71% of organizations experienced BEC attacks over the past year

Business email compromise (BEC) attacks are one of the most financially damaging cyber crimes and have been on the rise over the past year. This is according to GreatHorn report, which revealed that spoofed email accounts or websites were the most expe… Continue reading 71% of organizations experienced BEC attacks over the past year

Cyberattack traffic targeting video game industry surged during the pandemic

Cyberattack traffic targeting the video game industry grew more than any other industry during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to Akamai’s report, the video game industry suffered more than 240 million web application attacks in 2020, a 340% increase … Continue reading Cyberattack traffic targeting video game industry surged during the pandemic

Andrii Kolpakov, who supervised hackers for FIN7, sentenced to 7 years in prison

A U.S. court on Thursday sentenced Andrii Kolpakov, a Ukrainian national, to seven years in prison for his role in the FIN7 gang. Kolpakov, 33, functioned as a supervisor for a small team of hackers who between 2016 and 2018 breached victims including Chipotle, Red Robin, Arby’s and other U.S. corporations. Victims experienced “enormous” losses, according to the Justice Department, that by some estimates have exceeded $1 billion. Kolpakov pleaded guilty in November 2020 and faced up to 25 years behind bars. Spanish police arrested him in 2018, ultimately extraditing him to the U.S. “During the course of the scheme, [Kolpakov] received compensation for his participation in FIN7, which far exceeds comparable legitimate employment in Ukraine,” the plea deal noted. “For the purposes of this plea agreement, the parties agree that — during [Kolpakov’s] participation in the malware scheme — FIN7 illegal activity resulted in over $100 million in losses […]

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Eclypsium: BIOSConnect Flaws Haunt Millions of Dell Computers

Security researchers at Eclypsium have figured out a way to exploit a set of high-severity vulnerabilities that expose millions of Dell computers to stealthy hacker attacks.
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Zyxel Warns Customers of Attacks on Security Appliances

Networking device manufacturer Zyxel has issued an alert to warn customers of attacks targeting a subset of security appliances that have remote management or SSL VPN enabled.
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Tor Browser Patches Application Probing Vulnerability

A new version of the open-source Tor Browser was released this week with patches for multiple vulnerabilities, including one that could allow malicious websites to track users across browsers by identifying applications running on their devices.
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Vulnerabilities in Zephyr’s Bluetooth LE Stack May Lead to DoS Attacks

Multiple vulnerabilities recently patched in Zephyr’s Bluetooth LE stack could be exploited to cause denial of service conditions, prevent further connections, or even leak sensitive information, according to a warning from researchers at the Synopsys … Continue reading Vulnerabilities in Zephyr’s Bluetooth LE Stack May Lead to DoS Attacks

Hi-5 With A CISO Piotr Stecz, Adamed Pharma

CybeReady’s Hi-5 brings together InfoSec leaders for peer-to-peer sharing via five short questions and insights. Piotr Stecz has been working in Adamed Pharma for 18 years in various IT and Security roles. 4 years ago he was appointed as the Chief Info… Continue reading Hi-5 With A CISO Piotr Stecz, Adamed Pharma