Hunting hackers: An ethical hacker explains how to track down the bad guys

Padlokr –  Padlokr –  Timothy Summers, University of Maryland When a cyberattack occurs, ethical hackers are called in to be digital detectives. In a certain sense, they are like regular…

Large-scale cyberattack halts Red Cross work reuniting families, exposes confidential data

Written by Tonya Riley Jan 19, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP A cyberattack compromised personal and confidential data on more than half a million people helped by at least 60 Red Cross…

MobileIron customers urged to patch systems due to potential Log4j exploitation

Cybersecurity company NCC Group is warning users of MobileIron products to patch their systems since finding exploitations through the Log4j vulnerability.  more coverage NCC Group researchers have so far seen…

The Log4j Vulnerability Is Now Used by State-Backed Hackers

The vulnerability, officially tagged as CVE-2021-44228 and called Log4Shell or LogJam, is an unauthenticated RCE vulnerability that allows total system takeover on systems running Log4j 2.0-beta9 through 2.14.1. What Happened? Nation-state hackers…

Homeland Security Offering $5,000 Bug Bounty to Hack DHS

The program will allow hackers and security researchers to earn between $500 to $5,000 for identifying verified vulnerabilities. The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a new bug…

NPK: Free tool to crack password hashes with AWS

The NPK tool is an open-source password cracking tool developed by the Coalfire Labs Research and Development team. The initials NPK are inspired by the atomic elements contained within farm…

Log4j flaw: This new threat is going to affect cybersecurity for a long time

If there ever was any doubt over the severity of the Log4j vulnerability, director of US cybersecurity and infrastructure agency CISA, Jen Easterly, immediately quashed those doubts when she described…

State-sponsored Threat Actors Steal Airline Data Using the Slack API

Reports show that a recently found backdoor dubbed ‘Aclip’ that exploits the Slack API for covert communications is being used by an alleged Iranian state-sponsored cybercriminal. The malicious actor began…

Suspected Iranian hackers target airline with new backdoor

A suspected, state-sponsored Iranian threat group has attacked an airline with a never-before-seen backdoor.  On Wednesday, cybersecurity researchers from IBM Security X-Force said an Asian airline was the subject of…

FBI Recovers Oregonians’ Stolen Data

FBI Recovers Oregonians’ Stolen Data Patient data that was stolen from an Oregon healthcare provider during a cyber-attack has been recovered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  The personal…