Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Cyber

Cybercriminals targeting University Students with Fake Job Scams

Cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint are warning universities and students of a wave of targeted employment fraud scam emails, which could cost them thousands of dollars if they fall victim.Cybercriminals are posing as recruiters and employers, attempting to entice cash-strapped students with...

Wordfence Reports GoDaddy Managed Hosting is seeing an increase in Malware Sightings

The Wordfence Incident Response Team has reported an increase in infected websites hosted on GoDaddy's Managed WordPress Service, which includes MediaTemple, tsoHost, 123Reg, Domain Factory, Heart Internet, and Host Europe Managed WordPress sites.These vulnerable sites have an almost...

Kubernetes an Achilles heel in defense against ransomware attacks, finds Veritas research

94% of enterprises say that ransomware attacks in Kubernetes environments are a risk, yet businesses are dangerously slow to extend data protection solutionsVeritas Technologies, a leader in multi-cloud data management, today announced the results of a new study revealing that...

Ukraine hit by destructive attacks before and during the Russian invasion

A second wiping attack via IsaacWiper started shortly after the Russian military invasion and hit a Ukrainian governmental networkOn February 23, a destructive campaign using HermeticWiper (along with HermeticWizard and HermeticRansom) targeted multiple Ukrainian organisations. This cyberattack preceded the...

Australia should be prepared for Russia’s Cyber Reaction

The Australian Government has made the decision to punish Russia with sanctions in response to the Russian invasion of the Ukraine.The Australian government has now issued warning to Australian organisations to protect their systems against possible Russian cyber attacks.Director...

Large bot attack demonstrates cyber criminals using the Great Resignation to get personal data

Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the Great Resignation to harvest people’s personal data, as demonstrated by a large web scraping attack that Imperva Research Labs mitigated on a global job listing site last month.The bot attack lasted four days and...

NSW Education System Exploited By Unknown Security Vulnerability

Hackers exploited an unknown vulnerability to access a NSW Department of Education system last year and stole the names and email addresses of an undisclosed number of people.The NSW Department of Education took nearly seven months to complete an "an...

RMIT University launches international Cyber Security network between Australia and Lithuania

8 February marked Safer Internet Day and today it represents the launch of the Australian - Lithuanian Cyber Research Network, a joint initiative of RMIT University and Mykolas Romeris University. The network is the first of its kind globally...

Cyberattacks on US schools increasing amid reliance on technology

Public school systems often have limited budgets for cybersecurity safeguards and have become targets of more attacks.Amid a growing reliance on technology due to the coronavirus pandemic, cyberattacks have become a growing threat to schools across the United States – leading...

Linux Polkit Vulnerability Enables Root Access on Most Distros, XIot Devices.

A trivially exploitable vulnerability has been disclosed in Polkit, a component installed by default on many Linux distributions. Successful exploits of this vulnerability would grant an attacker full root privileges on the host. Most devices in the Extended Internet...

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