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2307, 2021

Printer Vulnerability CVE-2021-3438, China Attacks Microsoft, Pulse Secure VPN Cyberattack, Pegasus Spyware Compromised, Kaseya Ransomware Decryption Key

July 23rd, 2021|

1.  A 16-year-old Printer Vulnerability CVE-2021-3438 (CVSS score: 8.8) Impacts Millions of Infrastructures A 16-year-old vulnerability was discovered in popular corporate printers that allow hackers to gain administrative rights to perform several activities on systems, including the ability to install rogue programs, view, change, encrypt or wipe data. This critical vulnerability is prevalent in HP, Samsung, and Xerox printer software, impacting ...

907, 2021

The Kaseya Ransomware Attack SME Breakdown, DOD Data Left Unprotected, Morgan Stanley Data Breach & Email Exploitation

July 9th, 2021|

1.  Kaseya Ransomware Attackers Demand A $70 Million Ransom An affiliate of the notorious REvil ransomware gang compromised Kaseya’s virtual systems administrator (VSA) software. The Russian-linked attackers compromised the backend architecture of the IT infrastructure management tool. They used its notification capability to send a malicious update to VSA servers running on client environments. Thus, installing a ransomware code onto ...

207, 2021

LinkedIn Data Breach, Ransomware Payment Legislation, US Payment Processing Data Security, Google Compute Engine Vulnerability, NIST Critical Software

July 2nd, 2021|

1.  700 million LinkedIn Users Impacted By a Data Breach The corporate social network, LinkedIn, experienced a significant data breach that affected 92% of its user base. This incident was announced by the malicious actors, who successfully accessed sensitive user data by misusing API functionalities to conduct unauthorized data scraping activities. According to security researchers, this data breach affected over ...

1806, 2021

Double Ransomware Attacks, Carnival Cruise’s Data Breach, REvil Compromises U.S. Nuclear Weapons Contractor, CVS Gets Hacked, G7 Cracks Down On Russia

June 18th, 2021|

1.  After Paying Off The First Ransomware Demand, Most Firms Face A Second Ransomware Attack Security experts discovered that ransomware attackers deploy secondary ransomware attacks against firms that pay off initial ransom demands. After paying off a ransom demand, firms often receive a decryptor for their hijacked systems. However, most attackers corrupt hijacked systems by creating backdoors that allow future ...

1406, 2021

Chinese Threat Actors Target NY MTA, Surge in Brokerage Account Hacks, Fake Encrypted Chat Platform Anom Lures Criminals, Ransomware Attacks Prioritized as Terrorism

June 14th, 2021|

1.  Chinese Threat Actors Target New York’s MTA Chinese-sponsored threat actors leveraged Pulse Secure vulnerabilities to compromise systems belonging to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). It is unclear why state-sponsored actors targeted the MTA. Still, security experts investigating the case speculate that China may be trying to obtain sensitive information on U.S. transit networks to gain an advantage ...

806, 2021

|Press Release| Aiden Technologies Secures $2.9 Million in Funding to Empower Organizations with Automated Endpoint Management Solution

June 8th, 2021|

Former US Cyber Czar Richard A. Clarke Joins Right Side Capital Management and Cybersecurity Industry Luminaries in Seed Round Plano, Texas – June 8th, 2021 – Aiden Technologies, a leading solutions provider of software deployment and patch management solutions for Microsoft Windows, today announced that the company has raised $2.9 million in its seed funding round. The round was ...

406, 2021

Antivirus Softwares Vulnerable to ‘Cut and Mouse’, JBS Foods Cyber-Attack, Ransomware Hinders Criminal Prosecutions, US Supreme Court Restricts CFAA, US Nuclear Bunker Secrets Discovered

June 4th, 2021|

1.  Security researchers reveal stealthy techniques to bypass antivirus tools and ransomware defenses Security researchers discovered significant vulnerabilities in popular antivirus tools, which could be exploited to deactivate protective mechanisms to launch ransomware attacks and other malicious operations. According to said researchers, of the 29 antivirus tools evaluated, 14 were found susceptible to the 'Ghost Control' attack technique. In comparison, ...

1405, 2021

TeaBot Wreaks Havoc, New Malware Strains run Wild, Small Business Ransomware, Microsoft Office 365 Insider Threats, CISA Issues Subpoena

May 14th, 2021|

1.  A New and Lethal Banking Trojan, TeaBot, Wreaks Havoc For European Financial Institutions Cybersecurity experts warn users of a new Android Trojan currently being exploited in the wild against banks and other financial institutions in the Netherlands, Spain, Belgium, and Italy. This trojan is called ‘TeaBot’ (or Anatsa), and it is used to hijack users’ credentials via SMS messages. ...

804, 2021

|Press Release| Aiden Innovates AI-Driven Natural Language Processing and Unparalleled Automation for Microsoft Windows Endpoint Management

April 8th, 2021|

PLANO, TEXAS April 8, 2021 – Aiden launched today unveiling its DevOps for Windows solution to automate enterprise endpoint management. As all organizations confront lingering vulnerabilities that require patching systems daily, IT is increasingly responsible to identify, remediate and validate new issues. Aiden's technology, developed and proven in two of America's leading private equity (PE) firms, bridges the gap between ...

1903, 2021

US Gov. Using Outdated Android OS, Ransomware Demands Increase, Malware Detection Falls Short, Microsoft Teams and Sharepoint Bug, Pictures Steal CC Data | aiden IT Security News

March 19th, 2021|

1.  99.2% of U.S. Government Android Users Are Using Outdated OS Versions Out of the 200 million+ mobile devices being used by local, state, and federal government employees, a majority of said devices run on Android operating systems (OS). Shockingly, only 0.08% of those devices are operating on the newest version of said OS, which exposes those critical devices to ...

1203, 2021

Cyber Threat Act, Infamous Financial Hackers Return, EBA Targeted in Exchange Hack | aiden IT Security News

March 12th, 2021|

Proposed US Cyber Threat Act would allow Americans to sue foreign states for damages stemming from cyberattacks, infamous financial hackers FIN8 return with new tools , European Banking Authority targeted in Microsoft Exchange hack, Tesla and several other companies have security cameras hacked and suspected state-sponsored threats from China target Linux systems with new malware.

503, 2021

Federal Patch Order for Microsoft Exchange, Investment Firms Newly Scammed, Ryuk Ransomware Spreads Laterally – Cybersecurity News

March 5th, 2021|

US Dept. of Homeland Security issues patch order to any federal agencies using Microsoft Exchange, fake "capital call" emails target investors and investment firms, Ryuk ransomware adapts to move laterally through Windows LAN devices, Mobile adware campaigns targeting online banking and crypto-currency wallets sees expansive growth and threat actors game Google's SEO to prioritize payload distribution from fake sites.

203, 2021

Microsoft Identifies New Cyberattack Exploits, Issues Patches for On-Premises Exchange Servers

March 2nd, 2021|

Microsoft announced tonight that it has identified new nation-state cyberattacks using previously unknown exploits that target the company’s on-premises Exchange Server software. As a result, to minimize or avoid the impacts of this situation, Microsoft highly recommends that you take immediate action to apply the patches for any on-premises Exchange deployments you have or are managing for a customer or ...

2602, 2021

Unpatched Jail Software Forgets to Release Prisoners, Sequoia Venture Capital Hacked, Ransomware Strikes Aerospace Vendor – IT Security News and Trends

February 26th, 2021|

Major venture capital firm Sequoia fell victim to a targeted phishing campaign. Non-violent prisoners were kept after their scheduled release dates in Arizona due to a bug in custom software that failed to update prisoner records accurately. CLOP ransomware gang struck Bombardier, shadow attacks dupe PDF anti-tampering security and NGINX misconfigurations lead to website attacks.

1902, 2021

Kia Motors Hack, California DMV Data Breach, Morse Code Phishing Campaigns – Cybersecurity News and Trends

February 19th, 2021|

1. Kia Motors Suffers a Ransomware Attack, and a $20 million Ransom is Demanded The notorious ransomware gang, DoppelPaymer, has seized critical systems belonging to Kia Motors America. Thus, impacting business continuity within 800 dealerships; the integrity of critical data; and the company’s reputation. According to the attackers, to receive a decryptor and a return back to normalcy, Kia Motors ...

1002, 2021

Poor Patching Put Businesses At Risk, China Has Stolen Your Data, SolarWinds Hack legal changes – Cybersecurity News and Trends

February 10th, 2021|

New data shows slow or ineffective software patching leads to more than a quarter of cybersecurity vulnerabilities, Evanina: Chinese government has stolen 80% of personally identifiable US consumer data, threat actors now targeting supercomputers, US federal, legal agencies told to file paper documents, and new ransomware encrypts virtual disks using VMWare vulnerabilities .

1401, 2021

JetBrains Breach, US Formally Blames Russia for SolarWinds Hack; Babuk Ransomware – Cybersecurity News and Trends

January 14th, 2021|

A Widely Used Software Company, An Entry Point For Huge U.S. Government Compromise State intelligence agencies disclosed that a popular software company (JetBrains), based in the Czech Republic and founded by three Russian engineers, is likely the entry point that Russian-sponsored threat actors used to insert back doors into numerous large technology companies and major U.S. government systems. SolarWinds, one ...

1812, 2020

Our Response to the SolarWinds Hack – A Global Cyber Pledge

December 18th, 2020|

Why should I take the #globalcyberpledge? How we're solving cybersecurity by individuals coming together and getting educated? What is the need for continuous improvement? Our privacy and freedom are under attack by foreign, state-sponsored bad actors and we’re standing by letting it happen. Why? Because the answers are right in front of us yet we remain complacent. Back in ...

1612, 2020

Was the SolarWinds Hack Preventable?

December 16th, 2020|

The scope of the SolarWinds hack continues to expand as SolarWinds has updated their security advisory to show that more versions of the company’s Orion server software were impacted by the vulnerability than was previously thought. Furthermore, the Department of Homeland Security issued an emergency directive about the endpoint security breach telling federal agencies to shut down their servers until further notice. SolarWinds provides network administration, monitoring, and ...

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