Learn Ethical Hacking with 180 Hours of Training — 2019 Course Bundle

Posted on March 1st, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The world of cybersecurity is fast-paced and ever-changing.New attacks are unleashed every day, and companies around the world lose millions of dollars as a result.The only thing standing in the way of cybercrime is a small army of ethical hackers. These cybersecurity experts are employed to find weaknesses before they can be exploited. It’s a […]

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Elasticsearch clusters face attacks from multiple hacker groups

Posted on February 28th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Security researchers have recently detected an increased number of attacks against Elasticsearch clusters running older versions with known vulnerabilities. At least six different groups of attackers are searching for and exploiting insecure deployments to abuse servers. Elasticsearch is a distributed search engine platform written in Java designed for processing large data sets. It is commonly […]

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Researchers Propose New Approach to Address Online Password-Guessing Attacks

Posted on February 22nd, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Recommended best practices not effective against certain types of attacks, they say. Automated online password-guessing attacks, where adversaries try numerous combinations of usernames and passwords to try and break into accounts, have emerged as a major threat to Web service providers in recent years. Next week, two security researchers will present a paper at the […]

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North Korea’s Lazarus Group Targets Russian Companies For First Time

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

In an unusual development, the group known for its attacks against companies in countries viewed as geopolitical foes is now going after companies in a country considered an ally, Check Point Software says. North Korea’s Lazarus Group, known for its sophisticated cyberattacks on organizations in the US, South Korea, Japan, and other countries, has for […]

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Google Research: No Simple Fix For Spectre-Class Vulnerabilities

Posted on February 20th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Chip makers’ focus on performance has left microprocessors open to numerous side-channel attacks that cannot be fixed by software updates – only by hard choices. Side-channel attacks such as the Spectre family of vulnerabilities are more widespread threat than previously thought – affecting all microprocessors that employ the performance-enhancing feature of speculative execution, and defeating […]

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Disastrous cyber attack on email provider wipes US servers and backups

Posted on February 13th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Some cyber attacks are so disastrous that there’s no coming back from them. Email provider VFEmail worried that was the case when it said a hacker caused “catastrophic destruction” on Monday by destroying all data on U.S. servers, as well as the backup systems. On Monday morning, after VFEmail’s site, servers, and webmail client went […]

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Ursnif Trojan is back with fileless persistence

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

Researchers warn about a new wave of attacks with an information-stealing Trojan called Ursnif that uses PowerShell and fileless execution mechanisms, making it harder to detect. Some of the attacks also deploy the GandCrab ransomware. Ursnif, also known as Dreambot, has been around for some time and initially focused on stealing emails and online banking […]

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10 cybersecurity trends to watch for 2019

Posted on January 30th, 2019 by Responsible Cyber

The corporate world was rocked by a number of high-profile data breaches and ransomware attacks in 2018. Juniper Research estimated that the quantity of data stolen by cybercriminals could rise by as much as 175 percent over the next five years. Add to that uncertainties in the global economy and 2019 looks set to be […]

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