Tags: Cybersecurity

Adult websites serve up malvertising

Malwarebytes is reporting an increase in malvertising coming from popular adult websites. The attack is taking advantage of the ExoClick ad network to push ads to sites. It adds to the evidence from other security companies that ad networks are failing to validate and regulate the ads they are serving up. Once reported to ExoClick…

IoT devices get R2D2 upgrade

Unified communications and social collaboration platform Unified Inbox (UIB) is adopting technology to allow IoT devices to talk to each other. UIB has successfully integrated technology from Chirp into its UnificationEngine. The goal is to speed up the onboarding of devices by allowing them to self-provision using machine-to-machine (M2M) communication. According to Toby Ruckert, UIB Founder…

Dharma ransomware unlocked

The master key to unlock the Dharma ransomware has been posted to a forum on the site Bleeping Computer. The code has been verified and Kaspersky Labs has added it to their Rakhni decryptor tool available on the No More Ransom website. ESET has also added the key to its ransomware unlock tools. This is not…

Trustwave calls out IoT manufacturer

Security vendor Trustwave has called out Chinese IP telephony and gateway manufacturer DBL Technologies (DBLTek) for a hidden backdoor in their products. The details were disclosed by Trustwave in a blog and it has also published its advisory to DBLTek. Both documents show that the manufacturer has deployed a hidden backdoor using a secret login.…

Botnets mining cryptocurrency

Security vendor Forcepoint has identified a new mining botnet targeting the Monero cryptocurrency. Using bots to mine cryptocurrencies is nothing new and there have been several claims that botnets are targeting Monero over the last 15 months. This blog by Luke Somerville and Abel Toro goes further. It provides the evidence for an active botnet…

Chubb calls in IBM for Cloud and security

  Insurance company Chubb has signed a multi-year services agreement with IBM. That agreement will see IBM deliver cloud services, storage and cybersecurity protection for Chubb. According to Philip Guido, General Manager, IBM Global Technology Services, North America: “This agreement demonstrates how global organizations are utilizing hybrid cloud environments to quickly integrate business-critical data and…

Mirai botnet panic is overstated

Kaspersky Labs has moved to calm the panic over the discovery of an advanced Windows botnet spreading the Mirai malware. It has issued both a press release and a more detailed blog on the subject. The language used in the press release and the blog are at odds with each other which doesn’t help. However,…

Magic transforms Infor Cloverleaf Integration Suite

Infor has announced the new release of Infor Cloverleaf Integration Suite (InCIS) 6.2. One of the new components is a wizard that helps non-technical users leverage the solution. InCIS helps organisations streamline the integration between different clinical systems to exchange and aggregate the data between them. Integration at the core of InCIS. The new wizard…