Site Deletion Vulnerability in Hashthemes Plugin

WordFence –  WordFence –  Note: To receive disclosures like this in your inbox the moment they’re published, you can subscribe to our WordPress Security Mailing List. On August 25, 2021,…

Admins Urged by CISA to Patch Critical RCE Bug Found in Discourse

A critical RCE flaw discovered in the open-source Internet forum Discourse tracked as CVE-2021-41163, has been addressed in an urgent update on Friday. What Is Discourse? Discourse, which was founded in…

Iranian state media blames hack for apparent fuel shortage, the latest incident to draw attention

Written by Jeff Stone Oct 26, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Iranian officials say a cyberattack has forced the temporary closure of a government system that manages fuel subsidies, rendering it difficult…

These ransomware criminals lost millions of dollars in payments when researchers secretly found mistakes in their code

A major ransomware operation was prevented from making millions of dollars after cybersecurity researchers discovered a flaw in the ransomware that enabled encrypted files to be recovered without paying a ransom to…

Millions of Android Users Scammed in SMS Fraud Driven by Tik-Tok Ads

UltimaSMS leverages at least 151 apps that have been downloaded collectively more than 10 million times, to extort money through a fake premium SMS subscription service. Threat actors are using…

Ransomware has proliferated because it's 'largely uncontested', says GCHQ boss

GCHQ director Sir Jeremy Fleming. Image: Getty If you’ve wondered why ransomware has proliferated in recent years, it’s because until recently it has remained unchallenged, according to Sir Jeremy Fleming,…

Nearly all US execs have experienced a cybersecurity threat, but some say there's still no plan

A new survey suggests the majority of US executives have encountered a cybersecurity incident but this has not translated into the creation of incident response plans. On Tuesday, Deloitte published…

Global Security Skills Shortage Falls to 2.7 Million Workers

Global Security Skills Shortage Falls to 2.7 Million Workers The global cybersecurity skills shortage has fallen for the second consecutive year, but the size of the workforce is still 65%…

Third-party data breach in Singapore hits healthcare provider

Another third-party security breach has been reported in Singapore, this time, affecting patients of Fullerton Health and compromising personal data that included bank account details in “a few cases”. The…

GCHQ Boss: Ransomware Has Doubled in a Year

GCHQ Boss: Ransomware Has Doubled in a Year The volume of ransomware attacks on UK organizations has doubled over the past year, a British spy chief has warned. Director of…