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Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: The Feds Issue Cyber Espionage Alerts

At the beginning of May, the FBI, DHS, and DoD all issued Cyber Espionage Alerts to private companies and contractors.  For all three government agencies to issue an alert simultaneously is not common.

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Breach at Bay Area's Children's Association

May 5, the Bay Area Children's Association reported to the California Attorney General that an attacker compromised patient information after planting malware on the systems of its electronic medical record provider.

 

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Vulnerable Pre-Installed Lenovo Component

A Lenovo flaw in a support application that typically comes pre-installed, leaves an open window for malicious code to be injected with system privileges.  If this happens with malicious intentions, this would give an attacker the ability to...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Infy - the Decade Old Malware

This week's news indicated that the possibilities for malware are endless. The new discovery of a decade old malware, dubbed Infy; the American Dental Association sent out thousands of USB's infected with malware to dental offices...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Malware Abuses Microsoft's HotPatching

This week introduced Microsoft's "hotpatching" technique being recycled and maliciously manipulated into an intrusion method from a cyber criminal team, Platinum. FIN6 another malicious team is back, tapping back into retail/hospitality PoS...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Goznym Steals $4M from US and Canada Banks

In the news, a couple of new malware are hitting. A new hybrid malware termed Goznym is reportedly targeting banking customers in the U.S. and Canada; there is a new ransomware dubbed Jigsaw and an abundance of Oracle patch releases may have...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Qbots Revival and More

This week included the reporting of Q-Bot malware's revival, Symantec 2015's report was released putting the emphasis on the existence of cyber security and ITRC has also published a report on how important it is to prevent exfiltration to...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Panama Papers, IRS Scams and APT6

The world was shook up by the release of the email server hack that contained 2.6 terabytes of documents that exposed many political leaders going back 40 years, the biggest exfiltration yet. In the meanwhile, in the heat of tax season, we...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Delayed Patching Processes

This week's news was loaded with articles of many degrees from the  MedStar suspected ransomware attack,  Java  emergency update fixes, Peyta ransomware which overwrites Dropbox's hard drives, MSIL/Samas ransomware, a huge malvertising...

Cyber-Security in 120 Secs: Badlock - a Design Vulnerability in SMB

This week saw a critical patch notification that will be out in 3 weeks affecting Samba and Microsoft Windows. It was also a week packed with ransomware hitting hospitals, and the news of Home Depot having to pay $19M in compensation to its...