Google removes risky ‘ Bread ‘ applications from the Play Store

Google pulled about 1,700 separate apps that were part of a family of potentially unwanted services from its Google Play application store.  This family of potentially harmful applications–dubbed “Bread” and also known as “Joker” –was involved in billing fraud and first observed in 2017, where the apps focused solely on SMS fraud.  Over time, the

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Firefox Zero-Day Patches Exploited for Targeted Attacks

Mozilla released Wednesday updates for its Firefox browser address a zero-day vulnerability exploited in target attacks. This bug was described by Mozilla as a “IonMonkey style uncertainty with StoreElementHole and the FallibleStoreElement,” reported as CVE-2019-17026 and classified as having a critical effect. IonMonkey is the just in time (IIT) compilers for the SpiderMonkey JavaScript engine.

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Mimecast acquires Segasec, a developer of security defense

Mimecast, announced on Monday the acquisition of threat protection solutions provider Segasec, an email and data security company. According to Mimecast, the purchase is expected to help better defend consumers from fake websites targeted at stealing the identities of their clients, staff, suppliers, and third party vendors inside their supply chains. Mimecast aims to provide

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Insight Partners Acquire $1.1 trillion worth of IoT Security Company Armis

Insight Partners has agreed to acquire IoT security firm Armis in a cash deal valuing the company at $1.1 billion. Armis provides an agentless application of business quality designed to help enterprises tackle unmanaged and vulnerable IoT applications problems. The software, operated by a cloud-based platform that tracks millions of devices globally, offers access to

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Web hosting service charged $10 million in GDPR Penalty

The German Data Protection Regulator, the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Information Freedom (BfDI), has imposed a GDPR fine of € 9.55 million ($10.64) on the German telecommunications provider 1&1 Telecom GmbH. This is described as “in the lower range of possible fines,” primarily due to the cooperative response of 1&1 to the investigation

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ColoredLambert malware uses new ways to infect your PC DePriMon downloader

It is assumed that the downloader uses methods not seen in the wild before. A malware downloader was found using new “Port Monitor” methods not detected in active campaigns before. The malicious downloader Dubbed DePriMon is used for the delivery of Lambert malware-the community APT, which is specialized in attacks against European and Middle East

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First Cypriot to be extradited to the United States on charges

A 20-yr-old Cypriot in the United States who was wanted to commit hacking offenses is likely to be the first person in the world to be extradited, his attorney said on Monday. The FBI accuses Joshua Epifaniou of extortion from US firms for thousands of dollars while still a teenager, who is broken into their

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Current Gustuff Mobile Banking Version Trojan Emerges

Gustuff’s recent Android banking campaigns have included an updated malware version, reports Cisco Talos security researchers. Earlier this year, shortly after the software was described, its operators switched delivery hosts, then moved to remove the C&C network, but continued to control the software via a SMS-based secondary management system. The Gustuff now has a smaller

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Functionalities of a Content Delivery Network (CDN)

The Internet infrastructure won’t be complete without content delivery networks (CDNs). However, not many users fully understand what they are and what happens behind the scenes. Often, you may hear people brag about using a CDN or give suggestions on using it without really having any in-depth idea about it. A content delivery network, like

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Giant Ingredion Ingredients Attack Malware

Westchester, Ingredion Incorporated, an Illinois-based ingredient corporation, announced this week that criminal activity has recently been found on certain data center servers. Just a few specifics about the incident have been given, but a piece of malware seems to have compromised some systems of the business. Ingredion says there is no evidence of any compromise

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