Don’t Ditch the Password Yet: Countering a Brute Force Attack

Security Intelligence – Security Intelligence – Don’t Ditch the Password Yet: Countering a Brute Force Attack There’s been a lot of chatter lately about moving on from passwords. But long…

Volvo announces some R&D files stolen during cyberattack

Volvo Cars has released a statement confirming a breach of sensitive files that resulted from a cyberattack. Volvo said it is now aware that “one of its file repositories has…

Credential Phishing, Brute Force Attacks Both Increased in H1 2021

Security Intelligence – Security Intelligence – Credential Phishing, Brute Force Attacks Both Increased in H1 2021 Security researchers detected an increase in both phishing campaigns and brute force attacks in…

There's been a big jump in crooks selling access to hacked networks. Ransomware gangs are their best customers

There’s been a surge in cyber criminals selling access to compromised corporate networks as hackers look to cash in on the demand for vulnerable networks from gangs looking to initiate ransomware…

Google: Half of compromised cloud instances have weak or no passwords

Online criminals are deploying cryptocurrency miners within just 22 seconds of compromising misconfigured cloud instances running on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). Cryptocurrency mining is by far the main malicious activity…

Ethical Hacking, book review: A hands-on guide for would-be security professionals

Ethical Hacking: A Hands-on Introduction to Breaking In • By Daniel G Graham • No Starch Press • 376 pages • ISBN 9781718501874 • £41.99 / $49.99    The parlous…

6M Sky Routers Vulnerable to Cyberattacks for Near 18 Months

6M Sky routers have been left exposed to cyberattacks for almost 18 months, that meaning a year and a half while the company was trying to remediate a DNS rebinding…

Fake Ransomware Infection Hits WordPress Sites

WordPress sites have been splashed with ransomware warnings that are as real as dime-store cobwebs made out of spun polyester. Fake red-on-black warnings have been plastered to hundreds of WordPress…

Exchange, Fortinet Flaws Being Exploited by Iranian APT, CISA Warns

Meanwhile, a Microsoft analysis that followed six Iranian threat actor groups for over a year found them increasingly sophisticated, adapting and thriving. A state-backed Iranian threat actor has been using…

Fake Ransomware Attacks Targeted WordPress Sites

Up to 300 WordPress websites have been targeted by a number of fake ransomware attacks starting Friday last week. It was noticed that they have been displaying false encryption notices…