Microsoft Reports Hundreds of Election-Related Cyber Probes

Microsoft says it has detected more than 740 infiltration attempts by nation-state actors in the past year targeting U.S.-based political parties, campaigns and other democracy-focused organizations including think tanks and other nonprofits. read more more…

Vulnerability Allows Hackers to Take Control of Drupal 8 Websites

Drupal developers on Wednesday informed users that version 8.7.4 is affected by a potentially serious vulnerability, and advised them to update to version 8.7.5, which addresses the issue. read more more…

Ukrainian Hacker Sought by US Arrested

Ukraine has arrested an alleged major computer hacker who has been sought by the United States for years. The head of Ukraine’s national security service Ivan Bakanov said Tuesday that Mykhailo Rytikov was arrested in the city of Odessa, in an operation conducted in coordination with Britain and the U.S. read more more…

Review evaluates how AI could boost the success of clinical trials

Researchers examined how artificial intelligence (AI) could affect drug development in the coming decade. more…

AMCA Breach Impacts 2.2 Million Patients of Clinical Pathology Laboratories

Clinical Pathology Laboratories (CPL) is the latest organization to inform customers that their personal information may have been compromised as a result of a data breach suffered by healthcare billing services provider American Medical Collection Agency (AMCA). read more more…

EvilGnome Malware Helps Hackers Spy on Linux Users

Intezer security researchers have discovered a new backdoor targeting Linux systems with the purpose of spying on users. read more more…

SLUB Backdoor Spreads via Newly Patched Vulnerability

The threat actor behind the SLUB backdoor has started abusing a recently patched Internet Explorer vulnerability for distribution purposes, Trend Micro’s security researchers reveal. read more more…

VirusTotal MultiSandbox += SNDBOX

Today, VirusTotal is happy to welcome SNDBOX to the Multi-sandbox project. SNDBOX is a cloud based automated malware analysis platform. SNDBOX advanced dynamic analysis capabilities gives additional insights and visibility intro a variety of file-types. In their own words: SNDBOX malware research platform developed by researchers for researchers and provides static, dynamic and network analysis.  […] more…

BMC Firmware Vulnerabilities Affect Lenovo, Gigabyte Servers

Researchers at firmware security company Eclypsium discovered that the baseboard management controller (BMC) shipped with some servers from Lenovo, Gigabyte and other vendors contains some potentially serious vulnerabilities. read more more…

RDP exposed: the wolves already at your door

While everyone waits for BlueKeep to be exploited, another RDP threat is already at the door, according to new research from Sophos. more…

Endpoint Security Evolving Against Airport Searches, GDPR

Travel pressure around privacy and compliance is forcing mobile endpoint software to evolve. Media coverage of recent airport phone searches has privacy enthusiasts worried, and Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has IT security and compliance teams thinking about data-loss policies. read more more…

Bulgarian IT Specialist Held Over Taxpayer Data Hack

A 20-year-old Bulgarian cybercrime specialist has been arrested over a hack and leak of a trove of taxpayer data, which authorities had initially suspected was a Russia-linked cyberattack, an official said Wednesday. read more more…

Oracle’s July 2019 CPU Includes 319 Fixes

Oracle this week published its July 2019 Critical Patch Update (CPU), which brings a total of 319 security fixes across numerous product families. While fewer than 200 of these vulnerabilities can be exploited remotely without authentication, over 50 of them are rated Critical severity, almost all of them featuring a CVSS score of 9.8. read […] more…

Microsoft, Google and Apple clouds banned in Germany’s schools

Citing privacy issues, Germany just banned its schools from using Microsoft Office 365, Google Docs, and Apple’s iWork cloud services. more…

Facebook rolls out anti-scam reporting tool in UK

Facebook has coughed up £3m to help launch an anti-scam service as well as introducing a tool to report scam ads on its UK site. more…

Jenkins Admins: Relying on Default Settings Could Put Master at Risk of Remote Code Execution Attacks

By David Fiser Jenkins is a popular open-source automation server for software development teams. Used for managing the development side in DevOps, the main purpose of Jenkins is to perform tasks, called jobs, such that software project builds are automatically developed in the CI/CD process. Jenkins has a distributed architecture: A master machine manages a […] more…

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