Expert Advise On Latest macOS Root Privilege Escalation Flaw

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A recently discovered heap-based buffer overflow vulnerability in Linux SUDO also impacts the latest version of Apple macOS Big Sur, with no patch available yet. This bug will allow the standard users to execute applications with root privileges. This vulnerability is patched on Linux platform but no fix is yet available for macOS. Experts Comments […]

Expert Commentary: Several Thousand Addresses Leaked In FHKC Insurance Data Breach

The Florida Healthy Kids Corporation (FHKC), a US provider of children’s health insurance, data breach which exposed the addresses of several thousands of who applied for or renewed insurance coverage online via FHKC between November 2013 and December 2020. Experts Comments February 04, 2021 Casey Ellis + Follow Me – UnFollow Me CTO and Founder Bugcrowd […]

Security Researcher Insight On Ransomware Gang ‘Babyk’

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Marking the first large scale ransomware operation of 2021, Babyk, the group behind Babyk Ransom Locker software, recently launched a data leak site—an online forum where hackers post and publicize data stolen from their victims.  Please find the comments from Denis Legazo, senior security researcher at Kaspersky, below. In it he discusses why Babyk may […]

NEW: VMware Carbon Black Data Shows Healthcare In Crisis

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VMware Carbon Black released their new research, “The State of Healthcare Cybersecurity“, that paints a holistic view of the threats healthcare organisations face and should be prepared for in 2021. Of note, researchers found that there were 239.4 million attempted attacks targeting its healthcare customers alone in 2020. This unprecedented rate in attacks speaks to the value […]

Expert Insight On Latest Chinese Hackers Exploiting SolarWinds Bug

It was recently reported that the National Finance Center, a federal payroll agency inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture, was among organisations affected by the SolarWinds bug, fearing the date of government employees may have leaked. This exploitation is believed to be from Chinese group which is separate to the incident where United States balmed Russia for […]

Michelangelo Virus – 30th Anniversary Of Discovery

Thursday 4th February 2021 marks 30 years since the Michelangelo computer virus was discovered. It was a significant event in cybersecurity history because no virus before it had prompted the public to think about security like Michelangelo did. Michelangelo was a variant of a ‘boot sector’ virus, malware that modified the bootup process of computers at […]