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Johannesburg Hit With Major Ransomware Attack

The City of Johannesburg was hit with a ransomware attack that has compromised many of its municipal services.

Ransomware

Older Bugs in Software Add to Security Debt

In the rush to fix newer vulnerabilities, the older ones are left unaddressed. The resulting security debt increases the organization's risk of a breach, Veracode warned.

Application Security, AppDev, Appsec, Software Security, Software Development

Updated Gustuff Android Trojan Changes Tactics

A new version of the Gustuff Android banking trojan has emerged, this time with new communications capabilities and more credential-theft features.

Android

Malwarebytes Connects Magecart Group to Carbanak

Researchers have linked the Magecart group known for its supply-chain attacks to Cabanak, an advanced threat group.

Website Security, Supply Chain, Magecart

FTC to Developers: Get Consent

The FTC action against a developer of "stalking" apps emphasized that installing an app that hid its presence on the device and didn't notify the user what it was doing was against the law.

Privacy, Government, AppDev

Firefox Now Blocks Social Media Trackers

In Firefox 70, Mozilla has added the ability to block trackers from Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks, as well as other new privacy enhancements.

Firefox

Microsoft’s Secured-core PC Takes Aim at Firmware Attacks

Microsoft's Secured-core PC initiative is a partnership with OEM partners (including HP and Dell), silicon vendors (such as Intel, AMD, and Qualcomm) to provide deeply integrated hardware, firmware and software that can withstand firmware-based attacks.

Hardware, Windows, Microsoft, Firmware Security

Russian Attackers Used Iranian Infrastructure and Tools Against Multiple Targets

Investigations by the NSA and Uk's NCSC found that the Russian Turla attack group was using compromised C2 infrastructure and tools belonging to an Iranian APT group in several operations.

Malware

Decipher Podcast: James Plouffe

James Plouffe, a former technical adviser for Mr. Robot, joins Dennis Fisher to talk about the show's cultural legacy.

Podcast

Wyden Introduces Tough New Privacy Bill

Sen. Ron Wyden has introduced a new privacy measure that would allow the FTC to assess huge fines for corporations that misuse consumer data--and mean jail time for executives who lie about their companies' policies.

Privacy, Government

Prices for Attack Tools on Dark Web Forums Remain Stagnant

Flashpoint analysts look at Dark Web marketplaces and see that prices have not changed all that much in two years.

Cybercrime

Custom Instructions Comes to Arm, Secure Design Has to be On Board

Arm is bringing custom instructions to its Cortex-M processors. The overall security of these processors will depend on how these instructions are actually implemented.

Hardware, Microcontroller

HTTP Request Smuggling Bug in Go Affects Kubernetes

A flaw in the way Go handles some invalid HTTP headers could allow an attacker to authenticate as any user on a Kubernetes server in some instances.

Kubernetes

Decipher Podcast: Kenn White

Kenneth White of MongoDB joins Dennis Fisher to discuss the challenges of encryption implementations in modern enterprise networks.

Podcast

Industry Alliance to Make Security Products Work Together

Some of the biggest names in security have banded together for a new industry initiative to make it easier for different security technologies to work together.

Open Source, Partnership