Cybersecurity

Happy Labor Day - Maintain High Alert of Cyberattacks to Emerge

Happy Labor Day: Maintain High Alert of Cyberattacks to Emerge

Sniper Watch and the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) warns businesses of all sizes to be mindful of risky behaviors that leave networks exposed to cyberattacks – and should be addressed immediately! Summary: Unsupported Software & Applications Single-Factor Authentication – Credential Theft End of Life | End of Support Software Using unsupported software, allowing …

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Biometrics Mandates Enforced

New York City Enacts Biometrics Law for Food & Drink Establishments, Entertainment Venues, and Retail Stores

New York City’s Biometric Identifier Information Law goes into effect on July 9. The law applies to food and drink establishments, places of entertainment, and retail stores in New York City that collect, retain, convert, store, or share biometric identifier information (e.g., retina or iris scans, fingerprints, voiceprints, and hand scans) from customers. According to the …

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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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Fake Veterans Hiring Website

FAKE VETERAN HIRING WEBSITE

We’ve discovered a threat actor attempting to take advantage of Americans who may be seeking a job, especially military veterans. The actor, previously identified by Symantec as Tortoiseshell, deployed a website called hxxp://hiremilitaryheroes[.]com that posed as a website to help U.S. military veterans find jobs. The URL is strikingly close to the legitimate service from …

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Google found a way to remotely attack Apple iOS devices by sending a boobytrapped iMessage

Details weren’t shared at the time, but we now know that the iOS security update addressed critical vulnerabilities discovered by Google security researchers Samuel Groß and Natalie Silvanovich that could allow a remote attacker to attack an iPhone just by sending a maliciously-crafted iMessage. Thankfully the vulnerabilities, which could most likely have been sold to …

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Operating Systems

More Than Half of SMB Devices Run Outdated Operating Systems

66% of devices in small-to midsized businesses are based on expired or about-to-expire Microsoft OS versions, Alert Logic study found. New research underscores security weaknesses in small-to midsized businesses including a dependence on antiquated Microsoft operating systems, encryption misconfigurations, poor patching regimes, and reliance on outdated Exchange 2000 email servers. The findings, published this week …

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