Notre Dame Donations – How Much Has Been Donated So Far?

It has only been a few days since a large fire destroyed much of the world famous Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, but already donations are flooding in from around the world to help pay for repairs to the 850-year-old French landmark. It is thought that upwards of $1 billion has been donated so far […] more…

What is a Class 7 MOT?

MOTs are needed for nearly all vehicles in the UK, but there are different classes for different types of vehicle. For example, for a normal family car that can carry up to a maximum of eight passengers, a Class 4 MOT is required. This is by far the most common type of MOT that is […] more…

Respect Is Key for Retaining Top Security Talent

There are No Shortcuts or Easy Fixes for Retaining Top Security Talent, but Respect is Key In the words of the famous song “Respect”, written by Otis Redding and popularized by Aretha Franklin: read more more…

Russian Hackers Use RATs to Target Financial Entities

A financially motivated threat actor believed to speak Russian has used remote access Trojans (RATs) in attacks on financial entities in the United States and worldwide, Israel-based security firm CyberInt reports. read more more…

Symfony, jQuery Vulnerabilities Patched in Drupal

Updates released on Wednesday for Drupal 7 and 8 patch several vulnerabilities affecting third-party Symfony and jQuery components used by the Drupal core. read more more…

Network DoS Attack on PLCs Can Disrupt Physical Processes

A team of researchers has demonstrated an interesting type of denial-of-service (DoS) attack on programmable logic controllers (PLCs), where network flooding can lead to the disruption of the physical process controlled by the device. read more more…

Cisco Patches Critical Flaw in ASR 9000 Routers

Cisco on Wednesday released patches for 30 vulnerabilities, including a critical bug impacting ASR 9000 Series Aggregation Services Routers running IOS XR 64-bit software. read more more…

Mysterious Operative Haunted Kaspersky Critics

Keir Giles’ first thought was that the man’s cheap-looking suit didn’t seem right for a private equity executive. The man seated in front of him at the London hotel claimed to live in Hong Kong, but didn’t seem overly familiar with the city. Then there was the awkward conversation, which kept returning to one topic […] more…

Bad Bots Steal Accounts, Content and Skew the Web Ecosystem

Bad bots are a continuing problem. Good bots, those that perform welcome and benign activities — such as search engine crawlers like Googlebot and Bingbot — are welcome. Bad bots, those that scrape and steal content, mine for competitive data, undertake credential stuffing, ad fraud, transaction fraud and more, are not. read more more…

Tips for Choosing the Right Moving Company

We all know that moving home can be a stressful experience. This is why hiring the right moving company is key to minimizing anything going wrong during your big move. With this in mind, we thought we would outline some tips when selecting a moving company to carry out your move. Make sure you get […] more…

Fortinet Settles Whistleblower Case for $545,000

Sunnyvale, CA-based Fortinet agreed a deal worth $545,000 to settle a whistleblower lawsuit brought by the U.S. government and Yuxin ‘Jay’ Fang. The lawsuit alleged that Fortinet had supplied mislabeled goods manufactured by countries including China, falsely representing the goods were in compliance with the U.S Trade Agreements Act (TAA). read more more…

ThinkPHP 5.x Remote Code Execution

Earlier this year, we noticed an increase in attacks aiming at ThinkPHP, which is a PHP framework that is very popular in Asia. If you keep track of your site’s activity, the following log may look familiar: POST: /index.php?s=captcha HTTP/1.1 Data: _method=__construct&filter[]=system&method=get&server[REQUEST_METHOD]=uname&ipconfig In December 2018, a working exploit was released for the versions v5.0.23 and […] more…

Wipro breach highlights third-party risk from large IT services providers

IT services outsourcing giant Wipro has been breached and some of its customers have been targeted by attackers as a result. Revealed by cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs and later confirmed by the company, the attack was what Wipro described as advanced and persistent phishing emails involving “zero-day malware”. [ Check out these 11 phishing prevention […] more…

Cisco Talos details exceptionally dangerous DNS hijacking attack

Security experts at Cisco Talos have released a report detailing what it calls the “first known case of a domain name registry organization that was compromised for cyber espionage operations.” Talos calls ongoing cyber threat campaign “Sea Turtle” and said that state-sponsored attackers are abusing DNS to harvest credentials to gain access to sensitive networks […] more…

Ep. 028 – SPEWS, Android security and scary Facebook messages [PODCAST]

Here’s the latest Naked Security podcast – enjoy! more…

VirusTotal += Max Secure Software

We welcome Max Secure Software scanner to VirusTotal. In the words of the company: “Max Total Security is a built in-house, multi-layer, pro-active intelligent malware scanning engine which includes detection of most advanced current and future threats. Scanner utilizes Artificial Intelligence with Machine learning, Gibberish malware file detection, Heuristic detection, Pattern identification as well as […] more…

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