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The ‘Perfect Storm’ of Disinformation and Hacking Matt Tait gives a list of examples throughout history where politically motivated groups have used disinformation and hacking as part of a campaign to shape public opinion.
New Web-Based Malware Distribution Channel ‘BlackTDS’ Surfaces Researchers highlight a privately held traffic distribution system tool for malware called BlackTDS that lowers the bar to entry for threat actors.
Security Camera Found Riddled With Bugs Hanwha is patching 13 vulnerabilities in its SmartCam security camera that allows attackers to take control of the device, use it to gain further network access or just brick it.
Vulnerability in Robots Can Lead To Costly Ransomware Attacks A vulnerability recently found in several robots on the market can enable hackers to cause them to stop working, curse at customers, or even perform violent movements as part of ransomware attacks.

Latest News

New Microsoft Bug Bounty Program Looks To Squash The Next Spectre, Meltdown

Microsoft is looking to target new speculative execution side channel vulnerabilities - similar to Spectre and Meltdown - with a new bug bounty program.

Intel Details CPU ‘Virtual Fences’ Fix As Safeguard Against Spectre, Meltdown Flaws

Intel is introducing hardware-based protections to its new chips to protect against the Spectre and Meltdown flaws that rocked the silicon industry when they were announced in early 2018.

GandCrab Ransomware Crooks Take Agile Development Approach

Despite setbacks hackers behind GandCrab malware are pushing ahead with lucrative new ransomware strain thanks to quick-and-dirty agile development approach.

Walmart Jewelry Partner Exposes Personal Data Of 1.3M Customers

A Walmart jewelry partners' misconfigured AWS S3 bucket left personal details and contact information of 1.3 million customers in plain sight.

Hyperbole Swirls Around AMD Processor Security Threat

Security community takes a critical look at CTS-Labs' disclosure of vulnerabilities in AMD vulnerabilities found in EPYC servers, Ryzen workstationsm and Ryzen mobile offerings.

Iran-Linked Group ‘TEMP.Zagros’ Updates Tactics, Techniques In Latest Campaign

An Iran-linked group is linked to a massive spear phishing campaign that sends malicious Word Docs to victims in Asia and the Middle East.

New POS Malware PinkKite Takes Flight

Researchers shed light on a newly discovered family of point of sale malware that is extremely small in size and adept at siphoning credit card numbers from POS endpoints.

Microsoft Patches 15 Critical Bugs in March Patch Tuesday Update

Products receiving the most patches included Microsoft browsers and browser-related technologies such as the company’s JavaScript engine Chakra.

AMD Investigating Reports of 13 Critical Vulnerabilities Found in Ryzen, EPYC Chips

Researchers on Tuesday disclosed over a dozen critical security vulnerabilities in several AMD chips, opening them up for attackers who want to steal sensitive data and install malware on AMD servers, workstations and laptops.

Samba Patches Two Critical Vulnerabilities in Server Software

Samba released fixes for its networking software to address two critical vulnerabilities that allowed attackers to change admin password or launch DoS attacks.