Shock horror! Ashley Madison security was woeful, finds investigation

Failures in basic security on the Ashley Madison site might have led to the breach, a report finds. more…

Dragos Raises $1.2 Million to Counter ICS Cyber Threats

Dragos, a startup focused on protecting industrial control systems (ICS) from cyber threats, has raised $1.2 million from startup studio DataTribe. read more more…

Hadoop Data Encryption at Rest and in Transit

In my previous contribution I reviewed Apache Hadoop’s native support for HDFS Encryption, which allows sensitive data to be stored and encrypted on HDFS with keys protected by KMS access control lists. read more more…

Critical Vulnerability Found in Moxa Servers, Gateways

Several products from industrial networking and automation solutions provider Moxa are plagued by a critical vulnerability. The vendor has released firmware updates for many of the affected devices. read more more…

Linux Trojan Brute Forces Routers to Install Backdoors

A Linux Trojan that emerged more than a year ago is once again actively targeting routers in an attempt to install backdoors on them. read more more…

Vendor Survey Fails to Convey Prevalence and Effect of Ransomware

Following a Freedom of Information (FoI) request from endpoint security firm SentinelOne, it is suggested that 56% of UK universities have been the target of a ransomware attack in the last year. read more more…

Wildfire Ransomware Operators Made $80,000 in One Month

Wildfire, a recently observed piece of ransomware targeting mainly users in Belgium and the Netherlands, has generated roughly $80,000 in payments for its operators in just a month, Intel Security and Kaspersky Lab researchers reveal. read more more…

“Highly invasive” plan to collect traveler social media details criticized by group

Plans to collect travelers’ social media account information have been blasted by tech giants and human and civil rights advocates. more…

Attack on Olympics Anti-Doping Agency Linked to Russia

Recent cyberattacks targeting the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have been linked by researchers to the notorious Russian threat actor known as Fancy Bear. read more more…

Thai ATMs Hacked by Gang Linked to Taiwan Theft

A gang of foreign criminals stole millions of baht by hacking a Thai bank’s ATM network in a theft believed linked to a similar one in Taiwan, police said Wednesday. read more more…

Stockpile Food in Case of Attack, Germany Tells Citizens

Germany on Wednesday urged its population to stockpile food and water in case of terrorist or cyber attacks, as it adopted its first civil defense strategy since the end of the Cold War. read more more…

Leaked Cisco ASA Exploit Adapted for Newer Versions

Researchers have demonstrated that the Cisco ASA exploit leaked recently by a group called Shadow Brokers can be leveraged for remote code execution against newer versions of the software as well. read more more…

NYT says Moscow bureau was targeted by cyberattack

The Moscow bureau of The New York Times was the target of a cyberattack, though there are no indications yet that the hackers were successful, according to the newspaper. The hackers are believed to be Russian, the newspaper said Tuesday evening. It quoted a spokeswoman for the newspaper as saying that it had not hired […] more…

Update: Intermittant Connectivity Issues External Internet Sites

Penn State experiencing connectivity issues to external Internet sites This afternoon, August 23, students, faculty, and staff members at all Penn State campus locations experienced issues connecting to Internet sites external to the University. In addition, users outside of Penn State also experienced difficulty accessing certain Penn State sites, including the University’s main public-facing website, […] more…

Ashley Madison misled users with a fake security award

It’s never a good sign when a website markets itself with a phony security award. But that’s what Ashley Madison did prior to last year’s massive data breach. On Monday, privacy officials in Canada and Australia found that the Canadian adultery website used deceptive and confusing practices to make customers think the service was secure. […] more…

Intermittant Connectivity Issues External Internet Sites

Beginning at about 4:15 PM this afternoon Penn State began experiencing intermittent issues accessing external (Internet) sites. ITS staff are investigating the trouble, including working with service providers. more…

Powered by WordPress | Fluxipress Theme | Unlimited Hosting from 1$ | Cheap .com, .net, .eu domains | VPS from 3$ | Show your IP address, check blacklists