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Larry Loeb

Content posted in May 2019
Insider Threat: Research Proves Loyalty Can Be a Rare Commodity
Larry Loeb  |  5/31/2019  | 
The UK's Deep Secure has reported this week that the price an employee would accept to break loyalty with an organization may be a lot less than has been previously thought.
'NanshOu' China-Based Attack Uses APT-Like Techniques to Infect Servers Worldwide
Larry Loeb  |  5/30/2019  | 
Breached machines include more than 50,000 servers belonging to companies in the healthcare, telecommunications, media and IT sectors.
HawkEye Malware Finds Renewed Life With Financially Motivated Actors
Larry Loeb  |  5/29/2019  | 
IBM X-Force researchers have reported an increase in the HawkEye v9 keylogger infection campaigns after they looked at data from the IBM X-Force effort during April and May 2019.
Mobile Fraud Is on the March, Finds New RSA Report
Larry Loeb  |  5/28/2019  | 
The RSA Quarterly Fraud Report observed several global fraud trends across attack vectors and digital channels, with attacks from rogue mobile applications up 300%.
Zscaler Finds Security Issues Galore in IoT Traffic
Larry Loeb  |  5/24/2019  | 
The use of plain-text HTTP communication, outdated libraries and weak default credentials all rang alarm bells.
Strategic Security Equals Faster Digital Transformation
Larry Loeb  |  5/23/2019  | 
Survey finds that respondents who adopted a more traditional or reactive approach to their data protection and security program did not believe they would reach their digital transformation goals.
Suppliers Cut Off Huawei
Larry Loeb  |  5/22/2019  | 
If Android is to 'fork' following Huawei's isolation, the enterprise needs to begin adjusting the threat models used around employee device use.
Does 'Client Hints' Leave Fingerprints?
Larry Loeb  |  5/21/2019  | 
New web standard allows third-party services to obtain in-depth details about another site's visitors.
Monster Breaches Do Monstrous Damage
Larry Loeb  |  5/21/2019  | 
Breaches cause massive amounts of money to fix, as a new report from Bitglass shows.
Cisco All at Sea Over Trust Anchor Module Vulnerability
Larry Loeb  |  5/15/2019  | 
Researchers have found ways to bypass the entire process of secure booting that the hardware was designed to support.
SharePoint Problem Returns. Be Afraid.
Larry Loeb  |  5/14/2019  | 
Both Canada and Saudi Arabia issued alerts to the security community that they had observed traces of CVE-2019-0604 as part of other cyber attacks.
Study Digs the Dirt on US Cyber Hygiene
Larry Loeb  |  5/13/2019  | 
Generally it's not good, but there are a few clean-livin' types out there.
LightNeuron Sneaks In Through the Exchange Backdoor
Larry Loeb  |  5/9/2019  | 
A backdoor developed and disseminated by Turla is targeted at Microsoft Exchange mail servers.
'MegaCortex' Ransomware Hunts 'Big Game' Enterprise
Larry Loeb  |  5/8/2019  | 
They aren't looking for a lot of little hits. They want treasure.
Enterprise Resilience: It's the Ecosystem, Stupid
Larry Loeb  |  5/7/2019  | 
Organizations must rethink their approach to security in a way that defends not just themselves, but the entire ecosystem they inhabit, says Accenture report.
Quabot Trojan Evolves to Become Harder to Detect & Remove
Larry Loeb  |  5/6/2019  | 
Researchers at Cisco Talos were the first to find that Quabot Trojan has been updated and changed.
Cybercrime Study Finds Increasing Costs as Well as Changing Targets & Methods
Larry Loeb  |  5/3/2019  | 
Accenture and Ponemon Institute say that they are analyzing the latest cost numbers of cybercrime to try and help leaders to better target security investments and resources.
MuddyWater: The Dissection of an APT
Larry Loeb  |  5/2/2019  | 
Kaspersky Security has taken a deep dive into MuddyWater.
190,000 Accounts in Docker Hub Database May Have Been Exposed
Larry Loeb  |  5/1/2019  | 
Potentially poisoned images could be distributed without the distributors realizing that this is occurring.


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