CNBC reported that it interviewed more than a dozen former Facebook security employees, some of whom questioned the ethics of what was portrayed as an unclearly defined practice at the leading social network. Facebook spokesman Anthony Harrison told AFP that the company’s physical security team exists to keep workers safe and that strict processes are…

Launched in September 2018, Microsoft Threat Protection (MTP) integrates a number of Microsoft services to provide a fully integrated, end-to-end solution for securing the entire attack surface of enterprises: identities, endpoints, user data, cloud apps, and infrastructure. Since MTP’s launch, Microsoft has slowly been polishing the offering by adding new and improved features such as…

More than 6,500 data breaches were reported in 2018, a new report from Risk Based Security shows. The breaches, both big and small, were reported through Dec. 31, 2018 — marking a 3.2% decline from the 6,728 breaches reported in 2017 and making it the second-most active year for data breaches on record. Some 5…

Check Point’s Global Threat Index for January 2019 reveals a new backdoor Trojan affecting Linux servers, which is distributing the XMRig crypto-miner. The new malware, dubbed SpeakUp, is capable of delivering any payload and executing it on compromised machines. The new Trojan currently evades all security vendors’ anti-virus software. It has been propagated through a…

The volume and complexity of DDoS attacks continued to grow in Europe during the final quarter of 2018, according to Link11. While Link11’s Security Operations Center (LSOC) registered 13,910 attacks in Q4 (12.7% down compared to Q3), the average attack volume grew by 8.7% to 5Gbps, and 59% of attacks used multiple attack vectors. Key…

Apple described the flaw, tracked as CVE-2019-6223, as a logic issue in the handling of Group FaceTime calls. The company says the problem has been addressed with “improved state management.” The bug allowed an attacker to spy on FaceTime users by calling the targeted user and adding the attacker’s own number to a group chat….