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IBM’s surprise departure from cybersecurity software this week didn’t just rearrange the competitive landscape — it also reshuffled the procurement plans and vendor relationships for many CISOs rebuilding their SOCs. IBM has agreed to sell the QRadar SaaS portfolio to Palo Alto Networks for an undisclosed sum. After years of development, IBM started rolling out…

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Monday sanctioned two firms and four individuals for their involvement in malicious cyber activities on behalf of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Cyber Electronic Command (IRGC-CEC) from at least 2016 to April 2021. This includes the front companies Mehrsam Andisheh Saz Nik (MASN)…

Roku announced that 576,000 accounts were hacked in new credential stuffing attacks, threat actors used credentials stolen from third-party platforms. “Credential stuffing is a type of attack in which hackers use automation and lists of compromised usernames and passwords to defeat authentication and authorization mechanisms, with the end goal of account takeover (ATO) and/or data…

Security researchers at Tenable have discovered a potentially critical memory corruption vulnerability in Fluent Bit, a core component in the monitoring infrastructure of many cloud services. The vulnerability, dubbed Linguistic Lumberjack and tracked as CVE-2024-4323, stems from coding flaws within Fluent Bit’s built-in HTTP server. Left unresolved the vulnerability could lead to denial of service,…

The security researcher Eric Daigle discovered a commercial spyware app, called pcTattletale, on the check-in systems of at least three Wyndham hotels across the US, TechCrunch first reported. Parents often use the app to monitor their children’s online activities or by employers to keep track of employee productivity and internet usage. Daigle discovered the commercial…

Resecurity has identified a spike of malicious cyber activity targeting the election in India, which is supported by multiple independent hacktivist groups who arrange cyber-attacks and publication of stolen personal identifiable information (PII) belonging to Indian citizens on the Dark Web. India, with a population of over 1.4 billion and a GDP of over 3.417…

ESET researchers discovered two previously unknown backdoors named LunarWeb and LunarMail that were exploited to breach European ministry of foreign affairs. The two backdoors are designed to carry out a long-term compromise in the target network, data exfiltration, and maintaining control over compromised systems. The two backdoors compromised a European ministry of foreign affairs (MFA)…

Security researchers have warned about a new cyberespionage campaign that targets artificial intelligence experts working in private industry, government and academia. The attackers, likely of Chinese origin, are using a remote access trojan (RAT) called SugarGh0st. “The timing of the recent campaign coincides with an 8 May 2024 report from Reuters, revealing that the US…

The U.K. government released voluntary guidance intended to help artificial intelligence developers and vendors protect models from hacking and potential sabotage. Released on Wednesday, the British government’s AI code of practice lists recommendations such as monitoring AI system behavior and performing model testing. “Organizations in the U.K. face a complex cybersecurity landscape, and we want…

Microsoft released its monthly batch of security fixes on Tuesday, which included patches for three vulnerabilities that already had exploits available. Two of those vulnerabilities are being actively exploited, with one being used by multiple groups to deliver malware, including the QakBot trojan. Microsoft’s updates addressed 61 vulnerabilities across its products, but only one was…

Over the last decade, social engineering cyberthreats have surged among retailers just as the sector’s reliance on customer data, financial transactions and e-commerce platforms has intensified. Social engineering, in which malicious actors exploit human vulnerabilities to obtain personal or financial information, can pose serious risks to retailers. As a result, chief information security officers and…

Only five months into 2024, and the year has been a busy one for cybersecurity practitioners, with multi-year supply chain attacks, nation-state actors exploiting multiple vulnerabilities in network gateways and edge devices, and multiple ransomware incidents against large healthcare entities. What’s ahead for the rest of year? At last week’s RSA Conference, Ed Skoudis, the…