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Cisco Patches Critical Flaw After PoC Exploit Code Release

A critical path-traversal flaw (CVE-2020-27130) exists in Cisco Security Manager that lays bare sensitive information to remote, unauthenticated attackers. A day after proof-of-concept (PoC) exploit code was published for a critical flaw in Cisco Security Manager, Cisco has hurried out a patch. Cisco Security Manager is an end-to-end security management . . . Read more

Nation-State Attackers Are Actively Targeting COVID-19 Vaccine-Makers

Three major APTs are involved in ongoing compromises at pharma and clinical organizations involved in COVID-19 research, Microsoft says. Three nation-state cyberattack groups are actively attempting to hack companies involved in COVID-19 vaccine and treatment research. Russia’s APT28 Fancy Bear, the Lazarus Group from North Korea and another North Korea-linked . . . Read more

Credential-Stuffing Attack Hits The North Face

The North Face has reset an undisclosed number of customer accounts after detecting a credential-stuffing attack on its website. The North Face has reset its customers’ passwords after attackers launched a credential-stuffing attack against the popular outdoor outfitter’s website. In a recent data-breach notification, the company told customers that it . . . Read more

$100M Botnet Scheme Lands Cybercriminal 8 Years in Jail

Aleksandr Brovko faces jail time after stealing $100 million worth of personal identifiable information (PII) and financial data over the course of more than 10 years. Authorities have sentenced a hacker to eight years in prison for trafficking stolen personally identifiable information (PII) and online banking credentials resulting in losses . . . Read more

‘Among Us’ Mobile Game Under Siege by Attackers

Ongoing attacks on the wildly popular game Among Us are testing developers’ ability to keep up. The meteoric rise of the game Among Us appears to be outpacing its developer’s ability to keep up with malicious actors. On Sunday night, a specific ongoing attack forced InnerSloth, the company behind the . . . Read more

Researcher: I Hacked Trump’s Twitter by Guessing Password

Trump’s weak Twitter password and lack of basic two-factor authentication protections made it shockingly simple to hack his account, Dutch security researcher Victor Gevers reported.   Dutch ethical hacker Victor Gevers claims it only took five attempts to guess the password to President Donald Trump’s Twitter account — “maga2020!”. That’s . . . Read more

News Wrap: Barnes & Noble Hack, DDoS Extortion Threats and More

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