A Cyber Insurance Backstop In the first week of January, the pharmaceutical giant Merck quietly settled its years-long lawsuit over whether or not its property and casualty insurers would cover a $700 million claim filed after the devastating NotPetya cyberattack in 2017. The malware ultimately infected more than 40,000 of Merck’s computers, which significantly disrupted…

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The ALPHV, also known as the Blackcat ransomware gang, is targeting US healthcare systems, according to a joint cybersecurity advisory by the FBI, CISA, and the Department of Health and Human Services (SSH). The advisory, which was published as part of the #StopRansomware effort that publishes advisories against various ransomware variants and actors, also detailed…

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We’re pleased to announce our 2024 Partner of the Year awards. These annual awards recognize AT&T Cybersecurity partners that demonstrate excellence in growth, innovation, and implementation of customer solutions based on our AT&T USM Anywhere platform. AT&T Cybersecurity’s 2024 Global Partner of the Year award goes to Cybersafe Solutions for the second year in a…

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Feb 28, 2024The Hacker NewsZero Trust / Cyber Threat Traditional perimeter-based security has become costly and ineffective. As a result, communications security between people, systems, and networks is more important than blocking access with firewalls. On top of that, most cybersecurity risks are caused by just a few superusers – typically one out of 200…

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Feb 28, 2024NewsroomPhishing Attack / Malware Mexican users have been targeted with tax-themed phishing lures at least since November 2023 to distribute a previously undocumented Windows malware called TimbreStealer. Cisco Talos, which discovered the activity, described the authors as skilled and that the “threat actor has previously used similar tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) to…

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This confirms that sophisticated malign influence activities rely on developments in a target nation to generate initial interest without compromising the identity of the attacker. Perhaps most interestingly, our research also unexpectedly uncovered evidence of malware being leveraged against Facebook users. While it may seem counterintuitive that the IRA would hack users that they are…

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Feb 28, 2024NewsroomFirmware Security / Vulnerability In a new joint advisory, cybersecurity and intelligence agencies from the U.S. and other countries are urging users of Ubiquiti EdgeRouter to take protective measures, weeks after a botnet comprising infected routers was felled by law enforcement as part of an operation codenamed Dying Ember. The botnet, named MooBot,…

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Today, CISA, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an update to the joint advisory #StopRansomware: ALPHV Blackcat to provide new indicators of compromise (IOCs) and tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) associated with the ALPHV Blackcat ransomware as a service (RaaS). ALPHV Blackcat affiliates have been…

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linux — linux In the Linux kernel, the following vulnerability has been resolved: bpf: Fix a race condition between btf_put() and map_free() When running `./test_progs -j` in my local vm with latest kernel, I once hit a kasan error like below: [ 1887.184724] BUG: KASAN: slab-use-after-free in bpf_rb_root_free+0x1f8/0x2b0 [ 1887.185599] Read of size 4 at…

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Social Media Do you often take to social media to broadcast details from your life? Here’s why this habit may put your privacy and security at risk. 26 Feb 2024  •  , 5 min. read Hundreds of millions of us log on to our favorite social media sites every day. We shop, share photos and…

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