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Platinum Hackers Use Steganography to Mask C&C Communications

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Hackers Use Steganographic Technique to Hide Communications With Command and Control Servers  Attacks recently attributed to the "Platinum" cyber espionage group have employed an elaborate, previously unseen steganographic technique, researchers from Kaspersky...
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Critical Vulnerabilities Lead to Account Takeover in Major IPTV Streamer

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Critical vulnerabilities have been found in the Ukrainian IPTV video streaming platform Ministra, which uses Infomir-manufactured set top boxes (STBs) to transmit streaming content from the platform to end users' televisions....
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Russia Effort in 2016 US Election Was 'Vast,' 'Professional'

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Russia's efforts to sow misinformation on Twitter ahead of the 2016 US election was more extensive and professional than earlier believed, security researchers said Wednesday. A report by the security firm...
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Unofficial Patch Available for Recent Windows 10 Task Scheduler Zero-Day

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An unofficial patch has been released for a recently disclosed zero-day vulnerability in Windows 10’s Task Scheduler.  An exploit for the vulnerability was posted online a couple of weeks ago by...
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Building a Successful OT SOC

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OT Environments Need Security Monitoring that Provides Enhanced Visibility and Traceability Into OT Systems As manufacturing ramps up digital transformation strategies to be more competitive, factories are now adding more sensors...
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Ransomware Attack Costs Norsk Hydro Tens of Millions of Dollars

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Norwegian aluminum giant Norsk Hydro lost $35-41 million in the first quarter of 2019 as a result of the ransomware attack and expects additional losses of $23-29 million in the second...
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Vietnam Cyber Threat: Government-Linked Hackers Ramping Up Attacks

Vietnam, a Growing Asian Cyber Threat
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Hackers Likely Associated With Vietnamese Government Are Attacking Foreign Economic Competitors and Governments Alike Threat intelligence firm IntSights has issued a threat brief on the growing offensive cyber capabilities of Vietnam....
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Endpoint Security Firm SentinelOne Raises $120 Million

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Endpoint security firm SentinelOne announced on Wednesday that it has raised $120 million through a Series D funding round led by Insight Partners. The total amount raised by the Mountain View,...
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NSA Urges Windows Users to Patch 'BlueKeep' Vulnerability

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The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) on Tuesday urged Windows users and administrators to immediately address the vulnerability tracked as BlueKeep and CVE-2019-0708. Many experts agree that it’s only a matter...
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Inside the Operations of a West African Cybercrime Group

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An Inside Look at the Evolution of a West African Cybercriminal Startup Turned BEC Enterprise Following an unsuccessful business email compromise (BEC) attack against a security firm, researchers have used active...
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How Deception Technology Can Defend Networks and Disrupt Attackers

Deception for Cyber Defense
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Volume of work is one of the biggest problems faced by security teams. Modern anomaly detection systems return hundreds or even thousands of alerts on potential threats every day -- and...
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LabCorp Says 7.7 Million Patients Caught in AMCA Data Breach

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One day after medical testing firm Quest Diagnostics revealed that nearly 12 million of its patients had their personal and financial information exposed as a result of a breach at the...
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SWF June 2019 Newsletter

June 2019 By Executive Director, Peter Martinez, and Director of Private Sector Programs , Ian Christensen On May 23-24, 2019, a group of space agency, space industry, and academic experts from...
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Source Code of New Iran-Linked Hacking Tool Posted Online

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The alleged source code of another tool used by Iran-linked cyber-espionage group OilRig was recently posted online. The leak emerged just months after the source code of multiple tools used by...
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NVIDIA Patches Command Execution Vulnerability in GeForce Experience

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A recently patched vulnerability in the NVIDIA GeForce Experience (GFE) could be exploited for the execution of arbitrary commands on affected systems, Rhino Security Labs reveals. The NVIDIA GFE is a...
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Hackers Can Bypass Windows Lockscreen on Remote Desktop Sessions

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The Network Level Authentication (NLA) feature of Windows Remote Desktop Services (RDS) can allow a hacker to bypass the lockscreen on remote sessions, and there is no patch from Microsoft, the...
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Top Russian Internet Firm Reportedly Under Pressure on Data

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Russia's leading internet company said Tuesday that it's committed to data privacy as it responded to reports that the national intelligence agency is pressuring it into handing over encryption keys. Arguably...
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Kaspersky Announces New Branding, Mission Statement

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Cybersecurity solutions provider Kaspersky on Tuesday announced that the company has a new name, a new logo and a new mission statement. Kaspersky Lab has become simply “Kaspersky” and its logo...
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Imperva to Buy Bot Detection Firm Distil Networks

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Cybersecurity solutions firm Imperva announced on Tuesday that it has agreed to acquire Distil Networks , an Arlington, Virginia-based provider of bot detection and mitigation solutions for an undisclosed sum.  Founded...
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Aussie Police Raid Journalist's Home Over Secret Spying Report

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Australian police on Tuesday raided the home of a prominent journalist who reported on a secret government plan to spy on Australian citizens. The Australian Federal Police said the raid was...
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