Theoretical technique to abuse EMV cards detected used in the real world

Catalin Cimpanu

https://www.zdnet.com/article/theoretical-technique-to-abuse-emv-cards-detected-used-in-the-real-world/

Excerpt:

“Two weeks ago, ZDNet reported on the results of a very interesting experiment that analyzed how banks implemented EMV (chip) cards on their networks.”


Promo.com discloses data breach after 22M user records leaked online

Lawrence Abrams

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/promocom-discloses-data-breach-after-22m-user-records-leaked-online/

Excerpt:

“Promo.com, an Israeli-based marketing video creation site, has disclosed a data breach after a database containing 22 million user records was leaked for free on a hacker forum.”


27% of consumers hit with pandemic-themed phishing scams

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/07/24/pandemic-themed-phishing-scams/

Excerpt:

“Phishing is the top digital fraud scheme worldwide related to the COVID-19 pandemic, TransUnion reveals.”


Garmin services and production go down after ransomware attack

Catalin Cimpanu 

https://www.zdnet.com/article/garmin-services-and-production-go-down-after-ransomware-attack/

Excerpt:

“Smartwatch and wearables maker Garmin has shut down several of its services on July 23 to deal with a ransomware attack that has encrypted its internal network and some production systems, ZDNet has learned.”


Emerging risk trends: Top risks to identify and address

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/07/22/emerging-risk-trends-gartner/

Excerpt:

“Senior executives reported concerns around renewed outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic as their top emerging risk in the second quarter of 2020, according to Gartner.”


New wave of attacks aiming to rope home routers into IoT botnets

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/07/17/home-routers-iot-botnets/

Excerpt:

“A Trend Micro research is warning consumers of a major new wave of attacks attempting to compromise their home routers for use in IoT botnets. The report urges users to take action to stop their devices from enabling this criminal activity.”


UK and allies expose Russian attacks on coronavirus vaccine development

https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/news/uk-and-allies-expose-russian-attacks-on-coronavirus-vaccine-development

Excerpt:

“RUSSIAN cyber actors are targeting organisations involved in coronavirus vaccine development, UK security officials have revealed. The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a part of GCHQ, has published an advisory today, detailing activity of the threat group known as APT29, which has exploited organisations globally.”


Hacker Selling Access to the Entire Moscow Traffic Camera Network

Bill Toulas

https://www.technadu.com/hacker-selling-access-to-the-entire-moscow-traffic-camera-network/137030/

Excerpt:

“A dark web actor is selling access to the entire camera system in Moscow, allowing the buyer to view entrances, parks, polyclinics, schools, roads, etc. As the posting suggests the access is not eternal, but it will be very long, given the fact that the password doesn’t change very often. Also, in addition to the live feeds that are available, there is also recorded footage that goes as far back as five days. This has been spotted by Twitter user “Shadow Intelligence” who sweeps the dark web alleys daily, locating interesting postings like this one.”


Argenta shuts down 143 cash machines after new cyber-attack

Alan Hope

https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/business/121291/argenta-shuts-down-143-cash-machines-after-new-cyber-attack/

Excerpt:

“The Antwerp-based savings bank Argenta has shut down 143 cash machines after suffering two new cyber-attacks at the weekend.The bank suffered its first cyber-attack at the end of June, when thieves attempted to take over control of cash machines in Ranst and Borsbeek, both in Antwerp province, using a technique known as ‘jackpotting’.”


Ransomware, then and now: The change in data theft behavior

Matt Lock

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/07/14/ransomware-then-and-now/

Excerpt:

“The rising number of people working from home have left more businesses at risk from ransomware than ever before. Gaps in network security, shadow IT and a greater reliance on remote communications present cyber criminals with a wealth of options for exploitation.”


200 Websites Breached, Cyble’s Data Breach Alerts As Of July 13, 2020 – 3.2 Million Accounts At Risk

Cybleinc

https://cybleinc.com/2020/07/13/200-websites-breached-cybles-data-breach-alerts-as-of-july-13-2020-3-2-million-accounts-at-risk/

Excerpt:

“Data breaches alert as on July 13, 2o2o: During the regular darkweb and deepweb monitoring, Cyble has detected 200 data breaches on various websites and companies.  Due to these data breaches, supposedly 3.2 million user accounts are at risk. Cyble researchers have been continuously monitoring and keeping a regular track of the on-going data breaches and assisting its users to get their accounts and data secured. Recently, Cyble reported many big data leaks which included personal details including SSNs of 40,000 USA citizens, a database of Religare Health Insurance comprising personal data of 5 million+ users, records of 45 million+ passengers flying to Thailand and Malaysia.”


Cosmic Lynx: The Highly-Professional Cybercrime Gang Scamming Businesses Out of Millions of Dollars

Graham Cluley

https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/featured/cosmic-lynx/

Excerpt:

“Things just got serious.Business Email Compromise is no longer solely the province of chancers and opportunistic Nigerian actors such as the Yahoo Boys. Organised criminal gangs with a high level of professionalism have seen the opportunity and seized it.”


New technique keeps your online photos safe from facial recognition algorithms

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/07/03/online-photos-safe-from-facial-recognition-algorithms/

Excerpt:

“In one second, the human eye can only scan through a few photographs. Computers, on the other hand, are capable of performing billions of calculations in the same amount of time. With the explosion of social media, images have become the new social currency on the internet.”


Lack of technology skills creates a dent in remote workers’ productivity

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/07/03/technology-skills-working-from-home/

Excerpt:

“The lack of technology skills is contributing to a dent in productivity as workers struggle to adapt to working from home over prolonged periods. Questionmark is calling on employers to ensure that their people have the necessary technical skills as remote working looks set to continue.”


Ransomware attacks are increasing, do you have an emergency plan in place?

https://www.helpnetsecurity.com/2020/07/01/ransomware-emergency-plan/

Excerpt:

“39% of organizations either have no ransomware emergency plan in place or are not aware if one exists. This is despite more ransomware attacks being recorded in the past 12 months than ever before, Ontrack reveals.”