“‘Equation Group’ threat actor exposed”
Alleged NSA hacking tool has been used on public users over the past week. ‘DoublePulsar,’ a backdoor program constructed by ‘Shadow Brokers’ hacking group on Friday, contains a password protected archive of even further exploit kits to be used by cybercriminals. Microsoft has commented on the release of this program, announcing that up to date systems are unlikely to be exposed to any risk.
“Manual fix released to address issue”
Webroot consumers had an unfortunate surprise Monday morning when their product began flagging Windows files as harmful. Over 14 pages concerning the issue appeared as comments on the Webroot community forum, prompting a manual fix to be developed by Webroot that has yet to remedy the situation for many affected.
“Security issues prompt concerns”
HipChat has automatically reset its users passwords after a possible breach may have exposed names, email addresses, and hashed password information. Particular cases may have gained access to message content, although this happened in less than 0.05% of cases.
“Four different protocols used”
Cybercriminals are now using a new malware program that attacks Linux systems, dubbed Linux/Shishiga. It uses SSH, Telnet, HTTP, and BitTorrent according to online security researcheres at ESET.
“The future of online threat is fileless”
Fileless malware attacks are on the rise. Malware that is either fileless or in-memory pose threats to businesses that are both difficult to recognize and destroy.
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