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MOSE: Using Configuration Management for Offensive and Defensive Security

Post-exploitation can be one of the most time-consuming but worthwhile tasks that an offensive security professional engages in. Fundamentally, it is where you are able to demonstrate what an adversary may do if they compromise a business. A big component of this is trying to get as far as you can without alerting the defenders to what you’re doing. The best
Publish At:2020-02-15 17:09 | Read:159 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection BsidesSF DevOps MOSE

Payment Card Data Security Incident Disclosed by Rutter’s

Convenience store and gas station chain Rutter’s disclosed a security incident that might have affected customers’ payment card data.According to a notice posted on its website, Rutter’s launched an investigation after receiving a report from a third-party of someone having gained unauthorized access to its customers’ payment cards da
Publish At:2020-02-15 17:09 | Read:81 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News malware

Google Foiled Over 1.9B Malware Installs from Non-Play Sources in 2019

Google revealed that it blocked more than 1.9 billion installations of Android malware from non-Play Store sources over the course of 2019.On 11 February, Google revealed on the Android Developers Blog that it had succeeded in scanning billions of potential malware installations by creating a revamped Play Protect experience in 2019.This built-in malware pro
Publish At:2020-02-12 10:31 | Read:231 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Android

New PayPal Phishing Email Scam Wants Your Social Security Number

Security researchers have spotted a new PayPal phishing email scam that tries to steal a victim’s Social Security Number (SSN), among other sensitive data.The attack email informed a victim that their PayPal account was locked, and it instructed them to click a “Secure and update my account now !” button. Doing so directed a user to a bit.l
Publish At:2020-02-11 08:42 | Read:277 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News Paypal

Cyber Resilience – Everything You (Really) Need to Know

What is cyber resilience? If you search the definition within the Oxford Dictionary, resilience alone is defined as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness.” If you narrow the definition down to cyber resilience, it shifts to maintaining vs recovery. As noted on Wikipedia, it becomes “the ability to provide and maintain an acceptable le
Publish At:2020-02-11 01:19 | Read:264 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection cyber resi

Data Privacy Event Disclosed by Affordable Preschool Provider

A San Diego-based provider of affordable preschool disclosed that a data privacy incident might have affected some customers’ personal information.In a notice of data breach published on February 5, Educational Enrichment Systems, Inc. (EES) announced that it had suffered a security incident involving an employee’s email account:On August 30, 201
Publish At:2020-02-10 10:33 | Read:147 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News data pr

Protecting Organizations from Customized Phishing Attacks

Phishing AttackA few years ago, I myself was vished, or ‘phished,’ over the phone. The caller was someone, likely offshore in a call center, who had done a little bit of research online to find my name, my phone number, my wireless phone carrier and a few other details that they used to build rapport with me on the phone. Spoofing the customer service phone
Publish At:2020-02-10 03:08 | Read:216 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection

NY Bills Would Ban Municipalities From Meeting Ransomware Demands

Two state senators from New York State introduced bills that would ban municipalities from meeting ransomware attackers’ demands.On January 14, 2020, NYS Senator Phil Boyle of the 4th Senate District proposed Senate Bill S7246.Senator Boyle along with his cosponsors Senator George M. Borrello of the 57th Senate District and Senator Sue Serino of the 41
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:22 | Read:58 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News New Yor

5 Ways Your Organization Can Ensure Improved Data Security

Each year on January 28, the United States, Canada, Israel and 47 European countries observe Data Privacy Day. The purpose of Data Privacy Day is to inspire dialogue on the importance of online privacy. These discussions also seek to inspire individuals and businesses to take action in an effort to respect privacy, safeguard data and enable trust.In observan
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:22 | Read:126 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles IT Security and Data Protection data data

Zoom Bug Potentially Allowed Attackers to Find and Join Active Meetings

Updated 01/29/20 with statement from Zoom spokespersonRemote conferencing services provider Zoom patched a vulnerability that could have allowed an attacker to find and join active meetings.Check Point explained that the issue stemmed from the way in which Zoom secured certain meetings:If you use Zoom, you may already know that Zoom Meeting IDs are composed
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:22 | Read:142 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News vulnera

Payment Cards Exposed in Wawa Breach Offered for Sale on Dark Web

Digital criminals posted customers’ payment card details exposed in the 2019 Wawa data breach for sale on a dark web marketplace.In December 2019, the Joker’s Stash first announced what it called the “BIGBADABOOM-III” breach.Advertisements posted by the dark web marketplace announced that the breach included over 30 million payment ca
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:22 | Read:113 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News breach

On Authorization and Implementation of Access Control Models

There are dozens of implementations of authorization mechanisms. When there are complex requirements dictated by business processes, authorization mechanisms may often be implemented incorrectly or, at least, not optimally. The reason for that, in my opinion, is the low attention of both the customer and developers to this aspect in the initial stages of the
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:22 | Read:93 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Access Control ACL authoriza

Ryuk Reportedly Behind Ransomware Infection at DOD Contractor

A Ryuk sample was reportedly responsible for a ransomware infection at a contractor for the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD).According to ZDNet, Electronic Warfare Associates (EWA) suffered a ransomware infection in which the offending malware encrypted its web servers.The company ultimately took down the affected web servers, but security researchers noneth
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:21 | Read:116 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News DoD ran

The NHS has suffered only six ransomware attacks since the WannaCry worm, investigation reveals

An investigation claims that the UK’s National Health Service, which was hit hard by the notorious WannaCry worm in 2017, has seen a marked fall in ransomware attacks since.A report published by Comparitech, based upon Freedom of Information requests, reveals the somewhat surprising news that since WannaCry there have only been six recorded ransomware
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:21 | Read:108 | Comments:0 | Tags:Featured Articles Healthcare IT Security and Data Protection

UK High Court Approves Freezing Injunction on $1M Ransomware Payment

The UK High Court of Justice approved a freezing injunction on over $1 million paid by an English insurance company to ransomware actors.The Honorable Mr. Justice Bryan announced his approved judgement in a decision released for publication by the High Court of Justice on January 17, 2020.As relayed in the judgement, a Canadian insurance company suffered a r
Publish At:2020-02-09 10:21 | Read:96 | Comments:0 | Tags:IT Security and Data Protection Latest Security News freezin


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