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FBI: Compromised US academic credentials available on various cybercrime forums

The FBI warns organizations in the higher education sector of credentials sold on cybercrime forums that can allow threat actors to access their networks. The FBI issued an alert to inform the higher education sector about the availability of login credentials on dark web forums that can be used by threat actors to launch attacks against individuals and o
Publish At:2022-05-27 10:31 | Read:173 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Deep Web Hacking Repor

FBI: Higher Education Credentials Sold on Cybercrime Forums

The FBI issued an alert on Thursday to inform the higher education sector about the exposure of credentials that can allow threat actors to access user accounts or an organization’s network.According to the FBI, cybercriminals have been selling usernames and passwords on various public and dark web forums.The agency has provided three examples. One example,
Publish At:2022-05-27 09:12 | Read:59 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Email Security Phish

SYN Ventures Closes $300M Fund for Cybersecurity Bets

SYN Ventures, a Florida-based venture capital firm placing early-stage bets in cybersecurity startups, has closed a new $300 million fund and announced the addition of serial entrepreneur Ryan Permeh as full-time operating partner.SYN Ventures, which has already invested in more than a dozen security-focused startups, said the new fund will be used to target
Publish At:2022-05-26 13:21 | Read:171 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare Disaster Recovery Endpoint Security Network Sec

Lessons Learned by 2022 Cyberattacks: X-Force Threat Intelligence Report

Every year, the IBM Security X-Force team of cybersecurity experts mines billions of data points to reveal today’s most urgent security statistics and trends. This year’s X-Force Threat Intelligence Index 2022 digs into attack types, infection vectors, top threat actors, malware trends and industry-specific insights.  This year, a new indus
Publish At:2022-05-26 10:29 | Read:167 | Comments:0 | Tags:Application Security Data Protection Energy & Utility Incide

Italy announced its National Cybersecurity Strategy 2022/26

Italy announced its National Cybersecurity Strategy for 2022/26, a crucial document to address cyber threats and increase the resilience of the country. Italy presented its National Cybersecurity Strategy for 2022/26 and reinforce the government’s commitment to addressing cyber threats and increasing the resilience of the country to cyber attacks.
Publish At:2022-05-26 06:44 | Read:183 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Reports Security Cybersecurity Hacking hacking

Tapping Neurodiverse Candidates Can Address Cybersecurity Skills Shortage

While neurodiverse candidates don’t fit the traditional mold of applicants, they can often excel at highly focused, analytical workAt a time when there countless unfulfilled cybersecurity positions worldwide, too many companies overlook neurodiverse candidates in their hiring processes. This a huge mistake as people with autism, dyslexia, and other
Publish At:2022-05-25 13:10 | Read:235 | Comments:0 | Tags:INDUSTRY INSIGHTS Training & Certification Management &a

Alleged Cybercrime Ringleader Arrested in Nigeria

An unnamed Nigerian man has been arrested over his alleged role leading a cybercrime group that specialized in phishing and business email compromise (BEC).The arrest, announced on Wednesday by Interpol, is the result of an international operation involving law enforcement and several cybersecurity companies.In December 2021, Nigerian police arrested 11 peop
Publish At:2022-05-25 13:10 | Read:189 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Fraud & Identity Theft Phishing Trac

Notorious Vietnamese Hacker Turns Government Cyber Agent

At the height of his career, Vietnamese hacker Ngo Minh Hieu made a fortune stealing the personal data of hundreds of millions of Americans.Now he has been recruited by his own authoritarian government to hunt, he says, the kind of cyber criminal he once used to be.After serving seven years in US prisons for stealing some 200 million Americans' personal deta
Publish At:2022-05-25 09:12 | Read:185 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Cybercrime cyber hack

Two Cybersecurity Companies Offering Free Risk Assessments

Endpoint security company Tanium and risk management solutions provider Reciprocity have each announced free risk assessment offerings this week.Tanium is offering what it describes as a comprehensive five-day risk assessment that leverages the company’s platform, a cloud-based delivery model, and Python-based script automation.A risk score is calculated bas
Publish At:2022-05-25 09:12 | Read:174 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Risk Management Management & Strateg

Trend Micro Patches Vulnerability Exploited by Chinese Cyberspies

Cybersecurity company Trend Micro has updated one of its products to patch a vulnerability that has been exploited by a threat actor linked to China.The threat actor’s activities have been analyzed by endpoint security firm SentinelOne, which tracks the group as Moshen Dragon. Some overlaps have been found with groups tracked by others as RedFoxtrot and Noma
Publish At:2022-05-25 06:40 | Read:184 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cyberwarfare NEWS & INDUSTRY Vulnerabilities Vulnerabili

How Can OEMs Reduce Their Risk of Cyberattacks?

Many modern businesses in almost every sector of the economy are adopting the latest technologies for greater connectivity and efficiency. However, while many of these technologies offer myriad benefits, they can also create new cybersecurity vulnerabilities.While much of the focus has remained on manufacturers and how they can bolster their cybersecurity ef
Publish At:2022-05-25 02:13 | Read:211 | Comments:0 | Tags:ICS Security manufacturing OEM Risk Management supply chain

CISA adds 41 vulnerabilities to list of bugs used in cyberattacks

The Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has added 41 vulnerabilities to its catalog of known exploited flaws over the past two days, including flaws for the Android kernel and Cisco IOS XR.The added vulnerabilities come from a wide range of years, with the oldest disclosed in 2016 and the most recent being a Cisco IOS XR vulnerability f
Publish At:2022-05-24 14:53 | Read:158 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security CISA cyber

Cybersecurity Tips for a Safer Vacation

The beauty of having different climates around the world is that there is always somewhere we can travel for leisure all year round. These are times when we tend to relax and let our guard down. The reality, though, is that cyber crime knows no vacation. Attackers are relentless and are always on the lookout for the easiest path to their next prey. That mak
Publish At:2022-05-24 10:18 | Read:136 | Comments:0 | Tags:Identity & Access Incident Response Risk Management Security

Cybersecurity Community Warned of Fake PoC Exploits Delivering Malware

Researchers have spotted fake proof-of-concept (PoC) exploits that appear to have been created by threat actors in an effort to deliver malware to members of the cybersecurity community.On May 19, researchers reported that GitHub was hosting malicious software disguised as PoC exploits for a couple of Windows vulnerabilities that Microsoft fixed with its Apr
Publish At:2022-05-24 09:12 | Read:241 | Comments:0 | Tags:NEWS & INDUSTRY Virus & Threats Virus & Malware

Extra, Extra, VERT Reads All About It: Cybersecurity News for the Week of May 16, 2022

All of us at Tripwire’s Vulnerability Exposure and Research Team (VERT) are constantly looking out for interesting stories and developments in the infosec world. Here’s what cybersecurity news stood out to us during the week of May 16, 2022. I’ve also included some comments on these stories. Watch Out! Hackers Begin Exploiting Recent Zyxel Firewalls RCE
Publish At:2022-05-23 14:07 | Read:172 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles security cyber cybersecurity

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