This edition of the ISMG Security Report features an analysis of key takeaways from the breaches tied to flaws in the Accellion File Transfer appliance. Also featured: Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi on transforming supply chain security, plus an analysis of how "work from anywhere" is affecting cybersecurity.
Qualys has confirmed that its Accellion File Transfer Appliance software was breached by zero-day-wielding attackers after stolen customer data appeared on the Clop ransomware gang's data leaks site. The security firm's public breach notification comes more than two months after the firm first learned it had been...
Using a nearly 20-year-old file transfer product - what could go wrong? Among the many lessons to be learned from the Accellion File Transfer Appliance mess is this: Attackers will devote substantial resources to reverse-engineer hardware, software or a service if there's a financial upside.
Microsoft has patched a critical vulnerability in Windows that can be exploited by tricking users to visit websites that use a malicious font. The flaw was found by Google's Project Zero bug-hunting team.
Security firm Positive Technologies says more than 6,000 VMware vCenter devices worldwide that are accessible via the internet contain a critical remote code execution vulnerability. VMware has issued recommendations for patching the flaw.
The cybersecurity agencies of five countries have issued a joint advisory warning that hackers are exploiting vulnerabilities in the Accellion File Transfer Appliance to steal data and execute ransomware. Australia's Transport for New South Wales and Canada's Bombardier are the latest victims to be revealed.
The Python Software Foundation is issuing updates for Python 3.9.2 and 3.8.8 to address critical security vulnerabilities, including a remote code execution vulnerability that can be exploited to shut down systems.
Critical, unpatched vulnerabilities that could enable hackers to access sensitive data have been found in India's National Critical Information Infrastructure Protection Center, according to ethical hacking group Sakura Samurai.
Software company Accellion has released preliminary findings around the security incident that stung customers using its 20-year-old File Transfer Appliance. The attackers swiftly stole data from compromised systems, and some of those organizations have subsequently been extorted.
Apple has patched a vulnerability in macOS Big Sur 11.2 and 11.3 upgrades that could have resulted in users getting stuck in a boot loop, suffering serious data loss and potentially getting locked out of their data.
French cybersecurity authorities are warning that widely used, open-source IT monitoring software called Centreon appears to have been hit by Russian hackers. But unlike the SolarWinds supply chain attack, in this campaign, attackers appear to have hacked outdated, unpatched versions of the software.
Microsoft has patched a 12-year-old vulnerability in Microsoft Defender that, if exploited, could enable nonadministrative users to escalate privilege in the application. The patch was made after security firm SentinelOne recently notified Microsoft about the flaw.