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  • THSuite data leak exposes cannabis users information
    by Pierluigi Paganini on January 23, 2020 at 10:14 pm

    Experts found online an unsecured database owned by THSuite and used by point-of-sale systems in medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries. Data leak continues to be a frequent issue suffered by companies, news of the day is the discovery of an unsecured database owned by THSuite and used by point-of-sale systems in medical and recreational marijuana dispensaries The post THSuite data leak exposes cannabis users information appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • Insecure configurations expose GE Healthcare devices to attacks
    by Lucian Constantin on January 23, 2020 at 6:40 pm

    Researchers have found insecure configurations of the remote access and administration features present in several patient monitoring devices and servers made by GE Healthcare that are used in clinics and hospitals around the world. The identified issues involve the use of shared hard-coded credentials or no credentials at all for remote management features, as well as the use of outdated applications with known vulnerabilities.[ Learn what you need to know about defending critical infrastructure . | Get the latest from CSO by signing up for our newsletters. ]These types of issues have plagued embedded devices for many years and are the result of old product design practices that focused more on usability and ease of remote support than security.To read this article in full, please click here

  • Iran-Linked PupyRAT backdoor used in recent attacks on European energy sector
    by Pierluigi Paganini on January 23, 2020 at 6:16 pm

    Hackers used a remote access Trojan (RAT) associated with Iran-linked APT groups in recent attacks on a key organization in the European energy sector. Security experts from Recorded Future reported that a backdoor previously used in attacks carried out by an Iran-linked threat actor was used to target a key organization in the European energy The post Iran-Linked PupyRAT backdoor used in recent attacks on European energy sector appeared first on Security Affairs.

  • Who’s Afraid of the IRS? Not Facebook.
    by Paul Kiel on January 23, 2020 at 5:00 pm

    The social media behemoth is about to face off with the tax agency in a rare trial to capture billions that the IRS thinks Facebook owes. But onerous budget cuts have hamstrung the agency’s ability to bring the case.

  • US Cybersecurity Agency Issues Emotet Warning
    on January 23, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    CISA warns of increased Emotet malware activity

  • US County Suffers Two Cyber-attacks in Three Weeks
    on January 23, 2020 at 3:22 pm

    Albany County has been targeted twice in three weeks by cyber-criminals

  • Over Half of Organizations Were Successfully Phished in 2019
    on January 23, 2020 at 2:21 pm

    New research shows 55% of organizations became phishing victims in 2019

  • Over 2000 WordPress Sites Hit by Malicious Redirects
    on January 23, 2020 at 11:10 am

    Campaign takes users to scam sites, says Sucuri

  • How the Tour de France secures its broadcast from disruption
    by Dan Swinhoe on January 23, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Once a rarity, cyber incidents in the sporting industry are becoming common. While sports organizations have large amounts of sensitive, valuable information, the incidents themselves are often tied to the political climate.To read this article in full, please click here(Insider Story)

  • What is cryptojacking? How to prevent, detect, and recover from it
    by Michael Nadeau on January 23, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Cryptojacking definition Cryptojacking is the unauthorized use of someone else’s computer to mine cryptocurrency. Hackers do this by either getting the victim to click on a malicious link in an email that loads cryptomining code on the computer, or by infecting a website or online ad with JavaScript code that auto-executes once loaded in the victim’s browser.[ How much does a cyber attack really cost? Take a look at the numbers. | Get the latest from CSO by signing up for our newsletters. ]To read this article in full, please click here