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VPNFilter IoT Botnet Now Hitting Endpoints, More Router Models

The VPNFilter botnet, first reported by Cisco Talos researchers two weeks ago, may be considerably worse than originally thought. The malware has penetrated more routers and even endpoints.

RiskIQ Report: Cyber Gangsters Using Mobile Malware to Mine Cryptocurrency on Devices

Nation-state cyber gangsters are increasingly using malicious mobile apps to opportunistically mine cryptocurrency on user devices, RiskIQ said in a new report.

DHS, FBI Issue Joanap and Brambul Malware Attack Warning

North Korea’s Hidden Cobra hacker team use Joanap and Brambul malware to attack and access networks worldwide, a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI warning alleges. Here’s how MSSPs can mitigate the attacks.

FBI Issues VPNFilter Cyberattack Warning, Urges Network Router Reboots

The FBI issues VPNFilter cyberattack warning, urging consumers to reboot their small office and home office (SOHO) routers in a bid to mitigate a potential worldwide attack.

FBI Seeks to Shut Down Massive VPNFilter Botnet; Russia Denies Cyberattack Plans

An IoT botnet called VPNFilter infects more than 500,000 devices worldwide — placing malware on routers & network attached storage hardware, according to Cisco’s Talos business. Russia denies involvement. FBI seeks to shut down botnet.

Proofpoint Identifies Firefox, Google Chrome Browser Malware

Cybersecurity services firm Proofpoint detects Vega Stealer malware that targets credentials & credit cards in Google Chrome & Firefox Web browsers & steals user documents.

Chili’s Data Breach: Customers’ Payment Card Information Compromised

Chili’s Grill & Bar experiences a “data incident” that exposes some of its customers’ credit & debit card numbers, names & other payment card information.

Hackers Hit Four U.S. Natural Gas Pipeline Operators Via 3rd-Party Provider

Hackers hit a third-party communications system used by at least four U.S. natural gas pipeline companies.

Saks, Lord & Taylor Breach: JokerStash Hacks Retail Point of Sale Systems

The JokerStash gang, aka Fin7, hacked Saks and Lord & Taylor point of sale (PoS) retail systems to steal data from 5 million credit cards and debit cards. EMV chip readers could have protected data, Sophos says.

Boeing Suffers Limited WannaCry Ransomware Attack

Boeing suffers WannaCry malware attack, but the ransomware virus caused minimal damage at the aerospace giant, reports suggest.