CISA Order Highlights Persistent Risk at Network Edge

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 15 Jun 2023 15:40:09 +0000

The U.S. government agency in charge of improving the nation’s cybersecurity posture is ordering all federal civilian agencies to take new measures to restrict access to Internet-exposed networking equipment. The directive comes amid a surge in attacks targeting previously unknown vulnerabilities in widely used security and networking appliances.

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Barracuda Urges Replacing — Not Patching — Its Email Security Gateways

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 08 Jun 2023 20:17:06 +0000

It’s not often that a zero-day vulnerability causes a network security vendor to urge customers to physically remove and decommission an entire line of affected hardware — as opposed to just applying software updates. But experts say that is exactly what transpired this week with Barracuda Networks, as the company struggled to combat a sprawling malware threat which appears to have undermined its email security appliances in such a fundamental way that they can no longer be safely updated with software fixes.

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3CX Breach Was a Double Supply Chain Compromise

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Fri, 21 Apr 2023 01:05:44 +0000

We learned some remarkable new details this week about the recent supply-chain attack on VoIP software provider 3CX, a complex, lengthy intrusion that has the makings of a cyberpunk spy novel: North Korean hackers using legions of fake executive accounts on LinkedIn to lure people into opening malware disguised as a job offer; malware targeting Mac and Linux users working at defense and cryptocurrency firms; and software supply-chain attacks nested within earlier supply chain attacks.

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Microsoft (& Apple) Patch Tuesday, April 2023 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2023 00:06:51 +0000

Microsoft today released software updates to plug 100 security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software, including a zero-day vulnerability that is already being used in active attacks. Not to be outdone, Apple has released a set of important updates addressing two zero-day vulnerabilities that are being used to attack iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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Microsoft Patch Tuesday, February 2023 Edition

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 14 Feb 2023 21:01:41 +0000

Microsoft is sending the world a whole bunch of love today, in the form of patches to plug dozens of security holes in its Windows operating systems and other software. This year’s special Valentine’s Day Patch Tuesday includes fixes for a whopping three different “zero-day” vulnerabilities that are already being used in active attacks.

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Battle with Bots Prompts Mass Purge of Amazon, Apple Employee Accounts on LinkedIn

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2022 17:07:34 +0000

On October 10, 2022, there were 576,562 LinkedIn accounts that listed their current employer as Apple Inc. The next day, half of those profiles no longer existed. A similarly dramatic drop in the number of LinkedIn profiles claiming employment at Amazon comes as LinkedIn is struggling to combat a significant uptick in the creation of fake employee accounts that pair AI-generated profile photos with text lifted from legitimate users.

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Karakurt extortion group: Threat profile

Credit to Author: Jovi Umawing| Date: Tue, 14 Jun 2022 16:00:29 +0000

An obscure group called Karakurt has extorted organizations in the US and elsewhere. Know how to keep it away from your network.

The post Karakurt extortion group: Threat profile appeared first on Malwarebytes Labs.

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Breach at Sabre Corp.’s Hospitality Unit

Credit to Author: BrianKrebs| Date: Tue, 02 May 2017 18:41:42 +0000

Breaches involving major players in the hospitality industry continue to pile up. Today, travel industry giant Sabre Corp. disclosed what could be a significant breach of payment and customer data tied to bookings processed through a reservations system that serves more than 32,000 hotels and other lodging establishments. In a quarterly filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) today, Southlake, Texas-based Sabre said it was “investigating an incident of unauthorized access to payment information contained in a subset of hotel reservations processed through our Hospitality Solutions SynXis Central Reservations system.”

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