Category: Security

Synack at Gartner’s 2022 Security and Risk Summit

Conference season is back! In addition to the RSA Conference, Synack will be well represented at the Gartner Security and Risk Summit June 7-9 in National Harbor, MD.  You can visit us at any time during the conference on the...

/ May 16, 2022

HTML attachments in phishing e-mails

The use of embedded HTML documents in phishing e-mails is a standard technique employed by cybercriminals. It does away with the need to put links in the e-mail body, which antispam engines and e-mail antiviruses usually detect with ease. HTML...

/ May 16, 2022

Sysrv botnet Attack Windows, Linux Servers with New Exploits – Microsoft

Using vulnerabilities in Web frameworks and WordPress, the Sysrv botnet now targets vulnerable Windows and Linux servers to deploy crypto-mining malware. This new variant (tracked as Sysrv-K) discovered by Microsoft may now scan WordPress and Spring deployments for unpatched code....

/ May 14, 2022

Ukrainian Imprisoned for Stealing Thousands of Login Credentials Per Week & Selling

On Thursday, a Ukrainian man (a 28-year-old) was sentenced to four years in federal prison for selling decrypted usernames and passwords online and ordered to pay back illegal profits. In an interview with some of his co-conspirators, Glib Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev...

/ May 14, 2022

Get Lifetime Access to 2022 Cybersecurity Certification Prep Courses @ 95% Off

Ever thought about working full-time in cybersecurity? With millions of unfilled jobs around, now is a great time to get into the industry. Of course, there are many different roles in this field. But all of them require the same...

/ May 14, 2022

SonicWall Releases Patches for New Flaws Affecting SSLVPN SMA1000 Devices

SonicWall has published an advisory warning of a trio of security flaws in its Secure Mobile Access (SMA) 1000 appliances, including a high-severity authentication bypass vulnerability. The weaknesses in question impact SMA 6200, 6210, 7200, 7210, 8000v running firmware versions...

/ May 14, 2022

US Sentence Ukrainian to 4 Years for Brute-forcing and Selling Login Credentials

The 28-year-old Ukrainian national Glib Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev was arrested in Poland and extradited to the USA in 2020. A Ukrainian national identified as Glib Oleksandr Ivanov-Tolpintsev in the press release from the US Department of Justice (DoJ) has been sentenced to four...

/ May 13, 2022

Android and Chrome to Generate Virtual Cards to Keep Payment Information Safe

Google introduced virtual cards on Chrome and Android to keep payment information safe and secure in online payments. At present, more cyberattacks than ever are happening on a broader, global scale. The targets of these attacks are not just major...

/ May 13, 2022

Google Created ‘Open-Source Maintenance Crew’ to Help Secure Critical Projects

Google on Thursday announced the creation of a new “Open Source Maintenance Crew” to focus on bolstering the security of critical open source projects. Additionally, the tech giant pointed out Open Source Insights as a tool for analyzing packages and...

/ May 13, 2022

A Guide to Using VPNs on Your Smartphone 

A VPN these days is a must as we know it. The recent growth of VPN use has been pronounced across the globe, particularly in developed economies in the UK and the US. On these shores, some 44% of UK...

/ May 12, 2022

Misconfigured ElasticSearch Servers Exposed 579 GB of Users’ Website Activity

In total, two misconfigured ElasticSearch servers belonging to an unknown organization exposed 359,019,902 (359 million) records that were collected with the help of data analytics software developed by SnowPlow Analytics. The IT security researchers at Website Planet have identified two...

/ May 12, 2022

Nerbian RAT Malware Delivered Using Word Documents That Include Malicious Macro Code

There has been the discovery of a new remote access trojan called Nerbian RAT by the researchers at Proofpoint, which has a number of advanced features. There are a number of features included in this new RAT that helps it...

/ May 12, 2022