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  • Cyberwarfare: A deep dive into the latest Gamaredon Espionage Campaign
    by Pierluigi Paganini on February 17, 2020 at 12:34 pm

    Security experts from Yoroy-Cybaze ZLab have conducted a detailed analysis of an implant used by the Gamaredon APT group in a recent campaign. Introduction  Gamaredon Group is a Cyber Espionage persistent operation attributed to Russians FSB (Federal Security Service) in a long-term military and geo-political confrontation against the Ukrainian government and more in general against The post Cyberwarfare: A deep dive into the latest Gamaredon Espionage Campaign appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • IDF soldiers tricked into installing malicious apps by Hamas operatives posing as attractive women
    by Pierluigi Paganini on February 17, 2020 at 11:15 am

    Israeli Force (IDF) announced it has thwarted an attempt by the Hamas militant group to hack soldiers’ phones by posing as attractive women on social media. Israeli Defence Force (IDF) announced it has thwarted an attempt by the Hamas militant group to hack soldiers’ mobile devices by posing as attractive women on social media and The post IDF soldiers tricked into installing malicious apps by Hamas operatives posing as attractive women appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • Fox Kitten Campaign – Iranian hackers exploit 1-day VPN flaws in attacks
    by Pierluigi Paganini on February 17, 2020 at 6:07 am

    Iranian hackers have been hacking VPN servers to plant backdoors in companies around the world Iran-linked attackers targeted Pulse Secure, Fortinet, Palo Alto Networks, and Citrix VPNs to hack into large companies as part of the Fox Kitten Campaign. During the last quarter of 2019, experts from security firm ClearSky uncovered a hacking campaign tracked The post Fox Kitten Campaign – Iranian hackers exploit 1-day VPN flaws in attacks appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • US administration requests $9.8B for cyber 2021 budget for the Department of Defense
    by Pierluigi Paganini on February 16, 2020 at 9:52 pm

    The US administration requested $9.8 billion for cyber in next year’s budget for the Department of Defense, the amount is the same as last year. The US administration requested $9.8 billion for cyber operations in next year’s budget for the Department of Defense, a data that confirms the strategic importance of the fifth domain of The post US administration requests $9.8B for cyber 2021 budget for the Department of Defense appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • Organizers of major hacking conferences in Asia put them on hold due to Coronavirus outbreak
    by Pierluigi Paganini on February 16, 2020 at 4:02 pm

    Organizers of Black Hat Asia and DEF CON China security conferences announced that they put the events on hold due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Bad news for cybersecurity passionates and experts, organizers of Black Hat Asia and DEF CON China security conferences announced last week that they have put the events on hold due to The post Organizers of major hacking conferences in Asia put them on hold due to Coronavirus outbreak appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • Security Affairs newsletter Round 251
    by Pierluigi Paganini on February 16, 2020 at 2:37 pm

    A new round of the weekly newsletter arrived! The best news of the week with Security Affairs Maastricht University finally paid a 30 bitcoin ransom to crooks Massive DDoS attack brought down 25% Iranian Internet connectivity The number of cyber attacks on Saudi Aramco is increasing 1.2 million CPR numbers for Danish citizen leaked through The post Security Affairs newsletter Round 251 appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • IOTA cryptocurrency shuts down entire network after a coordinated attack on its Trinity wallet
    by Pierluigi Paganini on February 16, 2020 at 10:46 am

    IOTA Foundation behind the IOTA cryptocurrency was forced to shut down its entire network following a cyber attack that resulted in the theft of funds. Hackers have exploited a vulnerability in the official IOTA wallet to steal funds from the users. In response to the incident, the IOTA Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind the IOTA The post IOTA cryptocurrency shuts down entire network after a coordinated attack on its Trinity wallet appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • NextMotion plastic surgery tech firm data leak
    by Pierluigi Paganini on February 15, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Photos and personal information belonging to patients of the NextMotion plastic surgery tech firm have been exposed online through an unsecured S3 bucket. Hundreds of thousands of documents containing photos and personal information belonging to patients of the plastic surgery technology company NextMotion have been exposed online through an unsecured Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 The post NextMotion plastic surgery tech firm data leak appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • SweynTooth Bluetooth flaws affect devices from major system-on-a-chip (SoC) vendors
    by Pierluigi Paganini on February 15, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    Security experts have discovered multiple flaws, dubbed SweynTooth, in the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) implementations of major system-on-a-chip (SoC) vendors. A group of researchers has discovered multiple vulnerabilities, tracked as SweynTooth, in the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) implementations of major system-on-a-chip (SoC) vendors. The group was composed of researchers Matheus E. Garbelini, Sudipta Chattopadhyay, and The post SweynTooth Bluetooth flaws affect devices from major system-on-a-chip (SoC) vendors appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • The cyber attack against Austria’s foreign ministry has ended
    by Pierluigi Paganini on February 15, 2020 at 11:09 am

    Austria’s foreign ministry announced that the cyber attack against its systems, allegedly carried by a state actor has ended. Earlier January, Austria’s foreign ministry announced it was facing a “serious cyberattack” and that it could be the work of a nation-state actor. “Due to the gravity and nature of the attack, it cannot be ruled out The post The cyber attack against Austria’s foreign ministry has ended appeared first on Security Affairs.