Latest News Articles


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News

− Tens of Thousands of Patient Files Leaked in US Hospital Attacks

Ransomware group suspected, but lack of malware perplexes.

https://www.infosecurity-magazine.com/news/tens-thousands-files-leaked-us/

− Microsoft warns of increasing OAuth Office 365 phishing attacks

Microsoft has warned of an increasing number of consent phishing (aka OAuth phishing) attacks targeting remote workers during recent months.

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/microsoft-warns-of-increasing-oauth-office-365-phishing-attacks/

− Remote desktops targeted 700% more often than Q1 2020

ESET has released its Q4 2020 Threat Report, summarizing key statistics from ESET detection systems and highlighting notable examples of ESET’s cybersecurity research.

https://www.eset.com/us/about/newsroom/press-releases/eset-issues-its-q4-2020-threat-report-recording-a-massive-increase-in-rdp-attack-attempts-since-q1-1/

Vulnerabilities

− Windows TCP/IP Remote Code Execution & DoS Vulnerabilities 2021-02-10

Microsoft have released details of three important vulnerabilities, two Remote Code Execution (RCE) vulnerabilities (CVE-2021-24074, CVE-2021-24094) and a Denial of Service vulnerability (CVE-2021-24086).

https://www.ncsc.gov.ie/pdfs/MS-Feb2021.pdf

− Office 365 will help admins find impersonation attack targets

Microsoft will make it easier for Defender for Office 365 customers to identify users and domains targeted in impersonation-based phishing attacks as recently revealed on the Microsoft 365 roadmap.

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/microsoft-365/roadmap?filters=bc&searchterms=70613

Community News

− Queen’s University Belfast Recognized for Role in Growing Cybersecurity Awareness

Queens recognized for cybersecurity education program and work promoting cyber-skills in local community.

https://www.qub.ac.uk/ecit/News/ACErecognitionforQueensUniversityBelfastscybersecurityeducation.html

− ESET Threat Report Q4 2020

A view of the Q4 2020 threat landscape as seen by ESET telemetry and from the perspective of ESET threat detection and research experts.

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2021/02/08/eset-threat-report-q42020/

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