Operators Behind Valak Malware Expand Malicious Campaign
Financial, Manufacturing, Healthcare and Insurance Firms VictimizedThe operators behind the Valak malware strain have expanded their malicious campaigns to other parts of the world, targeting financial, manufacturing, healthcare and insurance firms, according to Cisco Talos. Attackers are now using existing email threads and ZIP files to spread the information stealer.
Apache Guacamole Vulnerable to Reverse RDP Vulnerabilities
Researchers: Attackers Can Steal Data or Run Remote Code ExecutionApache Guacamole, an open-source application that allows for remote connections to devices, contains several vulnerabilities that could allow attackers to steal data or run remote code execution, Check Point Research found. These bugs come at a time when many employees are still working remotely.
European Police Hack Encrypted Communication System
Cracking of EncroChat's Network Leads to Hundreds of Arrests in Organized Crime CrackdownEuropean police gained access to messages sent via the encrypted cellular service EncroChat, leading to the arrest of hundreds of alleged organized crime members across the Netherlands, France, Norway, Sweden and the U.K., the EU's law enforcement intelligence agency Europol reports.
Detecting Network Security Incidents
ENISA's Rossella Mattioli Reviews New ReportRossella Mattioli, a network and information security expert at ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, discusses a new report offering insights on detecting network security incidents.
FDIC Issues Guidance to Areas in Illinois Impacted by Severe Storms
The FDIC has announced a series of steps intended to provide regulatory relief to financial institutions and facilitate recovery in areas of Illinois affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes.
FDIC: Institutions Encouraged to Work with Borrowers Impacted by Shutdown
Five federal regulatory agencies encourage financial institutions to work with customers affected by the federal government shutdown.
FFIEC: Statement on End of Microsoft Support for Windows XP
The FFIEC on Oct. 7 issued a joint statement concerning Microsoft's discontinuation of support for its Windows XP operating system as of April 8, 2014.