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Month: February 2018

Russian Spies May Hacked the Olympics and Tried to Pin-it on North Korea

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Russian Spies A must read story from engadget.com outlines the truth about the probable Russian Spies that may hack during the opening ceremonies has disrupted the Internet and broadcasting systems, leaving some guests unable to print even tickets Now that the 2018 Winter Olympics are over, we are now learning

Coldroot RAT cross-platform malware targets MacOS without being detected

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Coldroot RAT Today I came across this story from securityaffairs.co that gives you a revealing Patrick Wardle, a former NSA hacker and malware researcher, is back, this time discovering a new remote-access Trojan called the Coldroot RAT. Coldroot RAT is a cross-platform MacOS system, the bad news is that AV software

Study reveals North Korean cyber-espionage has reached new heights

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary A must-read story from theguardian.com explains the truth about Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. A new report said that North Korea’s malware business “has improved both in scope and complexity.” Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang. A new report said that North Korea’s malware business “has improved both in scope and complexity.”

Hackers Abusing Apache CouchDB Vulnerabilities to Deploy Malware & Mining Monero Cryptocurrency

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Apache CouchDB Vulnerabilities : Today I came across this story from gbhackers.com that calls things we don’t talk about but security researchers at TrendMicro observed cryptographic mining attacks by exploiting the Cryptocurrency mining malware exploits in popular database systems with, Apache CouchDB vulnerabilities. According to their global sensor report, a

McAfee Identifies Major Cyber Attack by Lazarus hacker group

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Lazarus hacker group I couldn’t believe this story from btcmanager.com that asks an interesting on the Lazarus hacker group, headquartered in North Korea, is now targeting cryptocurrency theft and phishing attacks against individuals and banking institutions. Analysts at McAfee Advanced Threat Research (ATR) uncovered new cyber attacks. As an article published

Nearly 8000 Security Flaws Did Not Receive a CVE ID in 2018 NVD

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Unreported Security Flaws I couldn’t believe this story from bleepingcomputer.com that reviews the truth about the Risk Based Security (RBS) report found 20,832 vulnerabilities were discovered in 2017 with a record number of 20,832 but only 12,932 of them received official CVE identifiers. This means that without the CVE-2017-XXXXX number, there

Your Credit Card Microchip Maybe Vulnerable, Some Remedies

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Credit Card Microchip Vulnerability: What is most likely to be an overlooked story from thedailystar.net dissects a little-known Credit Card Microchip Vulnerability. Credit Card Microchip The new chip and PIN cards in the credit card microchip  (the EMV standard) promised to be safer than simple magnetic stripe cards, but they were just installed

Cybersecurity experts warn on growing ‘whaling attacks’ by 200%

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Whaling Attacks A recent story from irishexaminer.com believes surprising Cybersecurity experts warning that the so-called “whaling attack,” in which the company’s chief executive is a liar target, has tripled in the past year. Whaling attacks are a form of phishing that criminals realize that the chief executive is not in

Google finds security vulnerability in Microsoft Edge on Compromised Sites

CyberWisdom Safe Harbor Commentary on Vulnerability in Microsoft Edge Today I came across this story from windowslatest.com that warns a hidden part of the Project Zero project. Google discovered a vulnerability in Microsoft Edge that researchers publicly disclosed when the software giant missed a deadline. The Google Project Zero team provided Microsoft with a 90-day