Tag: Web

Equifax named a six month old vulnerability as the cause of a devastating hack of information on 140 million people. It was patched in August.

Beset by Lawsuits, Scams, Investigations, Equifax names Source of Breach

In-brief: Beset by a plunging share price, class action lawsuits in dozens of states, pending Congressional hearings and a FTC investigation, Equifax on Wednesday finally settled speculation and named a six month old hole in a common software platform, Apache Struts, as the cause of a massive hack.

Facebook said thousands of ads that ran on its site in 2015 and 2016 have links to Russian information operations.

Facebook: Russia’s Hand in Disinformation Campaign That Reached Millions

In-brief: Facebook said thousands of ads that ran on its site in 2015 and 2016 have links to Russian information operations. The ads were designed to foment discord around a range of issues. 

Recorded Future timeline of APT3 victims.

APT Inc.: Research Finds Ties Between Chinese Security Firm and Advanced Threat Group

In-brief: The hacking group known as APT 3 appears to be a commercial outfit working on behalf of the Chinese Ministry of State Security (MSS), the firm Recorded Future reported on Wednesday.

Tallinn, Estonia's Capital City

Estonia 10 Years Later: Lessons learned from the World’s First Internet War

In-brief: Gadi Evron recalls the denial of service attacks aimed at the government of Estonia in 2007 – one of the first recognized acts of ‘cyber war’ and a template for incidents that followed. Evron says there were many lessons in that incident – some of which the U.S. and its allies are still struggling to learn. 

Remote Desktop Protocol hacks affected education and healthcare networks the most, an analysis by Flashpoint revealed.

Analysis of 85K Remote Desktop Hacks Finds Education, Healthcare Top Targets

In-brief: An analysis of 85,000 hacked Remote Desktop Protocol servers from the cyber criminal marketplace xDedic shows that education and healthcare networks were the most often targeted by hackers, who often used brute force password guessing to gain access.