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WordPress Plugin Vulnerability Allows Website Takeover
Publicado el: Saturday February 16, 2019

This week seems to be super busy with data breaches and security vulnerabilities galore, looping you in on the latest vulnerability exposed today. News is breaking that hackers are exploiting a critical vulnerability in WordPress plugin Simple Social Buttons, allowing privilege escalation so that non-admins can take over administrator accounts or even whole websites. The …

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Equifax Data Breach A Sign Of Global Cyberwarfare?
Publicado el: Friday February 15, 2019

The Equifax data breach in which millions of Americans had their personal details stolen may have been carried out by a foreign government in a bid to recruit U.S. spies, experts believe. Off the back of this, please see comments from Terry Ray, senior vice president and Imperva fellow who talks about how this is …

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HashCat Can Now Crack An Eight-Character Windows NTLM Password Hash In Under 2.5 Hours.
Publicado el: Friday February 15, 2019

Broken news that HashCat, an open source password recovery tool, can now crack an eight-character Windows NTLM password hash in under 2.5 hours. This comes not long after the news that 620 million hacked accounts went on sale on the dark web. In a Twitter post on Wednesday, those behind the software project said a …

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Collection Of 127 Million Stolen Account For Sale On The Dark Web
Publicado el: Friday February 15, 2019

Hacker Breaches Dozens of Sites, Puts 127 Million New Records Up for Sale https://t.co/s6EXRJEnuf pic.twitter.com/kVNS8N1mUp — Rafael Maita (@RedySeguridad) February 15, 2019 Following the news that a collection of 127 million accounts has been found for sale on the Dark Web, Corin Imai, Sr. Senior Security Advisor at DomainTools commented below. Corin Imai, Sr. Senior …

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On The 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey
Publicado el: Friday February 15, 2019

The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) recently published a report from the 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey. The findings show that malicious actors are successfully leveraging phishing attacks to initially gain access to networks across healthcare organisations in the US. RELEASED AT #HIMSS19: The 2019 HIMSS Cybersecurity Survey reveals a number of positive developments …

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Don’t Fall For The Phish – Can You Spot These Malicious Web Scams?
Publicado el: Friday February 15, 2019

Google recently created a new quiz to test user knowledge against email phishing attacks, showing how easy it is to be fooled by a scam you think is coming from a trusted source. From fake support emails with malicious links to folders of photos to download from unknown sources, corporate users are getting better and …

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One Of Malta’s Major Banks Suffers Cyber Attack, Shutting Down Operations
Publicado el: Friday February 15, 2019

The Bank of Valletta, one of Malta’s main banks and the financial institution which accounts for almost half of Malta’s banking transactions, suffered a major cyber attack on Wednesday. The bank said it had closed its branches and ATMs on the small Mediterranean island after realizing hackers were trying to access its systems. Its website …

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California State Governor Wants ‘Digital Dividend’ Which Could Mean Big Tech Firms Pay Users For Data
Publicado el: Friday February 15, 2019

The new governor of the state of California, Gavin Newsom, stated he is to propose a “digital dividend” which would see consumers be paid for their data which is used by the major tech firms. During his “State of the State” talk, which took place on Tuesday, Newsom stated companies that make billions of dollars …

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With Global Card Expenditure Set To Almost Double Ove The Next Four Years, Could Biometric Fingerprint Technology Be The Solution To Payment Card Fraud?
Publicado el: Thursday February 14, 2019

In response to the news that global card expenditure is forecast to almost double over the next four years as a result of a continued growth in contactless payments, David Orme, SVP at IDEX Biometrics commented below as part of our experts comments series highlighting the need to address card fraud now to secure our …

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Scarlet Widow Gang Targets The Elderly With Romance Scams
Publicado el: Thursday February 14, 2019

In a report shared with BleepingComputer, the Agari Cyber Intelligence Division (ACID) outlines how a criminal gang out of Nigeria called “Scarlet Widow” targets those who are more likely to be lonely such as farmers, elderly, the disabled, and divorced with “romance scams.” Romance scams are months long, if not year long, campaigns where bad …

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