Meta takes down 7 hacking-for-hire operations that targeted 50,000 users

Written by Tonya Riley Dec 16, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Meta removed seven “surveillance-for-hire” organizations that used Facebook to target at least 50,000 individuals across 100 countries for surveillance operations, some…

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…

DHS Launches Bug Bounty Program

DHS Launches Bug Bounty Program The United States Department of Homeland Security has launched a new bug bounty program to identify potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities and increase the department’s cybersecurity resilience. …

Meta targets user information, database scraping in bug bounty expansion

Meta has announced an expansion to its bug bounty platform to include vulnerabilities that can be abused for data scraping.  On Wednesday, the company – recently rebranded from Facebook –…

A List of Vulnerable Products to the Log4j Vulnerability

Two days ago, we wrote a post about the Log4j vulnerability that is currently wreaking havoc on the cyberthreat landscape. The flaw stands for an open-source Java logging library. By…

UK's New Cyber Strategy Designed to Boost Position as 'Global Cyber Power'

UK's New Cyber Strategy Designed to Boost Position as 'Global Cyber Power' The UK government has published a new national cyber strategy to bolster the nation’s defensive and offensive capabilities…

Microsoft December 2021 Patch Tuesday: Zero-day exploited to spread Emotet malware

Microsoft has released 67 security fixes for software including seven critical issues and a zero-day flaw being actively exploited by cybercriminals.  In the Redmond giant’s latest round of patches, usually released…

TAG to Open New Global Headquarters

TAG to Open New Global Headquarters A cybersecurity research and advisory company has announced plans to open a new global headquarters in New York City. TAG Cyber said relocation to the famous spot…

Christmas Payroll Fears After Ransomware Hits Software Provider

Christmas Payroll Fears After Ransomware Hits Software Provider HR software giant UKG has been hit with a ransomware attack which may take the organization weeks to recover from, potentially imperilling…