Threat Intelligence Bulletin Warns Software Developers are High Targets

Cybersecurity company Glasswall’s August 2019 Threat Intelligence Bulletin stated that the technology sector accounts for nearly half of phishing campaigns.  Software developers appear to be …

iNSYNQ Ransom Attack Possibly Caused by Phishing

KrebsOnSecurity has reported that a ransomware outbreak that compromised QuickBooks cloud hosting firm iNSYNQ in mid-July started with a phishing attack. A sales employee for iNSYNQ apparently fell …

Steam Zero-Day Vulnerability Discovered and Fixed

Despite Valve determining that a flaw submitted by their bug bounty program HackerOne was “Not Applicable”, two independent researchers confirmed a zero-day privilege escalation vulnerability …

Pakistani National Faces 20 Year Sentence for AT&T Unlock Scheme

Muhammad Fahd, a 34-year-old Pakistani national arrested by the United States Federal Government back in February has now been charged with bribing employees at AT&T …

Tencent Discovers Android “QualPwn” Vulnerabilities

Security researchers from Tencent’s Blade team discovered a series of Android vulnerabilities collectively known as QualPwn in February and March this year.  The vulnerabilities lie …

New Android Ransomware Filecoder.C

ESET researchers have discovered a new Android ransomware strain called Android/Filecoder.C.  The strain was distributed on adult content-related topics in Reddit and in the “XDA …

Cybersecurity Practices Affect the Valuation of Your Company

According to a study by Ocean Tomo, intangible assets have emerged as the leading determinant of a company’s value.  From 1975 to 2025, the value …

Paige Thompson Arrested in Capital One Server Hack

Paige Thompson, a software engineer who formerly worked for Amazon Web Services, is accused of breaking into a Capital One server.  Thompson obtained access to …

Business Associate Agreements & HIPAA

The HIPAA Privacy Rule states that clearinghouses, covered entities, and business associates are required to follow the HIPAA security and privacy rules. According to the …

Access Control/Governance Improves HIPAA Security

With the ever-growing monitoring of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations and media attention to their subsequent soaring costs, there has never been …

Equifax Pays Dearly for Failed Patch

Equifax has agreed to pay anywhere from $575 million to $700 million in its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the Consumer Financial Protection …

“FlawedArmmy RAT”: Security Awareness Training Could Prevent It

Microsoft Security Intelligence has sent out a new set of Tweets outlining an attack strategy that uses a number of Windows toolsets to install a …

To Pay or Not to Pay: That is the Question

Ransomware is targeting systems world-wide, big and small.  And every unlucky victim faces the same dilemma:  to pay or not to pay.  Despite the US …

New Scam Targets 1.5 Billion Gmail Calendar Users

Scammers are using Google’s Calendar app to trick users into clicking on phishing links that upload malware hidden in a java script. Over 1.5 billion …

NY Senate Bill 224: The Next State Consumer Privacy Act?

Without a federal privacy law in place, individual states are starting to examine privacy legislation on their own. California already has the California Consumer Privacy …