Group of Teenage Hackers Organize Attack on Corporate Data Servers. Their Lair is Dark and Full of Operating Displays.

Cybercriminals Are Racing to Exploit ‘Drupalgeddon2’ Vulnerability on Unpatched Servers

If your business has servers running versions 8.x, 7.x, or 6.x of the Drupal content management system, you may want to double-check that you’ve installed the most recent patch. Researchers with Netlab 360, a China-based cybersecurity company, have discovered that the Drupalgeddon2 (CVE-2018-7600) vulnerability is actively exploiting unpatched Web servers.

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After Parkland, U.S Teens and Parents Share Fears of a School Shooting

A new Pew Research Center report provides the results of surveys conducted following the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. The surveys show that a majority of teens fear that a shooting will happen at their school, a feeling shared by their parents. The survey was conducted in March and […]

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Passage of the Omnibus Spending Bill Leads to Dismissal of Government Warrant Case Against Microsoft

A case brought against Microsoft in 2013 by the U.S. government has reached its conclusion today, as the Supreme Court declared the case moot. The preliminary opinion, published on April 17, 2018, follows the passage of the omnibus spending bill, which the president signed on March 23. Buried within the 2,232-page spending package was The […]

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Facebook Hit with Two More Data Breaches

This has not been a great year for social media giant Facebook: the Cambridge Analytica scandal, congressional hearings over privacy practices, and the lead-up to the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation rollout have thrust the company’s data collection practices into the spotlight. Not an enviable position for a company whose revenue model is based […]

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And Now for a Completely Different Kind of Mining Malware

As if you needed another reason to keep your kids away from your work-issued or small business machines. Cybersecurity firm Avast has discovered some basic, yet insidious, malware for the incredibly popular game Minecraft. According to its report, almost 50,000 accounts are infected.

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Tech Companies Sign Accord Regarding State-Backed Cyberattacks

On April 17, 2018, a group of 34 tech companies signed onto the Cybersecurity Tech Accord. A press release posted to the landing page of their website calls the pledge “a watershed agreement” among the companies, including Microsoft, Facebook, HP, and Nokia, to name a few. The accord is an attempt for these companies, whose […]

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The YouTube Shooting and Workplace Culture in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley, the epicenter of technology in the United States, was built upon, and still thrives on, open exchanges and disruptive thinking. These tenets are woven into the cultures of many workplaces and serve to foster radical innovation and attract the best talent they can. This was all brought into stark relief in the days […]

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Surveillance Malware Discovered on Google Play

It appears that malware-infested Android apps are no longer relegated to third-party marketplaces. As reported by Dan Goodin with Ars Technica, Lookout Mobile Security discovered mobile advanced persistent threats (mAPTs) in three apps that were available from the Google Play marketplace. The malware found in these apps, which Goodin refers to as “nation-state style surveillance […]