Akamai outage was caused by an issue with its Prolexic DDoS protection service

An outage suffered by CDN, cybersecurity and cloud services provider Akamai was caused by an issue with its Prolexic DDoS attack protection service. CDN, cybersecurity and cloud services provider Akamai revealed that the recent outage suffered by the company was caused by a problem with its Prolexic DDoS attack protection service. The Prolexic Routed DDoS … Continue reading Akamai outage was caused by an issue with its Prolexic DDoS protection service

Expert found multiple flaws in Cisco Small Business 220 series

A researcher discovered multiple vulnerabilities in smart switches of Cisco’s Small Business 220 series, including some issues rated as high severity. Security researcher Jasper Lievisse Adriaanse has discovered multiple vulnerabilities Cisco’s Small Business 220 series smart switches. The vulnerabilities impact devices running firmware versions prior 1.2.0.6 and which have the web-based management interface enabled. The … Continue reading Expert found multiple flaws in Cisco Small Business 220 series

Fake DarkSide gang targets energy, food industry in extortion emails

Threat actors impersonate the now-defunct DarkSide Ransomware operation in fake extortion emails sent to companies in the energy and food sectors. The Darkside ransomware operation launched in August 2020, targeting corporate networks and demanding millions of dollars for a decryptor and a promise not to release stolen data. After hitting Colonial Pipeline, the largest fuel … Continue reading Fake DarkSide gang targets energy, food industry in extortion emails

Attackers Find New Way to Exploit Google Docs for Phishing

Attackers Find New Way to Exploit Google Docs for Phishing Tactic continues recent trend by attackers to use trusted cloud services to send and host malicious content. Researchers spotted what they describe as a new method that attackers appear to be using to lure victims to malicious phishing websites via Google Docs. The attack chain … Continue reading Attackers Find New Way to Exploit Google Docs for Phishing

Poland blames Russia for breach, theft of Polish officials emails

Poland's deputy prime minister Jarosław Kaczyński says last week's breach of multiple Polish officials' private email accounts was carried out from servers within the Russian Federation. "After reading the information provided to me by the Internal Security Agency and the Military Counterintelligence Service, I inform you that the most important Polish officials, ministers, and deputies … Continue reading Poland blames Russia for breach, theft of Polish officials emails

The return of TA402 Molerats APT after a short pause

TA402 APT group (aka Molerats and GazaHackerTeam) is back after two-month of silence and is targeting governments in the Middle East. The TA402 APT group (aka Molerats and Gaza Cybergang) is back after a two-month of apparent inactivity, it is targeting government institutions in the Middle East and global government entities with interest in the … Continue reading The return of TA402 Molerats APT after a short pause

‘Oddball’ Malware Blocks Access to Pirated Software

Rather than steal credentials or hold data for ransom, a recent campaign observed by Sophos prevents people from visiting sites that offer illegal downloads. The objective of most malware is some kind of gain — financial or otherwise — for the attackers who use it. However, researchers recently observed a unique malware with a single … Continue reading ‘Oddball’ Malware Blocks Access to Pirated Software

The Solution to Overcoming Cyber Threats in A 5g World

Optical Wireless Communciations (Owc) Will Be Key For Maximizing Security By Michael Abad-Santos, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategy, BridgeComm Nearly 6 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices were in service worldwide at the end of 2020, according to Gartner. But mobile operators aren’t the only ones chasing that opportunity. Hackers are, too. … Continue reading The Solution to Overcoming Cyber Threats in A 5g World

Carnival Cruise Cyber-Torpedoed by Cyberattack

This is the fourth time in a bit over a year that Carnival’s admitted to breaches, with two of them being ransomware attacks. Carnival Corp., the world’s largest cruise-ship operator, has sprung another leak: For the second time in a year, attackers have breached email accounts and accessed personal, financial and health information belonging to … Continue reading Carnival Cruise Cyber-Torpedoed by Cyberattack

Egg free Cake Box suffer data breach exposing credit card numbers

Eggfree Cake Box has disclosed a data breach after threat actors hacked their website to stole credit card numbers. Cake Box is a UK chain of stores selling fresh cream celebration cakes made without eggs. There are currently 164 Cake Box stores located throughout the United Kingdom. In emails sent to customers this week, Cake … Continue reading Egg free Cake Box suffer data breach exposing credit card numbers