5 New cybersecurity threats and challenges facing the financial services sector

It’s been a mixed year for the financial services sector. Some companies have seen increased demand for their services, while others have struggled to deal with the downturn in mortgage deals and reduced consumer spending. At a more granular level, many financial services companies have also had to deal with new ways of work, including … Continue reading 5 New cybersecurity threats and challenges facing the financial services sector

Windows 10 bug causes a BSOD crash when opening a certain path

A bug in Windows 10 causes the operating system to crash with a Blue Screen of Death simply by opening a certain path in a browser's address bar or using other Windows commands. Last week, BleepingComputer learned of two bugs disclosed on Twitter by a Windows security researcher that can be abused by attackers in … Continue reading Windows 10 bug causes a BSOD crash when opening a certain path

Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo grew by 62% in 2020

The privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo continues to grow rapidly as the company reached 102M daily search queries for the first time in January. DuckDuckGo is a search engine that builds its search index using its DuckDuckBot crawler, indexing WikiPedia, and through partners like Bing. The search engine does not use any data from Google. What … Continue reading Privacy-focused search engine DuckDuckGo grew by 62% in 2020

Windows Finger command abused by phishing to download malware

Attackers are using the normally harmless Windows Finger command to download and install a malicious backdoor on victims' devices. The 'Finger' command is a utility that originated in Linux/Unix operating systems that allows a local user to retrieve a list of users on a remote machine or information about a particular remote user. In addition … Continue reading Windows Finger command abused by phishing to download malware

SolarLeaks site claims to sell data stolen in SolarWinds attacks

A website named 'SolarLeaks' is selling data they claim was stolen from companies confirmed to have been breached in the SolarWinds attack. Last month, it was disclosed that network management company SolarWinds suffered a sophisticated cyberattack that led to a supply chain attack affecting 18,000 customers. According to a joint statement issued by the FBI, … Continue reading SolarLeaks site claims to sell data stolen in SolarWinds attacks