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  • Nikkei Says Customer Data Likely Impacted in Ransomware Attack
    by Ionut Arghire on May 20, 2022 at 12:37

    Asian media giant Nikkei has disclosed a ransomware attack that might have impacted customer data. read more

  • New Brute Force Attacks Against SQL Servers Use PowerShell Wrapper
    by Ionut Arghire on May 20, 2022 at 12:15

    Microsoft has warned organizations of a new wave of brute force cyberattacks that target SQL servers and use a rather uncommon living-off-the-land binary (LOLBin). Specifically, the attackers rely on a legitimate utility called sqlps.exe to achieve fileless persistence on SQL servers that use weak or default passwords. read more

  • DoJ Will No Longer Use CFAA to Charge Ethical Hackers
    by Ionut Arghire on May 20, 2022 at 11:45

    The United States Department of Justice has announced that it would no longer charge ethical hackers under the controversial Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). read more

  • Pro-Russian Hackers Spread Hoaxes to Divide Ukraine, Allies
    by Associated Press on May 19, 2022 at 17:50

    As Ukrainians flooded into Poland earlier this year to flee Russian invaders, a hacking group aligned with the Kremlin sought to spread rumors that criminal gangs were waiting to harvest the organs of child refugees. read more

  • Researchers Spot Supply Chain Attack Targeting GitLab CI Pipelines
    by Ryan Naraine on May 19, 2022 at 17:35

    Security researchers at SentinelLabs are calling attention to a software chain supply attack targeting Rust developers with malware aimed directly at infecting GitLab Continuous Integration (CI) pipelines. read more

  • Phishers Add Chatbot to the Phishing Lure
    by Kevin Townsend on May 19, 2022 at 14:13

    Researchers have discovered a new approach being taken by phishers to increase victim engagement and confidence: the addition of an interactive chatbot. We have all become accustomed to the chatbots used by many of the largest service providers – they are annoying, but something we must navigate. read more

  • QuSecure Lauches Quantum-Resilient Encryption Platform
    by Kevin Townsend on May 19, 2022 at 14:01

    New firm launches to provide the Easy Button for implementing quantum secure encryption The pressure to implement quantum secure encryption is increasing. This isn’t because functioning quantum computers able to crack asymmetric encryption are expected tomorrow, but because of the growing belief they could become available in five- or ten-years’ time.  read more

  • Cloud Data Security Firm Dig Emerges From Stealth With $11 Million in Funding
    by Eduard Kovacs on May 19, 2022 at 12:30

    Israel-based cloud data security company Dig Security on Thursday announced emerging from stealth mode with $11 million in seed funding. Dig’s seed funding round was led by Israeli startup foundry Team8, with participation from CrowdStrike’s Falcon Fund, CyberArk, Merlin Ventures, and several angel investors. read more

  • US Recovers $15 Million From Ad Fraud Group
    by Ionut Arghire on May 19, 2022 at 10:36

    United States authorities announced this week that they have retrieved more than $15 million in illicit proceeds derived from the advertising fraud scheme known as “3ve.” read more

  • Enterprise Data Protection Company Seclore Raises $27 Million
    by Ionut Arghire on May 19, 2022 at 10:18

    Enterprise data protection company Seclore this week announced that it has received $27 million in Series C growth funding, which brings the total raised by the firm to $46 million. The new investment round was led by Origami Capital Partners and Oquirrh Venture, and will allow Seclore to accelerate the development of its data security platform. read more

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