August Monthly News: Cyber Security

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Experts Notice Sudden Surge in Exploitation of WordPress Page Builder Plugin Vulnerability

Researchers from Wordfence have sounded the alarm about a “sudden” spike in cyber attacks attempting to exploit an unpatched flaw in a WordPress plugin called Kaswara Modern WPBakery Page Builder Addons. Tracked as CVE-2021-24284, the issue is rated 10.0 on the CVSS vulnerability scoring system and relates to an unauthenticated arbitrary file upload that could be abused to gain […]

5 Questions You Need to Ask About Your Firewall Security

Often, organizations think of firewall security as a one-and-done type of solution. They install firewalls, then assume that they are “good to go” without investigating whether or not these solutions are actually protecting their systems in the best way possible. “Set it and forget it!” Instead of just relying on firewalls and assuming that they […]

Why Developers Hate Changing Language Versions

Progress powers technology forward. But progress also has a cost: by adding new capabilities and features, the developer community is constantly adjusting the building blocks. That includes the fundamental languages used to code technology solutions. When the building blocks change, the code behind the technology solution must change too. It’s a challenging and time-consuming exercise […]

Some Worms Use Their Powers for Good

Gardeners know that worms are good. Cybersecurity professionals know that worms are bad. Very bad. In fact, worms are literally the most devasting force for evil known to the computing world. The MyDoom worm holds the dubious position of most costly computer malware ever – responsible for some $52 billion in damage. In second place… Sobig, another worm. It turns out, however, that […]

Update Google Chrome Browser to Patch New Zero-Day Exploit Detected in the Wild

Google on Monday shipped security updates to address a high-severity zero-day vulnerability in its Chrome web browser that it said is being exploited in the wild. The shortcoming, tracked as CVE-2022-2294, relates to a heap overflow flaw in the WebRTC component that provides real-time audio and video communication capabilities in browsers without the need to install plugins or […]

Chinese LuoYu Hackers Using Man-on-the-Side Attacks to Deploy WinDealer Backdoor

An “extremely sophisticated” Chinese-speaking advanced persistent threat (APT) actor dubbed LuoYu has been observed using a malicious Windows tool called WinDealer that’s delivered by means of man-on-the-side attacks. “This groundbreaking development allows the actor to modify network traffic in-transit to insert malicious payloads,” Russian cybersecurity company Kaspersky said in a new report. “Such attacks are especially dangerous and devastating […]

Critical Flaws Uncovered in Pentaho Business Analytics Software

Multiple vulnerabilities have been disclosed in Hitachi Vantara’s Pentaho Business Analytics software that could be abused by malicious actors to upload arbitrary data files and even execute arbitrary code on the underlying host system of the application. The security weaknesses were reported by researchers Alberto Favero from German cybersecurity firm Hawsec and Altion Malka from Census Labs earlier this […]

Facebook to Shut Down Facial Recognition System and Delete Billions of Records

Facebook’s newly-rebranded parent company Meta on Tuesday announced plans to discontinue its decade-old “Face Recognition” system and delete a massive trove of more than a billion users’ facial recognition templates as part of a wider initiative to limit the use of the technology across its products. The Menlo Park tech giant described the about-face as “one of the largest […]

Healthcare Industry Witnessed 45% Spike in Cyber Attacks Since Nov 20

Cyberattacks targeting healthcare organizations have spiked by 45% since November 2020 as COVID-19 cases continue to increase globally. According to a new report published by Check Point Research today and shared with The Hacker News, this increase has made the sector the most targeted industry by cybercriminals when compared to an overall 22% increase in cyberattacks across […]