Day: January 29, 2021

WordPress Pop-Up Builder Plugin Flaw Plagues 200K Sites

The flaw could have let attackers send out custom newsletters and delete newsletter subscribers from 200,000 affected websites. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Microsoft 365 Becomes Haven for BEC Innovation

Two new phishing tactics use the platform’s automated responses to evade email filters. …read more Source:: Threatpost

Cloud Security Startup Armo Emerges from Stealth with $4.5M

Armo’s platform was developed to protect cloud-native workloads and provide DevOps teams with greater visibility and control. …read more Source:: DarkReading

Suspected Russian Hack Extends Far Beyond SolarWinds Software, Investigators Say

Investigators probing a massive hack of the U.S. government and businesses say they have found concrete evidence the suspected Russian espionage operation went far beyond the compromise of the small software vendor publicly linked to the attack. From a report: Close to a third of the victims didn’t run the SolarWinds software initially considered the…

SEC To Review Brokers’ Restrictions on GameStop, AMC Trading

Securities regulators said Friday they plan to closely review the actions of some brokerage firms [Editor’s note: the link may be paywalled; alternative source] that restricted investors’ ability to trade volatile stocks such as GameStop this week. From a report: The Securities and Exchange Commission’s statement on Friday is the clearest indication yet that regulators…

In Me You Madness trailer, Louise Linton plays murderous hedge fund manager – CNET

Linton, who’s married to former US treasury secretary Steve Mnuchin, stars in the timely comedy-thriller. …read more Source:: CNet

Dogecoin jumps more than 300% as Reddit tries to take on Wall Street – CNET

First a video game retailer, then a struggling movie theater chain, now… a canine cryptocurrency? …read more Source:: CNet

Severe bug in Libgcrypt – used by GPG and others – is a whole heap of trouble, prompts patch scramble

Recently released cryptography code easily undone by trivial buffer overflow Google Project Zero researcher Tavis Ormandy on Thursday reported a severe flaw in Libgcrypt 1.9.0, an update to the widely used cryptographic library that was released ten days ago.… …read more Source:: Register

Microsoft to highlight improvements to the ’employee experience’ in February 4 event

Microsoft may be ready to unveil new Teams, Workplace Analytics, learning, HR and other capabilities in the name of improving the employee experience. …read more Source:: ZDNet

Ransomware Payoffs Surge by 311% to Nearly $350 Million

Payments to ransomware gangs using cryptocurrency more than quadrupled in 2020, with less than 200 cryptocurrency wallets receiving 80% of funds. …read more Source:: DarkReading