Cyber Bites

DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) customers have been put at risk of cyber-attack after being recommended flawed security software. Since January, the banking group has begun to offer its business banking customers a product called Thor Foresight Enterprise free of charge. Security researchers uncovered a flaw in it that made customers less secure. Source: BBC News

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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

A team of security researchers has hacked a Tesla Model 3 car on the last day of the Pwn2Own 2019 hacking contest that was held this week in Vancouver, Canada. Team Fluoroacetate --made up of Amat Cama and Richard Zhu-- hacked the Tesla car via its browser. They used a JIT bug in the browser renderer process to execute code on the car's firmware and show a message on its entertainment system. Source: ZDNet

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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

Business email compromise (BEC) operation resulted in $100 million in losses to a multinational technology company and a social media firm, according to the US Attorney's Office. Source: Dark Reading

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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

As phishing attacks become increasingly commonplace, it’s important to know what to look out for. But not all phishing attacks are the same, and some are far more sophisticated than others. Cybersecurity experts say spear phishing in particular is on the rise. Source: Gizmodo

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DHS urges Govt departments to lock down their domain name settings.

It should come as no surprise that cybercriminals favored Microsoft Office vulnerabilities in their cyberattacks last year, given the rise in phishing attacks that included rigged Word and Excel Office file attachments. Source: ZDNet

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