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Potential Nation State Attack on Florida Water Treatment System – OT Cybersecurity Prevention Measures

Hacker or Hacker Group Attempt to Alter Chemical Water Treatment Proportions to Inflict Harm to Citizens   A hacker gained access into the water treatment system of Oldsmar, Florida, on Friday and tried to increase the levels of sodium hydroxide — commonly referred to as lye — in the city’s water, officials said, putting thousands …

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FireEye Security Vendor Compromised: Nation-State Threat Actors Steal Hacking Tools

The N.S.A.’s tools were most likely more useful than FireEye’s since the U.S. government builds purpose-made digital weapons. FireEye’s Red Team tools are essentially built from malware that the company has seen used in a wide range of attacks. Still, the advantage of using stolen weapons is that nation-states can hide their own tracks when …

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SolarWinds Breach: Malware Breach Affecting 18,000 Customers

A key malicious domain name used to control potentially thousands of computer systems compromised via the months-long breach at network monitoring software vendor SolarWinds was commandeered by security experts and used as a “killswitch” designed to turn the sprawling cybercrime operation against itself, KrebsOnSecurity has learned. Austin, Texas-based SolarWinds disclosed this week that a compromise of its …

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Ransomware

Ransomware 2020: The Year In Review – How It Infects Everything!

Ransomware is rapidly surfacing at pandemic rates.  Research shows that a business is attacked every 11 seconds and attacks are estimated to cost businesses approximately $20 Billion dollars this upcoming year! There are fundamental ways to protect your organization and close the gaps. Here is the 2020 year in review: January Starting with January, let’s look …

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COVID-19 Hacker attacks Work from Home Users

Cyberattacks now seen at Unprecedented Scale as Teleworkers Increase in Massive Numbers

As recent events have now shaped the culture of our business and personal life, we are now entering a new phase of the aftershock of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Chaos, survival mode, quarantining, shifted focus, uncertainty, mass layoffs, financial disruption, and large companies now declaring bankruptcy have resulted in businesses and individuals shifting their attention to …

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Teleworker Productivity at Home

Maximize Business Continuity & Ensure Security during Unpredictable, Trying Times

Current events are impacting our personal and business livelihood, creating uncertainty and disrupting the organization’s focus.  Businesses are now reacting, and making changes to accommodate employees working from home, which opens up vulnerabilities, worker performance issues, and gaps without the proper tools, visibility, and proactive protection. Sniper Watch is here to make sure your business, …

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WaWa Data Breach

Wawa’s Massive Credit Card Breach: 30 Million Customer’s Details for Sale Online

The Wawa breach may rank as one of the biggest of all time, comparable to earlier Home Depot and Target breaches. On Monday, hackers put up for sale the payment card details of more than 30 million Americans and over one million foreigners on Joker’s Stash, the internet’s largest carding fraud forum. This new “card …

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Microsoft Breach 2020

Microsoft Data Breach Exposes 250 Million Customer Service and Support Records

Microsoft has admitted that between December 5th-31st 2019, a mis-configuration of the security rules for (what should have been) an internal customer support database left it exposed for anyone to access – no password required. According to researcher Bob Diachenko, who discovered the database was accessible to anyone capable of running a web browser, the nearly 250 …

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CyrusOne Datacenter

Major Datacenter Confirms Ransomware Attack, Affecting 6 Customers

CyrusOne confirmed a ransomware attack to its managed services division and said the attack affected six customers served primarily from its New York data center, located in Wappingers Falls, New York. The company said it was “working to restore availability issues to six managed service customers due to a ransomware program encrypting certain devices.” Related: Ransomware Has …

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Malware Exploit

Echobot Malware Now Up to 71 Exploits, Targeting SCADA Networks

F5 Networks researchers have detected a new variant of the “Echobot” malware, now consisting of 71 exploits. The authors continue to follow the trend of arming the malware and for the threat group to expand its operation. These newly added exploits target both old and new vulnerabilities, adding as new ones target industrial control system …

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