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Patch Tuesday: Bumper month for Microsoft as patches for 55 vulnerabilities are rolled out

This month’s Patch Tuesday includes fixes for more than 50 vulnerabilities in Windows, Office, Internet Explorer, Edge and, of course, Adobe Flash Player.  Microsoft has rolled out the bug fixes this week, with a high proportion of them labelled “critical”.  There are 55 fixes in total, but it is Adobe that takes top spot for vulnerabilities in Flash, according to ... Read More »

Hackers infect government websites to mine Bitcoin rival

Driven by Data in association with IBM The channel looks at how software-defined storage is an enabler of multi-cloud, AI, IoT, and arguably plays a pivotal role in digital transformation. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet clear and present, dangers. Read More »

Hackers infect government websites to mine Bitcoin rival

Hackers have managed to infect various government-run websites including that of the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), aiming to use them to infect visitors’ computers. Their aim is thought to be to take control of unsuspecting users’ machines and use them to mine Monero, a crypto-currency and rival to Bitcoin. The ICO’s website has been taken offline by its administrators as ... Read More »

Uber drops GitHub through code-sharing platform’s part in massive data breach

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

Researchers identify a new data-compromising Trojan that spies on Windows clipboard

Cyber criminals are tapping into a new Trojan that can steal sensitive information such as browser cookies and credentials. Discovered by security specialists MalwareHunterTeam and ‘Guido Not CISSP’, the Trojan – dubbed Evrial – can also spy on Windows clipboard entries. In this scenario, cyber crooks can monitor the short-term storage space for sensitive information, including Bitcoin details and passwords. ... Read More »

Healthcare records of three million Norwegians compromised in "professional" cyber attack

Hackers have reportedly breached the systems of Norway’s Health South East RHF, with nearly three million patients’ data potentially compromised as a result. Health South-East is responsible for the counties of Østfold, Akershus, Oslo, Hedmark, Oppland, Buskerud, Vestfold, Telemark, Aust-Agder and Vest-Agder. The breach was announced on Monday by the authority, after it had been notified by HelseCERT, the Norwegian ... Read More »

Johnson warns Russia that the UK is prepared to tackle cyber threats head-on

Data Insight in association with IBM The channel looks at how storage software is fuelling the future of IT, as we explore analytics, insight, virtualisation and other hot topics storage plays a vital role in defining. Security Spotlight in association with Malwarebytes The channel looks at all things security, including all the news, analyses, opinion and research into these new, yet ... Read More »

Hacker releases Satori malware code on Pastebin over Christmas break

A known threat actor used the Christmas break to release working code for the Satori malware, which has been weaponised into the Satori and BrickerBot botnets. Ankit Anubhav, principal researcher for NewSky Security, wrote a blog about the code being posted to Pastebin. The malware exploits a vulnerability in some Huawei routers known as CVE-2017-17215, and was discovered during a ... Read More »

America blames North Korea for WannaCry ransomware outbreak

The US has officially blamed North Korea for the WannaCry ransomware outbreak, which crippled hundreds of thousands of computers in the NHS and across the world in May. “The attack was widespread and cost billions, and North Korea is directly responsible,” Tom Bossert, homeland security adviser to President Donald Trump, claimed in an article published by the Wall Street Journal. ... Read More »

Microsoft fixes Malware Protection Engine critical security flaw

Microsoft’s Malware Protection Engine is an important part of the security defences of the Windows operating system, but it was recently left exposed by a ‘critical’ security flaw. Windows uses the engine to conduct regular security scans, but the UK National Cyber Security Centre recently identified flaws, which had been uncovered by GCHQ. On Wednesday, Microsoft rolled out an update ... Read More »

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