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Jul 29, 2019 6:30 AM ET

Cloud adoption and security are not mutually exclusive

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 29, 2019 - As organizations continue to adopt cloud services to achieve their desired business objectives, many don’t realize that the thing that makes cloud computing great – speed, agility, easy implementation and scalability – also make it a nightmare for many security departments.   “The paradigm of cloud computing goes hand in hand with a cultural change that is much bigger than the shift to the cloud itself,” Avi Shua, CEO and co-founder of. [more...]

Jul 29, 2019 6:30 AM ET

Android devices could be hacked by playing a video due to CVE-2019-2107 flaw

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 29, 2019 - Watch out! Playing a video on Android devices could be a dangerous operation due to a critical CVE-2019-2107 RCE flaw in Android OS between version 7.0 and 9.0. Playing a specially-crafted video on devices with the Android’s native video player application could allow attackers to compromise them due to a dangerous critical remote code execution flaw. The vulnerability, tracked as CVE-2019-2107, affected Android OS between version 7.0 and 9.0 (Nougat, Oreo,. [more...]

Jul 29, 2019 6:25 AM ET

Crooks used rare Steganography technique to hack fully patched websites in Latin America

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 29, 2019 - Experts at Trustwave observed threat actors using a rare technique to compromise fully patched websites. Security experts at Trustwave observed threat actors using a rare steganography technique, attackers are hiding PHP scripts in Exchangeable Image Format (EXIF) headers of JPEG images that are uploaded on the website. The Exchangeable image file format is a standard that specifies the formats for images, sound, and ancillary tags used by digital cameras (including smartphones), scanners and other. [more...]

Jul 29, 2019 6:20 AM ET

The rise of biometrics and passwordless security

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 29, 2019 - Whether you realize it or not, our current era of mobile and cloud computing can be defined, both positively and negatively, by shared secrets. Shared secrets — passwords, authentication, and legacy multi-factor authentication — is the synchronous relationship between users and centralized authorities — online banks, social media sites, third-party applications — who hold the same secret. Both the credential authentication process and the centralized database of passwords and other. [more...]

Carbon Black to Announce Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results on Thursday, August 1, 2019
Jul 28, 2019 6:25 AM ET

Carbon Black to Announce Second Quarter 2019 Financial Results on Thursday, August 1, 2019

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 28, 2019 - WALTHAM, Mass.,  -- Carbon Black (NASDAQ: CBLK), a leader in cloud-native endpoint protection, today announced that it will report its second quarter 2019 financial results for the period ended June 30, 2019 after the U.S. financial markets close on Thursday, August 1, 2019. In conjunction with this announcement, Carbon Black will host a conference call to discuss the company’s financial results and business outlook on Thursday, August 1, 2019, at 5:00 p.m.. [more...]

Anomali Uncovers Chinese APT Shared Supply Chain Threat Actors Developing, Selling Exploits Used in Commodity Malware Campaigns
Jul 28, 2019 6:20 AM ET

Anomali Uncovers Chinese APT Shared Supply Chain Threat Actors Developing, Selling Exploits Used in Commodity Malware Campaigns

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 28, 2019 - REDWOOD CITY, Calif., -- Anomali, a leader in threat intelligence, today published its latest cyber threat intelligence research blog. As part of its ongoing Royal Road Weaponizer analysis, the Anomali Threat Research Team confirmed that specific Chinese Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs) are sharing a supply chain for exploits in Microsoft Office products. Key evidence observed confirming this belief includes an observation showing that the threat actors all updated their weaponizers. [more...]

Chrome 76 blocks websites from detecting incognito mode
Jul 28, 2019 6:05 AM ET

Chrome 76 blocks websites from detecting incognito mode

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 28, 2019 - Have you ever bypassed a website paywall using a browser’s privacy mode? It used to be a simple hack to read an article without registering, paying, or logging in to the publisher’s website. But subscription-based websites caught on. Now, for example, visit any article on The Washington Post news site while in Google Chrome’s Incognito mode, and you’ll get the following message: We noticed you’re browsing in private mode. Private. [more...]

Hacked Bulgarian database reaches online forums
Jul 28, 2019 6:00 AM ET

Hacked Bulgarian database reaches online forums

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 28, 2019 - Data on millions of people stolen from the Bulgarian government has already popped up on hacker trading forums. A hacker originally stole the data from the National Revenue Agency (NRA), which is part of Bulgaria’s Ministry of Finance, sending media outlets a link to the downloadable copy last Monday, 15 July 2019. The NRA confirmed this in a statement on its website. After analysing the leak, it said that the data had. [more...]

Jul 27, 2019 6:35 AM ET

Big password hole in iOS 13 beta spotted by testers

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2019 - A security clanger has been spotted in the current beta version of iOS 13 which allows anyone to access a user’s stored web and app passwords without having to authenticate. Affecting iOS 13 public beta 2, developer beta 3, and iPadOS 13 betas, the issue appears to have surfaced first on Reddit, complete with a brief demo video later expanded with commentary on YouTube channel iDeviceHelp. The issue can be reproduced by repeatedly tapping on Website. [more...]

OpSec Security Teams with Consero for Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting Executive Roundtable
Jul 27, 2019 6:30 AM ET

OpSec Security Teams with Consero for Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting Executive Roundtable

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2019 - LANCASTER, Pa., -- OpSec Security, the global leader in anti-counterfeiting and brand protection solutions, has partnered with Consero in sponsoring their exclusive Brand Protection & Anti-Counterfeiting Executive Roundtable. Consero Group is an international leader in creating high-level, invitation-only events for senior executives. Since its inception in 2010, the company has hosted over 200 events in the U.S. and Europe across a variety of industries.  Breaking the traditional conference model, Consero event. [more...]

Jul 27, 2019 6:30 AM ET

New IPS Architecture Uses Network Flow Data for Analysis

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2019 - Can a stream of data intended for network performance monitoring be the basis of network security? One company says the answer is 'yes.'   Network control and management components communicate with one another through flows — information generated and collected in data's passage through the routers, switches, and other network components scattered throughout the network. Now, a company is putting flow information to a new use: protecting the network. Netography has launched. [more...]

Owl Cyber Defense Appoints Brian Romansky as Chief Technology Officer to Lead Advanced Technology Development
Jul 27, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Owl Cyber Defense Appoints Brian Romansky as Chief Technology Officer to Lead Advanced Technology Development

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2019 - Danbury, CT, -- Owl Cyber Defense Solutions, LLC (“Owl”), the global market leader in data diode network cybersecurity solutions, announced today the appointment of Brian Romansky as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). In this role, Romansky will lead the strategic development of advanced technology while keeping a finger on the pulse of customer insights and new applications to achieve business growth and product differentiation in various markets. He will also oversee the. [more...]

Jul 27, 2019 6:05 AM ET

Analysis of the US and EU5 Hospital Operating Room (OR) Products and Solutions Market, 2017

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 27, 2019 - NEW YORK,-- Transforming OR Product Lines to OR Efficacy Solutions The key issue being debated in the healthcare industry today is how to transform a seemingly simple operating room (OR) into a technology-fueled, infection-free, and sleek surgical environment.A true smart hospital focuses on 3 major areas, namely, operational efficiency, clinical excellence, and patient-centricity, with technological advancements being leveraged to derive smart insights. For clinical excellence, solutions must be implemented so that doctors and. [more...]

Jul 26, 2019 6:35 AM ET

New York City moves to protect citizens’ location data

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 26, 2019 - New York City is considering a law that could stop cellphone carriers and smartphone app vendors from selling their location data. The bill would ban anyone from collecting and sharing location data from mobile phones in the city, imposing harsh penalties for violators. It says: It is unlawful for a mobile application developer or a telecommunications carrier to share a customer’s location data where such location data was collected while the customer’s. [more...]

Jul 26, 2019 6:30 AM ET

Android Spyware Has Ties to Election Interference

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 26, 2019 - Recently revealed surveillance-ware comes from a consultant with close ties to Russia's GRU who was sanctioned by the US for election-tampering.   A newly discovered Android malware strain has been tied to a US-sanctioned contractor with close connections with Russia's GRU. According to researchers at Lookout, who found and dubbed the malware as Monokle, is able to steal personal information from an infected device and send it to any of. [more...]

Jul 26, 2019 6:25 AM ET

Senate Report: US Election Security ‘Sorely Lacking’ in 2016

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 26, 2019 - WASHINGTON — The Senate Intelligence Committee released abipartisan report Thursday on Russian election interference that found the U.S. election infrastructure was unprepared to combat “extensive activity” by Russia that began in 2014 and carried on at least into 2017. The report was issued just one day after former special counsel Robert Mueller warned U.S. lawmakers that he believes Russia will seek to interfere again in the 2020 campaign and that “many more countries” are also. [more...]

Jul 26, 2019 6:20 AM ET

South Africans shivering in the dark after file-scrambling nasty hits Johannesburg power biz

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 26, 2019 - The city of Johannesburg in South Africa is battling to get electricity to some customers left in the dark by a ransomware infection. Utility company City Power today confirmed news reports that file-scrambling malware had invaded and knackered its systems. That infection basically prevents pre-paid customers from refilling their accounts, and therefore leaves them without electricity if their account balance falls too low. The city government did not provide details on the type. [more...]

Jul 26, 2019 6:15 AM ET

Backdoors won’t weaken your encryption, wails FBI boss. And he’s right. They won’t – they’ll fscking torpedo it

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 26, 2019 - FBI head honcho Christopher Wray is rather peeved that you all think the US government is trying to weaken cryptography, privacy, and online security, by demanding backdoors in encryption software. During a session at the International Conference on Cyber Security at Fordham University, New York, Wray backed a proposal mooted earlier this week by US Attorney General William Barr: that the cops and Feds should be able to spy on end-to-end encrypted. [more...]

Jul 26, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Young Offenders Get a Second Chance to “Hack_Right”

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 26, 2019 - Police officers from the UK and the Netherlands announced a new campaign that would allow first-time cybercrime offenders to learn from their mistakes through a program called Hack_Right, according to Cyberscoop.   At the International Conference on Cybersecurity at Fordham University, the joint forces discussed the program that is intended to help young offenders who may not understand the severity of their crimes. Geared toward hackers between the ages of 12 and 23 years old,. [more...]

Jul 26, 2019 6:05 AM ET

Campaign Targets Government IT in Eastern Asia

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 26, 2019 - A cyberattack campaign using malicious RTF documents has been targeting government IT agencies in Eastern Asia, according to research published today by Proofpoint.   Dubbed Operation LagTime IT, the malicious documents delivers custom Cotx RAT malware to tech agencies responsible for overseeing government network infrastructures. Proofpoint has attributed the campaign to the Chinese threat group known as TA428. Researchers believe the likely motivation is conducting espionage on capabilities like 5G and establishing a beachhead. [more...]

How Will Brexit Affect Cybersecurity for UK Organizations?
Jul 26, 2019 6:00 AM ET

How Will Brexit Affect Cybersecurity for UK Organizations?

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 26, 2019 - As a vendor, Tripwire gets asked a lot of questions from customers and potential clients about how developments in the wider world might affect digital security. One of those forces that’s on everyone’s mind is Brexit. Representatives from some of our potential customers as well as our existing clients are asking us what to focus on and what to do. Specifically, they’re wondering how Brexit will affect their digital security efforts. [more...]

Jul 25, 2019 6:45 AM ET

Facebook admits to Messenger Kids security hole

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2019 - Facebook was red-faced this week after admitting to a loophole in its child-focused Messenger Kids system. The company was found apologizing to parents via email after a hole in the supposed closed-loop messaging system allowed children to join group chats with people their parents hadn’t approved. Launched in December 2017, Messenger Kids is an Android and iOS app designed for users under 13. The service, which doesn’t allow ads, must be installed. [more...]

Jul 25, 2019 6:40 AM ET

NSA to Form New Cybersecurity Directorate

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2019 - Anne Neuberger will lead the directorate, which aims to bring together the NSA's offensive and defensive operations.   The National Security Agency announced plans to form a cybersecurity directorate later this year as part of a larger initiative to fuse its offensive and defensive operations, a years-long ongoing integration that has broadened under the leadership of General Paul Nakasone. As the NSA has undergone reorganizations in recent years, it has. [more...]

Jul 25, 2019 6:35 AM ET

With Data Breach Costs, Time is Money

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2019 - The sooner a company can detect and respond to an incident, the less likely they are to pay for it, a new IBM-Ponemon study finds.   One of the main takeaways from IBM's latest annual data breach report, released this week, is that a strong incident response capability can help organizations reduce breach costs by more than 25% on average. IBM's study of over 500 data breach victims — conducted. [more...]

Jul 25, 2019 6:30 AM ET

New Android Spyware Created by Russian Defense Contractor Found in the Wild

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2019 - Cybersecurity researchers have uncovered a new piece of mobile surveillance malware believed to be developed by a Russian defense contractor that has been sanctioned for interfering with the 2016 U.S. presidential election.Dubbed Monokle, the mobile remote-access trojan has been actively targeting Android phones since at least March 2016 and is primarily being used in highly targeted attacks on a limited number of people.According to security researchers at Lookout, Monokle possesses a. [more...]

Louisiana School Systems Cyber Attacked; Emergency Declared
Jul 25, 2019 6:20 AM ET

Louisiana School Systems Cyber Attacked; Emergency Declared

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2019 - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued an emergency declaration after malware attacks against three school systems in the state have been detected. Edwards didn’t provide details about the attacks affecting school systems in Sabine and Morehouse parishes and the City of Monroe. He says the declaration makes state resources available to help local governments respond to the cyberattacks and stop future data loss. Edwards’ office says the declaration will. [more...]

Jul 25, 2019 6:15 AM ET

U.S. Warns of 5G Wireless Network Security Risks

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2019 - The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) this week released an infographic underlining some of the risk factors associated with 5G wireless networks. Building upon existing 4G Long-Term Evolution (LTE) infrastructure, 5G is designed to improve bandwidth, capacity, and reliability of wireless broadband services. The technology is intended to meet increasing data and communication requirements, offering capacity for tens of billions of connected devices.  While 5G is expected to. [more...]

Jul 25, 2019 6:10 AM ET

Cybercrime Costs Global Economy $2.9m Per Minute

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2019 - In just one minute on the internet, $2.9 million is lost to cybercrime, according to the annual Evil Internet Minute report from RiskIQ.  After analyzing proprietary research and data derived from the volume of malicious activity on the internet, the report found that cyber-criminals cost the global economy $2.9 million every minute last year, for a total of $1.5 trillion.  Major companies are paying $25 per internet minute because of security breaches, while. [more...]

Netography Launches Open Beta of Distributed IPS Service
Jul 25, 2019 6:05 AM ET

Netography Launches Open Beta of Distributed IPS Service

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2019 - Network security company Netography on Tuesday announced the launch of its first service, advertised as a new type of intrusion prevention system (IPS). Distributed IPS, which is currently in open beta, is described by the company as the next step in the evolution from intrusion detection systems to intrusion prevention systems. The Netography Distributed IPS uses a proprietary cloud flow collector to harvest Stflow, Netflow and VPC flow data in an effort. [more...]

Jul 25, 2019 6:00 AM ET

In Person Security Awareness Training Company to Present at Cybersecurity Workshop in Jamaica

iCrowdNewswire - Jul 25, 2019 - BOCA RATON, FL /CFISA (The Center For Information and Security Awareness), based in Boca Raton, Florida, has announced that their CEO and Founder Michael Levin will be in person presenting at a cybersecurity workshop on July 24thand 25th, 2019 at the Directorate of Training and Doctrine, The Jamaica Defense Force, Up Park Camp, Kingston, Jamaica. The cybersecurity workshop is hosted by the University of the West Indies and the Jamaica. [more...]