WEEKLY CYBERSECURITY NEWSLETTER NO: 172
#Weekly Cybersecurity Tip: Notify your administrator about suspicious emails, activities, or if you lose your devices.
Download newsletter here. To receive these direct to your inbox, sign up here.
1- “Oddball” Malware Blocks Access to Pirated Software
The objective of most malware is some kind of gain, financial or otherwise for the attackers who use it. However, researchers recently observed a unique malware with a single intent: Blocking the infected computers from visiting websites dedicated to software piracy, which is believed to be one of a kind.Read more
2- Cisco Smart Switches Riddled with Severe Security Holes
Cisco has flagged and patched several high-severity security vulnerabilities in its Cisco Small Business 220 Series Smart Switches that could allow session hijacking, arbitrary code execution, cross-site scripting and HTML injection. It also issued fixes for high-severity problems in the AnyConnect mobility client. Read more
3- 73% of Enterprises Suffer Security and Compliance Issues Due to Internal Misalignment
According to a recently published report, nearly 3 in 4 enterprises (73%) have suffered security or compliance issues in the past year as a direct result of collaboration challenges between the cloud and networking teams. Read more
4- Attackers Find New Way to Exploit Google Docs for Phishing
Researchers spotted what they describe as a new method that attackers appear to be using to lure victims to malicious phishing websites via Google Docs. The attack chain begins with the threat actor sending potential victims an email with a link to a document on Google Docs. Read more