Germany to Let NATO Use its Cyber Skills

Germany is to join the ranks of NATO countries making its cyber warfare skills available to the alliance to help fight hacking and electronic warfare, officials said on Thursday. NATO...
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Google Paid Out $3.4 Million for Vulnerabilities Reported in 2018

Google revealed recently that it paid out a total of $3.4 million for flaws reported in 2018 by researchers through its Vulnerability Reward Program (VRP). The $3.4 million was awarded...
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6,500 Publicly Disclosed Data Breaches in 2018: Report

More than 5 billion records were exposed last year through 6,515 publicly disclosed data breaches, according to a new report from Risk Based Security.  Both the number of reported breaches...
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IT Asset Management Firm Axonius Raises $13 Million

Cybersecurity asset management company Axonius this week announced that it has raised $13 million in a Series A funding round led by Bessemer Venture Partners.  Axonius’ platform provides a single...
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Former U.S. Air Force Officer Indicted for Aiding Iranian Cyber Attacks

Former Air Force intelligence officer, Monica Elfriede Witt, has been charged with betraying her oath to protect and defend the United States and providing secret U.S. information to the Iranian government. Four...
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Increasing Involvement of Nation-states in Ransomware Attacks

Business is Now the Primary Target for Ransomware, and Nation-States are Among the Attackers The revenue gap in ransomware distribution is continuing to grow. The successful are getting more successful...
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Many ICS Vulnerability Advisories Contain Errors: Report

Impact of ICS vulnerabilities disclosed in 2018
Roughly one-third of the ICS-specific vulnerability advisories published in 2018 contained basic factual errors, including when describing and rating the severity of a flaw, according to the 2018 Year in...
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Cyber Attack on Malta's Bank of Valletta

Malta's largest bank was the target of a cyber attack Wednesday, with hackers attempting to withdraw 13 million euros ($14.7 million), Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said. The Bank of Valletta,...
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Third-Party Patch Released for Code Execution Flaw in OpenOffice

0patch releases fix for OpenOffice vulnerability
An unofficial patch has been made available for a recently disclosed remote code execution vulnerability affecting the Apache OpenOffice open source productivity suite. The flaw , described as a path...
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Windows App Caught Running on Mac, Installing Malware

A Windows application was recently observed packing the ability to run on Macs and download and install malware on the target systems. Despite featuring the EXE extension, which is the...
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China Calls US Concerns Over Huawei 'Groundless'

Beijing called the latest US warning against using Huawei equipment "groundless" on Tuesday, as the Chinese telecom giant faces espionage fears in a growing number of countries. The world's second-largest...
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U.S. Senators Announce Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Bills

U.S. senators recently introduced and reintroduced bills whose goal is to help the government address the shortage of cybersecurity experts. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Thune (R-SD) on Monday...
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SAP Patches Critical Vulnerability in HANA XSA

SAP this week released its February 2019 set of security fixes, to address over a dozen vulnerabilities across its product portfolio, including a Hot News flaw in SAP HANA Extended...
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Extensive 'Living Off the Land' Hides Stealthy Malware Campaign

Researchers have detected a new, stealthy Astaroth trojan campaign emanating from and centered in Brazil, but spreading to parts of Europe. Named after 'the Great Duke of Hell' because of...
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Indictment: Hackers Charged With Making Threats to Schools

Two computer hackers were charged with sending false shooting and bomb threats to hundreds of schools and other institutions in the U.S. and Britain, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. The men...
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UK Data Intelligence Firm to Acquire IDology for $300 Million

UK-based Identity Data Intelligence specialist GBG has agreed to acquire the Atlanta-based identity verification and fraud prevention services provider IDology for $300 million in cash. Based in Chester, GBG helps...
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Intel SGX Can Be Abused to Hide Advanced Malware: Researchers

Intel SGX can be abused by malware
A team of researchers has demonstrated that Intel’s SGX technology can be abused to hide an advanced and stealthy piece of malware that could allow attackers to steal data and...
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Microsoft Patches Internet Explorer Zero-Day Reported by Google

Microsoft’s Patch Tuesday updates for February 2019 address more than 70 vulnerabilities, including an Internet Explorer flaw that Google researchers have spotted being exploited in attacks. This zero-day vulnerability is...
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Hacker Erases Email Provider's Servers, Backups

Email provider VFEmail was hit by a destructive attack, where a hacker who accessed its network was able to erase its servers in the United States, including the backup systems. ...
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Symantec Acquires Zero Trust Cloud Security Startup Luminate Security

Symantec announced on Tuesday that it has acquired Luminate Security, an Israel-based company that specializes in securing access to corporate applications in hybrid cloud environments.  Luminate emerged from stealth mode...
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