The Cybersecurity (CS) Digest is a curated bi-weekly news summary for cybersecurity professionals. It is transmitted in an HTML-formatted email and provides links to articles and news summaries across a spectrum of cybersecurity topics.
The Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) Amass project was originally created when the project lead was showing organizations what they look like on the Internet. During this process, he noticed that the tools available were returning incomplete results relative to what could be discovered manually. With the identification of this gap in capabilities for security experts, the Amass project was born. The OWASP Amass project is focused on DNS enumeration and automated network infrastructure mapping techniques. This presentation will discuss a variety of the techniques utilized by Amass.
Tags: Amass, Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP)
A trio of critical zero-day vulnerabilities in WordPress plugins has exposed 160,000 websites to attacks after a security researcher publicly disclosed the flaws before patches were made available.
Tags: cyberattack, WordPress, Zero-day Exploits
It's clearer than ever that police see smartphones as treasure troves of evidence. New York Times sources understand that law enforcement requests for information from Google's mobile Location History database, known internally as Sensorvault, have "risen sharply" in the last six months.
Tags: Data Privacy, Google, Mobile Location Data
Microsoft has been collaborating with researchers linked to a Chinese military-backed university on artificial intelligence, elevating concerns that US firms are contributing to China's high-tech surveillance and censorship apparatus.
Tags: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Censorship, Microsoft
Malware Campaign Uses Multiple Propagation Methods, Including EternalBlue - Security Affairs
Hackers are using the EternalBlue exploit and leveraging advantage of Living off the Land (LotL) obfuscated PowerShell-based scripts to deliver malware and a Monero cryptocurrency.
Tags: Cryptocurrency, EternalBlue, Malware
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday that the net neutrality bill Democrats are pushing through the House will be "dead on arrival" in the Senate.
Tags: Legislation, Net Neutrality
When the malware known both as Triton and Trisis came to light in late 2017, it quickly gained a reputation as perhaps the world's most dangerous piece of code: the first ever designed to disable the safety systems that protect industrial facilities from potentially lethal physical accidents. But Triton hackers still have to engage in a far more common forms of hacking to plant that code, in some cases spending close to a year digging their way through IT networks before they reach their targets. They've used a distinct toolkit of custom-made malware to do so-and bringing it to light might now help stop other active intrusions before it's too late.
Tags: Industrial Control Systems (ICS), Malware
Over the past few years, scammers have increasingly siphoned cash off of digital payment networks, stealing hundreds of millions of dollars so far. Not only is the problem hard to contain; new findings show that it's evolving and maturing, with new types of ATM malware on the rise.
Tags: ATM, Malware
The Air Force Has a New Cyber Security Defense Plan - National Interest
The Air Force is refining new cloud-oriented cybersecurity technologies to safeguard vulnerable data networks and strengthen defenses against increasingly sophisticated AI-enabled cyber attacks.
Tags: Air Force, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Cybersecurity Defense
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