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Microsoft Exchange attacks cause panic as criminals go shell collecting

Only last week we posted a blog about multiple zero-day exploits being used to attack on-premises versions of Microsoft Exchange Server in limited and targeted attacks. Seeing how this disclosure came with a patch being available, under normal circumstances you would see some companies update quickly and others would dally until it bubbled up to the top of their to-do list. This attack method, … [Read more...]

Cybercriminals want your cloud services accounts, CISA warns

On January 13 the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued a warning about several recent successful cyberattacks on various organizations’ cloud services. What methods did the attackers use? In the initial phase, the victims were targeted by phishing emails trying to capture the credentials of a cloud service account. Once the attackers had stolen a set of valid … [Read more...]

Chris Krebs, director of Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, fired by President

On Tuesday evening, President Donald Trump fired Chris Krebs, director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), just days after CISA called the recent presidential election the “most secure in American history.” In a tweet posted the same day, the President justified his removal of Krebs: “The recent statement by Chris Krebs on the security of the 2020 Election … [Read more...]

Hospital ransomware: Gangs are back to target healthcare

Healthcare is not in a good place right now. With some countries and states deciding to go back in to lockdown due to the continued rise of reported COVID-19 infections—and several garnering record-high numbers compared to when almost every country initially went into lockdown—it seems horrible timing that hospital ransomware is back in the news. Early on in the coronavirus crisis, a promise … [Read more...]

Lock and Code S1Ep11: Locating concerns of Bluetooth and beacon technology with Chris Boyd

This week on Lock and Code, we discuss the top security headlines generated right here on Labs and around the Internet. In addition, we talk to Chris Boyd, lead malware intelligence analyst for Malwarebytes, about Bluetooth and beacon technology. Last month, cybersecurity experts warned the public about the data collection embedded in the Donald Trump 2020 re-election campaign’s mobile … [Read more...]

Cyber security career guide for IT professionals

With the cyber security sector growing rapidly, career opportunities for IT professionals are increasing.  Employers are competing for skilled cyber security professionals, which is driving up salaries for people with requisite skills and qualifications. According to Morgan McKinley’s 2018 Ireland Salary Guide, individuals with in-demand skills, including cyber security IT experts, chief security … [Read more...]