

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A Deep Dive on the Recent Widespread DNS Hijacking Attacks

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2019 13:51:01 +0000

The U.S. government — along with a number of leading security companies — recently warned about a series of highly complex and widespread attacks that allowed suspected Iranian hackers to siphon huge volumes of email passwords and other sensitive data from multiple governments and private companies. But to date, the specifics of exactly how that attack went down and who was hit have remained shrouded in secrecy. This post seeks to document the extent of those attacks, and traces the origins of this overwhelmingly successful cyber espionage campaign back to a cascading series of breaches at key Internet infrastructure providers.

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How the government shutdown is influencing cybersecurity jobs

Credit to Author: Kayla Matthews| Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2019 17:16:00 +0000

As of this writing, the government shutdown of 2019 is the longest ever in America. Will the government’s stable of cybersecurity talent be the next casualty—now and in the long run?

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