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The Latest 22 Security breaches Worldwide – Week 14, 2019


22 security breaches Worldwide – Week 14, 2019

Be informed about the latest 22 Security breaches Worldwide, identified and reported publicly during Week 14, 2019. As these security-related breaches have a severe negative impact on your business, consider a security AUDIT to prevent any similar cases.

  • Bayer was hit by the Winnti malware last year and only went public recently about the situation.

  • Researchers found two separate databases filled with Facebook user and plaintext passwords.

  • If you saw the 60 Minutes segment on NSO Group and Pegasus (above), you might be interested in reading the Citizen Lab’s rebuttal and examination of what was aired.
    • Citizen Lab was interviewed on the show and still claims the Israeli software outfit is behind some heinous state-sponsored criminal activities. DUBIOUS DENIALS & SCRIPTED SPIN

  • Hackers use ransomware for other reasons than to extract money from victims.
    • This post describes how attackers try to cover their tracks for more sustained damage to enterprise networks. The malware hides anything that forensic investigators can use to examine the incident. This can be helped inadvertently by IT departments that reimage the infected machines, removing this evidence. How hackers use ransomware to hide data breaches and other attacks

  • Magento has released a security advisory for more than 30 different vulnerabilities.
    • Users should upgrade to one of several new versions with these fixes asap. They are widely used as the backend system for many ecommerce websites. It has been hit with a variety of exploits recently, including code injection and remote code execution. Magento 2.3.1, 2.2.8 and 2.1.17 Security Update

  • Hackers working for a surveillance company infected hundreds of people with several malicious Android apps that were hosted for years on the Google Play Store.


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Discover trending and viral stories about Security breaches Worldwide. The remaining Security breaches made news headlines. All these happened just in the last 7 days.

  • Talos researchers have been tracking 74 different shady Facebook groups.
    • Members gather to sell payment card data, email spamming tools and stolen credentials. The post describes their continuing efforts to eradicate these criminals. “Security teams and vendors must work together to actively share information, take action and inform our customers,” they say. Hiding in Plain Sight

  • How Man-in-the-Middle (MITM) attacks work their mischief.

  • Cell phones from Xiaomi have a pre-installed infected — and phony — security app called Guard Provider.

  • Researchers have found several WordPress and Joomla sites infected with Shade/Troldesh ransomware.

  • Researchers have found a collection of US-based web servers which distribute 10 major malware families for spam campaigns.

  • As the UK continues to stumble over its Brexit plans, this post examines what this means for cybersecurity there.
    • It isn’t clear if EU cyber standards will apply in the UK and how data sharing governance will happen. UK businesses will need to review their own privacy policies too. Mind the Brexit gap in cyber security

  • Remember the release of the NSA open source hacking toolkit called Ghidra?
    • Here is a post that shows how it is used to examine the Azorult malware, using reverse engineering of its code to explore the various components. The post shows how valuable this tool can be for defenders. Analyzing AZORult malware using NSA Ghidra suite



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