The Latest 45 Security breaches Worldwide – Week 19, 2019

The Latest 45 Security breaches Worldwide - Week 19, 2019

45 Security breaches Worldwide – Week 19, 2019

Be informed about the latest 45 Security breaches Worldwide, identified and reported publicly during Week 19, 2019. Security-related breaches have a severe negative impact on any business, consider a security AUDIT to prevent any similar cases.

  • Retefe is a banking Trojan that is on the rise in Switzerland and Germany last month.
    • It is hitting both Windows and Mac targets. It has updated tactics, a new loader and infection vector that uses a phony shareware utility called Convert PDF to Word. 2019: The Return of Retefe

  • Here is a technical explanation of how Facebook intentionally circumvented its own privacy controls to share data with its partners and how apps can make tons of cash selling this supposedly private data.
    • Along the way, the company took advantage of regulators’ ignorance of its technology to sell your data by ignoring everyone’s sharing settings. “Zuckerberg calling for a new era of true data portability is no different from the meth dealer demanding the keys to the drug locker.” Deceit By Design: Zuck’s Dirty Secret He Doesn’tWant You To Know

  • A new malware encyclopedia is now out from CheckPoint devoted just to MacOS exploits.
    • You can dig deeper into how the code works, links to signatures, events and samples. This should finally put to rest that Macs are immune from malware. macOS Malware Encyclopedia

  • Coinminers are still very much with us, even though one of the major players, Coinhive, was taken down in March.
    • Researchers are still seeing remnants of its malware code on tens of thousands of computers, trying to phone home unsuccessfully. Coinhive’s major competitor, CryptoLoot, is still active with 1 million daily requests across the Internet. Cryptojacking in the post-Coinhive era

  • More than 50,000 customers of SAP are open to attack, according to researchers.

  • Barracuda researchers have revealed a startling rise in account takeover.
    • A recent analysis of account-takeover attacks targeted at Barracuda customers found that 29 percent of organizations had their Office 365 accounts compromised by hackers in March 2019. More than 1.5 million malicious and spam emails were sent from the hacked Office 365 accounts in that one month! Threat Spotlight: Account Takeover

  • Implementations of several versions of OpenPGP and S/MIME have vulnerabilities in their email signature verification code that could allow for spoofing of the messages.
    • A team of German academic researchers found five different attack methods among 14 different email clients. They label the effort “Johnny You Are Fired” and propose a series of mitigations, most of which have already been implemented by the email vendors. Artifacts for the USENIX publication

  • Malware is more frequently designed to detect and evade sandboxes, which are often used by researchers.

  • A major German IT infrastructure provider has been hit by hackers.


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