FreakOut Malware Campaign Targets Linux Devices
Jan20

FreakOut Malware Campaign Targets Linux Devices

A new malware variant is being used in attacks on Linux devices that sees the devices added to a botnet and used for cryptocurrency mining and distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks. The new malware, dubbed FreakOut, places an infected device under the control of the botnet operator and used for remote attacks on other vulnerable devices. The malware variant was identified by researchers at Check Point who believe it is...

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Microsoft Warns Windows Zerologon Patch Enforcement Starts on February 9, 2021
Jan19

Microsoft Warns Windows Zerologon Patch Enforcement Starts on February 9, 2021

The critical Windows Zerologon vulnerability (CVE-2020-1472) was patched by Microsoft on August Patch Tuesday; however, despite the seriousness of the vulnerability – rated 10/10 for severity – there are still some organizations that have yet to apply the patch. Microsoft has now announced that from February 9, 2021 it will be enabling domain controller enforcement mode by default, which will help to ensure that the threat of...

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Hackers Altered Stolen Pfizer Vaccine Documentation Prior to Publication
Jan18

Hackers Altered Stolen Pfizer Vaccine Documentation Prior to Publication

In November 2020, hackers gained access to a server used by the European Medicines Agency (EMA), the drug and vaccine regulator in the European Union, and stole data on the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine candidate.  Last week, the EMA announced that the hackers had publicly released the documentation on hacking forums, but a new alert warns that the documentation was manipulated prior to release. The stolen data included information...

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Cloud and Medical Device Security are the Top Challenges for Healthcare IT Teams
Jan15

Cloud and Medical Device Security are the Top Challenges for Healthcare IT Teams

A recent 2021 IDG research study sponsored by Masergy and Fortinet explored the state of IT in the healthcare industry and revealed the key challenges faced by IT security teams. 2020 has certainly been a challenging year for the healthcare IT teams. In response to the pandemic, IT teams have had to accelerate digital transformations, greatly expand telemedicine, support an increasingly remote workforce, and cope with an increasing...

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Healthcare Sector Cyberattacks Have Increased by 45% in the Past 2 Months
Jan14

Healthcare Sector Cyberattacks Have Increased by 45% in the Past 2 Months

A recent joint CISA, FBI, and HHS cybersecurity alert warned that the healthcare sector was being targeted by threat actors who were deploying ransomware. Attacks are being conducted by several threat actors using a range of different ransomware variants, including Ryuk and Conti. A new report recently published by Check Point shows that since the alert was issued, cyberattacks on the healthcare sector have continued to increase. From...

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