Emerging Ransomware Targets Dozens of Businesses Worldwide

An emerging ransomware strain in the threat landscape claims to have breached 30 organizations in just four months since it went operational, riding on the coattails of a notorious ransomware syndicate. First observed in February 2021, “Prometheus” is an offshoot of another well-known ransomware variant called Thanos, which was previously deployed against state-run organizations in… Continue reading Emerging Ransomware Targets Dozens of Businesses Worldwide

Using Breached Password Detection Services to Prevent Cyberattack

Bolstering password policies in your organization is an important part of a robust cybersecurity strategy. Cybercriminals are using compromised accounts as one of their favorite tactics to infiltrate business-critical environments; as we’ve seen in recent news, these attacks can be dangerous and financially impactful. Unfortunately, account compromise is a very successful attack method and requires… Continue reading Using Breached Password Detection Services to Prevent Cyberattack

Beef Supplier JBS Paid Hackers $11 Million Ransom After Cyberattack

Meat processing company JBS on Wednesday confirmed it paid extortionists $11 million in bitcoins to regain access to its systems following a destructive ransomware attack late last month. “In consultation with internal IT professionals and third-party cybersecurity experts, the company made the decision to mitigate any unforeseen issues related to the attack and ensure no… Continue reading Beef Supplier JBS Paid Hackers $11 Million Ransom After Cyberattack

New Chrome 0-Day Bug Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser ASAP!

Attention readers, if you are using Google Chrome browser on your Windows, Mac, or Linux computers, you need to update it immediately to the latest version Google released earlier today. Google on Wednesday rolled out an urgent update for Chrome browser to address 14 newly discovered security issues, including a zero-day flaw that it says… Continue reading New Chrome 0-Day Bug Under Active Attacks – Update Your Browser ASAP!

New TLS Attack Lets Attackers Launch Cross-Protocol Attacks Against Secure Sites

Researchers have disclosed a new type of attack that exploits misconfigurations in transport layer security (TLS) servers to redirect HTTPS traffic from a victim’s web browser to a different TLS service endpoint located on another IP address to steal sensitive information. The attacks have been dubbed ALPACA, short for “Application Layer Protocol Confusion – Analyzing… Continue reading New TLS Attack Lets Attackers Launch Cross-Protocol Attacks Against Secure Sites

Crypto-Mining Attacks Targeting Kubernetes Clusters via Kubeflow Instances

Cybersecurity researchers on Tuesday disclosed a new large-scale campaign targeting Kubeflow deployments to run malicious cryptocurrency mining containers. The campaign involved deploying TensorFlow pods on Kubernetes clusters, with the pods running legitimate TensorFlow images from the official Docker Hub account. However, the container images were configured to execute rogue commands that mine cryptocurrency. Microsoft said… Continue reading Crypto-Mining Attacks Targeting Kubernetes Clusters via Kubeflow Instances

EBook – Creating a Large Company Security Stack on a Lean Company Budget

The speed at which malicious actors have improved their attack tactics and continue to penetrate security systems has made going bigger the major trend in cybersecurity. Facing an evolving threat landscape, organizations have responded by building bigger security stacks, adding more tools and platforms, and making their defenses more complex—a new eBook from XDR provider… Continue reading EBook – Creating a Large Company Security Stack on a Lean Company Budget

Update Your Windows Computers to Patch 6 New In-the-Wind Zero-Day Bugs

Microsoft on Tuesday released another round of security updates for Windows operating systems and other supported software, squashing 50 vulnerabilities, including 6 zero-days that are said to be under active attack. The flaws were identified and resolved in Microsoft Windows, .NET Core and Visual Studio, Microsoft Office, Microsoft Edge (Chromium-based and EdgeHTML), SharePoint Server, Hyper-V,… Continue reading Update Your Windows Computers to Patch 6 New In-the-Wind Zero-Day Bugs

The Incident Response Plan – Preparing for a Rainy Day

The unfortunate truth is that while companies are investing more in cyber defenses and taking cybersecurity more seriously than ever, successful breaches and ransomware attacks are on the rise. While a successful breach is not inevitable, it is becoming more likely despite best efforts to prevent it from happening. Just as it wasn’t raining when… Continue reading The Incident Response Plan – Preparing for a Rainy Day

Cybercriminals Hold $115,000-Prize Contest to Find New Cryptocurrency Hacks

A top Russian-language underground forum has been running a “contest” for the past month, calling on its community to submit “unorthodox” ways to conduct cryptocurrency attacks. The forum’s administrator, in an announcement made on April 20, 2021, invited members to submit papers that assess the possibility of targeting cryptocurrency-related technology, including the theft of private… Continue reading Cybercriminals Hold $115,000-Prize Contest to Find New Cryptocurrency Hacks