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Chinese Hacking Group ‘Cloned’ NSA Exploit Tool

Researchers: ‘Jian’ Hacking Tool Targeted Zero-Day Flaw in Windows Scott Ferguson (Ferguson_Writes) • February 22, 2021     A Chinese hacking group reportedly “cloned” and deployed a zero-day exploit developed by the U.S. National Security Agency’s Equation Group before Microsoft patched the Windows vulnerability that was being exploited in 2017, according to an analysis published …

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NY Department of Financial Services Issues Cyber Fraud Alert to Auto Insurers – HOTforSecurity

The New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has issued an alert to instant-quote websites, particularly car insurers, warning of a growing campaign to steal nonpublic information (NPI). The agency says it learned of the threat after receiving reports from auto insurers that cybercriminals were targeting their premium quote sites to steal driver’s license numbers. …

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Attacks Targeting Accellion Product Linked to FIN11 Cybercrime Group

The hacking group behind the recent cyber-attack targeting Accellion’s FTA file transfer service appears to be linked to a threat actor known as FIN11, security researchers with FireEye’s Mandiant division reveal. The attacks on FTA, a soon-to-be-retired service, started in mid-December 2020 and resulted in the compromise of data pertaining to multiple Accellion customers. As …

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Heimdal Security Blog | Bombardier data posted on ransomware leak site following FTA hack

At the beginning of the week, Accellion File Transfer Appliance (FTA) was subject to a security breach and extortion campaign orchestrated by the FIN11 group. Following the attacks, Accellion issued an official statement announcing that they have patched four FTA vulnerabilities that were known to be exploited by the threat actors, and incorporated new monitoring …

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DHS announces new measures to boost nation’s cybersecurity

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) on Monday announced a range of steps it will take to bolster the nation’s cybersecurity posture, including increasing funding for key cybersecurity issues.  “Cybersecurity is more important than ever, and we will build on the Department’s excellent work as we transform our whole-of-government approach to tackle the challenge we …

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Cyber security partnership launched in effort to curb online threats

A cyber security partnership, with 10 founding organisations, has launched to tackle an increase in cyber security attacks. Funded by the Scottish Government, CyberScotland will help both individuals and organisations to protect themselves against online threats. The partnership’s first move was launching CyberScotland.com on Monday, which offers resources to the public, private, and third sectors, …

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Health care bore brunt of cyberattacks in 2020, study says

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The global health care and pharmaceutical industries bore the brunt of cyberattacks in 2020 as nation-state hackers and criminals targeted companies looking for information on COVID-19 as well as vaccine development, cybersecurity research firm CrowdStrike said in a report made public Monday. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage around the …

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