This Week – Cybersecurity In The News

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Cybersecurity News Updates. So if you were wondering if cybersecurity incidents are decreasing in the world?

Not a chance !!!

  • A jury in California today reached a guilty verdict in the trial of Matthew Gatrel, a St. Charles, Ill. man charged in 2018 with operating two online services that allowed paying customers to launch powerful distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks against Internet users and websites. Gatrel's conviction comes roughly two weeks after his co-conspirator pleaded guilty […]
  • TTEC, [NASDAQ: TTEC], a company used by some of the world's largest brands to help manage customer support and sales online and over the phone, is dealing with disruptions from a network security incident that appears to be the result of a ransomware attack, KrebsOnSecurity has learned.
  • Microsoft today pushed software updates to plug dozens of security holes in Windows and related products, including a vulnerability that is already being exploited in active attacks. Also, Apple has issued an emergency update to fix a flaw that's reportedly been abused to install spyware on iOS products, and Google's got a new version of […]
  • On Thursday evening, KrebsOnSecurity was the subject of a rather massive (and mercifully brief) distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. The assault came from "Meris," the same new "Internet of Things" (IoT) botnet behind record-shattering attacks against Russian search giant Yandex this week and internet infrastructure firm Cloudflare earlier this summer.
  • Microsoft Corp. warned Tuesday that attackers are exploiting a previously unknown vulnerability in Windows 10 and many Windows Server versions to seize control over PCs when users open a malicious document or visit a booby-trapped website. There is currently no official patch for the flaw, but Microsoft has released recommendations for mitigating the threat.
  • In May 2015, KrebsOnSecurity briefly profiled "The Manipulaters," the name chosen by a prolific cybercrime group based in Pakistan that was very publicly selling spam tools and a range of services for crafting, hosting and deploying malicious email. Six years later, a review of the social media postings from this group shows they are prospering, […]
  • The (probably) penultimate post in our occasional series demystifying Latin American banking trojans. The post Numando: Count once, code twice appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • The most recent Patch Tuesday includes a fix for the previously disclosed and actively exploited remote code execution flaw in MSHTML. The post Microsoft Patch Tuesday fixes actively exploited zero‑day and 85 other flaws appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • The Facebook-owned messaging service plans to roll out the feature to both iOS and Android users in the coming weeks. The post WhatsApp announces end‑to‑end encrypted backups appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • Discover the best ways to mitigate your organization's attack surface, in order to maximize cybersecurity. The post What is a cyberattack surface and how can you reduce it? appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • From cybercriminal evergreens like phishing to the verification badge scam, we look at the most common tactics fraudsters use to trick their victims The post Beware of these 5 common scams you can encounter on Instagram appeared first on WeLiveSecurity
  • Cyberespionnage against Kurdish ethnic group, and more! – Week in security with Tony Anscombe The post Week in security with Tony Anscombe appeared first on WeLiveSecurity

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