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This year, there have been several cybersecurity incidents, such as the Microsoft Exchange issue, across numerous industries and government organizations. It appears that the defense industry is now being targeted by at least two China-linked hacking groups who are leveraging Pulse Secure VPN devices from IT company Ivanti. Phil Richard, CSO at Pulse Secure, posted a security update today reporting that the company had been made aware of a new vulnerability with Pulse Connect Secure appliances. Subsequently, the company is working with security company FireEye, among others, to investigate and respond to the exploitative behavior on the vulnerable appliances. Pulse Secure Is An Ivanti Brand... Read more...
FireEye, a prominent cybersecurity firm, says it is working with the US Federal Bureau of Investigation and several key partners, including Microsoft (which recently warned of a rise in cyberattacks), into a highly sophisticated and targeted hack that it believes was perpetrated by a state-sponsored actor "with top-tier offensive capabilities." It is unlike anything FireEye CEO Kevin Mandia has seen in his two and a half decades in cybersecurity. That is saying something, given that FireEye deals with security incidents of the highest order. However, Mandia says this particular attack is different from the tens of thousands of incidents his company has dealt with over the years. "The attackers... Read more...
Sony can't seem to catch a break when it comes to hackers. If cyber criminals aren't infiltrating the company's PlayStation Network (PSN) and wreaking havoc there, then they're breaking into the company's movie division, as they did last week when Sony Pictures became the victim of a massive ransomeware hack. As a result, Sony has hired Mandiant, a cybersecurity and forensics firm, to help clean up the mess and assess the extent the damage. A hacking group known as Guardians of Peace, or #GOP, seemingly took credit for the security breach that forced Sony employees to shut down their systems and go old school by using pen and paper to complete daily tasks. The group posted a menacing photo on... Read more...
Dealing with spam is a reality of the digital life, but there are those among us who spend their time and energy turning back the tidal wave of unwanted and in some cases dangerous metaphorical salted pork slurry. This week, those dedicated souls took out the Grum botnet, which was the third-largest spam botnet and was responsible for 17.4% of the world’s spam traffic, according to FireEye Malware Intelligence Lab’s Atif Mushtaq. The folks at FireEye, in cahoots with researchers at SpamHaus and CERT-GIB, detailed their unified efforts to shut down Grum once and for all. The full story is a long one, but here’s the short version: FireEye et al. had to identify Grum’s command... Read more...