June, 2024

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Ransomware Cheat Sheet: Everything You Need To Know In 2024

Tech Republic Security

This guide covers various ransomware attacks, including Colonial Pipeline, WannaCry and LockBit, the systems hackers target and how to avoid becoming a victim and paying cybercriminals a ransom.

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AI Will Increase the Quantity—and Quality—of Phishing Scams

Schneier on Security

A piece I coauthored with Fredrik Heiding and Arun Vishwanath in the Harvard Business Review : Summary. Gen AI tools are rapidly making these emails more advanced, harder to spot, and significantly more dangerous. Recent research showed that 60% of participants fell victim to artificial intelligence (AI)-automated phishing, which is comparable to the success rates of non-AI-phishing messages created by human experts.

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PoC Exploit Published for Windows Kernel Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE-2024-30088)

Penetration Testing

A security researcher has published a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code targeting a recent high-severity vulnerability (CVE-2024-30088) in Microsoft Windows. This critical flaw holds a risk severity score of 7.0 and impacts systems across the... The post PoC Exploit Published for Windows Kernel Elevation of Privilege Vulnerability (CVE-2024-30088) appeared first on Cybersecurity News.

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TEMU sued for being “dangerous malware” by Arkansas Attorney General

Malwarebytes

Chinese online shopping giant Temu is facing a lawsuit filed by State of Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin, alleging that the retailer’s mobile app spies on users. “Temu purports to be an online shopping platform, but it is dangerous malware, surreptitiously granting itself access to virtually all data on a user’s cellphone.” Temu quickly denied the allegations.

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Human-Centered Cyber Security Training: Driving Real Impact on Security Culture

Speaker: Speakers:

In today's digital age, having an untrained workforce can be a significant risk to your business. Cyber threats are evolving; without proper training, your employees could be the weakest link in your defense. This webinar empowers leaders like you with the tools and strategies needed to transform your employees into a robust frontline defense against cyber attacks.

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TeamViewer's corporate network was breached in alleged APT hack

Bleeping Computer

The remote access software company TeamViewer is warning that its corporate environment was breached in a cyberattack yesterday, with a cybersecurity firm claiming it was by an APT hacking group. [.

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LockBit claims the hack of the US Federal Reserve

Security Affairs

The Lockbit ransomware group announced that it had breached the US Federal Reserve and exfiltrated 33 TB of sensitive data. The Lockbit ransomware group announced that it had breached the systems of Federal Reserve of the United States and exfiltrated 33 TB of sensitive data, including “Americans’ banking secrets.” The Lockbit ransomware group added the Federal Reserve to the list of victims on its Tor data leak site and threatened to leak the stolen data on 25 June, 2024 20:27

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Generative AI vs. Predictive AI: A Cybersecurity Perspective

Security Boulevard

AI promises considerable benefits however there’s still a lot of confusion surrounding the topic, particularly around the terms generative AI and predictive AI. The post Generative AI vs. Predictive AI: A Cybersecurity Perspective appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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CVE-2024-26229: Windows Elevation of Privilege Flaw Weaponized, PoC Exploit on GitHub

Penetration Testing

Security researchers are raising the alarm as proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code targeting a recently patched high-severity vulnerability (CVE-2024-26229) in Microsoft Windows has surfaced on GitHub. The vulnerability could allow attackers to gain SYSTEM privileges,... The post CVE-2024-26229: Windows Elevation of Privilege Flaw Weaponized, PoC Exploit on GitHub appeared first on Cybersecurity News.

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First million breached Ticketmaster records released for free

Malwarebytes

The cybercriminal acting under the name “Sp1d3r” gave away the first 1 million records that are part of the data set that they claimed to have stolen from Ticketmaster/Live Nation. The files were released without a price, for free. When Malwarebytes Labs first learned about this data breach, it happened to be the first major event that was shared on the resurrected BreachForums , and someone acting under the handle “ShinyHunters” offered the full details (name, address, e

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Fake IT support sites push malicious PowerShell scripts as Windows fixes

Bleeping Computer

Fake IT support sites promote malicious PowerShell "fixes" for common Windows errors, like the 0x80070643 error, to infect devices with information-stealing malware. [.

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The Importance of User Roles and Permissions in Cybersecurity Software

How many people would you trust with your house keys? Chances are, you have a handful of trusted friends and family members who have an emergency copy, but you definitely wouldn’t hand those out too freely. You have stuff that’s worth protecting—and the more people that have access to your belongings, the higher the odds that something will go missing.

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Microsoft's Recall Feature Is Even More Hackable Than You Thought

WIRED Threat Level

A new discovery that the AI-enabled feature's historical data can be accessed even by hackers without administrator privileges only contributes to the growing sense that the feature is a “dumpster fire.

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Some Generative AI Company Employees Pen Letter Wanting ‘Right to Warn’ About Risks

Tech Republic Security

Both the promise and the risk of "human-level" AI has always been part of OpenAI’s makeup. What should business leaders take away from this letter?

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Security Budgets Grow, but Inefficiencies Persist

Security Boulevard

Most organizations are uncertain about the effectiveness of their cybersecurity investments, despite increasing budgets and rampant cyber incidents, according to Optiv’s 2024 Threat and Risk Management Report. The post Security Budgets Grow, but Inefficiencies Persist appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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CVE-2024-5671 (CVSS 9.8) Exposes Trellix Intrusion Prevention System to Remote Attacks

Penetration Testing

Trellix, a prominent cybersecurity provider, has issued urgent patches for two critical vulnerabilities discovered in its Intrusion Prevention System (IPS). The flaws, tracked as CVE-2024-5671 and CVE-2024-5731, leave unprotected systems vulnerable to remote code... The post CVE-2024-5671 (CVSS 9.8) Exposes Trellix Intrusion Prevention System to Remote Attacks appeared first on Cybersecurity News.

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IDC Analyst Report: The Open Source Blind Spot Putting Businesses at Risk

In a recent study, IDC found that 64% of organizations said they were already using open source in software development with a further 25% planning to in the next year. Most organizations are unaware of just how much open-source code is used and underestimate their dependency on it. As enterprises grow the use of open-source software, they face a new challenge: understanding the scope of open-source software that's being used throughout the organization and the corresponding exposure.

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Noodle RAT: Reviewing the New Backdoor Used by Chinese-Speaking Groups

Trend Micro

This blog entry provides an analysis of the Noodle RAT backdoor, which is likely being used by multiple Chinese-speaking groups engaged in espionage and other types of cybercrime.

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Malicious VSCode extensions with millions of installs discovered

Bleeping Computer

A group of Israeli researchers explored the security of the Visual Studio Code marketplace and managed to "infect" over 100 organizations by trojanizing a copy of the popular 'Dracula Official theme to include risky code. Further research into the VSCode Marketplace found thousands of extensions with millions of installs. [.

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This Hacker Tool Extracts All the Data Collected by Windows’ New Recall AI

WIRED Threat Level

Windows Recall takes a screenshot every five seconds. Cybersecurity researchers say the system is simple to abuse—and one ethical hacker has already built a tool to show how easy it really is.

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Apple Operating Systems are Being Targeted by Threat Actors, Plus 4 More Vulnerability Trends

Tech Republic Security

The number of macOS vulnerabilities exploited in 2023 increased by more than 30%. Three of the other vulnerability trends in this report relate to Microsoft.

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Beware of Pixels & Trackers on U.S. Healthcare Websites

The healthcare industry has massively adopted web tracking tools, including pixels and trackers. Tracking tools on user-authenticated and unauthenticated web pages can access personal health information (PHI) such as IP addresses, medical record numbers, home and email addresses, appointment dates, or other info provided by users on pages and thus can violate HIPAA Rules that govern the Use of Online Tracking Technologies by HIPAA Covered Entities and Business Associates.

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Microsoft Privacy FAIL: Windows 11 Silently Backs Up to OneDrive

Security Boulevard

Copying users’ files and deleting some? Even a cartoon hound knows this isn’t fine. The post Microsoft Privacy FAIL: Windows 11 Silently Backs Up to OneDrive appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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CVE-2024-34331: Parallels Desktop Vulnerability Gives Root to Hackers, PoC Published

Penetration Testing

Security researcher Mykola Grymalyuk published the technical details and a proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code for a vulnerability (CVE-2024-34331) in Parallels Desktop for Mac, a popular virtualization software. The flaw could allow attackers to escalate... The post CVE-2024-34331: Parallels Desktop Vulnerability Gives Root to Hackers, PoC Published appeared first on Penetration Testing.

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Signal Foundation Warns Against EU's Plan to Scan Private Messages for CSAM

The Hacker News

A controversial proposal put forth by the European Union to scan users' private messages for detection child sexual abuse material (CSAM) poses severe risks to end-to-end encryption (E2EE), warned Meredith Whittaker, president of the Signal Foundation, which maintains the privacy-focused messaging service of the same name.

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Chinese hackers breached 20,000 FortiGate systems worldwide

Bleeping Computer

The Dutch Military Intelligence and Security Service (MIVD) warned today that the impact of a Chinese cyber-espionage campaign unveiled earlier this year is "much larger than previously known." [.

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Software Composition Analysis: The New Armor for Your Cybersecurity

Speaker: Blackberry, OSS Consultants, & Revenera

Software is complex, which makes threats to the software supply chain more real every day. 64% of organizations have been impacted by a software supply chain attack and 60% of data breaches are due to unpatched software vulnerabilities. In the U.S. alone, cyber losses totaled $10.3 billion in 2022. All of these stats beg the question, “Do you know what’s in your software?

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Microsoft Will Switch Off Recall by Default After Security Backlash

WIRED Threat Level

After weeks of withering criticism and exposed security flaws, Microsoft has vastly scaled back its ambitions for Recall, its AI-enabled silent recording feature, and added new privacy features.

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5 Reasons Why You Should Use a Password Manager

Tech Republic Security

Here are 5 reasons why you should consider using a password manager to protect your data and improve password management.

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Closing the Readiness Gap: How to Ensure a Fast Recovery From the Inevitable Cyber Attack

Security Boulevard

While many businesses invest heavily in frontline defense tools to keep out bad actors, they spend far less time and money preparing for what happens when the criminals eventually get in. The post Closing the Readiness Gap: How to Ensure a Fast Recovery From the Inevitable Cyber Attack appeared first on Security Boulevard.

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Multiple Critical Vulnerabilities Discovered in Netgear WNR614 Router, No Patch Available

Penetration Testing

Redfox Security has uncovered a series of critical vulnerabilities in the popular Netgear WNR614 N300 router, exposing users to significant security risks. The vulnerabilities, ranging from authentication bypass to password policy circumvention and insecure... The post Multiple Critical Vulnerabilities Discovered in Netgear WNR614 Router, No Patch Available appeared first on Cybersecurity News.

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From Complexity to Clarity: Strategies for Effective Compliance and Security Measures

Speaker: Erika R. Bales, Esq.

When we talk about “compliance and security," most companies want to ensure that steps are being taken to protect what they value most – people, data, real or personal property, intellectual property, digital assets, or any other number of other things - and it’s more important than ever that safeguards are in place. Let’s step back and focus on the idea that no matter how complicated the compliance and security regime, it should be able to be distilled down to a checklist.

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Microsoft Recall snapshots can be easily grabbed with TotalRecall tool

Malwarebytes

Microsoft’s Recall feature has been criticized heavily by pretty much everyone since it was announced last month. Now, researchers have demonstrated the risks by creating a tool that can find, extract, and display everything Recall has stored on a device. For those unaware, Recall is a feature within what Microsoft is calling its “Copilot+ PCs,” a reference to the AI assistant and companion which the company released in late 2023.

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Malicious VSCode extensions with millions of installs discovered

Bleeping Computer

A group of Israeli researchers explored the security of the Visual Studio Code marketplace and managed to "infect" over 100 organizations by trojanizing a copy of the popular 'Dracula Official theme to include risky code. Further research into the VSCode Marketplace found thousands of extensions with millions of installs. [.

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The Age of the Drone Police Is Here

WIRED Threat Level

A WIRED investigation, based on more than 22 million flight coordinates, reveals the complicated truth about the first full-blown police drone program in the US—and why your city could be next.

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Prototype Pollution: A Deep-Dive

NetSpi Technical

Intro – What is Prototype Pollution? Prototype Pollution is a JavaScript vulnerability where it’s possible for an attacker to control unexpected variables in JavaScript, which on the client-side can lead to Cross-Site Scripting, and on the server-side lead to Remote Code Execution. It is caused by ‘JavaScript Weirdness’, specifically in the declaration and setting of variable names, and is exploitable because of further JavaScript weirdness with weak typing, where it’s possible to have var

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Successful Change Management with Enterprise Risk Management

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of ERM Services

A well-defined change management process is critical to minimizing the impact that change has on your organization. Leveraging the data that your ERM program already contains is an effective way to help create and manage the overall change management process within your organization. Your ERM program generally assesses and maintains detailed information related to strategy, operations, and the remediation plans needed to mitigate the impact on the organization.