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Pierluigi Paganini March 16, 2021
Microsoft releases On-premises Mitigation Tool (EOMT) tool to fix ProxyLogon issues

Microsoft released an Exchange On-premises Mitigation Tool (EOMT) tool to small businesses for the fix of ProxyLogon vulnerabilities. On March 2nd, Microsoft released emergency out-of-band security updates that address four zero-day issues (CVE-2021-26855, CVE-2021-26857, CVE-2021-26858, and CVE-2021-27065) in all supported MS Exchange versions that are actively exploited in the wild. The IT giant reported that at least one […]

Pierluigi Paganini January 25, 2021
Dutch police arrested two people for the illegal sale of COVID-19 patient data

Dutch police arrested two individuals for allegedly selling COVID-19 patient data stolen from the Dutch health ministry. Dutch police have arrested two individuals in the country for selling COVID-19 patient data stolen from the national COVID-19. The availability of COVID-19 patient data in the cybercrime underground was spotted by the RTL Nieuws reporter Daniel Verlaan. […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 29, 2020
FBI, CISA alert warns of imminent ransomware attacks on healthcare sector

FBI and the DHS’s CISA agencies published a joint alert to warn hospitals and healthcare providers of imminent ransomware attacks from Russia. The FBI, the DHS’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has issued a joint alert to warn hospitals and healthcare providers of imminent ransomware attacks […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 26, 2020
Nitro PDF data breach might impact major companies, including Microsoft, Google, and Apple

Nitro PDF suffered a massive data breach that impacts many major organizations, including Apple, Chase, Citibank, Google, and Microsoft. A massive data breach suffered by the Nitro PDF might have a severe impact on well-known organizations, including Google, Apple, Microsoft, Chase, and Citibank. Nitro Software, Inc. develops commercial software used to create, edit, sign, and […]

Pierluigi Paganini October 08, 2020
Springfield Public Schools district hit with ransomware

The Springfield Public Schools district in Massachusetts was forced to shut down its systems after a ransomware attack and closed the schools. The Springfield Public Schools district, the third largest school district in Massachusetts, was forced to shut down its systems after a ransomware attack. The district, which has over 25,000 students, 4,500 employees, and […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 23, 2020

Researchers at Qurium Media Foundation published a report that provides insight on how Sandvine DPI performs the blocking, and how it can be detected. Sandvine has during recent years become infamous for its support to Internet repressive regimes, such as Belarus, Azerbaijan, Egypt, where its DPI equipment is used to block independent media and human rights organizations. This […]

Pierluigi Paganini September 19, 2020
Hijacking nearby Firefox mobile browsers via WiFi by exploiting a bug

Mozilla addressed a bug that can be exploited by attackers to hijack all the Firefox for Android browsers that share the same WiFi network. Mozilla has addressed a vulnerability that can be abused by attackers to hijack all the Firefox for Android browsers on the same WiFi network and force them to visit malicious sites, […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 14, 2020
Threat Report Portugal: Q2 2020

The Threat Report Portugal: Q2 2020 compiles data collected on the malicious campaigns that occurred from April to Jun, Q2, of 2020. The Portuguese Abuse Open Feed 0xSI_f33d is an open sharing database with the ability to collect indicators from multiple sources, developed and maintained by Segurança-Informática. This feed is based on automatic searches and also has a strong contribution […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 12, 2020
City of Lafayette (Colorado) paid $45,000 ransom after ransowmare attack

The City of Lafayette, Colorado, USA, has been forced to pay $45,000 because they were unable to restore necessary files from backup. On July 27th, the systems at the City of Lafayette, Colorado, were infected with ransomware, the malicious code impacted phone services, email, and online payment reservation systems. The City did not immediately disclose […]

Pierluigi Paganini August 07, 2020
Intel investigates security breach after the leak of 20GB of internal documents

Intel is investigating reports of an alleged hack that resulted in the theft and leak of 20GB of data coming from the chip giant. Intel is investigating reports that an alleged hacker has leaked 20GB of exfiltrated from its systems. The stolen data includes source code and developer documents and tools, some documents are labeled […]