Severe Bugs Found In Netgear Routers Could Impact Corporations

Attackers could use critical firmware vulnerabilities discovered by Microsoft in some NETGEAR router models as a stepping stone to move laterally within enterprise networks. The security flaws impact DGN2200v1 series routers running firmware versions before v1.0.0.60 and compatible with all major DSL Internet service providers. They allow unauthenticated attackers to access unpatched routers’ management pages […]

Use of Cryptocurrency For Ransomware Payments Helping to Minimize Risk to Hackers

Requesting ransoms in cryptocurrency like Bitcoin and Monero gives cybercriminals a stateless, decentralized, and anonymized method of transferring funds. This makes payments easier to facilitate than a wire transfer or international payment in fiat currencies and reduces the risk of apprehension. Unlike bank accounts, crypto wallets can be anonymously created and accessed by anyone who […]

Ransomware Attacks in United States Likely to Increase

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Intelligence and Analysis assess that ransomware attacks targeting US networks are likely to increase in the near and long term because cybercriminals have developed effective business models to increase their financial gain, likelihood for operational success, and anonymity. Growing demand for ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) and the use of […]

Zoom Meetings: No End-to-End Encryption

Zoom went from having 10 million daily users in December 2019 to having 200 million daily users in March 2020. While several sectors suffer from the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, Zoom is one of the companies that is reaping huge benefits. Zoom gained over 1,900% in usage for claiming to offer end-to-end encryption and protecting the […]

Hackers are Exploiting Unpatched Flaws on All Windows Versions – How to Protect Yourself

According to reports from Microsoft Corporation, hackers are exploiting two unpatched zero-day flaws that are present in all its supported versions of Windows operating system; Windows 10, 8.1 and Server 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019 editions, and Windows 7 which Microsoft ended its support in January, 2020. The two unpatched Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities are […]