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A week in security (March 20 - 26)

Last week on Malwarebytes Labs: How to avoid potentially unwanted programs "ViLE" members posed as police officers and extorted victims Google reveals 18 chip vulnerabilities threatening mobile, wearables, vehicles A look at a Magecart skimmer using the Hunter obfuscator The NBA tells fans about data breach Malware creator who compromised 10,000 computers a
Publish At:2023-03-27 22:42 | Read:3788 | Comments:0 | Tags:News potentially unwanted programs PUP ViLE Google Magecart

Apple fixes recently disclosed CVE-2023-23529 zero-day on older devices

Apple released updates to backport security patches that address actively exploited CVE-2023-23529 WebKit zero-day for older iPhones and iPads. Apple released security updates to backport patches that address an actively exploited zero-day flaw (CVE-2023-23529) for older iPhones and iPads. The CVE-2023-23529 flaw is a type confusion issue in WebKit tha
Publish At:2023-03-27 19:00 | Read:17232 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security Apple CVE-2023-23529 hacking

The Role of Human Resources in Cybersecurity

The human resources (HR) department is an integral part of an organization. They work with all departments with a wider reach than even IT. As a highly visible department, HR can support and improve an organization’s security posture through employee training. Their access to employees at the start of employment is an opportunity to lay a foundation f
Publish At:2023-03-27 12:05 | Read:25720 | Comments:0 | Tags:Risk Management cyber risk assessment Cybersecurity awarenes

What Is A Network Security Assessment?

Network security assessments have been central to the security of modern enterprises for years now. The growing demand for information security has consistently paved the way for many advanced methodologies and ways to protect the network, among other information systems. In this blog, we will talk about network security assessment and its importance. We
Publish At:2023-03-27 09:37 | Read:27171 | Comments:0 | Tags:Network Penetration Testing Network Security Assessment Netw

Security Affairs newsletter Round 412 by Pierluigi Paganini – International edition

A new round of the weekly SecurityAffairs newsletter arrived! Every week the best security articles from Security Affairs are free for you in your email box. If you want to also receive for free the newsletter with the international press subscribe here. NCA infiltrates the cybercriminal underground with fake DDoS-for-hire sitesPwn2Own Vancouver 2023 a
Publish At:2023-03-26 16:28 | Read:50304 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security Hacking hacking news information secu

Microsoft shares guidance for investigating attacks exploiting CVE-2023-23397

Microsoft is warning of cyber attacks exploiting a recently patched Outlook vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-23397 (CVSS score: 9.8). Microsoft published guidance for investigating attacks exploiting recently patched Outlook vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-23397. The flaw is a Microsoft Outlook spoofing vulnerability that can lead to an authenticati
Publish At:2023-03-26 12:30 | Read:25835 | Comments:0 | Tags:APT Breaking News Hacking Security CVE-2023-23397 Cyberespio

Pwn2Own Vancouver 2023 awarded $1,035,000 and a Tesla for 27 0-days

On the third day of the Pwn2Own Vancouver 2023 hacking contest, the organization awarded $185,000 for 10 zero-day exploits. Pwn2Own Vancouver 2023 is ended, contestants disclosed 27 unique zero-days and the organization awarded a total of $1,035,000 and a Tesla Model 3. The team Synacktiv (@Synacktiv) (Benoist-Vanderbeken, David Berard, Vincent Dehors, Ta
Publish At:2023-03-25 12:42 | Read:38791 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security information security news IT

From Development to Deployment: A Comprehensive Guide to Mobile App Security

As today’s reliance on mobile devices for sensitive activities such as banking and communication increases, the risks associated with mobile app attacks continue to skyrocket. As a result, mobile application security is more crucial than ever, affecting both developers and users alike. In conjunction with Riscure, Zimperium recently hosted an informative web
Publish At:2023-03-24 21:33 | Read:52676 | Comments:0 | Tags: security

CISA announced the Pre-Ransomware Notifications initiative

The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) announced the Pre-Ransomware Notifications service to help organizations stop ransomware attacks before damage occurs. The US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency announced a new Pre-Ransomware Notification initiative that aims at alerting organizations of early-stage ransomware at
Publish At:2023-03-24 20:50 | Read:52772 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Malware Security CISA Cybercrime Hacking hacki

Critical flaw in WooCommerce Payments plugin allows site takeover

A patch for a critical vulnerability in the WooCommerce Payments plugin for WordPress has been released for over 500,000 websites. On March 23, 2023, researchers from Wordfence observed that the “WooCommerce Payments – Fully Integrated Solution Built and Supported by Woo” plugin had been updated to version 5.6.2. The WooCommerce Payments plugin is a f
Publish At:2023-03-24 11:40 | Read:55564 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Hacking Security information security news IT

Cryptocurrency Scams: What to Know and How to Avoid Them

Hackers are going to hack, and scammers are going to scam — no matter how much technology changes. While cryptocurrency is a new and exciting investment opportunity, it is vulnerable to cryptocurrency scams. Similar to cash, crypto is accessible at any time from your very own digital wallet, but it isn’t protected by banks or a central protection organizatio
Publish At:2023-03-23 19:18 | Read:64924 | Comments:0 | Tags:Security Tips

Cisco fixed multiple severe vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE software

Cisco addressed tens of vulnerabilities in its IOS and IOS XE software, six of these issues have been rated ‘high severity’. Cisco published the March 2023 Semiannual IOS and IOS XE Software Security Advisory that addresses several vulnerabilities in IOS and IOS XE software. Below is the list of flaws addressed by the IT giant in this bundled publicat
Publish At:2023-03-23 15:50 | Read:59086 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Security CISCO CISCO IOS Cisco IOS XE Hacking

Cybersecurity 101: What is Attack Surface Management?

There were over 4,100 publicly disclosed data breaches in 2022, exposing about 22 billion records. Criminals can use stolen data for identity theft, financial fraud or to launch ransomware attacks. While these threats loom large on the horizon, attack surface management (ASM) seeks to combat them. ASM is a cybersecurity approach that continuously monitors a
Publish At:2023-03-23 14:45 | Read:68708 | Comments:0 | Tags:Data Protection Risk Management attack surface management cy

What Is Nmap and How to Use It to Enhance Network Security

Nmap is short for Network Mapper, an open-source tool used for IP and port scanning and app detection. System and network admins use it for network inventory, managing service upgrade schedules, and monitoring service uptime. At first, it was developed as a Linux tool but is now available also for Windows and MacOS.Users can also employ Nmap on less common s
Publish At:2023-03-23 09:27 | Read:92320 | Comments:0 | Tags:Cybersecurity Basics Networking security

Lionsgate streaming platform with 37m subscribers leaks user data

Entertainment industry giant Lionsgate leaked users’ IP addresses and information about what content they watch on its movie-streaming platform, according to research from Cybernews. Original post at https://cybernews.com/security/lionsgate-data-leak/ During their investigation, our researchers discovered that the video-streaming platform Lionsga
Publish At:2023-03-22 20:00 | Read:51639 | Comments:0 | Tags:Breaking News Data Breach Security data leak Hacking hacking


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