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  • Patch Tuesday, June 2024 “Recall” Edition
    by BrianKrebs on June 11, 2024 at 10:57 pm

    Microsoft today released updates to fix more than 50 security vulnerabilities in Windows and related software, a relatively light Patch Tuesday this month for Windows administrators. The software giant also responded to a torrent of negative feedback on a new feature of Redmond’s flagship operating system that constantly takes screenshots of whatever users are doing on their computers, saying the feature would no longer be enabled by default.

  • ‘Operation Endgame’ Hits Malware Delivery Platforms
    by BrianKrebs on May 30, 2024 at 3:19 pm

    Law enforcement agencies in the United States and Europe today announced Operation Endgame, a coordinated action against some of the most popular cybercrime platforms for delivering ransomware and data-stealing malware. Dubbed “the largest ever operation against botnets,” the international effort is being billed as the opening salvo in an ongoing campaign targeting advanced malware “droppers” or “loaders” like IcedID, Smokeloader and Trickbot.

  • Is Your Computer Part of ‘The Largest Botnet Ever?’
    by BrianKrebs on May 29, 2024 at 7:21 pm

    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) today said they arrested the alleged operator of 911 S5, a ten-year-old online anonymity service that was powered by what the director of the FBI called “likely the world’s largest botnet ever.” The arrest coincided with the seizure of the 911 S5 website and supporting infrastructure, which the government says turned computers running various “free VPN” products into Internet traffic relays that facilitated billions of dollars in online fraud and cybercrime.

  • Treasury Sanctions Creators of 911 S5 Proxy Botnet
    by BrianKrebs on May 28, 2024 at 8:38 pm

    The U.S. Department of the Treasury today unveiled sanctions against three Chinese nationals for allegedly operating 911 S5, an online anonymity service that for many years was the easiest and cheapest way to route one’s Web traffic through malware-infected computers around the globe. KrebsOnSecurity identified one of the three men in a July 2022 investigation into 911 S5, which was massively hacked and then closed ten days later.

  • Stark Industries Solutions: An Iron Hammer in the Cloud
    by BrianKrebs on May 23, 2024 at 11:32 pm

    Two weeks before Russia invaded Ukraine in February 2022, a large, mysterious new Internet hosting firm called Stark Industries Solutions materialized and quickly became the epicenter of massive distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on government and commercial targets in Ukraine and Europe. An investigation into Stark Industries reveals it is being used as a global proxy network that conceals the true source of cyberattacks and disinformation campaigns against enemies of Russia.

  • Why Your Wi-Fi Router Doubles as an Apple AirTag
    by BrianKrebs on May 21, 2024 at 4:21 pm

    Apple and the satellite-based broadband service Starlink each recently took steps to address new research into the potential security and privacy implications of how their services geo-locate devices. Researchers from the University of Maryland say they relied on publicly available data from Apple to track the location of billions of devices globally — including non-Apple devices like Starlink systems — and found they could use this data to monitor the destruction of Gaza, as well as the movements and in many cases identities of Russian and Ukrainian troops.

  • Patch Tuesday, May 2024 Edition
    by BrianKrebs on May 14, 2024 at 8:19 pm

    Microsoft today released updates to fix more than 60 security holes in Windows computers and supported software, including two “zero-day” vulnerabilities in Windows that are already being exploited in active attacks. There are also important security patches available for macOS and Adobe users, and for the Chrome Web browser, which just patched its own zero-day flaw.

  • Cyber Security Operation Center Guidelines for best practices SOC Design
    by Cyber Security Consultant on January 30, 2024 at 4:32 pm

    Cyber Security is become most needed services for all business and industries in 2024. Every business is concerned about Cyber Security. Security operations (SecOps) leaders face a multifaceted challenge: detecting elusive and novel threats using outdated tools, mitigating the risks posed by unexplored dark data, and managing the resource-intensive nature of staying ahead of evolving

  • HOW TO BECOME CERTIFIED LEAD IMPLEMENTER – ISO 27001
    by Cyber Security Consultant on January 26, 2023 at 11:21 am

    ABOUT CERTIFIED LEAD IMPLEMENTER TRAINING AND EXAMINATION FOR INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ISO / IEC 27001 Learn and get certified as a professional in implementation of ISO 27001 standard through our self-paced E-learning interactive course which comprises of 4 modules. Upon completion of these modules, you can appear for an examination and get certified as

  • YouTube disrupted in Pakistan as former PM Imran Khan streams speech
    by Cyber Security Consultant on August 22, 2022 at 5:04 am

    NetBlocks metrics confirm the disruption of YouTube on multiple internet providers in Pakistan on Sunday 21 August 2022. The disruption comes as former Prime Minister Imran Khan makes a live broadcast to the public, despite a ban issued by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA). Real-time network data show the disruption in effect on

  • Recommendations for Parents about Cyber Bullying
    by Cyber Security Consultant on October 20, 2021 at 6:36 am

    Here are some dedicated tips for keeping younger children safe online. One of these training tips goes into the risks of young children on the Internet, covers cyber bullying and other risky Internet behavior. Here are the suggestions parents should take into account regarding kids online. • Talk with your kids about online safety and

  • WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram server down in Pakistan?
    by Cyber Security Consultant on October 4, 2021 at 5:32 pm

    Facebook-owned social media platforms, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Instagram are facing a worldwide outage, according to Downdetector, which offers real-time status and outage information for all kinds of services. .https://d-31038805491725975734.ampproject.net/2109102127000/frame.html Downdetector showed that WhatsApp outage was reported at 8:23 pm (Pakistan Standard Time) and it shot up to 1,082 complaints by 8:38 pm. The website mentioned that

  • Cloudflare reports record-breaking HTTP-request DDoS attack
    by Cyber Security Consultant on August 22, 2021 at 7:26 pm

    Cloudflare reports thwarting the largest known HTTP-request distributed denial of service attack in history, approximately three times larger than any other previously reported. The attack in July reached 17.2 million requests per second, the company wrote in a blog post. For scale, the entirety of the Cloudflare network typically sees around 25 million requests per second

  • Microsoft announces recipients of academic grants for AI research on combating phishing
    by Cyber Security Consultant on June 19, 2021 at 3:34 pm

    Every day in the ever-changing technology landscape, we see boundaries shift as new ideas challenge the old status quo. This constant shift is observed in the increasingly sophisticated and connected tools, products, and services people and organizations use on a daily basis, but also in the security that needs to be built into these technologies