The U.S. Health and Human Services Department suffered aDistributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack. According to a Bloombergnews report, the cyberattack was called a campaign of disruption and disinformation that was aimed at undermining the response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The attack may also have been the work of a foreign actor.
Hospitals around the world struggle with ever-growing waves of COVID-19 infections but the efforts in one testing center in Europe are being hampered by cybercriminal activity. Computer systems at the University Hospital Brno in the Czech Republic have been shut down on Friday due to a cyberattack that struck in the wee hours of the day.
The cruise liner, forced to shut down operations due to coronavirus, says the incident may have compromised passengers’ personal data. Carnival-owned Princess Cruises the cruise line forced to suspend operations after two ships became hot spots for coronavirus reports that a breach may have compromised passenger data.
US radio giant Entercom reported a data breach that took place in August 2019 after an unauthorized party was able to access database backup files stored third-party cloud hosting services and containing Radio.com user credentials.
The European Network of Transmission System Operators for Electricity (ENTSO-E), whose members include large electric transmission operators across the continent, “recently found evidence of a successful cyber intrusion into its office network,” the organization said in a terse statement.
A Post reporter was able to freely browse and search through the records, many of which involved children: A search of users who had listed their age as 15 returned 1.3 million results. Early Tuesday, the company said in a statement that much of the data was meant to be public to users from within the Whisper app.
A security update has been released that fixes a Critical vulnerability in VMware Workstation Pro that could allow an application running in a guest environment to execute a command on the host. This vulnerability is in the Windows vmnetdhcp service, which is used toassign IP addresses to the guest host via DHCP.
Details about a new “wormable” vulnerability in the Microsoft Server Message Block (SMB) protocol have accidentally leaked online today during the preamble to Microsoft’s regular Patch Tuesday update cycle. No technical details have been published, but short summaries describing the bug have been posted on the websites of two cyber-security firms, Cisco Talos and Fortinet.
Most computer systems are still very easy to hack, due to a vulnerability in memory chips produced by Samsung, Micron and Hynix, according to a study by researchers from VUSec of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The vulnerability in question is called Rowhammer, a design flaw in the internal memory (DRAM) chips of a device that creates the vulnerability.
Modern Intel CPUs have now been found vulnerable to a new attack that involves reversely exploiting Meltdown-type data leak vulnerabilities to bypass existing defenses, two separate teams of researchers told The Hacker News.
New speculative execution attacks have been disclosed in AMD CPUs, however AMD said that they are not new. AMD is seeking to downplay side-channel attacks that can leak potentially sensitive data from its processors released between 2011 and 2019. The Take A Way attack, so-called by researchers with the Graz University of Technology in a new analysis this weekend,is a side-channel attack.
A vulnerability (CVE-2020-8597) in the Point-to-Point Protocol Daemon software, which comes installed on many Linux-based and Unix-like operating systems and networking devices, can be exploited by unauthenticated attackers to achieve code execution on – and takeover of – a targeted system. The vulnerability affects Debian GNU/Linux, NetBSD, Red Hat, Ubuntu, OpenWRT, TP-LINK and Cisco offerings.
Every time theres a major news story, a world event or even regular national events like tax preparation season, hackers jump at the chance to take advantage of the uptick in chatter to launch attacks against unsuspecting victims. As it turns out, the COVID-19 pandemic isnt any different.
A year-long analysis of threats to the U.S. has concluded that the country is dangerously insecure in cyber. So, what needs to be done to make America safe again? The federal Cyberspace Solarium Commission, chaired by Senator Angus King and Rep. Mike Gallagher, has published the results of a year-long analysis of the cyber-threat facing the U.S.
Attackers are capitalizing on the rise of misconfigured Internet-connected devices running the WS-Discovery protocol, and mobile carriers are hosting distributed denial-of-service weapons. Distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks remain a popular attack vector but have undergone changes as cybercriminals shift their strategies.