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Trump-Kim Summit Attracts Wave of Cyber-Attacks on Singapore

By | 2018-06-16T04:34:50+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

The number of cyber-attacks targeting Singapore skyrocketed from June 11 to June 12, during the meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean President Kim Jong-un in a Singapore hotel, and most of these attacks originated from Russia, F5 Labs reports. Russia has long been said to keep the United States under

India-based Network Intelligence Raises for $4.8 Million for Expansion

By | 2018-06-16T03:45:37+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Bengaluru, India-based security services and products firm Network Intelligence Inc (NII) has raised Rs 33-crore funding (approximately $4.8 million) from private equity firm Helix Investments. The money will be used for product development and to expand operations in the U.S. and Europe. The investment values the firm at $22.7 million. NII was founded

New Campaign Possibly Linked to MuddyWater

By | 2018-06-16T02:54:40+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

A newly discovered attack relying on malicious Word documents and PowerShell scripts appears related to the MuddyWater cyber-espionage campaign, Trend Micro reports. First observed in 2017, the MuddyWater campaign was targeting the Saudi government with PowerShell scripts deployed via Microsoft Office Word macros. A similar espionage campaign observed in March 2018 was targeting

French Nationals Arrested for ‘Rex Mundi’ Hacks

By | 2018-06-16T02:01:13+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Europol announced this week that several French nationals were arrested in the past year on suspicion of being involved with Rex Mundi, a group that hacked into the systems of several organizations and attempted to blackmail them. According to Europol, the alleged members of the hacker group were identified after in May 2017

TippingPoint Threat Intelligence and Zero-Day Coverage – Week of June 11, 2018 –

By | 2018-06-16T04:17:42+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

As a native Texan, I’ve seen more than my fair share of bugs – actual physical bugs that love the hot, humid Texas climate and my curly hair for some reason. The Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) sees many bugs (of the software variety), including those that affect SCADA control systems. Fritz Sands recently

Microsoft Patches Code Execution Vulnerability in wimgapi Library

By | 2018-06-16T01:06:42+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Microsoft this week patched a remote code execution vulnerability affecting the wimgapi library, which is used to perform operations on Windows Imaging Format (WIM) files. Addressed as part of Microsoft’s June 2018 Patch Tuesday, the issue was discovered by Talos’ Marcin Noga in the LoadIntegrityInfo functions of wimgapi version 10.0.16299.15 (WinBuild.160101.0800). An attacker

Facebook Claims 99% of Extremist Content Removed Without Users’ Help

By | 2018-06-15T13:37:40+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

At this week's International Homeland Security Forum (IHSF) hosted in Jerusalem by Israel’s minister of public security, Gilad Erdan, Facebook claimed growing success in its battle to remove extremist content from the network. Dr. Erin Marie Saltman, Facebook counterterrorism policy lead for EMEA, said, "On Terrorism content, 99% of terrorist content from ISIS

Critical Flaws Patched in Schneider Building Automation Software

By | 2018-06-15T12:46:54+00:00 June 15th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Schneider Electric recently patched four vulnerabilities in its U.motion Builder software, including two critical command execution flaws. Advisories have been published by both the vendor and ICS-CERT. Schneider Electric’s U.motion is a building automation solution used around the world mainly in the energy, critical manufacturing and commercial facilities sectors. U.motion Builder is a

Siemens Patches Vulnerabilities in SCALANCE, Other Devices

By | 2018-06-15T03:36:20+00:00 June 14th, 2018|Categories: CyberSecurity|

Siemens this week published five new security advisories describing several vulnerabilities discovered in its switches, routers, building automation products, and medical devices. One of the advisories covers a high severity flaw that allows an unprivileged attacker to execute arbitrary code with elevated privileges by sending a specially crafted DHCP response to an affected