The January cyberattack on the International Committee of the Red Cross, which compromised the data of more than 515,000 highly vulnerable people, was specifically targeted at the organization, using code designed for execution on the ICRC servers, according to Director General Robert Mardini.
A massive data breach has been uncovered by researchers who say the incident totals in excess of 172 GB of data and affects an estimated 19 million people. The victims are primarily customers of online appointment company FlexBooker, researchers say.
Several global Computer Emergency Response Teams have issued alerts as well as fixes for Google Chrome browser and Android operating system vulnerabilities. Countries issuing the alerts include France, India and Canada.
Researchers have detected a massive breach of more than 500 stores. All of the targeted sites were still using the 12-year-old Magento 1 e-commerce platform, which Adobe stopped supporting on June 30, 2020.
Technology giant Microsoft has released patches for 51 vulnerabilities as part of its Patch Tuesday announcement. Of the total, none of the fixes are for critical bugs, and three are rereleased patches. Separately, the company says it will block internet macros by default in its Office applications.
ESET says it has patched a high-severity privilege escalation bug affecting its clients who use Windows-based systems. The company has released software updates for all affected versions of its product, as well as a workaround, and says no exploits have been reported.
The security world continues its fight against potential widespread exploitation of the critical remote code execution vulnerability - tracked as CVE-2021-44229 - in Apache's Log4j software library, versions 2.0-beta9 to 2.14.1, known as "Log4Shell" and "Logjam." This is a digest of ISMG's updates.
The Log4j vulnerability exists in unpatched versions of Ubiquiti's UniFi Network applications, and is being actively targeted by attackers via a customized exploit, researchers at security firm Morphisec warn. While updates are available, systems remain at risk until patched.
As ransomware and other disruptive security incidents continue to surge, cyberattacks rank as the top health technology hazard in hospital environments this year, say security experts Chad Waters and Juuso Leinonen of patient safety organization ECRI.
Attack scans and attempts related to the Log4j flaw may have declined, but some security experts believe the attack vectors will continue to pose a problem up to two years. Also, the Ukraine Computer Emergency Response Team reports Log4j could be a possible attack vector in recent cyberattacks.
Healthcare organizations must carefully scrutinize any implementation of applications, software suites and other technology platforms that could contain open-source code because of the risks - including potential patient safety issues - posed by these components, says attorney Steven Teppler.
Britain's National Cyber Security Center has launched a trial vulnerability management project called Scanning Made Easy, designed to empower small and midsize organizations to identify if critical software flaws are present in their IT infrastructure, so they can be targeted for remediation.
The risks posed by Apache Log4j continue, as a previously seen initial access broker group with the codename Prophet Spider IAB appears to be targeting vulnerabilities in Apache's logging utility to infiltrate the virtualization solution VMware Horizon, researchers at BlackBerry warn.
Microsoft researchers tracking Apache Log4j exploits last week discovered a previously undisclosed vulnerability in SolarWinds' Serv-U software. SolarWinds subsequently responded, investigated and fixed the flaw. Some observers described the new vulnerability as "surprising" and "disturbing."
In the latest weekly update, four ISMG editors discuss the state of cyber insurance today and why its future is uncertain; applying a security-by-design reliability model to analyze vulnerabilities; and how Russia takes down members of the REvil ransomware group as cyber aggressions in Ukraine rise.