Month: August 2021

Singapore govt announces a new bug hunt scheme for white hat hackers

Posted on August 31, 2021 at 6:44 PM Singapore’s government has been one of the few in the world that has taken the increased hacking activity over the past decade seriously, and it made an effort to assess and improve...

/ August 31, 2021

Attackers Can Remotely Disable Fortress Wi-Fi Home Security Alarms

New vulnerabilities have been discovered in Fortress S03 Wi-Fi Home Security System that could be potentially abused by a malicious party to gain unauthorized access with an aim to alter system behavior, including disarming the devices without the victim’s knowledge....

/ August 31, 2021

LockFile Ransomware Exploit ProxyShell Vulnerabilities in Microsoft Exchange Servers

The Microsoft exchange servers were hacked by a very new ransomware gang that is known as LockFile. According to the cyber security expert, this ransomware gang has appeared in July 2021. However, the main motive of this ransomware is to...

/ August 31, 2021

iCloud phishing scam – Man stole private photos of 620,000 women

Apple iCloud accounts and obtaining over 620,000 private photos and 9,000 videos of nearly 306 young women. According to the feds, the 40-year-old La Puente, California resident gained access to nude photos of the victims after hacking into 200 iCloud...

/ August 30, 2021

Vulnerability Assessment Tools [Top Tools & What They Do]

What Is a Vulnerability Assessment? A vulnerability assessment continuously scans networks and applications to identify new and existing security flaws. The assessment provides a ranked list of vulnerabilities with actionable steps for remediation. Many assessments also provide a checklist to...

/ August 30, 2021

73,000 Patients Impacted In A Massive Cyberattack On Singapore Eye Clinic

Posted on August 30, 2021 at 4:49 PM According to a recent report, a private clinic in Singapore has become a victim of a ransomware attack. The clinic, Eye & Retina Surgeons (ERS), stated that the incident affected its server...

/ August 30, 2021

How Does MTA-STS Improve Your Email Security?

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol or SMTP has easily exploitable security loopholes. Email routing protocols were designed in a time when cryptographic technology was at a nascent stage (e.g., the de-facto protocol for email transfer, SMTP, is nearly 40 years old...

/ August 30, 2021

Microsoft warns of a Widespread Phishing Campaign to Steal Login Credentials

The security researchers of Microsoft have reported about a new phishing campaign that they have detected recently, and they have also claimed that this campaign is quite big and is stealing the login credentials. After detecting this phishing campaign, soon...

/ August 30, 2021

Why torrenting on Elon Musk’s Starlink is not a good idea?

torrenting pirated movies, software, and other content from the dark depths of the web to enjoy, then Starlink is not for you. This broadband is stern about its policies, especially when it comes to the trend of downloading movies and...

/ August 30, 2021

First National Bank Warns of Banking Scam Targeting Online Shoppers

Posted on August 29, 2021 at 4:58 PM First National Bank (FNB), a financial service firm, has urged its customers to look out for fraudsters who might scam them. In this regard, the firm urged users to rely on trustworthy...

/ August 29, 2021

Get Lifetime Access to 24 Professional Cybersecurity Certification Prep Courses

Not all heroes wear capes. Cybersecurity professionals are digital warriors who use their knowledge and skill to battle malicious hackers. Sounds like an exciting career, right? If the comic-book comparisons aren’t working for you, perhaps some figures will. According to...

/ August 29, 2021

LockFile Ransomware Bypasses Protection Using Intermittent File Encryption

A new ransomware family that emerged last month comes with its own bag of tricks to bypass ransomware protection by leveraging a novel technique called “intermittent encryption.” Called LockFile, the operators of the ransomware have been found exploiting recently disclosed...

/ August 28, 2021